But the longer I keep this blog, the more I’ve realized I need a way to organize it. If I’ve blogged about a recipe, it’s easier for me to find it online than to pull a cookbook out. And when people ask me for the recipe, I can send them a link.
Of course the more I post, the more challenging it’s been to find a specific recipe. So the index will be helpful to me, and hopefully to my readers, too. In addition to indexing my recipes by category (cookies, cakes, pie, etc), I’ve included a grouping called “Recipes that use buttermilk”. Whenever I buy buttermilk, I end up scrambling to find another recipe that will use the rest. Check out my recipe index by clicking on the tab at the top of my blog.
I’ve also added a travel index, so if you’re curious about eating at the Shake Shack in New York or staying in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, you can find it via the travel index tab at the top.
I’m also thrilled to be the recipient of the Stylish Blogger award. A big thank you to two wonderful bloggers who nominated me: Ali Cross, and Ann of Apples and Twinkies. I’m supposed to share a few things about myself when I accept this award. But rather than making a long post even longer, here are the facts with the links in case you want to read more!
- My favourite band is The National.
- My daughter and her friends still talk about the cookies I baked for their softball tournament.
- I did not eat the edible insects we saw in Beijing.
- I read Proust in France – sort of.
- I’m a Scorpio.
- My friends run a fantastic cancer fundraiser called “Read For The Cure”.
- I really had a Grandma Baker.
And I’d like to pass on the award to some blogs that I love:
Anecdotes and Apple Cores – Every time I read Monet’s blog, I feel like I’m getting to know a really wonderful person just a little better.
Cinnamon Spice – Reeni amazes me with the number of original recipes she publishes. I loved her orange cream cheese frosting, and hope to post more of her fabulous recipes!
Comfortably Domestic – I enjoy reading Kirsten’s stories about baking and family life so much, I can forgive her for being a Red Wings’ fan.
Moveable Feasts – Anyone who names her blog after an Ernest Hemingway book must have a lot to say, and Barbara doesn’t disappoint!
Munchkin Munchies – Sue posts the cutest crafts, and baking that she shares with her adorable grandchildren.
One Perfect Bite – Mary posts a great array of sweet and savory recipes, and many of them are her own beautiful creations.
Zomppa – Zomppa is a collaborative blog between ten women who write about travel and food, and post fabulous photos.