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Happy Blogday to Me! (Giveaway)

Today is A Spicy Perspective’s First Birthday! One year ago today I started blogging with this post:

I guess it’s fairly prosaic to say I have a love affair with food. We all do, right? Mine started at grandma’s house with classic bolognese. Simmered all day–the smell was so enticing you could hardly play in the house without being lured to the kitchen on tiptoe to stick your finger into the pot. Trust me, the lick was worth the scold!

My next memories of food-love go to the grand cookie extravaganza that my mother pulled off every December. I recall making dozens and dozens of pecan crescents, chocolate swirls, butter cookies, gingerbread men, and something truly delectable called potato chip cookies! Yes, it sound’s strange, but the culmination of simple, sweet shortbread with salty, crunchy potato chips in each bite is divine! Even now, the only thing I can think of that might improve upon potato chip cookies is…potato chip cookies drizzled with chocolate!

As a teenager I had the opportunity to travel abroad and help with mission work every summer. Ages 14-22 I traveled to China, Thailand, India 3 times, Liberia, and Cameroon. As you can imagine my eyes were truly opened to a world of culinary possibilities–among other things. The endless smells of wildly exciting open air markets. Loud chattering over the price of meat hanging from a clothesline. Baskets and baskets full of spices of which I’d never seen or heard. Dried fish leather, street meat on a stick, naan. Ah, naan! There’s just nothing like freshly baked naan, slathered in garlic butter at an open air market! It’s an experience we all should be so lucky to have.

Every summer I would keep a journal of my daily work, my interludes with new friends, and the life lessons a young girl can only learn by taking her eyes off herself and focusing them on the much greater needs of others. I also took notes on the flavorful dishes I experienced. I didn’t know it at the time, but that was my introduction to recipe writing. I would come home at the end of each summer and try to replicate some of the foods I’d eaten; now-and-again with success.

Over the years cooking has become a method of self-expression, a way to communicate love…and possibly a calling? One husband, two children, 2 careers, and a bundle of little revelations later; I have decided to document the lessons I’ve learned and the recipes that followed.

…It’s been a TASTY year of experimentation, laughter, and new friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. Here are some of ASP’s most popular dishes this year:

Rosemary and Onion Foccacia Loaves

Oatmeal Cream Pies


Finally, I have a Blogday present for YOU!
Villery & Boch, a 263 year old company, world-renouned for fine ceramics and crystal, has offered a set of their new Scott Whiskey glasses as an ASP giveaway! Ladies, this is the PERFECT Valentine gift for a man who has everything. Trust me, I showed my husband the photos of these glasses and he Ooooed and Ahhhed!

TO ENTER: (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

1. Leave a Comment~ a nice one! *wink*

2. For another chance to win, SUBSCRIBE by Facebook, Twitter, RSS, or Email.

3. Tweet about this post or link it to your Facebook page. (Please leave a comment for each!)

4. For a fourth chance, visit the Villeroy & Boch site. They are giving away another set just like this!

The winner will be selected by random.org and announced in an evening post, January 26th!.

*US residents only~ sorry friends abroad!

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128 Responses to “Happy Blogday to Me! (Giveaway)”

  1. Chrisanposted January 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Here’s to many more to come! :)

    Reply

  2. Dgrubposted January 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Any prize for being the first?

    Reply

  3. Apicius' Apprenticeposted January 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Congratulations Sommer!! I would have guessed that you had been blogging for years! The photos, the writing, the FOOD… everything about this site is fun and delicious!

    Reply

  4. Victoriaposted January 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Congrats on 1 year! You’ve definitely done an excellent job and I’ve been happy to follow you :) Thanks for the opportunity to win these glasses!

    Reply

  5. Victoriaposted January 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I subscribe on Facebook, Twitter, and my Google reader :)

    Reply

  6. Victoriaposted January 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm
  7. Prerna@IndianSimmerposted January 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Congratulations on completing your first year Sommer! You have many such years to go and many such recipes to post for us to lure over :-)
    You have been doing a really great job and you should be proud of yourself and your space!

    Reply

  8. Carmel Dellingerposted January 19, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Sommer, Congratulations on your one year birthday!! I love your site, it has been so much fun seeing everything that you make on here! Here’s to many many more!!

    Reply

  9. Denise @ Creative Kitchenposted January 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Happy 1 year anniversary!! Your blog is beautiful! What a great opportunity you had growing up to see the world & really get a look into other cultures. Amazing…you are blessed!!

