Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Nithu's Kitchen Completes 6 months today with 150 posts!


Today's post is just the recollection of all the important happenings in this blog in these 6 months. I started to blog on October 13th, 2009. The idea of starting a blog came to my mind when my sister and few of my friends kept asking me for some recipes. I was actually, sharing the recipes either through phone or by mail. Oneday, I started to blog just like that and my very first post was "Vermicelli Payasam". I wrote like this in that post "I just wanted to start my recipes blog with a delicious dessert. I chose semiya payasam because of the simple recipe and for the great taste."

My first follower was my sister. But she never commented in the blog post till I requested her to write down her comments. I didn't know who actually commented first in my blog. Yeah, it was an anonymous comment for the post "Venthaya Dosai" on December 5th, 2009 and this was the comment "I like this recipe :)".

Although, I started this blog in October, 2009 I didn't know how to get in to contact with other bloggers till December, 2009. It was on 4th December, 2009 my sister mailed me that she saw my "Sweet Idly" recipe in "Food Shoutout" posted by one of the members of food shoutout. Till then, I never thought that someone other than my friends and sister would be visiting my blog! How ignorant was I??? and ofcourse it was the day, I took blogging bit serious. First of all, I changed the template. My husband helped me in selecting the template and I felt happy when people visited my site said they loved the template:-)




When Srivalli posted the roundup for My Legume Love Affair - 18, I couldn't believe my eyes. I won that event. I didn't know how to react. I just told my friend who was chatting with me in YM by then. Mailed my husband, sister and parents... I was excited...

Then, my very first award, the Kreativ Blogger Award came from Aparna. She messaged"nithu , just collect the award for you 4rm ma side....njoyyyyy..i wanna try this recipe...:)" on my Ragi Idiyappam with Coconut Milk on 21st January, 2010.

As you all know this blog's first event was "Think Beyond the Usual with Fruits" and it became a very successful event with all your support. I announced this event on 28th Feb, 2010.

The idea of "Guest Post Series" was born when my mom and sister showed interest in sharing their recipes. The very first guest post was my sister's on International Women's day (8th March, 2010). She kick started the series well with a sweet "Fruit Halwa".

All these 150 posts comprises of 100+ recipes, 10+ awards, event announcement, round-up, guest posts and there are few posts well away from cooking too...

Prizes won so far:

BloggerAid CookBook from Susan for MLLA-18:


Kitchen Collage Sticky Notes from Oraphan for Participating in her 50th post giveaway event:


Awards I received from my blogger friends so far :-)



Above all, this blog earned me 116 friends as of today :-) I'm proud that I got so many lovely friends around me within 6 months...so, for you sweet friends here is the sweet from my side.


I'l come up with the recipe for this sweet tomorrow :-) Till then enjoy the sweet! Between, do you have any guess about the ingredients in this sweet???









53 comments:

Aparna Vijay said...

Hey Congrats on ur completion of 6 mths. This is my first visit to your blog. Nice blog and yummy recipes. Do visit my blog also when time permits.
Regards
Aparna Vijay
http://vegetarian-dishes.blogspot.com

deepti said...

Dear Nithu
Congrats on ur the Gr8 achievement !!
It is simply amazing...!
Keep adding more & more delicious recipies!! Happy blogging
regards
deepti

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wow..Congratulations dear.. I think it is based on carrot or Wheat flour..

Suhaina said...

Congrads Neethu. Really happy for u.. The same story of urs goes with me too. I started my blog in Aug09.Started to post in Oct09, FOR MY SISTER and one of my friend who always calls me during my office hours for recipes.Just last month did I get to know about the wast blogger world out there. Initially I had 10 followers who where my relatives mostly.Now I have 68 in total within 1 month.
You have a lovely blog out there.Hope you can post more and more wonderful recipes and get more and more followers too..
Reg the sweet:::
I think its some kind of Halwa. Is it Carrot or Moong Daal???
Thanks for the sweet. Its very sweet like ur blog...
I wish u "All the very best".

