2012 – A retrospective…

2012 has been an eventful year for me as well as for ‘Oh Taste n See’. Although I have been inactive on my space for more than 3 months in the latter part of the year, I am happy to say this blog baby has done pretty well for itself. There have been 180,000 views in 2012. The number of views per month keep trending up consistently and if that graph were that of stock prices, I would be riiich… ūüôā People from over 175 countries have visited this blog and the busiest day of the year was November 11th with 824 views.

Although I claim ‘mea culpa’ for not having posted as much as I could this year, I was surprised when the WordPress stats told me that I had done 47 new posts this year, growing the total archive of posts on OTNS to 409 posts. This is not even half of what I had blogged in 2011 which was 105 posts, but still a feat nonetheless.

Here are the ‘Top 5’ posts of 2012:

Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Nutella/Jelly

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These peanut butter cookies were so easy to make and photographed beautifully too. One of the most memorable posts of the year for me, and I’m glad it turned out to be a viewers favorite as well.

Homemade Strawberry Jam(no pectin)

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This post is one of my long term food wish list – fulfilled. It was to try my hand at jam making at home. And it is delicious and so easy too. The joy is to have the warm spread on a slice of bread. Yum!

Low Fat Sugar Free Black Bean Brownies

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Although the above two posts are all about sweet somethings, the significant thing I accomplished this year was to take on the ‘South Beach Diet’. It not only helped me lose weight, but it helped me discover that food can be tasty and of variety even when dieting. I wont lie to say I stuck to the diet all year long. There have been ups and downs, and given new year resolutions are in season, I am in the up side and back on the SBD wagon now. You will see a lot more SBD friendly recipes on my blog in 2013 as well.

Quinoa Idly with Spciy Red Pepper Kuzhambu

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A really healthy breakfast dish, loaded with protein, paired with a spicy kuzhambu. A dish I am proud to have come up with myself, and the combination too. If there was one recipe in this list, that is my favorite, I would pick this. And turns out it is a favorite of so many other people as well.

Microwave Masala Peanuts

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A quick, easy, crunchy munchy snack. And very satisfying too. I am surprised this features as one of the top 5 posts. It looks like people like simple and satisfying. ūüôā

Thank You!!!
I want to say a big ‘THANKS’ to all the people who visit, comment and refer to this blog and also spread the word among their friends. I also want to say a special thanks to fellow food bloggers who acknowledge me as one among them, offer their appreciation, comments and suggestions.

A special mention goes to Krithi of Krithi’s kitchen, my dear friend and co-host of ‘Serve it’ Series, that successfully ran the course of 2012 and has come to closure. She has been a great support in my blogging efforts and has essentially been the force behind the event creation for each month. I was a mere supporter and consultant and I want to thank her for that. And, speaking of the ‘Serve it Series’, I would like to thank each and everyone of our fellow bloggers who have been instrumental to have this event a success. Thanks for all the delicious recipes you have submitted. Several of them have been bookmarked and I promise to try them soon.

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