Top 12 Recipes of 2012

December 30, 2012

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Hello dear friends. Thanks to all of you who have emailed me to ask where on earth I am these days and why so quiet. Thanks as well to those of you reading anyway, despite my prolonged absence(s) this year.

I made some dietary changes towards the end of this year that meant I had to spend a lot of mental energy thinking about food. So much so, that I wasn’t really baking or cooking new dishes. Instead I was just focusing hard on what I could (and couldn’t) eat. All that mental energy didn’t leave me with much desire to create new things here.

I’ve been baking a lot of cookies over the holidays (Nigella’s Christmas Chocolate biscuits and these Ottolenghi Cranberry and White Chocolate biscuits to be precise) and it’s been a lovely reminder of how much I enjoy baking. I’ve missed it, actually.

I’m a nostalgic soul and love to reminiscence, especially at the end of the year when there’s so much to look forward to but also a lot of good stuff to remember fondly. Here are the 12 most popular recipes from this site in 2012:

12. Meyer Lemon Cake
11. No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
10. Savoury Cheddar-Chive Waffles
9. Meyer Lemon Curd
8. Earl Grey Chocolate Cake
7. Buckwheat Pancakes
6. Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad
5. Salted Chocolate Nutella Cookies
4. Warm Spiced Breakfast Quinoa
3. Victoria Sponge Cake with Lemon Curd
2. Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam
1. Steak and Ale Pie

For whatever reason you got here, I’m glad you came and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about or making some of these recipes this year. Cheers to a wonderful year ahead!

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Amanda December 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Glad you took time to enjoy yourself over the holidays. I loved following your journey in England. I have to get there someday! Were you able to figure out what was causing you issues after eliminating certain foods?

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Angharad January 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

It’s an ongoing process and things are not yet clear unfortunately..I’ll get there! Thanks for asking Amanda!

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Kate December 30, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I’m making the roasted veggie & rocket salad tonight!

Also, the cake and curd look amazing, as does the breakfast quinoa! Love this blog!!

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Angharad January 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Thanks so much for the enthusiasm, Kate. What a lovely comment :)

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Kathryn January 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Happy new year Angharad, I hope 2013 brings you much deliciousness!

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Angharad January 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Thanks Kathryn! Same to you!

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Amanda January 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm

dietary changes are hard! at the end of the year we went gluten and dairy free for my son. wow! its been kinda tough! i havnt been able to check out your site much lately, but i have missed reading it – looking forward to catching up with it and maybe using it to be inspired again but with the twist of a gluten and dairy free kind of way! cheers to a new year! :)

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Christina March 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Just found your FB page via Quite Peckish, then your blog (obviously!) and wanted to say “hi!” I’m from Scotland, living in LA now, so I love what I’ve seen on your blog so far, and look forward to following along on FB and Twitter etc. :) Have to say I am SO hungry for sponge cake and scones now after seeing yours!!! xx Christina @ Christina’s Cucina

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Angharad March 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

Hi Christina! I’m glad you found me; it’s always fun to discover other Brits living in the U.S.!

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