Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Six years of Nami-Nami food blog

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Yep, it's exactly six years since my first post here. Back then I was a carefree PhD student living in Edinburgh, Scotland, cooking in a rented under-equipped kitchen and taking pictures with the tiniest of digital cameras. Now I'm back home in Estonia, and a lot has changed. Amongst other things, I'm a happy mum of two gorgeous kids:

Kids / Lapsed

owner of a handy vegetable patch and tomato greenhouse:

Tomatid "Terma"

keeper of four lovely chicks:

Chicken Run 2011

and author of one beautiful cookbook:

Nami-Nami kokaraamat (nami-nami cookbook)

and hopefully also a good partner to my lovely K - I wouldn't be still blogging if it weren't for his support and enthusiasm and good appetite :)

I have enjoyed those six years of foodblogging immensely - especially the encouragement from fellow readers and meeting of other foodbloggers - both in Estonia and abroad. I hope you've been enjoying reading Nami-Nami and will be coming back for more..

Previous blog anniversary posts:
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

37 comments:

Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

Happy anniversary to nami-nami and to you! Your kids are lovely, as are your tomatoes and that beautiful book! Is there an English version?

Mari-Liis said...

Palju õnne! 6 aastat, see juba on midagi. Sinu roll meie toidublogijate pundi innustamisel on arvatavasti suurem, kui ise arvata oskad. Suur aitäh sulle selle eest. Jõudu, inspiratsiooni ja muidugi head isu veel kauaks-kauaks!

Joanna said...

Happy Anniversary Pille. I may have come late in the day to your blog but finding the recipes useful as your season coincides with ours down here in Latvia. Your buckwheat recipes should come in useful later on this year as we are just going to collect 20kg of it to plant in a ploughed section of our land. At least I hope they come in useful and the crop grows

köögivõlur said...

Õnnesoovid,Pille:) 6 aastat on tõesti päris pikk aeg, väga tubli saavutus! Jaksu edaspidiseks!

K and S said...

happy anniversary! I've enjoyed your posts (even if I don't always comment!) here is to many many more years!

NYC_Hugo said...

Palju õnne (ja suur tänu) juubilarile!

Will Parbury said...

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy this blog! Thanks so much!

Merit said...

Palju õnne, Pille! Nam-Nami on tõeline inspiratsiooniallikas, mida olen uudistanud kohe päris-päris algusaastatest alates. Aitäh!

Voisula said...

Palju, palju ônne blogi sünnipäeva puhul! Väga suur saavutus pidada blogi 6 aastat. Jôudu ja inspiratsiooni edaspidiseks. Väga armsad lapsed, tomatid, kanad ja kokaraamat. Palju oled jôudnud korda saata.

Kris Rikken said...

Congratulations and many years of foodblogging more

minukiisu said...

Palju õnne !!
Jõudu ja jaksu jätkamiseks !

Anne said...

Hooray! I really hope we'll make it to Tallinn this summer - we're definitely considering it! :)

Aniitram said...

Palju, palju õnne, Pille! Just Sina oled see, kes mind (ja usun, et teisigi) innustas kokkama-blogima, nami-nami on lihtsalt parim! Aitäh selle eest.
Ja et neid aastaid tuleks veel palju...
:)

Kalyn said...

Congratulations on six years! I remember when I first discovered your old blog with the black background and something about the blog (and you) just immediately appealed to me! It's been watching from afar as your life has changed. And the kids are adorable!

Koopatibi said...

Palju õnne! Lapsed on nii armsad, kanad ka, raamatust rääkimata! Mina igatahes fännan kõike, mis Sa teed :)

Ülle said...

Õnnitlused Sulle ja kogu meeskonnale! 6 aastat on pikk aeg, aga vähenalt on kõik rahul, sest laud on pidevalt lookas ja üksluisust karta pole:) Nii et häid ideid ja katsetusi edaspidiseks!

Heidi Park said...

you're my favorite food blogger in the world!

Ragne said...

Minu suured õnnesoovid Pille! Edu, maitseideid ning kuuma pliiti.