    Reply

  10. My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted January 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Sommer, Congratulations! You have a wonderful blog and I am looking forward to many more exciting recipes in the next year. I love Villeroy and Boch. I own many of their individual pieces and also my formal dinner set is Villeroy and Boch. You shold come to Mettlach with me someday and see their stores. It is unbelievable. Unfortunately the Villeroy and Boch store close to my home closed and I am still sad about it. I often went just to visit and please my eyes.The wine glasses would go very well with my Villeroy and Boch Champagne glasses.

    Reply

  11. alisonposted January 19, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    happy blogoversary!:)

    Reply

  12. Damarisposted January 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Happy blog birthday! How fun that in less than a year you already have such a well designed blog. Way to go.

    Reply

  13. Aprilposted January 20, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Happy Birthday to your Blog!! I’m so amazed at what you’ve come up with!!! When I told my mother what you were doing nowadays she said “of course April!! Don’t you remember all the sweet little things she’d make for you guys in India???” I have memories of tinned chicken with taco seasoning to celebrate Christmas in July……amazing what tasted good after having to eat army rations!

    Well Done!

    Reply

  14. Aprilposted January 20, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Have shared your post on my facebook! You may start having to do UK equivalents on your recipes!

    Reply

  15. Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Parisposted January 20, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Enjoy your blogoversary!!! Is champagne ready?

    Reply

  16. Alisonposted January 20, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Congratulations on a great year of blogging. Thanks for the recap of favorites (I missed a few of these by coming late to the blog). Have my fingers crossed for the whiskey glasses. We’re planning a big Burns Night menu (complete with haggis) and will be toasting the great Scottish poet with a wee dram or two.

    Reply

  17. Lea Annposted January 20, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Would love to win these beautiful glasses.

    Reply

  18. Lea Annposted January 20, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I have Tweeted

    Reply

  19. Lea Annposted January 20, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Congrats on 1 year. I’ve found you on facebook

    Reply

  20. Lea Annposted January 20, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I’m already a subscriber

    Reply

  21. Blog is the New Blackposted January 20, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Congrats to you!

    Reply

  22. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted January 20, 2011 at 7:05 am

    A very happy blogiversary to you! Here’s to another great year filled with many more favorites!

    Reply

  23. The Food Houndposted January 20, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Happy blogday to you, girl!! It has been so great getting to know you. Thanks for reposting about your background in food and culture– it seems that most people who truly have a passion for food spent considerable amount of time out of the country… hmmm… what does THAT say about American culture about food?? Can’t wait for many more years of a Spicy Perspective!! You do a great job!!

    Reply

  24. Markposted January 20, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Happy blogday! I’ve been lurking for a while, so it’s good to have the enticement of material gain to actually make a comment. Thanks for all your hard work.

    Reply

  25. Pam Burr, Claremore, OKposted January 20, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Sommer, I can always count on your blog for innovative and inspiring recipe ideas — thanks!

    Reply

  26. Katerinaposted January 20, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Happy Birthday to your blog. Great giveaway!

    Reply

  27. Belinda @zomppaposted January 20, 2011 at 8:06 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How wonderful to get to know you more and look forward to more of these enticing posts (just send some of the leftovers my way, would you?)

    Reply

  28. LuAnneposted January 20, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Love this site ! keep up the good work !

    Reply

  29. Aliposted January 20, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Happy 1 year!!!

    Hoping there are many more. Love what you are doing.

    Thanks for sharing your stories, recipes & now more gifts!!

    Reply

  30. Aliposted January 20, 2011 at 8:27 am

    & I also had to tweet about this post on Twitter. Share the celebration right?
    Congrats again.

    Reply

  31. Treat and Trickposted January 20, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Congratulations! Looking forward to more yummy post from you…

    Reply

  32. rebeccaposted January 20, 2011 at 8:29 am

    love the new look :-) and great giveaway i am of to check out their site :-)
    love Rebecca

    Reply

  33. Adrianaposted January 20, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I guess time flies when you have fun and put out such a wonderful blog for all of us! I wish you much success and inspiration for the coming year.

    Reply

  34. Cook in a Barposted January 20, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Your site is great…it looks like you’ve been blogging for years.

    Reply

  35. Emily Zposted January 20, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I have to at least try to win this! My husband’s a big whiskey drinker and he’d LOVE these. Happy anniversary, I am so glad to have met you this year and look forward to exchanging recipes and comments for a long time to come! :)

    Reply

  36. Christinaposted January 20, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Happy Blogaversary! Thanks so much for a chance to win these beautiful glasses! Buzzing you!

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  37. Steve @ HPDposted January 20, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Congrats on another successful 365.256363 day, half-a-trillion mile trip around the big ball of fire.

