celebrating two milestones with cupcakes…


gluten-free chocolate cupcake

Today is a pretty special day. Not only is my baby girl turning six, but the Dalai Lama is celebrating his 77th birthday and this here little blog is turning 2! I'm not going to get all sentimental... but lets just say it's been great. Better than great in fact. When I first started this blog, like motherhood, I had no clue of what I was doing. I had no idea that food would take over my life, my every thought, even more so than when I worked professionally as a chef and I really had no idea how cool it would be to meet so many other (slightly insane, lets admit) fellow food lovers! I've always thought of myself as kinda strange that I'd rather read a good cookbook than a novel, but it's reassuring to know that I am not alone 🙂

Blogging (like motherhood) has taught me that I can survive on very little sleep and still function just fine, that a kind word from a stranger can make ya day and that food really does make everything better. Why else would we all be here eh?

It's been so lovely to have you guys here, truly
xx emm


P.S you can find a very similar recipe to the one I used for these cupcakes here

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    July 6, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Happy Birthing Day Emma! Look at the 2 wonders you have created on this day on various years 🙂
    Your comment about cook books made me laugh visitors ask if I have any 'proper' books to read when they come to stay…you know like a novel? pfft…proper.

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      July 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks love. My Dad would always ask the same question when he came over for a visit… nope just cookbooks/magazine here Dad 😉

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    July 6, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Happy birthday to Miss Six and hip happy blog birthday too! So glad you do what you do! Much love xxx

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    paula @ podandthreepeas
    July 6, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Emm, you make me swoon, those photos !! oh my

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    July 6, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Happy Birthday to your Blog, Daughter and the Dalai Lama!

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    July 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Happy Birthday to your daughter and the blog, Emma! You can be proud of yourself. I always look forward to your posts. Keep up the good work. My blog is turning 3 tomorrow, I am still experimenting with the cake….. if it doesn't turn out, we might just have a pasta salad…. that's the tough life of a food blogger 🙂

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      July 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Oh how cool! Happy blogiversary to you too then! Good luck with the cake xx

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    the good soup
    July 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

    How wonderful Emm! You are an inspiration. Perhaps if I had a 6 year old instead of a nearly 2 year old, I could re-embrace the sleepless life of early motherhood and food blogging as well. Instead, I'm embracing Oliver sleeping through the night (sort of), and sleeping more, blogging less. But as the Dalai Lama would concur, this, too, will pass. Happy Birthdays! xx

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      July 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      My six year old has only just this year started sleeping through the night most nights of the week, so you are doing good! Enjoy your sleep love 🙂

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    Zo @ Two Spoons
    July 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Woohoo, happy birthday both ways! It has been a real pleasure following the blog, and hopefully it's very clear I'm not alone in that though!

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      July 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks Zo xx

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    Treble Tart
    July 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Happy Double Birthday to you and your blog, Emma!! I absolutely LOVE reading your posts — you're one of the first blogs I check every morning! Keep up all the good work! 🙂

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      July 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Oh wow, thanks. That's so sweet.

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    The InTolerant Chef
    July 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

    You are not alone! it's lovely to meet another kindred spirit. I just had my second blogaversary too! It is so much fun, and thankyou for sharing the love with the rest of us 🙂

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      July 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      Happy blogiversary to you too my fellow food lover xx

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    alexandra @ sweet betweents [blog]
    July 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Oh what a happy day! Congratulations on making it two years – I selfishly hope you'll have many more blogging anniversaries ahead as I love the inspiration I get from my darling lemon thyme!

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    July 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I don't often write, but I love this blog and I love following your Pintrest! Thanks for the constant inspiration!

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    Amanda S.
    July 7, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Yah Happy Blog Birthday Emma! I'm so in love with catching up with you via your blog and the inspiration you give me to try new food (or at least think about it!). Finally brought some Kale and making your Kale chips are on my list to do tomorrow! Aroha nui Amanda x

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    Domestic Executive
    July 7, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Congratulations on your blog birthday. Look forward to celebrating many more :o)

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    L & co.
    July 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    This blog is truly a gem.

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    Mairi @ Toast
    July 8, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Happy Blog Birthday Emma! Look forward to reading more & more! 🙂

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    Janet NZ
    July 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Happy birthday all! XO

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    erin @ yummy supper
    July 9, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Emma, happy birthday to your little girl and your blog! I'm so happy to have found My Darling Lemon Thyme. What you do is fabulous!

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    Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes
    July 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I am so in love with the pictures and frosting!

    How in the world did you achieve that stunning color?

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      July 11, 2012 at 6:22 am

      The colour of the frosting? Raspberry puree. Recipes in the link above xx

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    July 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Hi! I found you through your zucchini fritter recipe. I'm planning to make it tonight. Congratulations on your blogaversary. In September, I'll be blogging for five years. It's been an interesting ride.~~Dee

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    EA-The Spicy RD
    July 12, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Happy Birthday to you all!! What a beautiful way to celebrate with that yummy cupcake 🙂

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    July 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    COGRATS MISS EMM!!Been in the garden ,catch up with you soon.Keep up the beautiful work.Look forward to every post,your in my kitchen alot these days,all the summer recipes (aren't i cruel)

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    July 13, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Go you Emma! Yours is one of my favourite blogs, I'm glad you're still doing what you're doing 🙂

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