... ja Mari-Liisiga olen 100 % nõus:)

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Before I discovered your blog, I knew absolutely nothing about Estonian cooking. Your recipes are always a wonderful adventure through the culture and cuisine of your country, and I love reading them. Congratulations on 6 years of wonderful blogging.

Thredahlia said...

Kindel, et ainult 6? :D Palju õnne!!!!

Attila said...

Hi Pille. Happy anniversary! We enjoy your blog so much ... and your book is also very nice - even if we don´t speak Estonian. Greetings from Germany.

lobstersquad said...

wow Pille, six years really is a long time, congrats on having kept it up, and so well. beautiful kids, and tomatoes, and K, too, even though he´s not in the picture. The hens are gorgeous.

Pene said...

Congratulations, Pille!!!!
So that was why I had the urge to make my Estonian version of Shortbread - thanks to you I discovered food that I could make using Kama. I'd send you some but I think it would melt in the post (LOL)! Keep on loving life & blogging!

Cat Lady said...

Happy anniversary to nami-nami! Can't wait to see you this summer and enjoy nami-nami cooking for real. Thinking of you since the Open Air cinema is on this weekend in Edinburgh. It isn't the same without your beetroot tartlets :)

Piret said...

Palju õnne, Pille! Suurepärane saavutus:)

Sara said...

Happy Anniversary! I remember reading your blog when you were still in Edinburgh (and I was living in London). I have since returned to Boston, and have had two little ones of my own. Yes, a lot can change in 6 years!

foodperestroika.com said...

Happy Anniversary!

tiguteek said...

Südamlikud õnnesoovid! Su fotod selle postituse juures räägivad ju ise. Paljudel meist siis on 6 aasta jooksul selliseid saavutusi ette näidata: 2 last, aed, mis viljakas, mina kui mitte suur kanade fänn pean nentima, et sinu kanad on suisa iludused ja kokaraamat ka veel krooniks! Tavaliselt on see inimestele elutöö, nii et võid täiesti rahulikult nüüd järgnevad aastad puhata, nautida oma elu ja mitte südant valutada, et sa midagi teinud pole :)

Anonymous said...

6 years of blogging is just simply superb. And this will be your special for anniversary day and even I would celebrate the fun.

Anonymous said...

Palju õnne ja aitäh Sulle imeliste retseptide eest! Tervitab Triin

Agnes said...

Happy anniversary! And thank you so much for writing such an inspiring and eye-opening blog. You are the reason i discovered kama and that I was made so curious about trying curd cheese, that i recently began making my own! (and i *love* it). I sincerely appreciate your writing about Northern/Eastern European dishes and culinary traditions, as I find they are a sorely overlooked subject here in Denmark, where we (perhaps because of the iron curtain) have no really conscious connection to that tradition. Because of your blog I am getting ever more curious to get to know it better :-)Thanks!

elmey said...

Happy Anniversary!

I've been reading your blog for several years, have tried your recipes (and they work!) and especially like the tidbits of life in Estonia that I get from you.

And the kids are adorable :)

Anonymous said...

Pille, thank you for your blog. My husband and I are in a dinner group where we try to cook the cuisine of different countries. Our next country is Estonia. I am going to read all your posts. And I am going to bake rye bread.

Stella.

ChichaJo said...

Happy blog anniversary Pille! I have so enjoyed reading your blog and I will continue to do so for as long as you grace us with your posts :) Bravo on 6 wonderful years!

Your kids a really absolutely gorgeous!!

Jeanne said...

Six years! Congratulations - you are nearly as old as I am :) It's been a pleasure knowing your blog (and YOU!) for most of those six years - you have often inspired me. Congratulations on all your achievements over the past siz years and all the best for the next six :)

Carla said...

Happy 6th Anniversary to you and nami-nami! Your little ones are so precious and I love your blog and trying some of your recipes and love having the connection to my girls Country of Estonia! :)

katiez said...

Happy belated Anniversary!
I've been sadly neglectful of my blog reading since our move.... Your babies are gorgeous!!!!