Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: A Year in Review

While I was thinking about doing a retrospective of sorts of 2012, I couldn't help but realize what an eventful year it's been for me.  I had a baby, travelled to Europe and El Salvador, hosted my mother-in-law (twice), wrote 50 000 words of a novel in one month, and the list goes on.  I thought it would be fun to repost 12 entries that either highlighted something important that happened in my life this year, or something that I thought was interesting or significant in the world of gluten free living.  A few are simply posts of products or recipes that I really enjoyed or that were popular on the blog that you might have missed.  Click on the title of each entry to read the whole post.  These are posted in no particular order, in case you're wondering why gelato is posted before my new baby :)

As we move into 2013, I wish you and yours Health and Happiness in the year to come. 

And some pretty fine gluten free food too.

1- Gluten Free Gelato in Florence, Italy 
Italy is full of gluten free options, and I was happy to find that one of the country's best tasting desserts is no exception.

2- Welcome, Little One! 
I had another baby!

3- Food Label Changes in Effect 
This one was a huge deal in Canada.  Food labels have been changed for the better. 

4- Blissdom Canada 2012 Recap 
My first blogger  conference, and it was great.  I even got to meet Jian Ghomeshi.  Not too shabby!

5- I Get to be a Master of Something!  
This was seriously one of the proudest moments of my life.

6- Recipe: Gluten Free Meat Lasagne 
This has become a staple in our house.  It's easy to make, freezes well, and everyone loves it.  It's a popular recipe on the blog too, so in case you missed it, here it is again.

7- European Memories 
I took a group of 20 students to Europe in March, lugging my pregnant self around France, Spain and Italy.  The sights were incredible.  These are a few of my favourite shots.

8- Holiday Treat Extravaganza
This was a series of 12 holiday dessert recipes, all posted in one place for your convenience.  Although they were on my Christmas baking list this year, many of these treats would be great any time of the year, like the butter tarts or the cake pops.  There's something for everyone here.

9- Family Trip to El Salvador
We took a trip to celebrate a 90th birthday, a wedding, and Christmas.  And it was great.

10-NaNoWriMo    (I was too busy writing for photos)                                                         
Write 50 000 words in one month?  Sure, why not? 
By the way, I did it!

11- Summertime Fun Round-Up of Posts  
At the beginning of the summer, I did a round-up of warm weather recipes, products and places.  Although it's winter in Canada right now, it's not cold where all my readers live.  If you're someplace warm, perhaps some of these posts will give you some inspiration.  And yes, I'm jealous that you're basking in the sun while I'm looking out at a yard full of snow.

12-Two Years of Blogging! 
A big, fat, thank you to everyone who reads this blog. 
Really, THANK YOU!

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