Today marks the 3rd anniversary for the House of Annie food blog and boy did it come up fast! We originally had plans to do something big and fun to celebrate but since Annie and I were out of town in KL, we didn’t have enough time to work it all out. Oh well; there’s always next month…
A lot has changed in a years’ time! A year ago, we were happily living, eating out and cooking in San Jose, California. The blog was growing, and I think we were beginning to hit our stride and get noticed. We even got a little mainstream press attention when I wrote our memorial to Ryo, the Sushi Man of San Francisco, who was unfortunately killed at the beginning of this year.
An Eventful Year
We got to go to the Fabulous Food Festival and also participated in online blog events such as Grow Your Own and Weekend Herb Blogging. But our biggest, most fun foodie events were throwing the Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 parties at our house. Starting off with the Chinese New Year Cioppino, followed by the Ultimate Rib Showdown, and then the Ultimate Backyard Lu’au, we were excited to not just cook for ourselves but organize larger and larger parties for our friends.
But we hit the brakes when we found out in April that we had to move to Malaysia . It really put a damper on our blogging activities while we prepared for the move. But it also got us excited over the possibilities of blogging from Annie’s homeland.
We arrived in Kuching, Sarawak in August and almost immediately began making friends. We got to know about local foods, local ingredients, and local markets. We even got to do another Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 post, this time focusing on a local delicacy of Sarawak Layer Cakes. And once our kitchen supplies arrived, we started up cooking and baking again!
I really want to thank all you loyal readers who have stuck with us through the ups and downs. And welcome to all the new readers who have joined us this year. Special thanks to those of you who comment regularly – you really bring a smile to our faces by letting us know we’re not just posting into a vacuum but building a virtual community.
There is so much more that we want to do with the House of Annie. More baking, more cooking, more events, more giveaways. There is still the matter of migrating over to our own domain. Let’s see what the next year will bring!