Saturday, March 19, 2011

Now I am Four - An Anniversary and Giveaway

The Well-Seasoned Cook turns four this month. Although personal affairs and projects have kept me quietly away from this space for the last few weeks, there are several recipes in the works which will be featured here before March closes out. Since I've never celebrated any previous blog milestones with bright lights and a booming band, it's more than time to gratefully acknowledge my readers, without whom this creative space I've eked out for myself would have remained just for myself - and as we know, nearly everything is more fun when you share it. Thank you all for your continuing comments and camaraderie. They always mean a great deal to me, and I look forward to many more years of enjoying your company whether you are visiting here or I click on over to your part of the planet for a taste of your talents. The world gets smaller every day. Thanks again for being a part of it.


As a small token of my regard for you, I am offering a giveaway for a very nifty recipe journal for one lucky winner. (F.T.C. Notice: I have no business connections with Moleskine. Linking to the website is strictly for illustrative purposes. This purchase was made by me without influence with this giveaway in mind. I am also paying for the worldwide shipping of it.)

Participation is easy. Please leave a comment by Friday, March 25, 11:59 p.m. New York time. I will select a random winner and announce on Saturday, March 26. The drawing is open to anyone, whether you blog or not, as long as you are not a personal friend or family member. To those who normally comment anonymously, I will need a full first name and at least the first letter of your surname in order to identify you should you be the winner.

Good Luck and See You Very Soon!

Image: Microsoft Office Clip Art

39 comments:

Simona said...

I was just thinking about you earlier today. Happy Anniversary! Mine is coming up in a couple of months and, like you, I never mentioned it. I am, as always, looking forward to reading your posts and recipe, not to mention admiring your gorgeous photos.

Ana Powell said...

Happy Anniversary.
Wishing you all the best ♥

Rosemarie Zawisha said...

Congrats Susan, has it really been 4 years? I am very proud of you and all you have accomplished.
I am a personal friend so good luck to the lucky winner of your giveaway!! You are amazing Susan!

Kalyn said...

Happy blog birthday to you and wishing you many more years of happy cooking and blogging!

Anh said...

Congratulation dear Susan! It is such a pleasure to know you in the blogsphere! And even greater pleasure to know you in person!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy Blogiversary and to many more! That is an awesome giveaway.

Cheers,

Rosa

bellini valli said...

Congratulations Susan! We have been blogging for the same amount of time. There are thousands of blogs out there but I must say I have been following you from the very beginning. Keep up the enjoyable read!!!

Lana said...

Congratulations! Yours was one of the first blogs I have started reading, and I still do. I wish you many more years of beautifully written posts and gorgeous photos:)

Pam said...

Happy 4 years!!! I think my four years is in June!

Aparna said...

A very Happy Blog Anniversary, Susan. You have a great bit of space here, and I love visiting, though I haven't been very regualr for reasons beyond me. :)
May you go from strength to strength in your writing and photography.

Ricki said...

Congratulations on four years of blogging! Yours was one of the first blogs I discovered and has long been an inspiration for me. And that journal is just beautiful--who wouldn't want to win it?

Here's to many more years of stories, recipes, and stunning photos. :D

Sunshinemom said...

Susan, congrats on completing four years. It has been great knowing you through your culinary adventures and through your pictures on flickr! Like you aptly put it, I have also noticed the shrinking distances from the time I started my blogging journey:).

Parsley Sage said...

Happy Blog Birthday! A giveaway is a lovely way to celebrate. Well done :)

Johanna GGG said...

Happy anniversary - my fourth is next month so I feel akin to you in blog age - am glad to hear you are planning to be around the blogosphere long term as it is always lovely to see you gorgeous photos and amazing recipes

Wendy said...

Here's to the next four years. x

Ila said...

Happy Blog Anniversary :) great milestone and giveaway is nice way to celebrate this anniversary :) congrats and its way to go further :)

simply.food said...

Congrats on your 4th blog anniversary.Wishing you many more wonderful blogging years ahead.

Priya Sreeram said...

Am glad to see your blog grow by leaps & bounds; wishing u the very best susan !!

Leslie said...

Happy Anniversary! I'll have to get this moleskine one way or the other. I have been keeping all my fermenting recipes on scrapes as I create them, this would be a perfect way keep them and monitor their progress.

mangocheeks said...

Please don't enter me for the give-away, I just wanted to wish you a Happy 4 year Blogiversary. May there be many, many more. Kind wishes.

Soma said...

Happy Birthday to this lovely baby Susan (and this is not for the giveaway - don't have to count me). This place has been and is a time for relaxed pleasure for me. Keep it going :-) and wish you many more.

Joanne's Place said...

Hmm... I have no idea when I started, it may be almost a year for me. But happy , happy anniversary to you!

Nithu Bala said...

Congrats Dear:-) Four years of continous blogging is something great..Keep going..

Priya said...

4 omg wat a big number for me..Happy anniversay to ur blog baby Susan, wishing u more and more beautiful years..

Susie Bee on Maui said...

Congrats on 4 years-WOW! Here's to 4 + more.

Champa said...

Congratulations Susan for doing this for 4 years. My wishes for many more years of 'Well Seasoned Cook'.

Elaine Skalozub said...

Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations knowing your dreams and finding a way to live it!

Anonymous said...

congratulations on 4 years - i hope you continue posting for another 4 years at least.

jacquie a

Jacey said...

Happy fourth! Although I don't comment often, I do stop by to see what you're cooking! I'll try to be better about that in the future. :) Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Bill said...

Happy Anniversary!
I enjoy reading your blog and truly believe you've found your niche'.
Best of Luck for continued sucess!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Congrats Susan on turning 4 (I mean your blog). Keep rocking dear forever. Love to come here and enjoy your delicacies :)

Sweet Artichoke said...

Congratulations for this milestone and happy bloganniversary! It is always a pleasure to read your posts and discover the beautiful pics illustrating them :-)

Gulmohar said...

Congratulations Susan !! That's great :-) I love your blog, your writing and above all, your photography :-)Keep up the great work

Namitha

Yona L said...

Thanks for the blog and the pasta recipes! (Left my last initial off the last comment by accident)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...congrats on blog anniversary....happy birthday to u r blog....keep rocking...wish many more yum years to come to u dear....."TWSC"......

Torviewtoronto said...

happy blog anniversary Susan
Regards Akheela

Lucy said...

Congrats, Susan...4 years...where does the time go? Your pictures just keep getting better 'n better, too.

Lori Lynn said...

Congrats Old Lady!

And best wishes for continued success.
LL

Srivalli said...

Congratulations Susan. Wish you many more wonderful years of blogging!