Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Year in review

As the year draws to a close. Time to look back and glance quickly the last 12 months. I sustained pretty much with one post a week! And came a summer break and my blog went in crisis mode for three months :(  Lesson: don't take a long break!
For me, all my posts are Best and Close to my heart. For that reason, I created a typography containing all the title of my posts, that was fun to put together.

Review of 2011

But this year, I have tasted few new fruits

Rambutan

Rambutan: An exotic fruit, imported from Malaysia to India. The look is bit eerie like "hair" but taste exactly like lychee.

Lychee
Lychee

Yellow watermelon: Found in India -Don't know exactly where it comes from, I saw this yellow flesh and freaked out and bought a whole watermelon. It was quiet sweet and pretty of course!

Yellow watermelon

Organic pineapple guava akka Feijoa : Usually organic label will have a heavy price tag. But No, I  found  this one at my local farmers market this month for dollar a pound. The pineapple guava is oval shape and quiet firm not bigger than chicken egg. The flesh and taste is pretty much like guava and the seeds are slightly grainy. The outer skin is very tart and a hint of pineapple smell makes this fruit unusual. Feijoa is definitely different and aromatic!

Pineapple guava

Overall, I balanced baking and cooking. Enjoyed sharing with you and thanks for your inputs.

My goals

*Keep a good pace in blogging (probably the hard part- let me see)
*Participate at least in few Food events
*Feed more my Non Vegetarian category (pretty much dying - I know)

That is already enough to kick start a brand New Year for me!

Sending to Srivalli who enjoy hosting year after year this recap event.


See ya 2011 and Say Hello 2012 :)


21 comments:

Priya said...

I had yellow watermelon long back when we travelled to Taiwan,but never had a chance to taste pineapple guava, Lovely goals,happy 2012 Cham..

LG said...

We get lots of Rambutan and Lychee here. Pineapple Guava is something new to me. Loved the first picture of Recap 11. Have a tasty and delicious new year "Spice-Club" .

Priti said...

Interesting roundup ....hope see more in coming year ..Wish you n family Happy New Year

notyet100 said...

Wish ya great year ahead,..:)

Vaishali said...

Looks like you explored quite a few new foods in 2011, Cham. I don't believe I've eaten yellow watermelon before. It looks so pretty.

maha said...

complete new pics for me..good collection....

wishing u happy new year!!!!!!

Namitha said...

Love lychee. Haven't tasted the other 2 fruits.
Wish you a wonderful 2012 !!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Cute post !! Have a wonderful 2012 Cham !!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy New Year!
Lovely recap...

sra said...

Happy new year, Cham! Have tasted all those fruits except the pinaepple guava.

Sayantani said...

a very happy new year to you and your family Cham.
we used to eat a lot of rambutan in Bangalore. they called it Malaysian Litchi. pineapple guava sounds real exotic. that looks very different too.

Srivalli said...

That's a lovely set of fruits you have tried Cham..very nice reading about the..Glad you joined the fun!..:)

Usha said...

Happy New Year !! Very interesting post, have never seen pineapple guava, sounds unique will look for it in my local farmers market :-)

Sumi said...

Happy New Year :)Trying to find the google connect tab to follow you, Am I missing it somehow...Am not good at FB thats why :(

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I love lyche but yet to explore other fruits...
Wish you a very Happy New Year 2012
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Loved the post. Wishing you and family a very Happy year ahead.

vancouver food bloggista said...

Hopefully it would be a great year for all of us. :)

Harini said...

Happy New Year, Cham! My goal is to blog-hop more often.:)

recipeswap said...

Happy new Year!I'm intrigued by the pineapple guava.

Jaya said...

Never saw pineapple guava..new one ..wish you and yours a very happy new year..hugs and smiles

Cham said...

Sumi: I will add the google connect.