Happy Anniversary to me, Happy Anniversary to me, Happy Anniversary dear Oystergirl, Happy Anniversary to me!
My friends. Today is this blog’s first anniversary.
My very first post was a quote by M. F. K. Fisher about balanced diets. Published in 1942, and still as relevant as ever, the excerpt includes this little nugget of wisdom:
“We must do our own balancing, according to what we have learned and also, for a change, according to what we have THOUGHT.”
—M. F. K. Fisher, How To Cook A Wolf (1942)
Speaking of the past, let’s celebrate this blog’s anniversary by harking back on this past year, reminiscing and revisiting some of my favorite posts. A trip down memory lane, an exercise in self-validation, whatever you’d like to call it…
My favorite recipes of mine
I love eating the food that I make! And I really like feeding other people and sharing my recipes and tips and tricks, especially when they say they love it! What was I saying about self-validation?
They Call Me Oystergirl’s flagship recipe is… Oyster Stew. Were you surprised?
Other seafood recipes
Another favorite is the egg
- Perfect Scrambled Eggs
- Herbed Eggs and Greens
- Egg, Avocado, and Tomato Salad (#3 post as of today)
- Jenn’s Paleo Egg Muffins (#2 post as of today)
Side dishes etc.
- Irish Colcannon (mashed potatoes and cabbage)
- Cheese Crisps (#5 post as of today)
- Homemade Cajun Spice Mix
Drinks! I love my drinks!
- Cold-Brewed Coffee and Tea
- Cold-Brewed Lavender Lemonade with Raw Honey (#1 post as of today)
- Homemade Hot Cocoa
- Hot Toddy (#4 post as of today)
There are more recipes within the archives of this blog, and more to come. I welcome you to scan them all in the recipe index. Or, they are broken down by categories such as paleo and vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free, drinks and sweets. Find these categories by hovering over the “Recipes” tab at the top of this page, in the navigation bar there.
My favorite reports and rants of mine
I’m more than just a recipe machine, you know. I have feelings. I have opinions and thoughts. Sometimes they’re even original. And sometimes, if you’re really lucky, I share them with you.
What Paleo Means to Me (a non-dogmatic view) — This is an important piece I wrote about how I approach not only my food choices but my lifestyle choices and everything else for that matter. My way is not the way for everyone. If you really love being dogmatic and judgmental and enjoy blindly following the arbitrary rules of others, then we are not meant to be together!
Rants about food
Rants about other things
Did You Know?
A multimedia report on a great local food business
It’s a joke.
And there’s a hand, my trusty friend.
I want to thank you for being part of my retrospective. This has been a great year. This blog has helped me to grow a lot as a person, and a lot of that is because of the feedback and love I’ve received from you, my readers. I’m getting a little verklempt.
I considered wrapping up this post by speculating about the year to come—what kinds of new recipes I’ll come up with, what kind of new food intolerances I’ll discover, what kind of crazy adventures I’ll have with my ever-bigger and ever-chattier toddler…
But then I thought, maybe it’s good to leave it open. To just see what comes. I’ve never been one to really ponder the future, anyway—unless it’s a fanciful vision.
And right now, my fanciful vision includes a lot of really good food (and other bits of life to imbibe), aesthetically pleasing enough to be photographed, inspiring enough to write about, and engaging enough to have a conversation with you about.
(Did I just end a blog post with a preposition? Oh no!)
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