As 2009 rolls around, I have to stop (and look at old pics) to remember all that's happened in 2008- it seriously went by so fast (is it just me, or is time as we know it speeding up?)!
I had to check back on old posts to see what I was doing in the kitchie last year, and here are some of my highlights from each month, revisited...
Turns out I was still doing a bit of holiday entertaining, taught a fun Mexican raw food class, and put on a raw dinner party extrawvaganzza (love these events), in January. Really gotta keep busy during this coldest month.
In February I was inspired by Shannonmarie to make donuts and cookies of all kinds. There were rawgalongs, samoraws, mallowmars, and blueberry sandwich cookies....Mmmm.
Freshly inspired from being at The Tree, I started getting into raw ice cream recipes more than ever, playing with this flavour, and that.
March brought a tropical getaway to the Bahamas with my good friend Kristen. We enjoyed the beach, ocean, fresh fruit, and trips to the markets.
In May I was dehydrating crackers, making Carmi's fruit n' nut chocolate, and playing with jicama.
In June I finally got around to posting the Triple Berry Cake I made for Raw Freedom Community's Birthday, and had a blast hosting a big raw brunch for out of town guests.
July was filled with sweet treats: Carmi's Ferrero Rawcher, pecan truffles, Chocolate Vanilla Raspberry Cheesecake, Vanilla Berry Tarts, and Ca~Raw~Mello Bars. Mmmmm!!!
The berry madness continued in August when I enjoyed making blueberry sorbet, and raspberry ice cream. My hunny and I also took full advantage of the hot weather, with a little canoe trip to a cabin in the woods.
October means Thanksgiving here in Canada, so I made raw pumpkin pie ,and Carmi's Chocolate Raspberry Rhapsody Cake, yum yum!
I guess the saying is right "save the best till last" - because on December 1, my "baby" was born. My Just Desserts Ebook was finally released into the virtual world - the same day I arrived at Carmi's for our second visit this year! Double whammy! More desserts and dancing in the kitchie!
Ah, what a year....on that note, it's a tough decision, but here are my top 30 recipes from 2008!!! (in no particular order)
1. Carmi's Just like Cambell's Tomato Soup
3. My Bluberry Cardamom Ice Cream
4. Raw Food Real World's Cranberry Maple Granola
6. Carmi's Chocolate Raspberry Rhapsody Cake
7. Ocean's Oh My This Is A Tuna!
8. My Strawberry Lime Mousse Cake
13. Creamy Italian Dressing
14. Any Green Soup with Herbs!!
15. My Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
16. Cheddar Dip
18. Cafe Gratitude's Cinnamon Buns
19. My Caesar Dressing
20. Just Like Ritz Crackers
23. Spinach Mini-Quiches
24. Russell's Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
25. Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms
29. Carmi's Lasagna
What are your favourite recipes? Cheers to a great 2009!!!!