Can you believe it’s been TEN years already?! Well, ten years and four days to be exact. I never manage to blog on the exact day anymore and this year was no exception, but hey, at least I remembered! I was going to bake something more spectacular since after all, it is my 10th blog birthday. To be completely honest I haven’t baked in months so even making a simple pavlova like this was a bit of a struggle (and it was like, the hottest day so far this summer!).
It’s been good to take a little break from baking and social media. The past 10 years have been so much about work and constantly updating that I needed it. I’m trying to focus on real life right now and doing meaningful work, being a little healthier overall, being present and meeting friends – something I’ve neglected over the past few years. Not only because of work but also because I’m an introvert and I go into hermit mode more often than I’d like. Hehe.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love baking and blogging and goodness, I have learnt and grown so much over these years! I’ll of coursee continue to bake and post recipes here – but I might add some other things too, like my previous post about camera gear. It just feels.. right! After all, photography is a huge part of this blog. And I always want to hear what you guys think, I already got some awesome suggestions in the last post but I’d love to hear more! Let me know in the comments 🙂
Yes. Keep up the good work. Your photos are wonderful and I enjoyed the post on photography. Can you share your secrets of how you post on Instagram and if you use an editing program? I used to take photos on my Canon Rebel, download them to my Mac, edit and post. But I am finding it too cumbersome. Do you use your phone???? Grazie mille.
Hey, these photos are aaamazing as usual XD…
do you make use of natural light or do you do these photos in studio??
would be interested to know as i love the style of all your photos because of the effective lighting!!
Patry from Sabores y Momentos says
Congratulation darling!!! 10 years of magic, inspiring us with your great recipes and gorgeous images… Wish you a beautiful celebration and many more magic years of blogging to come!!
Lots of love
Steve HO says
Happy 10th anniversary to your blog , Linda.
Hope your break will bring you more inspiration for the future. It’s always a pleasure to come and read you… I know I always say so but I really mean it.
Christa Litjens says
Happy Blog-Birthday Linda, from the Netherlands! What a lovely post and the Pavlova looks stunning! Will try to make this, but not sure if I can get those lovely Strawberries! Time to put some in my garden!
Thais FK says
Happy blogiversary dear Linda!
Can’t believe it has really been that long already! It has been such a pleasure follow your journey all these years, bake your recipes and learn so much from you.
Here’s to many years to come!
Congrats Linda!!! Ten years, four books, I have it all (five counting “My sweet Kitchen”, which I got too). I guess it must be overwhelming, so many pics, and sweets, recipes and knwoledge, and sharing something new all the time… I guess you would need a break! Every time you share a recipe, I run to see your blog, only for reading you. I admire you so much, not only your work, also your sensibility, the true behind your pics, the emotions hiden beneath them. I love what you do and your posts are special to me, I’ve miss you this months and I’ve enjoyed this beautiful pavlova!!! Simple treats are cool, easy peasy, gorgeus like this and delicious aswell! XOXO
Silvie / Citronelle and Cardamome says
This summer pavlova is amazing. Is one of my favorite desserts. You couldn’t make a better treat than this beautiful pavlova to celebrate your ten years of blogging. Congratulations for all your successful accomplishments well deserved. Have a lovely day. Silvie
Congratulations with your 10th blog birthday. Love your style of photography.
I adore your blog. The photos are beautiful and your writing is uplifting.
Here’s a challenging question: can this recipe be made vegan? Aquafaba can be used in lieu of the egg whites for the meringue and coconut cream can be used in lieu of the cow’s cream.
I still enjoy all your posts, the recipes are as delicious as the photo’s are beautiful. Many of your baked goods have become family favourites 😀
Photos are amazing. It takes a lot of work to post-process photos. Often even more than making the other content. Good work. Wish the coming 10 years to be even better…
Thank you Niko! You are so right, the post processing and choosing photos is quite time consuming!
Justyna Mróz says
the best photo <3
Thank you! <3
Jenne Maccagli says
I think it’s great that everyone loves your phots, there are great. But I am always looking at comments to see how the actual dessert taste!!