Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy 7th birthday, blog!

Really, seven years of blogging? I can't believe it's been that long. It feels like it was only yesterday I was walking to work, talking to myself about food (and um, yes, I do that quite a bit) and decided that I might as well start sharing it with the world. Because that was really why I started.

And why I keep at it..? It's still the need to talk. I have things to say. And I'm so grateful that I have readers that apparently want to talk to me. The contacts and the feedback is really what makes it so much fun.

I know I've been slowing down this past year, and I might slow down even more, maybe posting 3-4 times per week rather than 6-7 - but I hope you won't mind.

I usually celebrate this day with a cake. This year... I'm a bit embarrassed, but as I get SO many e-mails about this cake, I thought I'd set the record straight. What you see above (so sorry about that sucky photo) is a Daim cake, made by the company Almondy. It comes from a box, frozen. It's what's served in IKEA:s all over the world, and, honestly, it's my most requested recipe.

And I've never made one. Not now, not ever. I probably won't. It's even available in gas stations, and very inexpensive. Not to mention I've never seen a recipe for it. What I do have is the cake that it's based on - the original Oscar II:s cake, with almonds and buttercream. No daim though - but you could just add that, and maybe some melted chocolate too. Ok, maybe I will try to make one, eventually - but not today. I like the pre-made version just fine, so today, I'll enjoy that.

For my previous birthday cakes, I've made Princess Cake, Black Forest Cake (Swedish style), Budapest Roll, Oscar II:s cake, and a humble vanilla bean jelly roll. (And that's just five, as I never managed to make a cake last year. Sorry!



Hej Anne
Happy Bloggiversary No 7!
Time flys when your having fun.
Keep up the good work.
Ha en trevlig helg

Līga Krista said...

I love, when I read your blog, I hear your voice:) I will pass my exam on Nov5th and then we have to finally do the shopping :) Happy birthday, Annesfood

Katarina said...


Giulia said...

Congratulations, Anne! I've never read a blog that is 7 years old. I live in the Washington, DC area & I visit often. I also print out your recipes & use them. This year I plan to make some baked goods for the holidays, using your recipes. Thank you so much!


Tiggy said...

Congrats Anne! I just love your blog. :)Whenever I need a really good recipe I check out your blog.

Yesterday I made your "Kokt potatisgratäng" but I only used half the potatoes and instead I used root vegetables. Just as the potatoe gratin this was just soo good!


Kitchen of Kiki said...

Hi Anne !

Congratulation with your blog's birthday. Amazing how time can run.

Many greeting Kirsten

Chelsey said...

Happy Birthday to your Blog! Love reading it! :)

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Blogoversary Anne! Seven years, amazing!!!

I'm only celebrating my 4th year this month. I didn't bake a cake either but, I am throwing a Cookbook Party!!!

Wishing you many more chats and blog posts:) Louise

Helena Ljunggren said...

Grattis på födelsedagen! :D

debbie koenig said...

Happy blogaversary, Anne! We're nearly twins--my blog turns 7 tomorrow. That's what, 98 in blog years?

Kim said...

Congrats! I'm hoping for at least 7 more years!

Pille said...

A very happy blog anniversary, dear Anne!!! I hope to be able to follow your food adventures for at least another seven years :)