Closet Cooking's Birthday: 2008

Closet Cooking is now 1 year old! I can't believe that a whole year has gone by already. Time really does fly when you are having fun! A year ago, if you had asked me if I thought that Closet Cooking would still be around in a year, I would not have known the answer. But here we are a year later with over 400 posts and I find it hard to imagine not food blogging. It seems that food blogging has gone from simply being a hobby to being a highly enjoyable obsession. :)

The path that I have been traveling on this last year has been a very tasty road of learning and discovery. In this last year I have discovered so many new foods, flavours and cuisines. I have also learned a lot about cooking and baking and a little a bit about food photography. I know that there is still a lot for me to learn and discover and I look forward to the tasty adventures ahead.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my readers for your continued support. I would also like to thank everyone that comments on Closet Cooking as your help and words of kindness and encouragement mean a lot to me!

Before I decide to rewrite this post yet again, on to the food porn. These were some of my favorite dishes from the last year.

Green Tea White Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
Baklava
Chocolate Cheesecake
Sesame Chicken
Sugar Plums
Moo Satay (Pork Satay) with Curried Peanut Sauce
Shrimp and Couscous Salad
Chili Verde
Bibim Guksu (Soba and Kimchi Salad)
Salmon Teriyaki
Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Balsamic Cherry Sauce
Bibimbap


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71 comments:

Dani Spies said...

Kevin...Congratulations!! As I'm sure you know, there are a TON of food blogs out there to choose from, but yours never fails to be at that top of my list when I start bopping around. I think it's because you post so often and are always trying such a huge variety of dishes!!
Thank YOU for all of the inspiration...keep up the great work:)

AnticiPlate said...

Congratulations! I agree with Dani. I love your blog. I just celebrated my "one year" of blogging as well. Your success is inspiring. Keep blogging, because I have enjoyed the ride.

Peter M said...

Congrats Kevin and with this anniversary, I see you're opening up with your writing and finally making your blog more personal with a pic of yourself.

You've been very open about trying new dishes, pushing your limits and I'm sure we'll see more great food and some pleasant surprises.

G. said...

Kevin,
I just recently (in the past couple of months) stumbled on your blog and I already check every day to see your most recent post. I love the variety of dishes you try and the 'theme' that exists b/c there is always left overs or new ingredients in the pantry. Keep up the good work - I, for one, will be reading.
Cheers,
G.

Veron said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday! And your favorite dishes look all so yummy!

javagirlkt's cookin' said...

Happy blog birthday! 400 posts in one year is impressive.

If I only have time to read one food blog on any given day, it's usually yours. Keep up the great work!! :)

adventuresinshaw said...

I'm sure you'll hear this a lot, but congratulations! You're one of my favorite food bloggers, even though I just recently stumbled upon your site. I completely agree that blogging becomes a happy obsession and it encourages you to try new flavors and foods. I look forward to what the future years of your blog hold!

Elly said...

Congrats on your one year blogiversary! I just love your blog and even in the last 6 mos or so that I have been following it both your dishes and your pics have gotten better and better. I totally drool over your blog on a daily basis.

Cynthia said...

What a fantastic, delicious achievement! Hearty congratulations. Please keep on cooking!

Lisa said...

A very happy blog birthday to you Kevin! I try to check a good many food blogs each day, but yours I always visit. Your pictures are mouthwatering and your recipes top notch. Like you, I find food blogging has expanding my culinary knowledge and certainly dressed up my dinner table.

I look forward to yet another year of posts! Cheers.

noobcook said...

Happy Birthday! 400 posts a year, that's like more than 1 post per day! =O

Gigi said...

Happy Blog Birthday!Looking forward to another year of great recipes.

MARICHELLE said...

Happy birthday!!!! Congratulations!! I'm very happy and lucky to have found Closet Cooking!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

It goes to show that you can't keep a good thing down. I pray that you will be around for many more years for my blogging days will not be the same without a visit to your site. Well done on a great achievement.

Ginny said...

