Friday, July 6, 2012

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


cupcake 

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

29 comments:

  1. 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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    1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Emm, you make me swoon, those photos !! oh my

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

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

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  6. 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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    1. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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    1. Happy blogiversary to you too my fellow food lover xx

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Congratulations on your blog birthday. Look forward to celebrating many more :o)

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  14. This blog is truly a gem.

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  15. Happy Blog Birthday Emma! Look forward to reading more & more! :)

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  16. 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!
    xo
    E

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  17. I am so in love with the pictures and frosting!

    How in the world did you achieve that stunning color?

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

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  18. 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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  19. Happy Birthday to you all!! What a beautiful way to celebrate with that yummy cupcake :-)

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  20. 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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  21. 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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