2011 round up

Saying goodbye to 2011.
A  year which had its share of ups and downs,there was so much I was thankful for and so much I am thankful is over. A year in which I learned so much, some were really difficult lessons yet some were a joy to learn. I grew some,I won some, I lost some, I cried some and laughed some but the thing that I will always remember 2011 for is the fact that it was the year I started my blog in.
 I have met so many amazing people, learned so much, challenged myself to do more, make time for me and for something I love and enjoy and that is something I am and will always be proud of.
Thank you for taking the time to share this journey with me, whether you are a fellow blogger who has inspired me,encouraged me or taught me something new.A wonderful reader who leaves me a comment, or reads silently I want you to know I appreciate every comment and every visit more than I can find words to express.Even if you are someone who is here for the first time. Thank you so much for sharing some of your time with me and I hope you found something you liked and this will be your first but not your last stop at chef in disguise.
I thought the best way to say good bye to 2011 would be to look back at the top 10 posts in 2011  along with a look at a few of the posts that are high on my must try list from other wonderful and talented bloggers.Here are my top ten posts starting with number 10

Potato salad


Chicken shawarma


Cauliflower fritters “mshat”

Next are the recipes high on my must try list.

Tanya’s lentil stew

Just a smidget forest mushroom pasta

Greg’s rosemary and caramelized onion foccacia

Ashley’s French bread

Kristy’s rasberry tart

Cecilia’s John buttermilk pancakes

John’s  Apple Thingamajig

Caroline’s chicken and corn chowder

Linda’s almond extract

Aimee’s tomato basil muffins

 Courtney’s Mint Capped Brownie Cookie Cups

Geni’s Aunt Bette’s Dangerous German Chocolate Cake

Natalie’s Savoury Feta and Pomegranate Cheesecake with Pistachio, Mint and Parsley

Wishing you all a year in which your wildest dreams will come true.