I like the visual recap of my year in pictures (2009’s is here) since I share so many pictures on my site during the year. In 2010, I had a very very very eventful year, and I wasn’t able to share everything on my site, including some of my favorite pictures and some of my trips – they are still sitting on my various hard drives hoping to get picked to be made into a blog post.
So I thought why not just mix in a few new pictures with those I’ve already shared? You’ll have to scroll through the months to spot them.
In January, I prepared for the 4th Annual World Nutella Day (2011’s edition is less than a month away on February 5th!) with a Nutella-mascarpone tart and shared a video I made about spending a weekend in Paris with friends
In April I launched the new all-Italy podcast called Eye on Italy with Michelle from Bleeding Espresso and Jessica from Why Go Italy (28 episodes later, we’re still loving it!) and gave you a look at my huge Easter lunch in Piemonte
In May, it was a bit slow for me (just on the blog though) but I still made some Lobster pasta
In June, it was a reflective month as I shared How Italy has changed my diet in 7 years & 10 Tourist Mistakes when Visiting Italy: Tipping, Tickets, and More, and I spent a lot of time eating strawberries at a sagra delle fragole
In July I revealed the reason for some of my blog delinquency – my new job with Automattic (WordPress.com & more) and I took a brief trip to Puglia and my first work week as a location-independent worker
In August was spent with family & friends in America (I also visited Alaska for the first time), and working, and it was the first month in 5 years I didn’t post something. Sad Christmas. To make up for it, here’s four pics I’ve never published from San Diego (& my beloved Jalapeno cream shrimp enchiladas), and from Alaska
In November I shared my concerns about flavor enhancers & MSG with my post about How to Make Homemade Chicken Stock and I launched a new sub-blog about Life in Italy beyond pretty food & travel photography, called “What I See…at Ms. Adventures in Italy” (it has a separate RSS Feed in case you want to subscribe, too)
All in all, a great year, with a lot of new beginnings. I’ll be sharing some of my Tools, Sites and Statistics as I usually do in another post. Happy New Year!