Jay said...

Congrats Dear,

You deserve it...Great looking awards...Am sure there is lots more coming your way too...:)

Pavithra Srihari said...

Nithu ... 150 posts in 6 months and these many prizes and awards in this short span of time ? Thats seriously wonderful.Your dedication is shown here well da. I just cant believe it that u have done this technically in 4 months . Kudos da... great job .keep up ur good work .

Pavithra Srihari said...

btw, that looks like thirunelveli godumai Halwa. I wish my guess is correct . Of all I like this guessing part most in your blog.

LK said...

Congrats, Nithu!!! Very impressive, especially in such a short time!

Madhura Manoj said...

Nithu congrats on completing 6months.looking forward for more recipes from you.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey,
Congrats on hitting such a fabulous milestone. I crossed 6th month quite recently as well..so yes, i remember how sweet it is. Sincere wishes to you to cross many more memorable milestones.
Looks like you have been extremely lucky in winning friends and gifts!
The sweet-- made out of sweet potato? Pumpkin?

nivedita said...

Hi Nithu
Congratulations for completing 6 months with 150 recipes. Great achievement. Wish you all the best for future blogging and would like to see your 1000th post soon! :-)
And very well written!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Congrats on completing 150 post within so less time with so many achievements too...& i hope am among those 116 friends:)

harini-jaya said...

hey congrats! gr8 blogging!! btw, he pic looks like it is some kind of pumpkin halwa..:) luv the pic

Bharathi said...

Congrats Nithu for the completing 6months.

Sorry ya... after 3 days, its today i sit in the computer... as usual ENJOYING THE VACATION WITHOUT SHRI... ( ;-)... ha..ha.. she went to her granny's place...) so.. very relaxed life... enjoying every bit of it...

But missed your Lovely Coconut Idiyappam, Delicious Tandoori Idly (yeah...Fried Masala Idly)...
Priya's Guest Post... etc..

Just read all these...

Its great to know abt Priya...
& Her Stuffed Capsicum... Mouth Watering Dish... I love Capsicum in any form..

@ Thanks Priya.

I think the sweet is Almond Halwa... / Yellow Pumpkin Halwa / Raw Rice & Coconut Halwa / Sweet...

correct?

I couldnt wait for tomorrow dear..

divya said...

Hi Nithu
Congratulations for completing 6 months with 150 recipes.You deserve it...Am sure there is lots more coming your way too.

N S said...

Congrats on completing 6 months. So many achievements in short span. Is that pumpkin halwa?

J said...

congrats on the milestone.. ingredients.. i making 3 guesses.. pumpkin.. papaya . mango?? i hope of these is correct..:)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Congrats Nithu on 6 months and 150 posts. I love how you explain things and your thoughts so nicely. You are such a great interviewer. I love to read you blog and love your recipes. May many many more such months complete and we get to taste many many more such delicious recipes.

Tina said...

Great job...Congraaaats dear...

Suma said...

Congrats Nithu!

priya said...

excellent job...congrats dear

Swathi said...

Nithu,

Congrats on your 6 month and 150 post. Wishing you many more awards to win.

Look like maida or wheat halwa.
Any way will check tomorrow for sure.

Pavithra said...

Congrats on ur 150th post nithu.. its really nice feeling to see back our works and success. Congrats again in achieving 150th post within short time. Keep up ur good work , all the best and the sweet is badam halwa i guess. If so plese parcel me some.

Deepa said...

Hi Nithu

Congrats for your 6 months and 150th Post. I really admire your hard work and dedication in creating this gem of a blog for all our viewing. I believe that within a short period you would surpass 300 as well.

Hamaree Rasoi

Kiran said...

Dear Nithu,Congratulations on all your achievements.Wishing you many more of these successes.Must be pumpkin halwa/sweet potato halwa.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

hi nithu,

Congrats on ur 150th post...U deserve it.

