Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Welcome to the First Anniversary of Get Sconed! Part-ay

I created this blog during the last week of December 2005, and made my first official post on January 1, 2006. Hence, happy one year to GetSconed! It's been a real treat.

Of course, I was inspired by Vegan Lunch Box, and not satisfied enough with posting the occasional food porn in Veganfoodpics on Livejournal. This year I'm focusing on writing and posting actual recipes, eating local and organic throughout the winter, soups, testing more and more PPK recipes and feeling productive, buying another 'real' culinary knife and still being cooking-obsessed - the flat out reason I made GetSconed! (which I must credit Thomas for naming). Somehow, I hope to improve at digital photography and presentation in this upcoming year, as well. I'm aiming for a new camera within 9 months.

With making this blog, I hoped some people would have to be interested in seeing what another food blogger was up to, as I am with them. I want to thank some of the first blogs I started reading on a regular basis (and hearing from as well) - Vegan*Core, Eat Air!,What the hell does aVegan Eat Anyway?, Fatfree Vegan, ViveLe Vegan! and Eat Peace Please.

Back on track and misty eyed, here's some food porn:

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Cinnamon Apple 'Buttermilk' Waffles- made with whole wheat pastry and oat flour.
Topped with maple syrup (the good stuff!), sliced apples and a dash of cinnamon.

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Pan fried cajun tofu (dipped in a cajun spice mix, paprika, sea salt) - rubbed and topped with roasted garlic, oven roasted potato rounds (sea salt, freshly grounder pepper and garlic) and
fresh spinach. I felt like tofu for breakfast the other day, and then realized it was lunch time. I had also restocked on ketchup (organicWoodstock) and wanted to use it.

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Chicken-fried seitan cutlet and green beans. Quite simple, really. The seitan cutlet is a test recipe for next year's PPK book. Those were Trader Joe's frozen organic green beans and weren't half bad. It's more of a Thomas recipe than a Jess, but I survived : )

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These were a bitch to make but worth it. Homestyle potato rolls - another PPK test recipe.

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You know the PPK banana bread is so awesome, right? This one is super duper good as well - the basic recipe minus 1/8 cup of sugar, plus chopped pecans and an extra banana, since I had 4 all mushy and ready.

So thank you for reading my blog, and commenting, asking questions, etc. I appreciate everything!

I probably won't be posting for a bit, as my sister and her boyfriend arrive tommorow! We'll have plenty to do, not to mention cooking together, including her specialty - gumbo, cupcakes and potluck treats for the weekend.

41 comments:

erica said...

Happy Birthday Get Sconed!

Dori said...

Happy Birthday get scones, althoughI often just read you on the bloglines page without opening up to comment I am glad I could enjoy a part of that year with you. I enjoy being inspired by your up close and personal food pictures, glad to hear you intend to keep up the great work.

Dori said...

Opps, i really did mean Get Sconed.... although a few scones for breakfast would be nice. :o)

aTxVegn said...

Congratulations on your first b'day, Jess! I absolutely LOVE your blog and I can't believe there is any way to improve on your photography. Your food looks awesome all the time. I'm looking forward to another year of your posts.

Chris said...

Your pics look awesome as always. I'm looking forward to another year of inspiration!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Happy B-day! I was totally cracking up at your comment about how it was more of a Thomas recipe than a Jess recipe but you survived. Marty & I have many of those days. I totally made this delicious sandwich today and I asked Marty if he liked it and he said, "It's not one of the better ones you've made." Upon further probing he said he really didn't like it much at all. Oh well. I guess if I'm the only one cooking I can pretty much make what I want (insert evil laugh here). ;)

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Emily said...

yay! Happy anniversary. Your blog was one of my main inspirations and although I haven't been as active lately, I hope to be inspired by your continued enthusiasm!
And all those ppk test recipe posts make me so excited to try it when it comes out. Keep up the good work.

bazu said...

**happy anniversary**
I love reading your blog, you do so much heavy-duty blogging all the time.
and, ok, that waffle picture alone proves that you DON'T have to improve your digital photography any- it's digitally pornalicious!

Oh, and I'm glad my photos inspired good NYC memories in you! I love the place.

bazu said...

oooops, I meant "heavy-duty cooking"...

