When I woke up today, I certainly didn’t expect to see a text from my friend and blogging partner in crime, Kelly, saying that we had won silver and bronze for Best Local Food Blog in this year’s Coast Best of Food awards. I was thoroughly honoured just to be among the nominees but to win second place? I honestly didn’t see that coming.
It has been almost three years since I started this adventure and everyday it somehow becomes more exciting. There’s the event invites, the product offers, the cookbook reviews, the new blogging friendships. I even did a little food consulting. But, more importantly, there’s you. You who come for recipes, to find out where to have dinner or to simply follow along on this delicious journey. You are the reason my passion continues to grow. If I can get but one of you excited about cooking or eating at a local restaurant or exploring our incredible Nova Scotia bounty, then all those hours writing and editing and photographing means something. It means it’s all worth it.
So, to you I say thank you. Thank you for taking the time to vote and for your continued support on this wild ride called eathalifax. These past few months, especially with the Food Bloggers of Canada conference and the establishment of Halifax Food Bloggers, have been nothing short of amazing. Now with the confirmed support of my community, the fire is burning even brighter. So, it is with great excitement, I announce that I’m working on redesigning a whole new eathalifax. Expect a slick new look and exciting new content. But don’t worry, there will still be recipes (hopefully a load of new recipes) plus reviews of all the best spots in town.
I’d say this calls for a toast don’t you?
When I’m looking to celebrate, our DIY bar is the first place to start. Lately, we’ve become rather obsessed with cocktails. Not the sugar laden ones of our university days, but the real deal. My palate that once would have cringed at the thought of a drink with a mere 1 ounce of juice now welcomes the freshness that comes with fresh squeezed citrus and good quality alcohol. In fact, I’ve learned so much about cocktails that imbibing will certainly be part of that new content I mentioned. Excited yet?
Lemongrass & Mint Daiquiri