What a year it has been! With "Tiny Urban Kitchen" officially born in September, the Foodbuzz Festival in November, and meeting new blogger friends in New York, it's been a whirlwind year for this little blog.
Thanks so much for your support and readership this past year. I really enjoy and appreciate all the comments and conversations.
Above is a pictoral collage of the top posts from 2010 based on number of clicks. Feel free to click on any of the photos, which lead to the blog post. A countdown to the top post also appears below.
After spending 3 hours to make the original Thomas Keller version of this beautiful dish, I created a shortcut version that still looks fantastic and tastes delicious.
9. Homemade Kettle Corn
I love getting kettle corn at fairs - it's one of my favorite snacks! I finally figured out the trick to avoid burning the sugar, and now I can quickly and easily make kettle corn for pennies at home.
8. Hi Rise Vanilla Loaf
The recipe for my favorite loaf that I always get at Hi Rise Bread Co. in Cambridge - this loaf is addictively good and pairs perfectly with a nice cappuccino for breakfast.
7. Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
I love Pinkberry-style frozen yogurt, but the version I make does not freeze well. I found this to be the perfect solution as a way of preserving my leftover frozen yogurt - plus these popsicles are refreshing, healthy, and delicious!
5. Kyaraben On Steroids
Probably the cutest meal I've ever made, this meal had a theme of Japanese anime characters such as Totoro, Domo, Doraemon, and Keroppi. Amongst these dishes, the Totoro Rice Crispy Treats post was the most popular.
4. Vietnamese Spring Rolls
This appetizer never fails to be popular whenever I bring it to a potluck. The juicy shrimp, fragrant Thai basil, and sweet & salty peanut sauce are an addictive combo. Plus - it's really easy to make!
3. Sauteed Hollow Heart Greens with Chinese BBQ Sauce
Otherwise known as Kong Xin Tsai, this officially designated "noxious weed" tastes delicious sauteed in Chinese BBQ sauce. It's my husband's favorite vegetable. We picked these from our pastor's garden.
2. Mike's Pastry
By far the most famous pastry shop in the North End, Mike's serves up delicious cannolis and ricotta pie. We compared Mike's with Modern Pastry, and briefly discuss tricks to managing the crowds at Mike's.
1. Tea Eggs
This post is actually part of a larger series titled "A Stroll Through the Night Markets of Taiwan" which describes recipes for various popular street Taiwanese street dishes (don't worry! there's no stinky tofu!). I think this post was popular mostly because those eggs look so exotic and cool!
Grand Prize Winner - Oven to Pan Seared Prime Ribeye Steak
I find this to be a bit ironic considering actually I'm not a huge meat eater, I don't love red meat, and I actually often eat vegetarian. Nevertheless, this method of making steak is awesome, especially if you live in a condo, and the results are tender and delicious.
That's it! If you've read this far, thank you! I hope you are able to enjoy some of these "most popular posts" from 2009.
Thanks again for your support, and I look forward to a fabulous 2010!
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