I will be back to regular posts next year! Hehe, I mean that I will have a regular post for you on Monday!
Now, let's reflect on 2011. It was a wonderful year, but it definitely had its highs and lows. I've continued to learn so much about cooking, to try new foods, and to grow as a blogger. K&K Test Kitchen is a labour of love and something that I do for myself, but it has made me so happy to see that others are interested in what we do here as well. Without you, I may have quit long ago, so thank you so much for your support.
In 2012, the blog will continue to change. Hopefully the biggest change will be an improvement in my photography. I finally started to focus on learning about my camera, which is about time since I got it in April! I read "Plate to Pixel" on the plane to Seattle and I'm going to really try to put things into practice. I will also share what I learn with my mom, K, so she is more confident with her food photography.
There will also be two new types of posts on the blog. First, N and I have committed to doing a vegetarian meal at least once a week, so I will be participating in "Meatless Monday" (starting Jan. 3!). Second, since I am learning my way around the kitchen and trying to teach myself, I thought we could learn some new things together. We'll start with some of the basics, like making homemade stock for soups. In order to share these lessons, there will be more photos and even some videos!! I'm so excited to share these things with you!
For me personally, aside from the blog, I'm making a commitment to healthy living. I was doing pretty well running and staying active in the fall, but I turned into a lazy bones in November and December. Back in the day, I was a swimmer and it was really easy for me to get my workouts in because "I had to." Practice everyday, plus scary coaches meant that I never had to think about working out. Over the years, I haven't quite gotten into my groove in terms of learning how to workout on my own. So I'm putting this out in the universe - in 2012, I will run a half marathon and do a "try" triathalon. Do you have any goals for 2012??
Thank you so much for your continued support and have a wonderful new year! XO
Finally, let's look back at the recipes of 2011!
The Far and Away Most Popular Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Bar
Kelsey's Favorite Recipes
Herbed Turkey Burgers
Sun-dried Tomato, Corn, and Bacon Pasta
And for dessert, Haystacks
(Kim and Nigel will hopefully get back to me with their favorites too!)