Woo hoo! It’s a NEW YEAR and I hope you celebrated in exciting ways! I ate 12 grapes a midnight and sipped on a hot tottie!
Tho I’ve been sick with the flu for the past week, with little energy or desire to do anything, I could not fail to celebrate my 1st full year in food blogging! Yes, yes January 1st marked one full year of blogging and meeting the coolest and most diverse culinary fiends!
I’m making mojitos and eating flan tonight!
I could go into a long speech, giving thanks and pointing out my favorite things about blogging or even all the recipes I’ve tagged along the way to make, but since I think I can be long-winded, I’ll spare you! I will be remiss, however, if I don’t shout out a few people that have not only become usual readers of FLANBOYANT EATS, but have become my friend, even though we’ve never met or broken bread together! It just goes to show you the beautiful way in which food brings even the most unusual and geographically divided people together!
Lys over at Just Anotha Gal and Cooking in Stilettos has kept me laughing, encouraged when I didn’t want to write, and called me when we needed to catch up on boy talk and PR strategies! Lys, really can’t wait to meet you! Really to go shopping together! OH and we learned on Facebook that we actually have a mutual friend in Atlanta!! SMALL WORLD!
Don over at Mr. Orph’s Kitchen and I have met a few times to share great food and certainly hard core laughs! He and his wife even came over to my Christmas party and brought some killer artichoke dip! Don, here’s to hanging out and cooking some more in ’09! Like this weekend!
Margot over at Coffee & Vanilla for having the cutest little girl that looks soooo much like me when I was a baby and for making a few of my recipes and posting about them. Margot has also been so sweet to check up on me when I’ve been under the weather! Margot, I’ll be out to visit soon in the UK!!
Jenn over at Left Over Queen for giving me tips and leads on various food blog logistics and information every time I made an inquiry.
And of course to ALL my old and new readers and those that leave comments which inspire me and keep me going! It’s been such an awesome treat meeting you all through the love of food! I’m looking forward to a bigger and better year in FlaNboyant Eats and growing in deeper relationships with other foodies!
I’m also extending the MAJOR 5 FAVE THINGS GIVEAWAY for another week until January 9th!! As of today there are only 8 contenders for the goodies, which include *Bustelo espresso*, *luxe mint chocolate ganache*, *CIA cookbook*, a *flan pan* and a *pressure cooker*! Come on folks, these are freebies for you!! I have them stocked up in my kitchen for everyday use and I’ve set a side a few for you! Come on by and leave a comment for each item you’d like!!! Tell a friend if you like! Click here for the post.
**Wishing you a New Year filled with blessings and abundance in riches and health!**
SOME OF MY FAVE POSTS IN 2008 FOR YOU TO ENJOY! (will add pictures shortly)
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.