I have been so slacky in blogging as of late, if you haven't already been able to tell! August is always an off month for me, but I promise to be much better this September!
My main slice Trix, who you remember from this post, tagged me in a super fun "challenge," so to speak. I am to pick seven posts to re-share with you, but not just any seven posts. I am to pick a post to follow each of these superlatives: beautiful, overlooked, helpful, successful, popular, controversial, and one that is a source of personal pride.
Boy, oh boy. This was seriously difficult, but here goes nothin'.
1. Beautiful. I think my Salmon and Pesto Flatbread was my most beautiful. I was so lucky that the lighting that day was just right and that the colors of the flatbread came out just so. Minimal editing took place here: I only cropped this photo. What I was most excited about this dish was that it tasted as good as it looked.
2. Overlooked. This was a hard one to pick because it all seems so relative. What one person sees as overlooked may not be viewed as being overlooked by another, especially taking into account the posts from when I was just in the beginning of my blogging career. My Sage, Brown Butter, and Walnut Mashed Cauliflower recipe I was totally pumped about, but it didn't get as much overall love as I had hoped:
3. Helpful. I recently did a post on Food Blogging and the tips that I have picked up along the way. I think, of all of my posts, it was the most helpful. Although, it does not appeal to the person simply looking for recipes and cooking tips, just to the other food bloggers out there, I still see it as the most helpful of the lot:
4. Successful. One of my most successful posts was my jumping on the Meatloaf Cupcake with Mashed Potato Frosting train. It still receives a lot of hits to this day!:
5. Popular. I have four posts that could have fallen under the most popular had I gone by the amount of hits it received, as they were around the same number. But, I had decided to take it a bit further to narrow it down to one lucky winner. I decided to go for the post with the most traffic that was either sited or re-posted the most/or made it on the most food porn websites (ie. FoodGawker, TasteSpotting, Photograzing, etc). And the winner there was my Garden Fresh Salsa post:
6. Controversial. Surprisingly, the most controversial was my Apple and Cheddar Ice Cream that I did for a Cabot Cheese Challenge. I had the most doubters over this one! I converted many of the doubters with a simple taste of the creamy goodness that was ice cream. I cannot wait to make it again:
7. One of which I am most proud. I think the post that I am most proud of is the one about the Greek Galette, simply because this post truly marked the start of my real experimentation with food and thinking outside of the box:
Hopefully I picked the right ones! This was very difficult. What do you think? Did I pick any of the wrong ones?