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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year and 99th post!

Only one more post to go to my 100th post on this blog. I am excited to keep this up as long as there are readers :)  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and have a happy new year.

I finally finished my 2012 cooking bucket list yesterday, just in time! Here's a recap:

Cooking Bucket list for 2012 - COMPLETE!
Bread
Gnocchi
Meringues
Calamari
Flan
Lobster
Koeksisters
Oysters
Mozzarella
Pork Belly
Short ribs
Chocolate truffles
 
I got them all done, even though 5 were done in December :) The flan came out pretty good, pork belly was tasty, Koeksisters almost tasted like my mom's, the chocolate truffles were delicious and fairly easy and the mozzarella really felt like an accomplishment (even though I didn't get a great picture)!

 
  
 
Now, on to 2013! I got a great present for Christmas - the meat grinder and sausage stuffer attachments for my Kitchen Aid mixer! I can't wait to start! So no surprise that the first item up on my bucket list this year is...

1.  Boerevors sausage (South African farmer's sausage)
2.  Souffle
3.  Melk tert (a South African milk tart)
4.  Pasta (not sure what kind yet, maybe spaghetti)
5.  Carbonara
6.  Filet a whole fish
7.  Ceviche
8.  Paella
9.  Octopus
10. Jam
11. Yorkshire pudding
12. Cream puffs

Here's to cooking that fulfills you, whether its conquering a recipe or technique that you have always wanted or finding out how to get a healthy meal on the table in under 30 minutes. Happy New Year!

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