Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Deeba's 2nd Blogiversary

I've never written a Blogiversary entry for myself or even celebrated the 50th or 100th post [even though I meant to....] Just didn't get around to doing it.....

I saw Deeba's article A WALK THROUGH THE STREETS OF OLD DELHI...& A 2ND BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY!

She's celebrating 2 years of blogging.... and running a contest on the best comment.
Since I comment on most of her posts, this one warranted something special... started writing and then discovered that she deserved way more than a comment....

So here I am writing a post to wish her a HAPPY 2ND BLOGIVERSARY :-) Blog away girlie... Ure a joy to read....

So how did I meet her? I'm a part of the Delhi Blogger's society. When new member's join they sent a mail introducing themselves and their blog.

Deeba sent a mail sometime in August 08. Got interested in Deeba's URL http://passionateaboutbaking.blogspot.com now http://www.passionateaboutbaking.com. Clicked and entered a world of wonderful surprises and the most awesome stuff I could imagine.

The first post I read was "POPPY IN MY LIME COOKIES...COOKIES WITH ZEST!". They just blew me away. Her presentation was so immaculate.... I use to check her blog everyday.... :-)
Just check out a pic posted by her...

The next one was "MANGO MOUSSE CHEESECAKE TRIFLE...quite a yummy mouthful!" Mango is my favourite fruit :-) and when I saw it served so elegantly.... My heart skipped a beat....
Was totally addicted to the quips and quotes she puts in each post... :-)

She is a complete 'Foodus Bloggerus'. Click here to know what a 'Foodus Bloggerus' is.

Her yummy blog made me go back to the kitchen and try my hand at various things....I needed help one day, wrote to her and got an instant answer :-) We share phone numbers,from then on there was no looking back.....
Would call her whenever I needed help. she was always there for me at all sorts of odd hours.....

At first I tried some simple stuff You Can Kiss My Fingers. Slowly moved to more complicated stuff from her blog and started clicking pictures [no comparison to her awesome ones], did things like Mushroom Quiche with Daksayani and a Caramel Cake for Dipali's Anniversary which incidentally was a daring Baker's challenge.

We got talking sometime in October 08.

I was so excited.... to meet Deeba... Had been drooling all over her blog from so long and called her at odd hours for SOS advice about something or the other while baking....
She's fabulous.... gave me all the encouragement I ever needed.

Deeba and I - Passionately Variable

She graciously invited me over for lunch at her place Lunch at Deeba's, made a Zebra cake for them Zebra Cake for the Rajpals, We iced cupcakes together Cups of Magic ~ Vanilla Cupcakes @ Deeba's. It was such a nice day. Her kids are so wonderful.

Check out Deeba's account of the fun we had TRIFLE TALES...OF VISITING BLOGGERS & SWEET THINGS!

We exchanged notes on a non bake cheesecake recipe i had. Cheesecake ~ God's Way of Blessing Us, Deeba's is at STRAWBERRY REFRIGERATOR CHEESECAKE...Eggless

Some of her other goodies, I've made but still haven't published my experiences about [out of sheer laziness ;-) ]
CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY CAKE...Quite the Ultimate Combination!~ Made for babaji
COFFEE IN A TRIFLE....Simple & Impressive Dessert for coffee lovers! ~ Made for Mom n me.
COFFEE MOCHA GATEAU...& a hope for the future!~ Made for Gita Chachi's B'day
ESPRESSO CAKE...Can you smell the coffee??~ Made for Gita Chachi's B'day
ROLL BABY ROLL...The Daring Bakers make Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna [Didn't roll my own lasagne though ;-) ] ~ Made for babaji and some for home too when mamu n nani, nana were here.
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS...STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE SWISS ROLL~ Made for Shuchi, Anuj and Babu

Since the blogiversary post is about her visit to Chandni Chowk. Here are a few pictures of my visits to Dilli 6.









She's just way too wonderful. Haven't met many people who will part with the tricks of cooking with such an open heart... :-)

3 cheers to you and your blog.....

2 comments:

♥Deeba @Passionate About Baking♥ said...

Of course I am seriously embarassed & at a total loss of words...which is rare in my talkative life! I have never had such a HUGE dedication to me, and am glad I gave you a chance to upload your Delhi pics. They are fab & fun all the way!!I think it's time you jumped into the Daring Kitchen...you are a baker who would fit in there well! Much love...

browniegirl said...

A beautiful tribute for a beautiful blogger and woman. Well done. I enjoyed reading this immensely xxx