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
and in February, after the massive World Nutella Day roundup, I shared a pasta dish that’s become a staple in our house, Broccolo Romanesco, Roman Cauliflower with Pasta
In March I shared a video I made about Italian gestures and shared that I was writing tech articles for Suzuki Europe, and shared some tips about visiting Portofino
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 September, I continued the Italian wedding spree with a Pugliese wedding in Abruzzo, and I went to Florida for work, making it the first time I visited the US twice in a year since I moved here.
In October I celebrated a birthday with a Chocolate Mousse Cake and visited New York City for a second time (making it visit #3 to the US in one year – wow!)
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)
In December, I shared more about some of my favorite traditions like How to Host a Cookie Swap and my own little Christmas tree, and spent time in Scotland as well as Thailand (photos coming soon!)
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!
Chez Loulou says
You have had a very busy year!
I can’t believe I haven’t seen your podcasts yet. Must get watching! That lobster pasta looks divine.
Will 2011 be as busy?
The Food Hunter says
This is a wonderful look back on your year!
I will check out your podcasts; great year from the looks of it!
Great pics and stories, thanks for sharing. Seems to have been a great year, good on you!
We loved the hand gestures video. So funny…something we see every day but never realize how unique (and entertaining) it is!
Ms. Adventures in Italy says
@Loulou – 2011 will definitely be busy, though I hope with normal work and my own projects – not so many freelance projects :)