Who would have thought two years ago that I would have written so much about food, cook books, cooking equipment, attended events, cooked with my food heroes and much more.
When I published my first post I never thought anyone would be reading it, I was just writing because I felt I had something to say and wanted to record it and not forget.
But lo and behold, people read my meandering thoughts, my opinions on food that I have cooked, eaten out, shared with family and friends.
I have attended some fantastic PR events, met and cooked with some great chefs - some of them my heroes. I have had the pleasure to cook with Reza Mahammad, Eric Lanlard, Lisa Faulkner, Alex Mackay, Vanessa Kimbell, Paul Merrett and The Fabulous Baker Brothers to name but a few.
|A Day spent making a video with Lisa Faulkner|
|Cooking with Chef Paul Merrett and Total Greek Yoghurt|
|The Fabulous Baker Brothers|
|Cake making with Eric Lanlard at Total Greek Yoghurt's 30th Birthday Party|
|My first sushi making lesson with Yuki Gomi|
|Talking Christmas with Heston Blumenthal at Waitrose Christmas event.|
|Wine Blending with Campo Viejo|
|I met Olly Smith at a Canadian Wine Event at Canada House|
My husband has become known as Mr R and has made several appearances on my blog and given the family something to giggle about when they see him referred to.
|Hard Life of Mr R!|
I hope to keep up the momentum of meeting and cooking with my food heroes. I would like to do some travelling and write about the food of my travels. I would like to make more videos of my cooking and would even like to make some television appearances. There I said that out loud!
I would like to run more competitions and have some guest bloggers appear. If you fancy guesting on my blog please let me know.
As for my blog, I plan to work on taking better photos, put into practice some of the tips I learned at Food Blogger Connect a couple of weekends ago. My feature called 'Today's coffee break is brought to you by ...' will be re-named 'Kitchen Talk'.
I plan to keep having fun and learning and having great experiences.
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