It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for three years. When I started, I had just quit my job working for “the man” to start a consulting practice. The blog was a way to give my days focus until the consulting practice took off.
As you may have surmised by the drop in post-frequency, business is going well. I haven’t marked a blogiversary before, but it’s been such an exciting year, filled with lots of fun, interesting and diverse projects, that I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect. Some of the things I’ve worked on include:
- Writing business plans for farms and restaurants around Massachusetts
- Conducting operational audits for cafes, bakeries, taverns and markets.
- Writing and self publishing cookbooks for small farms, including one for Potomac Vegetable Farms in Vienna, VA.
- Writing and self-publishing my own cookbook
- Recipe Development for several restaurants. I was especially pleased with the success of the gluten-free bread rolls recipe I created for The Elephant Walk Restaurant.
- Feasibility Studies, including one for B Street Restaurant and Bar.
As I’ve written more about growing food, I educated myself on sustainable food. Ironically, the least popular posts were the ones that I found most interesting – learning about composting, top-soil erosion, sustainable food systems, and the cost of organics.
The most popular post was from my trip to Vietnam.
The post about canning tomatoes came in third.
So what does the bottle of 1982 Lafite Rothschild have to do with anniversaries? I recently shared another anniversary with some friends, and we indulged in this fine bottle along with a truffle roasted chicken, celery root puree, seared foie gras and roast carrots.