It has been exactly one year and three days since I wrote my first blog post and shared the first recipe with you. I can hardly believe that my beloved blog is now one year old! Since then, my life has changed so much. This blog has introduced me to a whole new world of cooking and photography. I had no idea how many wonderful friends I would meet and how much I would learn. I could have never imagined how fantastic the food blogosphere is. I still feel like Alice in Wonderland!
It may sounds unbelievable, but I had never been interested in either photography or cooking before I started my blog. Yeah, that is true. I'm not that kind of photographer who first picked up a camera at some very young age. And I think that doesn't make my photography passion less serious. Cook Your Dream was born shortly after I discovered I actually enjoyed cooking. I didn't used to cook because I didn't have to, as P. is a fantastic cook and he always liked cooking a lot. Things have changed when we moved to London two years ago. Many exotic ingredients available almost on our doorstep brought a whole new dimension to cooking for me. I have suddenly started enjoying experimenting with new flavours and dishes. The more I cooked and baked, the more I wanted to share my new passion.
It's been nearly one year since I took my first food photo and I can't stop learning, taking more photos and loving everything about food photography and food styling. I launched my food photography portfolio website two months ago, and last week I got my first photography job in London! Words can't describe how happy and excited I am. If someone had told me one year ago that I would get my own dSLR camera and would love photography so much, I would have just laughed (I got my own point and shoot camera for Christmas in the same year I started this blog, because I didn't want to use P.'s dSLR camera).
One of the most important and fantastic things this past year has brought me are all my blog friends and readers. I had a chance to meet some of them personally and they became my real friends, and for that I'm very happy and grateful. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my readers and I decided to give something away.
I won a Linwoods Cocoa Delight Recipe Development competition recently with my Buckwheat and Flaxseed Berry Crepes recipe and photos and I would like to give one reader a bag of Linwoods Milled Flaxseeds, Cocoa & Berries so you can make my crepes recipe or develop your own new recipe.
This giveaway is open internationally. Entering to win is very easy. Just leave a comment on this post before noon (12:00) on next Thursday the 26th August (GMT).
I will randomly select one winner on Thursday and contact them by email. Please make sure your comment links back to a site where I can contact you or leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win.
I have made slight changes in my blog design to celebrate the anniversary. I've created new navigation menu placed under my logo and most importantly, I have finally added an About page! I also created a Facebook fan page for Cook Your Dream recently. Head over there now and become a fan if you don't want to miss another giveaway which is coming soon!
Peach and buckwheat crumbleMakes 4
50g buckwheat flour
1. Preheat the oven to 180C and butter 4 ramekins.