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October in review

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October has been a good month for me: I posted a lot of my favorite recipes here, and I’ve accomplished all of my objectives outside of blogging (working out at least 3 times a week, cooking at home every evening, making a big dent in re-organizing the house, and being productive at my day job).

October also marks 2 months since I’ve started my blog, so I thought it would be good to do some simple analysis of what were the highlights and the most popular posts in October.

I took advantage of various events on other food blogs, and I listed the summary of my participation in those events below, all of them, interestingly, – SeriousEats.com related.  Serious Eats site actually does a great job of organizing various food-related challenges and round-ups for everybody who reads their blog, whether it’s food bloggers or just food lovers.   They do it  pretty consistently and in a very organized manner.  I am very impressed with them.

So, here are the highlights:

spinach ravioli cream sauce


puff pastry pizza with mushrooms, bell peppers, cheese

Pumpkin tart with apple-cranberry stuffed crust, chocolate bugs and wizard hats

Thai Red Curry Sauce with chicken, quinoa

chocolate bugs

Butternut squash turnovers recipe

And finally, here are my most popular posts in October:

spinach ravioli cream sauce

triple berry bundt cake blueberry, raspberry, blackberry 4

puff pastry pizza with mushrooms, bell peppers, cheese

plum and apple tart puff pastry 3



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  • Laura Dembowski November 5, 2012, 1:39 pm

    I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for two months. Your photographs are beautiful. I can’t wait to see more of your creations!

    • Julia November 5, 2012, 4:31 pm

      Thanks! I’ve been photographing my food for fun for a year now, just without a site – for friends and family only. 🙂

  • Lyn Thomas November 5, 2012, 5:13 pm

    I just found your blog and the food looks amazing. keep them coming. What kind of camera did you take the pictures with?

    • Julia November 5, 2012, 5:52 pm

      Thanks! I use a very basic DSLR camera – Nikon D80. It’s a relatively old model and, I believe, it’s discontinued. Nothing fancy. My lense (which is very important) is basic too – Nikon Nikkor 50mm, 1.8 – the lense costs $100. Canon has similar lense for the same price. The lense is what makes all the difference.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com November 7, 2012, 11:55 am

    Your food round-ups always makes me drool!! I cannot wait to try the ravioli. It might not look so perfect like yours 😀

    • Julia November 7, 2012, 1:37 pm

      Some of those ravioli did not look perfect at all, only pretty ones made it into the photo shoot :), the ugly ones went straight into my hungry mouth. 🙂

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