    Reply

  38. Monetposted January 20, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! I’m so glad that I found your blog…and it sounds like you and I very similar experiences growing up! I went to Botswana, South Africa, ZImbabwe and Uganda…it was amazing! The recipes you included in this post are truly stunning! Thank you for sharing another creative and beautiful post. I hope you have a great Thursday…the week is almost done!

    Reply

  39. Jenniposted January 20, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Happy blogaversary, Sommer. I so enjoy your Spicy Perspective.

    Reply

  40. Suchitraposted January 20, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Congrats and I must say your blog posts simply rock- varied cuisines, lovely flavors, wonderful pics – all that you look for in a food blog! keep inspiring…

    Reply

  41. Kulsum@JourneyKitchenposted January 20, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Congratulations! Many more to come and waiting for great recipes this year as well :)

    Reply

  42. A Little Yumminessposted January 20, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Congrats on your one year anniversary! It’s nice to have the little walk down memory lane of favorites! Nice giveaway! Fingers crossed!

    Reply

  43. Michelleposted January 20, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Your blog is so beautifully designed and your recipes are so inventive. I see so many things I can’t wait to make. The Rosemary Foccacia would make great host gifts. Happy first anniversary!

    Reply

  44. Niveposted January 20, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Congratulations on ur blog anniversary…lovely giveaway…thanks…

    Reply

  45. Niveposted January 20, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I am an email subscriber…

    Reply

  46. Ingmarieposted January 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I’m new to the site via twitter and loving the inspiration, photos and recipes. Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog! Thanks for entering me in the contest.

    Reply

  47. Lindsey at Burn Me Notposted January 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Congrats! You have had some amazing posts over the past year. Look forward to the many more to come!

    Reply

  48. Rosaposted January 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Happy Bloggiversary! It was a pleasure meeting you.

    What a lovely roundup.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    Reply

  49. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbsposted January 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Great blog and stunning photos.

    Reply

  50. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbsposted January 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I liked you on Facebook and added you to my page’s favorites so that I get updates.

    Reply

  51. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbsposted January 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I am now following you on twitter and I retweeted your giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/arethecrumbs

    Reply

  52. claireambersonposted January 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    ahh! congrats! I am loving the blog makeover too!

    sommer- I am so excited for you! I appreciate all your help when I was starting my blog and for all of your tips and support… cheers to 10 (or 100) more years of blogging! :)

    Reply

  53. claireambersonposted January 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I follow your blog!

    Reply

  54. Jennifurlaposted January 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Ummm…I need YOU and THESE LOVELY gifts in my life…does that work? he he

    Please enter me, keep up your great blogging! and happy days to you!

    Reply

  55. Pat Rposted January 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    What gorgeous, gorgeous glassware. It would be such an honor to win and enjoy using these. Happy first birthday!

    Reply

  56. Lizposted January 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I want to dive right into those oatmeal cream pies…yummy.

    Thanks for offering this fabulous give away!!!

    Reply

  57. Lizposted January 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I liked your facebook page :)

    Reply

  58. Lizposted January 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I will link to my facebook page :)

    Reply

  59. Andreaposted January 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Happy birthday to you and your fabulous blog!

    Reply

  60. Amandaposted January 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Your rosemary and onion foccaccia looks WONDERFUL!

    Reply

  61. Amandaposted January 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I also added you on twitter. :) @pesto_chango

    Reply

  62. Nikki Whitedposted January 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    You’ve come a long way baby! I can’t believe it has been a full year since your first post!!! You Amaze me Sommer! I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for you and SP!! XOXO

    Reply

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  64. A Canadian Foodieposted January 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Blueberry pie looks like heaven! So many delectable treats! That’s why I keep coming back. Happy birthday to you! I thought you were much older than this! (wink) You certainly have a lot of experience!!! ;)
    Have fun with your giveaway!
    :)
    Valerie

    Reply

  65. Baking Serendipityposted January 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Happy one year of blogging! I remember many of these recipes and am wowed by them again here :) My husband would drool over that whiskey glass…and the oatmeal cream pies :)

    Reply

  66. kateiscookingposted January 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Blogoversary to one of my favorites!! I’d always wondered how you’d learned so much about international foods. Now, I know. Sommer, you truly do a magnificent job. We’ve tried so many of your recipes and loved them all. My absolute favorite was the gingersnap “bowls.” I think we made those three times this summer. Someday they’ll get on my blog and I’ll link to you.

    Reply

  67. kateiscookingposted January 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I already like you on Facebook and I think you like katiscooking there too :-)

    Reply

  68. kateiscookingposted January 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    You’re linked on Facebook. First time I’ve ever shared another blogger’s info. But, your recipes are wonderful!

