the best of 2011

December 29, 2011

2012 is right around the corner and being a bit of a sentimental, reflective soul, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the best of 2011. That first picture? That there is chargrilled asparagus with roasted cherry tomatoes and haloumi. It may be the most delicious thing I ate all summer. 100% my cup of tea. Me all over. Wow-good.

But you guys? You loved this quinoa salad with black beans, avocado and cumin-lime dressing. It was the most popular post by page views by a mile. You could have fallen for salted fudge brownies…and many of you did, but this salad was loads more popular. Kudos to you, you healthy people!

The two other most popular recipes were, reassuringly, blueberry cornmeal pancakes and peanut butter cup bars.

I started posting a lot more British recipes this year – stand outs being the classic pimm’s cup and steak and ale pie. Honourable mention? How to Make a Proper Full English Breakfast. Because frankly, everyone should know :)

And finally, some of my less food-focused posts include this one, about my beloved Minneapolis, and this one about my equally adored England and Wales.

Finally, my Grandma’s Welsh Cakes garnered a lovely, quite overwhelming reaction and for that, I love you all.

Thank you for coming here to read what I write and to chat about food with me. Cheers to a delicious 2012!

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Amanda December 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

steak and ale pie made my year! i’ve been looking for a good recipe for many years now and i think my husband nearly shed a tear when i made it! here’s to 2012!

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Angharad January 2, 2012 at 12:05 am

Yes! This makes me so happy. Thanks, Amanda!

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Deanna December 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I loved the British recipes! British food always seems to be the most comforting. Your post on Wales, made me want to move there ASAP.

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Angharad January 2, 2012 at 12:03 am

Aww thanks Deanna, that’s lovely of you to say so. Good to know you enjoy the British recipes – more to come!

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Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It December 29, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I love your blog. Thank YOU for sharing all of your great thoughts and ideas with us. :)

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Angharad January 2, 2012 at 12:02 am

Thanks friend. Love you. xoxo

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Kd December 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Brownies, peanut butter bars, pie, welsh cakes…brain overloaded…must…cook…yummies…now…

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Emily December 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Just stumbled on your site. Gorgeous photos. We visited England this summer for the first time and fell in love. Dying to go back. :)

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Angharad January 2, 2012 at 12:01 am

Hi Emily, thanks for the lovely note. Happy new year!

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Katarina Clapp Tomic January 1, 2012 at 7:08 am

Wonderful food, wonderful pictures, happy new year 2012. Keep it all up! Thanks.

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