Another fresh year is here..2009!!

A new year is fast approaching. and this is what I said last year remember?

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Another fresh year is here..
Another year to live..

To banish worry, doubt and fear..
To love, laugh and give.
This bright new year is given me

To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree, And sing more joyful songs!

~ Original quote by William Arthur Ward

...and now its time for me to stop and look back about what 2008 has given me & my blog:

1. It gave innumerable number of good friends, whom I never met them in person, but they made my (every) day with their warm & appreciative comments.

2. Experimenting with new dishes made me a good cook. Oh definitely! I knew nothing about the nuances of flavors per say, before I started this blog way back in Aug 2007 and now
I can proudly say that - 'I make people jealous with my cooking skills'.. (Ok, that's a bit too much of boasting, but hey! its true..:) )

3. I baked my first ever bread this year and surpirsed everybody, including me myself. Though I am still taking baby steps in this area - I want to bake more for sure!

4. I hosted (still ongoing), seven events in this year:

AWED: Middle Eastern
Frozen 'Yogurt'
MBP: Say Cheese
WHB: 159
Herb Mania: Coriander
RCI: Awadhi Cuisine (ongoing)
AFAM: Apricot (ongoing)

5. I experimented with many new ingredients & flavors and a special mention goes to 'Quinoa' and one simple recipe which is quite a popular dish among my friends & family - 'Quinoa Vegetable Pancakes'..:)

Phew!..those were some of my sweet memories that I wanted to share with you all..

Now, its time for my 'Top 5 Recipes' of 2008:

1. Sandwich Bread

2. Egg Puffs

3. Bell pepper stuffed with Black eye bean filling

4. Sun dried Tomato Couscous

5. Hashbrown Melt


Siri's 'Top Resolutions' of 2009:

1. To bake a cake.

2. To cook loads of new dishes with green leafy vegetables.

3. To blog regularly, in a timely manner.

4. To exercise atleast twice a week, to stay fit.

5. To keep up my reading skills. [ Do you have any recommendations in particular - 'Books that one shouldn't miss!', I would love to know from you guys. :) ]

This is not my last post this year, I have couple of more to come.. so until then cya and Happy Holidays folks..:)

Psst..Psst..Check out my totally re-vamped: Events & Roundup page!!

Off this post goes to Srivalli's 'Best of 2008' event.

Cheers,
Siri

15 comments :

  1. hi siri.. That was a good Starter for the new year. enjoyed reading..
    A book suggestion. "Men are from and Women are from Venus" is a good one. don't miss.

    happy new Year!

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  2. Thats a lovely recap of 2008. Happy New year to you and yours.

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  3. Siri,

    Happy New Year to you too.

    Sreelu

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  4. Lovely post.
    Prayers n wishes that all you have mentioned gets done.
    Wish you a happy new year! May all your dreams come true.

    cheers
    Vij

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  5. Cool post, love ur resolutions....

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  6. Dear Siri,

    You've done quite well over the year...hope the coming year is even better and you fulfill all you resolutions and even more :-)

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  7. Thats such a wonderful recap Siri..nice knowing your new year resolution...looking fwd to those interesting dishes...events page looks cool!..

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  8. Love ur resolution..u done quite well this year Siri..wishing u happy new year with more n more happiness..

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  9. Here's to a great 2008! Wishing you a fabulous 2009 filled with fun and great food!

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  10. HAPPY NEW YEAR AND LOOKING FORWARD FOR AN ARRAY OF BAKED GOODIES FROM YOU TO BE BOOKMARKED AND RELISH.I checked out the events blog.Superb and thanx for updating it.HOPE YOU HAVE A ROCKING HOLIDAY

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  11. Wish yo and your family a very Happy New Year Siri.. Hope you fulfill all your resolutions in the coming year.

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  12. Lovely recap, n wish u a Happy New Year..
    Even i too have similar set of resolutions, hope atlaest urs they are fulfilled (for me i'm sure, they won't)

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  13. Wish you a very Happy New year and here's hoping for a lot many delicious dishes as always!

    Miri

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  14. Hi siri, logged into yours, thanks to the intro from sriValli's blog, but am bit disappointed as the blog interface is not too friendly to the eyes, with white font with black backgrouind.

    hoping to comeback to view the cakes recipies when I find my eyes ok and remember the blog name.

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