    Reply

  69. Kate @ Diethood.composted January 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!!! Your photos and food are fabUlous!

    Tweeted

    Reply

  70. Annaposted January 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Happy Birthday to your Blog Sommer, loved the new look. It’s very pretty. That seared scallop look divine. Wow….

    Reply

  71. vtkitchenposted January 20, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    congrats on your one year!! your creations look fantastic. here’s to another year of experimentation.

    cheers.

    Reply

  72. Priya Sreeramposted January 20, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Sommers, a hearty congratulations!! I truly love reading your recipes spiced up with funky narration! Rock on Gal — am not eligible for giveaway but toast to you with the beautiful whisky glasses –xoxo!

    Reply

  73. bunkycooksposted January 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Congrats on your one year anniversary! It looks like a delicious year indeed. I wish you much success in year two! :)

    Reply

  74. Tanvi@Sinfully Spicyposted January 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary to you Sommer! I come here looking for true blood american food and chats.Keep up the amazing work you are doing!

    Reply

  75. Eileenposted January 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Sommer, Happy Blogday! Your blog was one of the first I stumbled onto when I started blogging in March of 2010. I was so taken in by your photos, recipes and writings. Thank you for chronicling your love for food! I love those glasses by the way. On my way to Villeroy and Boch and to tweet next!

    Reply

  76. Eileenposted January 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Just tweeted this post!

    Reply

  77. Eileenposted January 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Already following you on twitter!

    Reply

  78. Emily Zposted January 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I am also a fan on Facebook (and I see my first comment went through! Whew!)

    Reply

  79. Emily Zposted January 20, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Following on Twitter (in case you couldn’t guess my internet is working again, YAY!)

    Reply

  80. Emily Zposted January 20, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    And now subscribing by e-mail!

    Reply

  81. Niveditaposted January 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Happened to come across your blog when i was blog hopping :). Lovely blog and its so nice to see Indian recipes too !!!!
    And your depiction of the Naan available road side is now tempting me to plan a visit soon home :)

    Happy Blog Anniversary and wish you many more such to come !!!!

    Reply

  82. Niveditaposted January 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Follow you on FB and Twitter !!!!!

    Reply

  83. Reneeposted January 20, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I can’t wait to try your Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups with Blueberry-Lavender Sauce and your homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies. Yum!!!

    Following you on Twitter now.

    Reply

  84. Lora @cakeduchessposted January 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Sommer-Happy Blogiversary to you! I’m wiping the drool off my chin! Those photos! Wow. Beautiful giveaway!

    Reply

  85. Saraposted January 20, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Awesome giveaway! These would make an awesome valentines day gift. Congrats on your blogiversary!

    Reply

  86. Saraposted January 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Happy bloganniversary, Sommer. You truly gave us a year of great recipes, great pictures and great readings! And I’m sure you will give us many many more!

    Reply

  87. Saraposted January 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I subscribe via RSS feed!

    Reply

  88. A little bit of everythingposted January 20, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary Sommer. It was a pleasure reading you

    Reply

  89. A little bit of everythingposted January 20, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    following you on twiter @gringarl

    Reply

  90. A little bit of everythingposted January 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    and also following via Google friends

    Reply

  91. Angie's Recipesposted January 21, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Sommer, Happy Blog Anniversary!

    Reply

  92. Ellie (Almost Bourdain)posted January 21, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Happy Blog Anniversary! Looking forward to more yummy posts!

    Reply

  93. fooddreamerposted January 21, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Wow, happy birthday ASP! I am in love with your gingersnap ice cream bowls, I think they are brilliant. Love the giveaway too, beautiful glasses!

    Reply

  94. fooddreamerposted January 21, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Tweeted it!

    Reply

  95. Amy Bakes Everythingposted January 21, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I’m here because FoodDreamer tweeted! First time at your site, gorgeous! Love that blueberry pie! Those glasses are killer. Killer, I tells ya!

    Reply

  96. Thatshowirollposted January 21, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I love everything Villeroy & Bosch! Congratulations on your anniversary! I wish you many more to come! :)

    Reply

  97. Chef Dennisposted January 21, 2011 at 7:24 am

    hi Sommer

    congratulations on your blogoversary!! Our community is certainly better for having you in it! Your creations have astounded this first year, I can only imagine what you will prepare for us this year…..but I know it will dazzle us!!
    Have a happy day and a wonderful weekend!!
    Dennis

    Reply

  98. 8.ate@eightposted January 21, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Happy Blogoversary. You photos are stunning and recipes sound delicious. I look forward to reading more and following you into your second year! Congrats!

