Friday, January 2, 2009
BEST OF 2008 and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Best of 2008
Tout d'abord, let me offer you my sincere wishes for a Delicious New Year: may you and yours be healthy, wealthy, safe, happy, and well fed throughout thw new Year 2009
I'd like also to take a moment to say Bye- Bye to 2008, and reflect on the good things it has brought.
Beside the concretization of hands-on Cooking Classes with the Murrieta Community Center, beside some great Private Cooking Parties I conducted in different spots in Southern California, beside my Blog writing consistency, displayed Recipes and columns in local magazines, my soon Website launched, a great trip to SF with our best friends, my comeback to Yoga with Sophie’s Classes, my kids now at school for few hours per day, and finding old friends via Facebook, here below, in no particular order, a list of things that have marked my year:
Favorite new recipe: Pate a choux, for Chouquettes, Choux a la Crème, Gougeres.. Mes Chouquettes
Favorite beautiful French food Blogs : Chez Garance - B comme Bon
Favorite Greenest new habits: using reusable shopping bags, using Lemon/ Vinegar/ Baking Soda to clean everything in my home, getting rid of Plastic Containers, keeping all glass jar to keep and organize things in and around the kitchen.
Favorite new dip : Spinach Artichoke Dip From Trader Joe’s
Most inspiring Food Blog exchange: Laurie, Elra and Flo Dalla Mia Cucina, Elra’s Baking , Bretzel et Cafe Creme
Favorite non food-related reads: Betina at Chez Larsson
Favorite new toy: KitchenAid Stand mixer 5 QT
Favorite new hobby Book : Simple Sewing by Lotta
Favorite restaurant: Chez Panisse
share your own best of 2008 list? The comment section is all yours!