I’ve been catching up on blog reading this lazy January weekend, and in reading a few other people’s top 10 of 2014 lists, I realized that I had never published my own. Since I was curious as to what they were, I decided to dig into my stats and find out. And I was happy with what I found: some canning & preserving, some DIY, some healthy vegetable dishes and fat-laden bacon-y treats. All in all, a healthy mix of topics were a hit this year: bravo you!
Thanks, as always, for making the trip with me through the year. It wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without you. Here’s to a happy & healthy 2015, everyone!
10. Leftover Love: Slow-Roasted Chipotle Beef
The Leftover Love series was a big hit early in the year last year, with lots of folks telling me they were inspired to see leftovers in a new light. If I could have one food wish for 2015? It would be the Year We Learn to Love the Leftover.
9. On the tyranny of homemade
This random musing, about the various (and sometimes wacky) reasons we do, or don’t, make the things we do, resonated with a lot of you.
8. Curried Yellow Tomato Chutney
I’m still hoarding my small stash. And now dreaming of summer tomatoes….
7. Ramp & White Bean Fritters with Sriracha-Marmalade Sauce
It was the sauce that pulled people into this one.
6. DIY Walnut Countertop Compost Bin
I still love it. Every day.
5. Meyer Lemon Rosemary Mac & Cheese
Citrusy, herby mac & cheese. What’s not to love?
4. Traveler’s Vegetable Curry
An easy veg curry, inspired by one I made in Brazil.
3. Barbecue Chicken Tacos
A Use It or Lose It! classic, breathing new life into leftover, dried-out chicken breast via a long, slow braise in barbecue sauce.
2. Bacon Cheddar Biscuits
Need I say more?
1. Candied Fennel Stalks + Fennel Frond Salt
This one made the rounds on Pinterest, and I’m pretty thrilled that something so esoteric, and “root-to-stem” cookish, is #1 on the blog this year.