January (or should we say June-uary?) is coming to a close and I’m battling my first full-blown cold of the season. I had my suspicions I was coming down with something on the weekend and the yesterday it came on with force. I’ve slept more the past two nights than I have in several weeks. Due to the tissue attached to my constantly running nose, I haven’t been much use in the kitchen. Instead I thought I’d share my favorites of January both here and from my fellow bloggers.
January at Minnesota Locavore
January was the biggest viewership month to date for this little blog. Nearly 4,000 views of what the kitchen partner and I were up to. Many came to check out the Dark Days Challenge posts and others came via Facebook.
- The most popular posts of the month: Dark Days Week 8 Part I: Bratwurst Pizza and Part II: Food and Home
- The most commented post of the month:The One Pot Challenge
- Three new features also appeared this month, A Find it Local Map including all of the Find it Local Friday featured products and a cookbook shelf, featuring all of the cookbooks that inspire the recipes you see here. Lastly, there’s now an official contact form on the Send A Message page–nothing too exciting, but I was mighty proud I figured out the plug-in all by myself.
January on 20Food and Simple, Good, and Tasty
Here’s what I posted elsewhere this month:
- Seed Catalogs on 20Food
- The Urban Cellar: Storing Vegetables in Your Home on SGT
- New Year’s Resolutions from the 20Food writers
January Link Love
Here’s my January list of favorites from around the web:
- Carpe Season teaches How to Eat Seasonally in Winter
- The idea of starting this in Minnesota:
- I finally finished reading The Heirloom Life Gardener and am totally pumped for spring. I’ve got so many ideas for what to put in the garden this year.
- These Homemade Marshmallow Conversation Hearts are on my list to give the kitchen partner this year
- And these are on my Valentine’s list for the small friends in my life!
- How a legend makes ham
- and of course…French Onion Soup. There’s nothing that says ‘Bring it On February’ than this!