ok, so one year ago today i said to myself “hey, i love food blogs, i love to cook, i love pictures of food”. so i decided to start a food blog. then my friend frank said in response, “so, do you have anything to say?”. of course i immediately said “well, of course i do, don’t be ridiculous”, then i went and cried myself to sleep because i was dumb enough to think that starting a blog was a good idea. then i woke up and started my blog.
and that is how it all started. ever since then, my husband can’t eat until all the pictures are taken, i cook and take pictures during most of my time off, and i take pictures in my jammies when it’s 30 degrees outside because the light is ‘perfect’.
but, i have also given myself the luxury of cooking something as many times as it takes until it is perfect (to me, anyway).
i have reawakened a love for photography not felt since my early twenties (helped immensely by the canon given to me by husband-yes, he’s an enabler).
and i have met and befriended a community of food bloggers and writers in my hometown that mean the world to me.
there are countless people to thank for even a small endeavor such as a food blog. but mostly i need to thank my friends and family for their willingness to taste anything and everything, and my dear friend and photographer extraordinaire, casey, who has helped me grow leaps and bounds over the past year.
rocket and mazzie, my accidental food tasters and floor lickers (i mean floor cleaners).
and this beautiful man, who married me without knowing what was to come, what was to be had for dinner, and when i would allow him to start eating.
**incidentally, and unrelated to this whole first birthday celebration, i found out today that i have been named in the austin chronicle’s top 10 food blogs. happy birthday, little bloggy: http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A933445**