Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Year in Review


Here’s a look back on some, but not all, of the deliciousness from this year. The evidence is in – we certainly ate well at My Carolina Kitchen. Recipes can be found by clicking on the titles.

Italian seafood salad, photo above. 
















When we made our reservations to Provence a few weeks ago, we were told by the people in reservations that they still serve this exact same sandwich on their flight from Paris to Marseilles. 



Orzo salad with three colors of bell peppers, English peas, tomatoes & basil, makes enough to feed a crowd



















 I served this several times during Christmas and absolutely everyone raved about it. Feel free to substitute pistachios for some of the nuts. Believe it or not, it’s even better.  

This will be shared with Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm, Miz Helen’s Country Kitchen Full Plate Thursday, and Weekend Bites at Simple Recipes.

For better viewing, click photos to enlarge.

In the spring of 2015, My Carolina Kitchen will be visiting Provence and the South of France to discover some of the charming villages of Provence and visit many of their colorful and busy local markets.

My Carolina Kitchen celebrated it's 6th anniversary in 2014.
Meakin and I want to wish each of you and your families a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year and to thank you for your continued support of My Carolina Kitchen.

Happy New Year everyone.
See you next year.

38 comments:

  1. I love all of them! It has been a delicious and wonderful year, Sam.
    Happy New Year!
    Angie

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  2. Fabulous food and glorious year!

    Have a wonderful new Year.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Lovely post!
    Happy New Year Sam and Meakin..I am excited for you and the South Of France..the only thing that could make me even smilier is if Jacques and I were going also:)

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  4. These all look delicious and I really like your goat cheese log! Happy New Year!

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  5. Looks like you had a very delicious year! Hope 2015 will be a great year for you too.

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  6. You shared some wonderful dishes this past year Sam. I am looking forward to your posts this coming year. I wish you a wonderful 2015!

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  7. How lovely! it certainly looked like a super delicious year - I love your food - always elegant and beautifully presented. Lucky you to be going to Provence and other areas in the South of France in 2015 - can't wait to see what you bring back! Happy New Year to you and Meakin!

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  8. Dear Sam,, A delicious year!!
    Happy and Blessed New Year to you. xo Catherine

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  9. Sam, all your recipes are winners in my book! Seeing the mussels reminded me that I want to try this recipe very soon. I look forward to seeing your posts and photos from France and the recipes you will share in the new year! Happy and healthy 2015!

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  10. Oh, I'd like to nosh on the cheese log with some champagne and top off the evening with the tart Sam! Happy New Year, have fun planning your trip:@)

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  11. Happy New Year Sam! May it be just as delicious!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  12. And such a terrific year - wishing I had a slice of chocolate decadent tart with my morning coffee. All the best in 2015, Sam!

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  13. Wonderful recipes and what a wonderful trip you have planned, Sam! Happy New Year to you and Meakin!

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  14. Here's to many more great recipes! Happy New Year, Sam!

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  15. Sam, That's a great looking round up of some of the food that you posted over the past year. My favorites would be the Italian Seafood Salad and the Smoked Salmon Sandwich! Wishing you and Yours a Happy and Heathy New Year! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave and Laurie

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  16. Lot's of great recipes. Happy New Year!

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  17. Great looking selection and I'm thinking the Spanish stew is what you served us. The seafood salad still awes me and reminds me of a flattened version of The Tower from the dock.

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  18. It is always a joy to see what you are making, Sam. They are always so bright and colorful, and I have no doubt, they are flavorful. That smoked salmon sandwich has haunted me for a while. It looks so simple, yet something I would love. Happy New Year!

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  19. This post makes me hungry :-)) Happy New Year.Diane

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  20. You certainly created some beautiful dishes, Sam. All the best to you and Meakin in the New Year. I'm looking forward to your adventures this spring.

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  21. What an amazing collection of recipes, Sam! You've had quite a year and I always love seeing what you're cooking! I hope you all had a great Christmas and I'm wishing a fantastic 2015 for you!

    Bill @ www.southernboydishes.com

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  22. Happy New Year, Sam!

    Now, this is my kind of New Year post, and you are my kind of chef! Every last one of these is deliciousness on a fork or a cracker. YUM. YUM. YUM.

    I hope and pray that you and your beloved have the best New Year to date!

    You are and have always been one of my favorite bloggers of whom I wish all the very best in the coming year. Thank you for sharing your table and your life with us. You're the best of the best!

    xoxox

    Sheila :-)

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  23. What a year! I love all of these dishes and have made several of them by your recipes. Looking forward to more good cooking (and pictures) from you (and Meakin) this year. Happy 2015!

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  24. What a wonderful annual round-up of great recipes . . . and those salads? just beautiful to the eyes and great in the tummy I'm sure! Happy New Year to both Meakin and you!
    Roz

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  25. Those are some favorites of mine too, Sam. Delicious and beautifully photographed. Love the mussels! It's been such fun getting to know you and I'm looking forward to another year of blog friendship and great recipes.
    Happy New Year to you and Meakin!

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  26. How wonderful that you are planning a trip to Provence, Sam. I hope to make that trip again in 2016. I want to try every single one of your mouthwatering recipes and think I'll start with the orzo salad. Your presentations are always stunning.

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  27. I'm glad you did this. How did I miss the mussels ?! I had something like that at Joe Allen's in Miami Beach and loved it. Have been meaning to make it and now I have a recipe. The orzo salad made me smile. It was a big hit at our house. And that cranberry log just went into my recipe box.

    Provence in the Spring is always a good idea.

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  28. You ate amazing in 2014! I remember many of these recipes/blog posts. Happy New Year Sam. I have been enjoying your blog for many years,

    Velva

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  29. Happy New Year to you and Meakin!

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  30. Great year Sam. All of your dishes look delicious. Happy New Year to you and Meakin. I am looking forward to getting back to Florida. It is too cold up here in NC.

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  31. I love your recipes Sam. Your blog was one of the first I ever started following ... way back when. And I really don't remember how I found you. But glad I did. I feel a comfortable virtual friendship with you. Happy New Year and here's to a delicious 2015.

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  32. all such amazing dishes. You provided us with the most delicious recipes in 2014! Can't wait to see what is in store from you in 2015!

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  33. You did eat well Sam, very well! I love the international flavor in so many of your recipes!

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  34. All your food is so bright, colorful, and cheerful --- Happy new Year Sam!

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  35. wonderful recipes happy new year always enjoy your blog

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  36. And ... I made some of them. Somehow missed the chicken and chorizo stew - which is perfect for our wintry weather. Must rectify that!

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  37. Congratulations!
    Your Top Recipes 2014 are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

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