Melody said...

That tofu looks sooo good... oh boy..

Caty said...

Happy Birthday Get Sconed!

Everything looks delicious as usual, especially the waffles.

Pixie said...

I must concur. Your photography is awesome. I'm tres jealous. Funny, I'd said my goal was to improve my pics, big time. You, too, have been a vegan inspiration in the kitchen to me as well and I must say congrats on sharing your love of cooking for a full year now. Have an awesome time with your sis. Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary!

Kim said...

I love reading your blog! I'm really looking forward to seeing some recipes. There have been /many/ times after seeing your lovely food pr0n pics that I've desperately wished for recipes. ;)

michelleknits said...

yay jess! congrats! can't wait to see you this weekend!

Kati said...

Happy Anniversary! Your food looks awesome - I really need to get myself a waffle iron. And when that new ppk cookbook comes out, I am totally blaming you for making me rush out and buy it - the test recipes all sound amazing.

jenny said...

Happy Anniversary!

Vanessa said...

Happy Anniversary! It's it great to reflect on how many people you've inspired in this year? I hope you inspire 2007 more in 2007.

Cherie Anderson said...

I feel like I can smell those chicken-fried seitan cutlets - that sounds so good, as do the potato rolls.
Here's to another year!! :D

springsandwells said...

Happy Blogiversary Get Sconed!!!
I love your blog so much. I love that you are always making such adventurous and tasty looking meals. I love your beautiful photography. I love your big huge posts full of pictures....
I love it all!
toot toot!

Celine said...

I missed that entry when it came on my syndicated feed list on lj! what a shame.
HAPPY BDAY TO YOU, get sconed! we hearts you lots.

Maria said...

Yay!

Dreena said...

Well, "tchin-tchin"... toast to you! :)

Funny, I thought you were blogging before I was - I think you've for sure passed me in the number of food photos you post!

Keep it up - we want you around until blogging becomes something new - and then we want you there!

Nikki said...

Happy happy!

Your food is so incredible, I couldn't live without drooling over your blog!

Michelle said...

happy birthday! your blog kicks some serious ass. and i do so love the PPK's banana bread :) those waffles look tasty as well!

laura jesser said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and especially your pictures... you're such a good photographer already! I can't wait to see all your posts this year!

Kelly said...

Happy Bday! Your food is always so gorgeous and delicious-looking. That waffle looks yummy.

Megan the Vegan said...

you are so fun. happy b day

Urban Vegan said...

Happy B'day, Jess. When I see your photos, I actually want to say "Supersize me!" cuz your stuff looks so damn tasty/

primaryconsumer said...

Happy Anniversary! Or would it be Happy Blogday?

I [|} your blog very much.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! GetSconed was one of the first blogs I read before I made mine. I think I am in love with you're food.

Vicki said...

cheers jess! i'm a get sconed junkie, so here's to another food porn packed year. :o)

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

You guys made me blush a ton. : )

Johanna3 said...

Congrats! i really, really love your blog, the phots always make me so hungry :) i wish you a good time with your sister!

Harmonia said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversary! I'm back bloggin, same place. :) Hope to see you soon...love the pics as usual! Can't wait for your next post!

sarchan said...

That tofu looks amazing. Amazing. I can't think of a more accurate, better way of putting unfortunately, other than that I want to eat it. Right now.

Carrie™ said...

OMG Jess! Your food pictures always look so good! Everything you make sounds and looks so tasty. Happy Anniversary to Get Sconed. Enjoy the visit with your sister. I can't wait to see what you two cook up.

Vegan Knitting said...

That bread looks wonderful!

Congrats on your blogiversary. It's it fun!

Webly said...

Hey I used made something like your mom's sweet potato dish - but not really because I didn't look at the directions - more so you inspired me. I'll post it soon.
Very yummy. Thanks.

SusanV said...

I'm way late to this birthday party, but happy blogiversary! I've enjoyed your blog so much, though reading it always makes me much too hungry (and the photos are great, btw). Right now I'm craving that cajun tofu and now have to go find something in my kitchen to compensate. Thanks and congratulations for having such a great blog!

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