Saturday, January 9, 2010

Best of 2009!

I am now into my 2nd year as a Foodie Blogger. I cannot believe how this time has flown by!! (Is that cliche or what? But it's so true!).
It has come to my attention that experienced Foodie Bloggers, like many of yourselves, post a 'Best of' at the end of each year. What a great idea! Going down food memory lane :) ....a bit torturous though really, as it can only make one drool all over themself, creating a craving that is too much to bare. So much so that you end up raiding your fridge and cupboards and stuffing yourself until you feel sick! ..... Or not....I didn't say I did that but well, ummm.... "someone" might.
Anyways, yeah, I thought it would be tough to choose which are my favourites but in fact when I scrolled through I found my self choosing one from each month quite easily, maybe debating between a couple here and there...except for July. July is very difficult for me! I have to choose them all! I can do that right?

So here they are, my 'Best of 2009'

[Turkey+Tetrazini+005.jpg]JANUARY - Turkey Tetrazzini. A classic favourite of Mine!





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FEBRUARY - Mediterranean Pasta BakeA favourite creation of mine which is so easy to make! And it's healthy!




[Taste+My+Plate+071.JPG]MARCH - Nanaimo Bars. Ok, not so healthy but mm-mm goood! And one bite brings me back home in an instant :)




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APRIL - Chicken Mushroom and Gorgonzola Pasta. Total tasty indulgence, with, possibly, my favourite cheese.



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MAY - Hungarian Chicken Goulash. This is a great dish because it not only is guaranteed to be a dinner party pleaser but it tastes better the longer it sits so making it the day before a dinner party is a great time saver! And it tastes GOOOOOD!!

JUNE - I'm having a very hard time deciding on this month. So I'm breaking the rule and choosing two, so sue me!  
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 Pierogi 

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and 
Fettuccine Alfredo with Scallops and Prawns 

I have a hard time picking just one because Pierogi are one of my all time favourite things to eat and in London they are hard to come by, making them extra special so preparing my own was a big triumph for me! As for the Alfredo dish, well you probably all have realized I'm a huge pasta lover. Not only that I love cream sauces and I love seafood (and the pan fried scallops turned out perfectly!! not to toot my own horn or anything ), so putting these 3 favourite ingredients of mine together.....there's no question why I had to choose them both now is there?

JULY - All! The same situation here as for June...I just couldn't pick only one. Take a look and you'll see you why....

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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls



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                          Gooey Chocolate Pudding 


 
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Steak with Mushroom sauce






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AUGUST - Olive Focaccia. My first bread :) And it was a big hit!





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SEPTEMBER - Sauteed Parmesan Prawns. I love this dish especially because it was an accidental masterpiece! It was only suppose to be the quick extra dish made to go with my bruschetta, then wham!! it ended up being a favourite of the whole year! Don't you just love it when that happens? 

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OCTOBER - Mexican Pasta Bake. I adore Mexican food. All the melting cheese and spicy flavours..mmmmm! Add in that I am a Pasta addict (did I already say that? ah well, I 'll keep saying it if you don't mind). I just can't believe it's taken me this long to combine the two together!




NOVEMBER - Oven Baked Zucchini Sticks. Total nostalgic deliciousness!





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DECEMBER - Blueberry mascarpone tower (new years eve meal). Just look at this photo. Need I say more?




So there you have it folks. All my favourites for 2009. I can't wait to start creating my favourites for 2010!
Damn, I love food!! And writing this post has got my tummy grumbling, my mouth watering and my taste buds tingling....Marek's gone to put together some pesto pasta for me...Yes, PASTA! Always an excellent quick fix :)



Wishing you all the best (cooking and eating) for 2010!

2 comments:

Kasha said...

Steak with mushroom sauce? You have just won me some shopping money from my husband! Thank you so much for this delightful blog! Stop by mine sometime to enter into my giveaway!
Kasha
www.grubandstuff.blogspot.com

TasteMyPlate said...

Thanks Kasha! I hope you and your husband like it :) Let me know when you get around to making the steak and mushroom sauce.
I just paid a visit to your blog and left you a comment. Your blog is great! A lot of fun :)