My friend Camille, from Croque Camille, has tagged me. I've been hit! And, as I await Aid in the ER, I am supposed to share with you Seven posts, each of which must meet certain criteria. It's a blogging retrospective, if you will, and I will attempt to meet the terms of the challenge before I bleed out.
It's actually a really cool Exercise. Often, I just wave goodbye to my posts as I Kick each one out of the nest, never to be seen or even thought about again. But that's not really fair. I have 385 Post Children bobbing along on the Electronic Ocean, and every once in awhile, I should probably check in on them. This exercise gives me the opportunity to do just that. I hope you enjoy!
Most Beautiful: I'm ever-so-pleased with the Glory of my King Cake from Mardi Gras this year. What say you?
Most Popular: Pastry Gems: Pates de Fruits My post on how to make pates de fruits, along with my Selfless Promise to send you whatever formula you want, providing that you're using Boiron purees. It has since been updated with a link to find the full list on the Boiron site, but I generally send at least one person a week one or two of the formulas I have.
Most Helpful: My posts about mixing methods seem to be the most helpful to people, namely The Creaming Method (with bonus video!) and The Muffin Method. But my page on Pastry Methods&Techniques gets a ton of traffic, too. It's an ever-growing listing of all my method&techniques posts.
Post Whose Success Surprised Me: Cool Whip Substitute Originally written as a tongue-in-cheek response to the folks who write to me asking for such a thing. Turns out, lots of folks really don't know that you don't have to use Cool Whip. Now, folks visit all the time, and most leave Thank-You-So-Much-I-Had-No-Idea comments, too.
Post I Feel Didn't Get the Attention It Deserved: Roasted Chicken, Three Ways. Seriously. I spatchcocked a chicken. I roasted it with lemon slices under the breast skin and onion slices under the thigh skin. I ended up with two totally different flavors. I plated Rather Attractively. I also 'Splained how to spatchcock. And then I used the leftovers to make a third meal. And the Hinternets did not care.
Post That I'm Most Proud Of: My series of posts about making Auntie Ev's Plum Pudding. And the fact that my plum pudding story aired on a nationally broadcast radio program. I'm so proud of that, mainly because it helps to keep one of our dearest family traditions alive. Plum Pudding Finale (with links to Parts 1, 2, and 3) Auntie Ev's Plum Pudding on The Story
That was the Funnest! And now, the next part of the Game is for me to tag 5 other folks, so that they have to review their blogs before they bleed out. Kind of a bloodthirsty game, but the whole race-against-the-clock thing makes it that much more exciting.
I don't really want to tag folks, because I don't want you to feel guilty for not wanting to play or On the Spot for being tagged. Honestly, though, this is a great exercise in reacquainting oneself with one's blog and all of your little Post Children, so I encourage any and all of you to give it a try. If you do play the Seven Posts game, please let me know in the comments or just tweet or email it to me and I'll put a link to your post here.
And that's about it for right now. I must make last-minute hurricane preparations. Plus, they're finally calling my name to go into the back.
Have a lovely day!