Hello dear friends. Thanks to all of you who have emailed me to ask where on earth I am these days and why so quiet. Thanks as well to those of you reading anyway, despite my prolonged absence(s) this year.
I made some dietary changes towards the end of this year that meant I had to spend a lot of mental energy thinking about food. So much so, that I wasn’t really baking or cooking new dishes. Instead I was just focusing hard on what I could (and couldn’t) eat. All that mental energy didn’t leave me with much desire to create new things here. Oh, I also went to England for a little bit recently, which is where I ate the sausage and mash you see at the top there. It was easily one of the tastiest things I ate all year long.
I’ve been baking a lot of cookies over the holidays (Nigella’s Christmas Chocolate biscuits and these Ottolenghi Cranberry and White Chocolate biscuits to be precise) and it’s been a lovely reminder of how much I enjoy baking. I’ve missed it, actually.
I’m a nostalgic soul and love to reminiscence, especially at the end of the year when there’s so much to look forward to but also a lot of good stuff to remember fondly. Here are the 12 most popular recipes from this site in 2012.
For whatever reason you got here, I’m glad you came and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about or making some of these recipes this year. Cheers to a wonderful year ahead!
12. Meyer Lemon Cake