As it were, this strange conglomeration of food and anecdote that is my blog has been visible to the public eye for two years now. Yes, it’s the tasty tRuth’s second blogiversary.
How exactly does one celebrate a second blogiversary, you might ask? I certainly asked. I tried to remember what my own second birthday consisted of, and because I couldn’t, I allowed myself to piece together a very touching imagine of baby Ruthie lovingly strapped into a high chair. I’m wearing a frilly pink outfit, but you can barely see it under the vanilla buttercream I’ve very expertly smeared across my entire face–nay, entire body. Crumbs of cake stick to the frosting as if I knew I was the Museum of Modern Art’s next big exhibit. It was a jolly affair, with family members clapping and packages of what are likely more frilly pink outfits waiting to be opened later.
As much as I’d love to celebrate my second blogiversary in a similar fashion, I quickly encountered a series of obstacles, the first being I do not own a high chair. So, instead I decided to take one of my favorite seasonal desserts (pumpkin pie) and transform it into one of my favorite forms of food (a smoothie). I kind of felt like and adult two-year-old.
Just as my actions and outfits have transformed (ever so slightly) since I was two, so too has my blog in the twelve months since my first blogiversary.
My blog got a facelift. It got several thousand more hits. It became a part of the Culinary Content Network. It allowed me to make friends with several students interested in interning at Food Network Magazine. It gained a new most popular post.
But most of all, it continued to serve as a personal outlet for my rants and recipes. It takes a lot for me to make my personal opinions visible to the entire world; it’s a healthy exercise in courage and honesty.
So thanks for bearing with me. I hope this blog will grow up a little more in the next year. (But do not worry, the quest for a high chair in which to celebrate my third blogiversary has already begun.) Raise a glass (of pumpkin pie smoothie) with me as the tasty tRuth heads into year three.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
makes one large smoothie
1 medium banana
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup whole milk
5 ice cubes
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
~1 tablespoon your favorite pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves)
Combine everything except whipped cream in your blender, and blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon. Cheers.