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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

blogging birthday...


It has come to my attention that it will be my blogs birthday in a couple of days. So happy birthday blog! Strangely enough as an unexpected side-effect I have made a lot of new friends through blogging many of whom I have met in person, many more I hope to meet soon.

I didn't really know what I was getting into when I started this blog of mine or how addictive and compelling it can be. I've been bitten by the photography bug and have seen my hits grow from a handful to over 20,000 a month. Lately I have even been offered gainful employ as the food writer for my local paper.

So to celebrate my blogging birthday here are some pictures of a lovely meal I had tonight at Lisloughrey Lodge - which will be reviewed in next weeks paper in my new role as a grown up food writer. Thank you little blog and a happy birthday to you.

A tiny bon-bon of  black pudding and chocolate in a sticky pomegranate vinaigrette.

A chicken liver pate 'lolly' in a nut crust with a rhubarb jelly

Turf smoked scallops - with sea vegetables.

A little soup - delicately spiced squash 

Marmalade crusted ham on a bed of pea porridge

Monk fish tail, black pudding, asparagus.

A tiny but perfect berry jelly, with an orange custard atop!

A deep chocolate tart with indian spices.

Lemon and yogurt pannacotta with an elderflower ice-cream.

19 comments:

  1. Wow, Amee, and Wow, again! Happy birthday to your blog :) Your photographs are simply stunning. Good luck with your new venture xx

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  2. Thank you kindly Colette, one of the nice friends I will be meeting very soon :)

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  3. Will you be writing for the advertiser? Yay! Congrats! I can't wait to be seeing your photographs every Thursday!

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    1. Yes I will! I will have one loyal reader at least then, thank you Angelica :)

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  4. Happy blog birthday my friend! I do hope we will get to meet soon, don't forget I still owe you an Indian cookery class! :-D x x x

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    1. Thanks K. I have not forgotten and am looking forward to it when I get the chance - hopefully over the summer :)

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  5. Happy blog birthday! What an exciting year it's been for you and congratulations on the new gig. Stunning photos too!

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    1. Thanks Katryn - we are nearly as old as each other I think in blog years - are they like dog years I wonder?

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  6. Well done, Amee; it's good to see blogging bring such happy results! The meals in Lisloughrey were not a patch on your lovely photos when I was there a few years ago: time for me to go back and try them out again - see how influential you are too?

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    1. A new chef Mise - and a good one.

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  7. Huge congratulations on your blog birthday! Can't believe it's only been a year :-)

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  8. Happy Birthday to your blog! I am so pleased that it has lead on to bigger things for you and I imagine you will now become a great food writer and photographer for many magazines and papers. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Laura and certainly Jay Rayner should be quaking in his boots. Nothing can stop me now :)

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    2. Happy blog birthday, and congratulations on your new role as a food writer for the paper. Hopefully get to meet you in person some time. Well done on a great years blogging. Vicky

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  9. Amazing photos and a great blog thanks Rosemarie

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  10. Those turf smoked scallops sound amazing. How smokey were they? I presume it was pretty delicate so it didn't overpower the scallop.

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    1. Ever so barely smokey - but with a distinctive 'peaty' smokiness and yes, they were amazing!

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  11. Can't believe I missed your birthday .... WOW - what a way to celebrate! LOVE the photos Amee. Just stunning xx

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