500th Post on the Vintage Mixer

Written by Becky
Getting older doesn’t bother me much, I enjoy the wisdom gained, the deeper relationships, the occasional sun spots, and all of the memories made, but when I saw that the blog was almost to its 500th post, I kind of freaked out.  I’ve been blogging for quite a while now. What started as a travel blog to document a few of my trips overseas, ending up spinning into a recipe blog and a resource blog for locals in Salt Lake. Of the many things I hoped to accomplish with the blog, only a few came to fruition, BUT so much more that I didn’t intend has bloomed because of this blog.
Famous Sourdough Pancakes with blackberries from Silver Fork Lodge


People. For one, I’ve met several people I would have never known before blogging, several of which live in the same city as me.  A cookie lover, a baking expert, a wise and healthy home cooka food critic, a vegan lush, and even someone who lives just around the block from me, plus so many more.  The people I’ve met have to be the best part of blogging. This is something that I honestly didn’t set out for but is by far the best surprise of blogging.

Perfectly ripe peaches ready to be made into peach jam

Photography.  A new love for photography and food photography spurred because of this blog. I’ve taken pictures in restaurants, of meals, of decadent desserts, and I continue to be challenged and inspired to take better photos. To me, food photography displays the natural beauty of the creativity God displays through the produce and ingredients that are available to us, from bright red heirloom tomatoes to dark chocolate.

Balsamic Tomatoes and Mozzarella over Smoked Pork at The Metropolitan

Food and Community. I will admit, through blogging, I’ve had some delicious meals that I would not have had otherwise, some unforgettable flavors surrounding a table of unforgettable company. I have tried foods I never thought I would have tried, like foie gras or oysters, and I’ve fallen in love with foods I didn’t even know about before like Cioppino. The people surrounding each meal have taught me so much. I am looking forward to more richness surrounding our dinner table in the future.


Stacks of Cookbooks from a Restaurant in Breckenridge, Colorado

Knowledge. I started food blogging with desire to learn and only a few tools in my toolbox. Though I have learned a lot I’m sure its only a glimmer of what’s ahead. Though I am now familiar with yuzu fruit,  I still often mispronounce gnocchi.

sign at Tony Caputo’s Market

Recipe Reserve. A huge bonus to food blogging is having all of your favorite recipes stockpiled for quick access.  I’ve been known to refer back to my own blog even by cell phone access to prepare a meal while away from home.

A few of my favorite posts:
A Road Trip to Undiscovered Southern Utah
Carol’s White Bean Chicken Chili and a Story of Babysitting
My Grandma’s Boots
A Trip to San Francisco with My Mom
Sicilian Fisherman Stew for a Rainy Day
Lemon Loaf from a London Bakery
Baking My First Wedding Cake
My Grandmother’s Chess Pie
Best Blueberry Muffins
Dog Friendly Dining in Salt Lake
A Beautiful Experience at Silver Fork Lodge
Cross Cultural Dining at Chanon Thai
Homemade Dog Biscuits and Henry’s First Birthday
A Guide to One of My Favorite Cities: Portland

Almond Torte

A few posts from my humble blogging beginnings: (for a good laugh I hope)
Oatmeal Brulee- very sad photo but I promise the recipe is good!
My trip to Athens Greece- a crazy conglomerate of not so great photos.
Snow Balls- another pretty disgusting looking food photo. Don’t judge me…food photography is hard!

Comments (18)

  1. Congratulations! 500 posts is really impressive. I loved seeing the growth in your posts from your first photos to your gorgeous photos now. I still need to try that Chess pie. Thank you so much for the sweet reference. Not sure it's true, but I do know I've been blessed to know you.

  2. 500 posts! Congrats! That is quite the accomplishment. I really enjoyed this post. It has amazed me what has come about because of my blog– what I have learned and what has opened up to me because of it. And the people I've met! That may be my most favorite happy consequence.

    I hope to keep following you here on this blog for a long time to come!

  3. 500 posts! Congrats! That is quite the accomplishment. I really enjoyed this post. It has amazed me what has come about because of my blog– what I have learned and what has opened up to me because of it. And the people I've met! That may be my most favorite happy consequence.

    I hope to keep following you here on this blog for a long time to come!

  4. Food photography IS hard! I think yours is perfectly lovely these days, though, and how fun to celebrate this blogging milestone.

  5. Thanks for all of the kind words! It's pretty crazy that I've been blogging this long but I enjoy it and as long as I do then I'll keep with it :)

  6. Congrats Congrats Congrats! You have such a wonderful blog and I love the story of the evolution! I look forward to 500 more!

  7. Congratulations, Becky! You have so much to be proud of with your blog. It is always a joy to read your posts and I love you even more in person.

  8. Congrats! Your blog is wonderful and I feel so glad to have met you. You have a wonderful perspective on food and culture and I enjoy reading your posts. Keep up the awesomeness!

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