Look at the title of this post and you’ll know what. Hehe.
My blog turned 1 on Sunday! YAY! Peanut Butter & Ellie’s next goal is to learn how to walk. Just kidding. But wouldn’t it be cool to see blogs walk? Or computers? Maybe in the future! You could have a robot blog or robot computer (there are probably robot computers right now! Actually, I think robots are computers.)
Back to the blogiversary.
One year ago yesterday I created a WordPress account and started this lil’ bloggie. I’ve published 92 posts (including this one). Click here to see my first post and my first food sharing post and you can see how far I’ve come, both in writing and photography!
One of the first recipes I shared was this “Fancy Stir-Fry.” I photographed it inside when it was raining (bad lighting), so I used flash (bad idea). Now I know that you shouldn’t use flash in food photography because it makes pictures wayyy too overexposed!
Compare it to my most recent post, “Caramel Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream,” and hopefully you will see an improvement in my photography!
Guess who also had a birthday!? Me. I turned 17 (!!!!!) on Saturday (Sept. 5).
I HAVE to mention the treats I tasted since this IS a food blog after all! I had vegan cupcakes from a local bakery for a pre-birthday celebration with my grandparents AND I made a hummingbird cake for my actual birthday (recipe is linked). The cupcakes were matcha (chocolate cupcake with green tea frosting), double chocolate, pistachio (chocolate cupcake + vanilla frosting + pistachios), and peanut butter & jelly (chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and a jam swirl)! A hummingbird cake is a spice cake made with bananas, walnuts, and pineapple. It is deeeeelicious. I frosted mine with this buttercream frosting (linked, I used 1 cup Earth Balance instead of ½ cup shortening and ½ cup butter).
Also, tomorrow I start my FINAL YEAR of high school! Where has the time gone!?!!???
Anyway, I just wanted to give you a little update on life as of late. I’m hoping to spend a lot of time crafting in the kitchen this fall! It will be a great break from college applications.
If you have a blog, when is your blogiversary? How old is your blog? Also, is anyone else doing college apps right now?