A year ago today, after receiving much encouragement and much help from Chris, I started this blog. My first post was a simple post. An introduction to what was to come. There were no recipes, there were no pictures...just me welcoming you to come with me on this crazy culinary journey.
At that time, I never imagined that I would have over 100 followers or, better yet, that I would form some lasting friendships.
As I look back through the past year of posts, I giggle a little. There were times where I thought, why am I doing this? No one cares. I didn't even have any followers other than family and friends who I'm sure felt more obligated to follow than anything else (bless their hearts that they did it anyway, though...love you all!!). But than slowly, ever so slowly, people started taking interest in what I was posting. And even though I have always said I started this blog for myself..not for the followers, not for the comments, but me and only me..I must confess that it felt good that people were finally noticing my site!!!
A year later and my pictures and content are better and I reached the one goal I set for myself: Create more of my own recipes.....which I have!! YAY!
So to all of you who have watched me grow...thank you! Thank you for your kind words, your encouragement, your friendship. And because of you, I am going to be giving away a $30 gift card to my favorite spice store, Penzeys Spices. Although you may not have a Penzeys near you, they have a wonderful online store where you can browse their entire selection of herbs, spices, and seasonings. So, go ahead, stock up on many needed items to fill up your spice rack...it's on me :)
So what do you have to do to enter this giveaway? Well, it's easy...all you have to do is leave a comment here telling me what spice you cannot live without. That's it. Well, you also need to leave me your email address in the comment. Please spell everything out...for example: jennsfoodjourney(at)gmail(dot)com
....And that's really it. You have until Thursday, January 6th to enter this contest. The winner will be announced on Friday, January 7th.
Good luck! And thank you...thank you for being a part of my journey!