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Best of Year 2008

>> Wednesday, December 31, 2008

When I checked what's new in IMBB, I read about this event. It's called Best of Year 2008 and is due today. At first I thought not to join, but then I changed my mind. It's only once a year and maybe I'll not able to join next year if there is the second one, so I pull myself together and jot it down now. It's not that hard, only collecting all that I've posted in this blog during the year of 2008.

Though this blog was made in 2007, but I started to use it as my recipe blog since April 2008 after deleting the old one by mistake. Hence, I don't have tons of recipes like others plus I rarely updated this blog lately. It happens because these days I am busy preparing my two projects, one for my study while the other one for my hobby. Funny thing is, the both projects use camera as one of the main equipment. Hope I can finish them on time. Wish me luck!

Let's back to Best of Year 2008's event. It's organized by Srivalli from Cooking 4 all Seasons. She gave us 8 items as hint to start recapping what we did this year.

Below are my version of the lists. To see her items, please click this link.

Top 9 recipes (of the year and best dish of each month):
1. April: Roti Udang Keju Panggang Iniaku (Iniaku Style Baked Shrimp Cheese Bread).
2. May: Udang Saus Padang (Shrimps in Hot and Spicy Sauce).
3. June: Sambel Mangga (Mango Chili Paste).
4. July: Ayam Suwir Rica-Rica (Hot and Spicy Shredded Chicken).
5. August: Asem-Asem Buncis Ibu (Mom Style Sweet and Sour Bean Stew).
6. September: Agar-Agar Santan (Coconut Milk Pudding).
7. October: Donauwelle.
8. November: Martabak Manis (Indonesian Style Sweet Thick Pancake).
9. December: Gulai Cancang Kambing (West Sumatran Lamb Curry).

Best recipe prepared from other blogs:
Pindang Iga (Beef Rib Pindang). The recipe I got from the late Rurie, a kindhearted woman who died of cancer last August.

Best Meal of the year:
Ayam Panggang Madu Lada Hitam (Black Pepper Honey Chicken BBQ). A what so called master piece recipe I created back in 2004. It has been tried and tested by lots of my friends in Germany and around the world (through the web).

New things discovered in the year (can include anything related to cooking):
Experience the feeling of being a homemade bakery while one of my friend asked me to make her martabak manis for her birthday.

My food photo were published twice in one of leading Indonesian news paper. First, it published without my permission, then they re-published under the normal condition between publisher and food photographer.

Best picture for each month:

Two of the photographs above got a badge from DMBLGIT.

New blog discovered:
Culinarty - The Art of Microwave Baking. A blog that has inspired me to concoct new recipe every month and a blog that has made me meet a new dear friend, Lore.

Cooking resolutions for the Year 2009:
I want to learn cake decorating and concoct more recipes.

Yay! I'm done!
Srivalli, thanks for organizing this awesome event.

Before I forgot, I would like to say:

Wish you a happy and healthy new year!


Lore December 31, 2008 at 2:44 PM  

I loved seeing your photos again, You are very talented and I know you'll do great on both your projects!!!
Thank you so much for your kind words, they touched my heart :)
Happy New Year Sefa :D

Kitchen Flavours December 31, 2008 at 6:51 PM  

Wow awesome. Looks like food calender. Happy New year to you dear.

Ti January 3, 2009 at 8:08 AM  

Happy New year Mba Sefa.

Srivalli January 4, 2009 at 12:39 AM  

That sure is so lovely post..all your pictures are so lively!..

Wish you a great year and best of luck for your projects!

Arundhuti January 4, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

Lovely delicious recipes!

Retno Prihadana January 5, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

Top deh sefa..fotonya makin heboh deh pokoknya, two thumbs!

Abby January 7, 2009 at 4:52 AM  

semoga tahun baru makin sukses Fa..
top buat poto2nya..:)

eliza January 7, 2009 at 5:09 AM  

hayo ikutan Fa. selamat buat DMBLGIT yah!

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