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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. I am so late to this party- but you know I love love love you! Sending warmest wishes and kudos for all your hard work on this blog- and for being the Goddess of South Beach (and so much more!) xoxo

  2. Happy blogversary, Kalyn, and wishing you many more.

  3. Happy Birthday to your blog! Wishing you many more wonderful successes!

  4. Happy 3rd Blog Birthday, Kalyn! Am enjoying reading every word thus far. Can’t wait for more.. 🙂

  5. A very happy and wonderful thing happened when you jumped in here and opened Kalyn’s Kitchen. I’ll always be glad you did.
    Happy Blogiversary!

  6. Happy, Happy Birthday…. And many more…
    Doesn’t seem possible, does it?
    And hard to imagine life without it, as well…

  7. Congratulations Kalyn and happy blog-birthday! You consistently do a wonderful job with the site – keep up the good work.

  8. You’re an inspiration Kalyn!
    Huge congratulations and best wishes, so looking forward to the next 3!!
    Happy Happy B-Day!!

  9. CONGRATULATIONS KALYN!!!!
    work very well done, I love it
    Sao Diniz

  10. Happy Bloggy Birthday and many happy returns!

  11. Happy Birthday, Kalyn. You are a cookin’ DIVA for sure. Your site is a MECCA for many that run from my ‘humble’ site to yours.

  12. Happy blog birthday!

  13. Hurrah! Happy Blogday! 🙂

  14. Happy Birthday! My entire family adores your recipes! Thanks for 3 years of hard work.

  15. Bravo!!! Thank you for all the goodies you’ve shared with us. I’m looking forward to at least 3 more years!

  16. Congrats! Kalyn’s Kitchen is one of the pleasures of my day.

  17. CONGRATS!! My blog isn’t even a year old, so I have such respect for your amazing efforts. Thanks for sharing with us :).

  18. Happy anniversary! I was so lucky to meet you at BlogHer and have used many of your recipes since then. There’s a reason this particular KITCHEN is so popular – a gifted writer, share-er and cook. Thanks for sharing it all with us – here’s to many anniversaries to come!

  19. Happy third birthday! Keep up with the great work!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  20. Happy belated blog birthday, dear Kalyn!!!