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  99. 8.ate@eightposted January 21, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Subscribed via email (look forward to getting them), shared on FB and Twitter (look forward to spreading the love again in the future!).

    I’m holding a Robert Burns Supper Club this Saturday, so these glasses will come in handy with all the leftover Whisky! http://8ateateight.com/2010/12/12/8-ateeight-presents-a-robert-burns-night-with-the-tippling-bros-1-22-11-8pm/

    –Christina

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  100. Susanposted January 21, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Congrats, Sommer! You have created a wonderful place to visit! I know your growth as a blogger will only continue! Keep surprising us with your gorgeous photography and wonderful recipes!

    Reply

  101. Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Growposted January 21, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Happy Birthday!! ANd congrats! Love your site so much!!

    Reply

  102. Amyposted January 21, 2011 at 10:54 am

    My hubs loves whiskeys and this WOULD be the perfect V-Day gift! Love the new look and Happy “Blog-day”!!!

    Reply

  103. Judyposted January 21, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Congrats on your blogaversary and here’s wishing you many more!

    Reply

  104. 5 Star Foodieposted January 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Happy blogoversary!!!!

    Reply

  105. Dmarieposted January 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    wow, wow, wow, as if I needed reminding why I love this blog. And why, despite the fact that I still can’t seem to subscribe to it via google, I will remember anyway to keep coming back for more!

    Reply

  106. Heidi C. Normandposted January 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Happy Blog-Birth-Day! I can’t wait till my baby (my blog :) is a year old. Came across you on a fellow bloggers page. Good luck to you and I look forward to reading what you have to share!

    Here’s to year #2

    http://www.foodiesarefun.com

    Reply

  107. Paula Hardyposted January 21, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Congratulation! I am proud of you, my dear niece! xo xo Aunt Paula

    Reply

  108. Connieposted January 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Congratulations! Here’s to many more!

    Reply

  109. Connieposted January 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I follow via RSS

    Reply

  110. Pattyposted January 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Congratulations, you’ve done a wonderful job with your blog, you’re an inspiration and I’m very proud of you:-)

    Reply

  111. Judy Flynnposted January 21, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    congrats on your blog! a whole year….how wonderful

    Reply

  112. Tiffanyposted January 22, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Happy Blogoversary! :D

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  113. Soniaposted January 23, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Happy B’day Sommer..

    You are my inspiration, love your work

    Hope you have a great year ahead

    cheers…….

    Reply

  114. Betsyposted January 23, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Happy Anniversary!! Love your blog!!!

    Reply

  115. Betsyposted January 23, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Following on Facebook and Twitter :)

    Reply

  116. Betsyposted January 23, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Tweeted about your giveaway and linked to Facebook

    Reply

  117. kateposted January 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Hi and congrats on finishing your first year. I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. Please check it out at http://www.calamitykitchen.com

    Reply

  118. Reeniposted January 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Happy Blogiversary Sommer! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog – I hope this year is just as delicious for you. I love your new look!

    Reply

  119. denise @ bread expectationsposted January 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Well, Happy Blogday!!!!

    Your’s is a life I have envied since I’ve known you. Your words, your food, your spirit are all marked by the impossibly full life you’ve lived. Your blog is gorgeous – you are gorgeous. Don’t change :)

    Reply

  120. Claudiaposted January 23, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Happy blogaversary, Sommer. Not only do I remember most of your delicious meals – I’ve made some of them! I love a wee bit of your history – it all makes sense and I wish you well on your journey and look forward to you again enticing me with your recipes in 2011.

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  121. fat lazy celiacposted January 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I’ve loved reading!

    Reply

  122. Biren @ Roti n Riceposted January 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Congrats on your 1st Blogiversary! Nice giveaway!

    Reply

  123. sweetlifeposted January 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Congrats!! happy 1st and heres to many many more, my friend!!

    sweetlife

    Reply

  124. Gitteposted January 27, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Happy 1 year Blogaversary and many more to come. It looks like it’s been a year filled with lots of amazing food and fantastic pictures. Keep having fun.

    Reply

  125. Amanda @ bakingwithoutaboxposted January 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Happy Blogaversary! Wow and with those photos and dishes, you’ve got many more to come.

    Reply

  126. Amanda @ bakingwithoutaboxposted January 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I already follow you on Twitter. That counts, right? :)

    Reply

  127. Markposted February 2, 2011 at 6:38 am

    It’s your anniversary, gonna party like it’s your anniversary !!

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