Best of 2015

Hello everyone,

It has been one fabulous year of food for me, with so many tasty memories! From my Indian cooking class, to my French cooking series, to camping food and some excellent barbecues, I’ve truly been spoiled in 2015. I wonder how I haven’t doubled in weight…

To bring in the new year, I thought I would share my favourite posts of the year with you!  Here are my top 7, just because I think they all deserve to be in the top 5! They are listed below in chronological order:

Plate

  1. Garam Masala Spice Blend and Indian Cooking Class

As an anniversary gift, John surprised me with an Indian cooking class hosted by my fellow blogger Michelle Peter-Jones. In her kitchen, the three of us had a blast making some of the best Indian food I have ever eaten.

Beurre Blanc with Halibut

  1. Julie, Julie & Julia – The French Cooking Chronicles: Beurre Blanc

Julie & Julia is a movie about a writer named Julie who decides to cook every recipe in Julia Childs’ cookbook,  and blog about it! The film follows Julie’s cooking escapades as well as the life of Julia Childs. As a blogger named Julie, I was inspired to do my own French cooking. This beurre blanc is the third installment of my four part series document my French cooking adventures, a recipe to die for!

Khao Soi

  1. Thailand Part 2: Chiang Mai and Khao Soi

John and I travelled to Thailand this year, a trip that inspired my three part Thailand blog series. This installment has to be my favourite. Not only does the post document some of our adventures in Chiang Mai, but khao soi is a delicious curry soup native to Northern Thai cuisine. Elephants, temples and food all come together in this post.

Poppers 2

  1. Campfire Roasted Thai Sweet Chili Jalapeno Poppers

I had a dream to make Jalapeno poppers. John improved my dream by wrapping them in bacon and roasting them over the campfire in Squamish BC. Enough said. Try these and you too will find yourself dreaming about them!

Burrito

  1. Vegetarian Sweet Potato Burritos

This recipe has to be one of my favourite vegetarian creations. The key is the sweet potatoes cooked in cinnamon, brown sugar and butter. Trust me, you won’t even miss the meat!Blue Spring

  1. Yellowstone National Park, The End of The World, and Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinegar and Foil

Ok, I admit it. I went a little overboard in this post. Yes, I think I did a fine job documenting my trip with my mom to Yellowstone National Park. Yes, the mushrooms are a nice addition to my camping recipes. But if you’re in a mood for some non-food related reading, please see my essay about Yellowstone’s supervolcano and the end of the world at the bottom of this post! Yeah, I got a little geeky this time.

Buffalo Wings with Sauce

  1. John’s Buffalo Sauce and Chicken Wings

Whenever John busts out the deep fryer, magical things happen. This time, he made homemade buffalo sauce.

I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I enjoyed writing (and eating) them!

Happy new year, and I wish you a tasty 2016!

Julie

 

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