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A year ago, this day...

I had never...

taken on a daring bakers challenge

or baked a loaf of bread, with my own sourdough starter

or hosted an event, or two

This year I learnt...



and also, some cultural mishmash

I made my own liqueurs, and some recipes long sought.

But most important of all, I made friends!

As Bombay Foodie enters it's third year, I just wanted to say to everyone who's stopped by with words of wisdom and encouragement

Thank You!

Comments

Nina said…
Wow guess am at the right time here ....wishing u the best.three years...wow.First time here,u have a fantastic blog out her.
Rachel said…
Well put together!! Happy Anniversary to bombay foodie.
Janaki said…
Happy blog birthday! Here's to another rocking year.
Congrats dear..wishing u many more blog anniversaries...
Kanchan said…
CONGRATS !! for three years of passion :)
jayasree said…
Congrats Simran... As always, liked your presentation. May you have more to add to the list, next year.
lubnakarim06 said…
Congrats and keep rocking....
Asha said…
3 years! WOW! Good job and happy blogging for more years from now! :)
Srivalli said…
Congrats Simmy..wishes for many years to come!
kamalabhoopathy said…
Happy anniversary and keep rocking
YAY! Congratulations, Simran!!
Khaugiri said…
Happy Anniversary to Bombay Foodie!!!
notyet100 said…
wow felt so good reading it,,,congrats,,,
Ann said…
Congrats Simran - and keep up the good work. I'm falling behind on the bread baking, having more flops than success, I may just have to pay you a visit....!
Deeba PAB said…
CONGRATs Simran...happy blogeversary! 3 years...WOOT!! Well done. I love your thoughts on the time that went by. NICE!!
Daily Freebies said…
Good work! I love this blog!
Congratulations on all you've achieved because of your blog. Happy bloganniversary.

And I wouldn't have met you either if it wasn't for this lovely space. :)
Unknown said…
I know I'm late, but Happy Blogoversay, Simran! You've written up a great post. May you have many more such years :) And I'm thankful to your blog, since I met you because of it! :P

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