Peppermint Chocolate Torte 2

It’s been a while since my last post, but I had a very good reason for refrain from blogging. My husband has gone through a sudden health problem serious enough to send us to the hospital. These past few weeks have been a bit difficult for me, but fortunately, we managed to get it over with. Now we are at home and he is getting better day by day.

Since life has started to get its everyday routine, I realized that this November my blog becomes 10 years old. I still remember the first timid steps in food blogging and the first very amateur photos of my recipes. Since then, I have traveled a long way and learned so many things including new recipes, new kitchens from around the world and also I unlocked, with the help of my teachers, the beautiful world of food photography. But most importantly, I met so many wonderful people, who let me enter their world and kitchens and share with me not only a mutual love for food but also new experiences, new ways of living and places in which I wouldn’t have the chance to be otherwise.

Thank you all old friends and new ones for visiting my blog on a regular basis and spending time reading my posts or commenting. I feel so rich in experiences because of you and so blessed for meeting you all, even though with most of you I have never met in person. I must confess that there were times in those 10 years that I felt tired and somehow overwhelmed by the commitment and effort I put on this blog, but at the same time I didn’t want to lose the connection I had with all of you and this is what it kept me going.

So, this is going to be a month of celebration beginning from today until mid December and for a celebration to have a meaning, I am going to have multiple giveaways every Monday until the 10th of next month. The only thing you have to do is stay tuned and leave a message. At the end of each week a lottery will take place and the winners will be announced on Mondays.

For this Monday my good friend and writer Susanne Bacon is offering 5 copies of her latest novel “Clean Cuts”, a Wycliff novel signed by her and send to the five of you who will win. It is a beautiful novel, I have read it myself, and is coming on a perfect period of time, since Christmas is coming soon and all of us will have some time to relax and read. 

So, if you want to win a copy simply leave a comment underneath and on Monday November 19 I will give you the names of the five winners. Stay tuned as more gifts are coming after this!