Happy Birthday! Trying to mind favorites on your blog is so hard...I don't think I've seen anything that I wouldn't want to try...Do you need a roommate? really?

daphne said...

Kelvin, congrats!! Keep up the great work!

Kalyn said...

Congratulations on the one year anniversary. Of course you've realized now that one year in blogging time is about like ten years in real life. I always love to see what you're cooking! Your blog has really grown up over the last year. Love seeing the photo of you too!

Psychgrad said...

Happy blogaversary Kevin! You're one of the most prolific food bloggers out there - both in terms of posts and comments. Keep up the good work, we're all enjoying it!

cook eat FRET said...

you are one prolific son-of-a-gun with a quality blog that i very much enjoy. i'm about 6 weeks behind you with my blogaversary... and everything you said is absolutely the way i feel too.

over 400 in one year???

yowza...

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hey kevin! finally i get to see the man behind all the gorgeous dishes!

HAPPY BDAY!!!! wishing your years of even more gorgeous and tasty dishes to come ^_^

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Congratulations Kevin! 1 year is an impressive milestone that feels so far off for me. Keep it up:-)

Lina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CLOSET COOKING! Your blot is so wonderful and has is the whole reason I started food blogging myself. You are so inspiring and adventurous with your cooking. Hope to keep reading your blog for years to come! :)

Jen Yu said...

Yay Kevin! Happy happy blogiversary!! You have done a fantastic job on your food blogging and your cooking skillz are simply mad, hon. Hey - and you posted your pic :) Doing a wonderful job. My day wouldn't be complete without seeing Closet Cooking pop up on my Google Reader feed. Here's to many more excellent years of food blogging. xxoo

Christine said...

Congrats on such an incredible milestone! 400 posts! amazing.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Oooh congrats on a year's blogging! And unlike some blogs you only seem to be picking up steam as you go rather than getting dull and stodgy. Love the photo montage, yay for food pr0n LOL :)

Suganya said...

Happy blog birthday, Kevin.

L Vanel said...

Happy One Year to your blog! It is wonderful to read and I enjoy the energy you put into making your meals interesting and varied. Keep up the great work!

Jan said...

Kevin - Congratulations! I also agree with dani - there are hundreds of food blogs but yours has to be the best!
Keep up the good work. I love to read your blog every day to see what you've been up to in your kitchen!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Kevin! One year is a great accomplishment especially with your frequent posting. Great to see you in that About Me section! :)

sher said...

Congratulations Kevin! I love coming to your blog and seeing the beautiful recipes you prepare. I'm looking forward to the next year!

Pixie said...

Happy Bday Kevin! Lots of bdays past few days! Keep up the great food posts!

nicisme said...

Congratulations and here's to another year of great writing and delicious food!

Grace said...

my favorite dish of yours is far and away the baklava. you do good work. :)

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Happy Birthday!

Greg Turner said...

Congratulations! Here's looking forward to another successful year :)

Helen said...

Congratulations on making the 1 year mark!

VeggieGirl said...

Such a FABULOUS post, Kevin - I do hope that you will continue your blog for many MORE years!! :0)

mark said...

Nice work Kevin, and I know it's alot of work to find food inspiration every day, You make it look easy. Nice to see Your human, and not some clever corporate marketer creating a new venue for product placement...or something

chriesi said...

Congratulations! Your blog is one of my favourites. Keep up this fabulous work!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Congratulations, Kevin! You've done a wonderful job with this blog. You're fearless with your cooking, churning out a wide variety of one fabulous dish after another. You're always a "must read" for me. Here's to many more delicious years!

P.S. You look just like I imagined you would! That's a good thing. ;)

giz said...

As the expression goes "You've come a long way baby". You're a good example of "if you can dream it, you can do it" so firstly congratulations on your blogaversary and secondly kudos for stretching your limits to be the best you can be. Doesn't it feel good!!!!

LyB said...

