The blog over the years has evolved and changed many times. Different hosts, platforms and focus. Now as we finish 2013 I finally completely one of the most daunting task: migrating the site to brand new host running on brand new platform. I decided to do that to get away from software binding publishing platforms. I started playing around with WordPress around this time and in July the transition was finally over. After that the optimization of the site with widgets and plugins took a few for months. This came complete with social media integration and fan pages. Some recipes were published also in the meantime and I moved. Fourth house since I start blogging. The first recipe will also come soon!
This blog has a lot to celebrate this month. Only a few weeks ago we celebrate the 5 year anniversary. Just yesterday, we fully transferred all the material from the previous blog tot he new. 95 recipes and ideas in food and cooking. Yes 95! That means that soon enough we will cross the barrier of the 100 recipes. In five years of life, with our problems and struggles I was able to get 100 recipes, ideas or just thoughts on food. At the same time, I was able to share some tool and dinning experiences. Know as I look the next five posts needed to get to the magic 100 recipes mark, I think I should make them special. So join me to countdown to number 100!
Update: 05/14/2012 While this happening I am planning to put the final touches to the new site.
96. Strawberry Shortcakes – A tribute to my second home Florida!
97. Tempeh cake – A dedication to two of my best friends. A tribute to one of the best foods ever made.
98. Rakitini – A cocktail that combines three ingredients of my island: Tsikoudia (a local spirit), cucumber and thyme.
99. Cured Olives – My grandmother’s olives
100. My Mom’s Cheece Pie (tyropita) – For the top recipe my mom! The best cook I ever met!
The last entry was on January 29th of 2010. Since then a lot of thing changed, a lot of things happened. Most notably I moved to Boston, MA. Yes. It is true! Back to the USA. Good old US of A. I plan to restart blogging again, now that I live by myself and have the luxury of cooking without annoying anyone… or being annoyed. This is a tease. While my kitchen is taking shape and organized have a look at the old favorites.
After the biggest break this blog has seen I am back to the blog-sphere. I have started by enriching some of the newest additions (the Gadgets and the Eateries sections) and also I am continuing the transformation of the old blog, by bringing the old post to this one. I am also working on what is required to have this on a dedicated server under the name Food-Mechanics(.com or .org or both). I have added sections where the casual user (you) will be able to describe their own favorite place and their own gadget. There are a lot more coming this way and I am excited. The blog is growing bigger and bigger. Currently Facebook is the major source of publicity. Please share and spread the word! New recipes never before seen are also put together and soon we will be back in action. I cannot hide the excitement!!! Can I?