The start of a new year is always a time for reflection on the past, and hope for the opportunities yet to come. This year my family starts with some setbacks, but I am optimistic that the future will be bright despite the hurdles before us.
Although this blog was “born” in 2009, last year was my first full year blogging. Sometimes I did a better job than others. Posting regularly was a challenge for me at times but I hope to have a better go of it this year. I’m not going to resolve to post daily or even weekly, but I think that posting more frequently is a good goal, as ambiguous as it is. Challenges like the Spice Rack Challenge with its required monthly posts and the Dark Days Challenge with bi-monthly posts until April will help me stay motivated, but so will various things on my 101 in 1001 list (which I fully intend to complete).
But, as a farewell to the year gone by I present:
The Top Ten Posts of 2010
- Homemade Fabric Softener
- 28 Day Challenge Final Results
- June Can Jam~ Herbed Strawberry-Balsamic Jam
- Crusty Round Loaves of Homemade Bread
- How I Made Homemade Soap (and Didn’t Screw it up)
- Lavender’s Blue . . . (April Can Jam)
- How to Make Your Own Soap (Concluded)
- Homemade Laundry Detergent
- Everything but Apple Jacks?
- Can Jam Challenge Round Three ~ Jerked Onion
I was surprised that some of the posts made the list, but in general I wasn’t. This blog is (mostly) about me getting back to slower times, cooking and cleaning in a way that is more sustainable. So I shouldn’t be surprised that most of the posts on the list are in that vein: recipes for homemade food, instructions for preserving your harvests and recipes for cleaning in a more gentle manner.
And, I was glad to see my three favorite canning recipes make the list!
Happy New Year,