Congratulations Kevin! As you've discovered new foods and cuisines, we also discover them through your eyes. Here's many more new discoveries and food porn to go along with it! :)

Elle said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a huge accomplishment, Kevin! Not only do you post just about every single day, but you post the most amazing food and photos. I've only been reading for a few months, but you are inspiring with your cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. :)

Brilynn said...

Congrats on a year! I've bookmarked so many of your recipes to try.

Deborah said...

Happy blog birthday!! I just had mine about a month ago - I didn't realize we started so close together! You have made some amazing food over the past year - and I'm looking forward to many more!

Sharon said...

congratulations!! and thank YOU for a great blog! :)

diva@theSugarBar said...

kevin, happy birthday to closet cooking! you're one helluva foodblogger, it's always a joy to get on the www & hit the blog straightaway.
it's great to see all the different dishes, hailing from diff cuisines, you do. you're such an inspiration to me who abandoned my blog a while ago. now i've got renewed life, woop woop. keep it up. hope to see so much more amazing dishes from you.
x

Ferdzy said...

Happy Anniversary! It's been a great year with lots of great food. Here's to many more!

vonsachsen said...

Kevin, thanks for dropping by my blog :) Wow! You have some pretty amazing food and photography here! Seems like your boring-meal-days are definitely over :)

cakewardrobe said...

Happy 1st Birthday to your blog!! You've come a long way!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Congrats! You take some awesome pictures!

Gloria said...

Kevin, congrats I love your recipes and all you make, I appreciate you always have new recipes and post so often. I know the effort to make recipes and post Them.Well how many said you Kevin please keep blogging!! xxxGloria

Proud Italian Cook said...

Kevin, Happy blog anniversary! What an accomplishment! 400 posts! WOW!! I can't help but notice the how the quality of your blog just keeps getting better and better! I applaud you for all of the variety of dishes you create, and your wonderful photos!

noble pig said...

Kevin congrats! We love coming here everyday, you are a spectacular cook!

Ah yes, I noticed the picture! Now we know who this voice belongs too!

Pam said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I love, love, love your blog!

Pearlsofeast said...

Happy birthday!! and congratulation it is a great blog.
I was happy to discover ur wonderful space.

Vicarious Foodie said...

Happy birthday! One year is a big deal. Have you ever tried to add up how much time you spend on your blog (including taking and uploading pictures, writing, etc.)? You post so often that I always wonder how you're able to do it. Very impressive!

RecipeGirl said...

Happy blog birthday Kevin! You should have made yourself a cake :) Your blog is wonderful and you've attracted many fans. Here's to another year!

cookinpanda said...

Congratulations Kevin! I only discovered your blog recently, but it's quickly becoming one my favorites. I'm impressed by how often you post, and how interesting and varied your creations are.

Nilmandra said...

Happy birthday to Closet Cooking :) It's been great following your recipes. I can really tell how much your photography has improved over the past few months. Looking forward to more delicious posts from you in the next year(s).

Megan said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!
I have to say, every time I come to your blog, I always say to myself, (and you) "Kevin, Your food is anything but boring!!!"

katiez said...

Happy Blogiversary!
And a great year it was... Well done, all of it.

HoneyB said...

Congrats Kevin! I'm so glad your out here in food blogland!

Daziano said...

Happy belated BDay!!!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Happy Birthday to your blog Kevin :)
I'm looking forward next years!!

cakebrain said...

Happy birthday Kevin! keep on blogging! we're loving it!

Meeta said...

i am late for the party - sorry just catching up on my reader!! Kevin a huge birthday hug from me. i truly enjoy your intuitive recipes and lovely creations. looking forward to more!

meeso said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I started my blog almost a month after yours...I wasn't sure if I would stick around either but It's hard not to once you make friends and realize there's more to learn than there is to post... Enjoy your next year blogging :)

Ellie @ Kitchen Wench said...

Woah, talk about late! Happy 1 year blog anniversary :)

tigerfish said...

happy b-lated birthday! you cook a lot, don't you?

Cooking and the City said...

Kevin happy blog birthday (sorry I'm late). your blog is wonderful & full of inspiration, thanks for sharing it with us! :-)

Dell xo

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