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Kalyn’s Kitchen Turns Three Today: Thanks for Reading!

Three years ago I started this blog, a spontaneous decision that changed my life in ways I couldn’t have imagined. Last birthday I shared how Kalyn’s Kitchen got started so I won’t repeat it, except to say I didn’t know what a food blog was at the time, and I’d never owned or used a digital camera. Who would have predicted that three years later I’d be happily and passionately blogging about my kitchen experiments?

As the anniversary approached, I’ve been thinking about what was new this year. I tried agave nectar, Greek Yogurt, sweet potato fries, escarole, roasted radishes, roasted chickpeas and made bread by hand for the first time. I also got more friendly with brussels sprouts, swiss chard, and grilled eggplant, and tarragon joined my herb garden. I fine-tuned how things were organized on the blog, got hooked on del.icio.us and added new recipe archives pages. Weekend Herb Blogging continued to travel, Kalyn’s Kitchen got a Facebook page, and Elise’s fabulous Food Blog Search made it easier to feature recipes from other blogs.

What didn’t change was the continual support I’ve gotten from this very first post to what you see on Kalyn’s Kitchen today. I couldn’t begin to thank everyone who’s helped me, but I do need to thank my brother (the fabulous Rand) and his partner Bradley, who have given me so much creative and technical assistance. I can cook, write up a recipe, and sometimes even take a fairly decent photo, but Kalyn’s Kitchen wouldn’t be what it is without their help.

And finally, I am constantly grateful for my blogging friends and faithful readers who continue to teach me new things and inspire and encourage me in so many ways. Blogging is an interactive process, and the nice comments and e-mails I get from readers and fellow bloggers mean a lot to me. Thanks for continuing to read Kalyn’s Kitchen, and here’s hoping the future will bring us all many more years of new friends, new adventures, and always new flavors to try.

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    68 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Turns Three Today: Thanks for Reading!”

  1. Happy Birthday, “old” friend!!!

  2. Happy BlogBirthday! I do so love “our class” of food bloggers who all started our blogs about the same time three years ago.

  3. Kalyn,
    Congratulations on three fabulous years! You are truly an inspiration to all of us neophyte bloggers, and you continue to teach us so much by your great example.

    Here’s to many more years of Kalyn’s Kitchen!

  4. A thousand congrats! I’m a new reader but happy to have found you and share you passion of learning how to utilize a blog to store and share so much good stuff!


  5. Congratulations!

  6. Happy Blog Birthday Kalyn!
    I’ve bookmarked that roasted tilapia recipe you just made, it looks fantastic!

  7. Happy, happy blogiversary! Thank you so much for setting the bar high, always looking for ways to make your blog more interesting, practical, and attractive for readers — and for challenging the rest of us to do the same. Thank you, too, for being so generous with your wisdom and advice, willingly shared whenever I’ve asked. May Year Four be as much fun for you as we know it will be for us. (and, by the way, I hope that is a sinfully rich cupcake!)

  8. Three years? It doesn’t feel a day over five! (OK. That’s a joke.) You give us way too much credit. Our work is easy compared with what you do and the time you devote to this site. Bravo. And many many more.

  9. Happy third blogaversary! 🙂

  10. You guys are the best! Truly it’s this kind of support and kind words that keep me going with my hectic schedule. Thanks everyone.

  11. Happy Birthday to you!! I am SO glad you keep blogging. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! You do a wonderful job!! Keep up the good work!

  12. Your blog is a treat for readers in so may ways. Happy blog anniversary! I am note sure I mentioned to you that I tried agave nectar thanks to your suggestion and it has become a staple in my kitchen: thank you!

  13. congratulations. kalyn.
    I am new to your place and realize i have missed much. will drop by often.
    thank you for visiting my blog spot and leaving your comments:)

  14. Congrats Kalyn, it’s been only 3 years?

    From the blog layout, posts, photos…it rund like more like a well-oiled, road-tested Cadillac!

  15. Three cheers on your blogiversary and here’s to many more to come!

  16. Hi kalyn,
    Ive been a silent reader of your blog for a while. Thank you for your original and informative posts. Happy third and keep blogging!

  17. Happy Blog Birthday, dear Kalyn – it’s an inspirational daily must-read! (I should have remembered that my day is also your blog’s day:)

  18. Congrats on a great blog! I think it is great that you went from not knowing what a food blog was to having something that is successful and respected. Great job!

  19. Congratulations Kalyn!

    As a regular reader for over 2 years now, I can say that your blog has grown by leaps and bounds. I loved your recipes and ideas from the start, but your photographs just get better and better and really add to the blog. Keep up the good work!

  20. ALL HAIL Kueen Kalyn!!!

    Hand her the Spatula Scepter and enthrone her on the cookbooks of lesser chefs!

    Seriously, thank you thank you thank you for your hard work, your great recipes, and your all-around awesomeness!

    Happy Blogiversary!