Smitha said...

Congrats Nithu...Enjoy!!!

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

congrats on your completion of six months.

Meena said...

Nithu, CONGRATS!!!!

You have an awesome space here...hope you have many more milestones!

I think the recipe is a recipe for a halwa...I think it has almonds(badam) and yellow pumpkin.
Cheers!

Swapna Sree said...

congrats Nithu for completing 6 months with 150 th post...great achievements...I wish you many more successes in blogging,,wish you all the best...

R said...

Congratulations on 6 mths of blogging! what an incredible journey u have had so far. looking fwd to many more yrs.... keep up the good work!

shriya said...

Congrats on your awards. Great goin and wish you all success for many more years to come.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Congrats dear on reaching 150th post within 6 months, this is really amazing! Keep posting...

My guess is maida halwa with nuts?

Yummy Team said...

Congrats on completing 150 posts and that too in 6 months!! Wonderful job Nithu..and wish you many more awards in future..

Is that carrot or pumpkin halwa?

Kamalika said...

Hi first time in ur blog..I don't know how fro so many days I missed such a nice and talented blog....loved ur recipes but mainly loved ur guest posts....congrats on ur 6th monthversary....will get in touch with u.....

Priya said...

Congrats Nithu, thats really a wonderful milestone dear, keep rocking...Thats sweet looks like badam halwa..

Akal's Saappadu said...

congratulations Nithu, 150 posts and so many friends within 6 months prove the your quality work in this space!!! congratulations and enjoy !!! let me guess my ingredient in your sweet recipe, papaya, mango, carrot ???
nallaa enjoy pannunga !!!

sonu said...

hi nithu...congrats dear for ur 6th mths old blog..i ges this sweet shud be badam halwa..becoz of its badami clour ;) or may be moong dal halwa...

Krishnaveni said...

excellent work...congrats. sweet recipe pic looks tempting

Panchpakwan said...

Congarts Nitu..G8t milestone.

I guess this might be almond or any fruit halwa.

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

Hi Congratulations for successfully completing 6 months with 150 posts. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm already following your blog

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Congrats Nithu on your 6 months completion...Thanks for dropping in my blog...Following you...

PranisKitchen said...

Congrats nithu..
Good work.
Really liked the details u pointed out
We entered the blogging world in the same time..
Wish to see u here in the blogging world 6K years..all the best..
You are always welcome to our blog..enjoy

Suhaina said...

We are waiting for the mystery sweet. When are going to post??

~ Lopa said...

Hey Congrats of completing 6 months and 150 posts.... thats 25 posts every month, more days than i work full time... hehehe ... keep it up dear :)

♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ said...

congratulations! 150 post already and in just 6 months? that's really great. I have started almost the same time as you did but you have done a lot more!
enjoy the ride... keep blogging.. and i love your site already!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Congrats on all your achievements dear......keep rocking :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

sorry for late comment...

congrats for ur 150th post..keep rocking Nithu!!

Jaleela said...

150 வது பதிவுக்கு வாழ்த்துக்கள்.

இது என்ன பா பாதம் ஹல்வா வா?

Jaleela said...

ஓ கேரட் அன்ட் பிரெட் ஹல்வா வா

ரொம்ப புதுமையா ஆட் பண்ணி இருக்கீங்க.

Shalini said...

hi nithu, i just saw your msg about the event hosted in your blog. i kw its too late:( i am very sorry yaar. i will send my recipes for some other event when you host:)

Veena said...

Hi Nithu, thanks for stopping by my blog http://tastefullyveggie.blogspot.com and leaving nice comments. You have a nice space with a wide variety of stuff covered. I must tell u that despite blogging for almost a year, I am still not great with getting in touch with bloggers. must work on that!

Harika's Kitchen said...

Nithu congrats for having a nice blog
an award is waiting 4 u in my blog.