Happy Anniversary! And congratulations on your terrific site!
I’m looking forward to all that you’ve got planned for this week and I’m really looking forward to the possibility of meeting you when I’m in Chicago in October.
A very happy 2 years to you! Those bags are so completely perfect, I really love the illustration styles. As for my favorite recipe, it is hard to pick but it would be the graham crackers. I think I thought about you and your grandma the whole time I made them. Thank you Tim for this great space!
Congratulations! I am a recent follower, all because of the amazing corn pesto featured earlier this summer. I absolutely loved it, as did a few friends who took my advice and made it themselves :) I’ll have to go through the archives and check out some more recipes soon!
Happy happy blogday! I recently made your quick spicy dill pickles for a catering event I was doing, they were such a hit and got eaten all up. The next day I made four more jars and ate them all in less then a week. I have been reading for a couple of years now and rave about the blog so much that I think you may now have a cult following here in Portland OR!
Wow, congrats! It sure goes by, doesn’t it? My favorite fruit…that’s so hard…is blackberries. Follow ever so closely by mango, blueberries, and strawberries. Yum! I LOVE your roasted beet and wheatberry salad. That is my kind of salad!
Aw, thanks everyone for these great comments. I am having a hard time picking a favorite fruit myself. I had a plum in France that was the best thing I have ever eaten, so I am tempted to say plums. But, cherries make me really happy too. Hmmm….
Happy 2 year anniversary Tim! Reading your blog is always a great joy of mine- your recipes and photographs are always spot on. I’d have to say my favorite recipe so far has been for corn pesto (I’ve already made it a few times this summer) and that late summer raspberries are my favorite fruit.
great totes! i’m a fan of your pasta recipes. your signature lottie + doof mac + cheese was delicious (come to think of it, i can’t understand why i’ve only made it once), and that corn pesto! amazing.
Well happy blogging birthday! I love, love your new designs, I’m a huge Julia Rothman fan.
My favorite fruit would have to be apples in the fall, oranges in the winter, strawberries in the spring and peaches in the summer. I need options and seasonal fruits always the best, right?!
I’m just starting out in the blogging world and I can’t imagine what it feels like to be that far down the track! Thanks for all the inspiration – my favourite fruit is a fresh, juicy, messy queensland mango – lucky for me I live in Australia and that is achievable, at least in summer :)
Here’s 2(HA HA) many more years 2 come! The bags are beautiful! My favorite fruit is the raspberry. Perfect balance of sweet and tart, and it’s only good for such a short window once picked, fleeting perfection!
My favorite fruit. This is a really, really hard choice. However, when it all boils down to it, I would always choose savory over sweet, and that pretty much secures tomatoes as king.
After all, they are like a fruit & a vegetable, and I eat them ALL THE TIME when they are in season.
Congratulations on 2 years! I’ve only tasted them a handful of times in my life, but wax apples or love apples, grown in tropical climates, are so luscious. Crisp, juicy, sweet, and delicate… they are the perfect fruit, in my mind.
I would have to say that my favorite fruit is the Raspberry. There is no other fruit that captures so poignantly the flavors that induce thoughts and unearth memories of summers past… what a perfect little berry!
Favorite recipe would have to be a toss up between the Busy Day cake and the baked french fries. The busy day cake topped with strawberries and blueberries (my favorite fruits) might just edge slightly ahead :)
Happy Birthdaaay, Mr. President….
I think you should have a bag contest—Why I deserve to win a bag.
(Top 10 Reasons why I deserve a bag)
10, I am representave of your older readers, to not give me a bag would be age discrimination,
9. I represent the downstate vote whenever you vote on things
8. I am bag challenged at present
7. I love baguettes
6. I will create a bowling for bags charity event
5. I am a member in good standng of rescue bags
4. My birthday was in June
3. I have never created an oil spill
2. I promise to save many a plastic bush by using your bag
1. If I were to a win a bag, I would want world peace to be my platform
Wow! 2 Years! Congrats! Here’s to many more to come! :-)
I can’t decide which of the receipes on this site are my favourite, so I go with my favourite fruit. It’s mango. I looooove mango. The taste, the texture, the color (!!), it’s the best fruit there is. :-)
Congratulations on your 2 years! I just discovered your blog over the summer and you’ve made my life in Chicago inexpressibly better. My favorite recipe, or the one most recent that involves flour, sugar, butter, is the cake donut muffins. And I could never pick a favorite fruit!
These are so fantastic! But so is your blog so it makes sense that the bags would be so wonderful. Congratulations on the anniversary and thank you for creating a space to share these recipes. My favorite, want to eat it all the time, has been the Pizza Cipolla. I don’t think I would have made it if I didn’t read about it here and I’m so glad I did.
Congratulations on two years! My favorite fruit would have to be the homely pear. Or perhaps a white peach. My favorite recipe from the site is definitely the milk liquer. Fun to make, requires my patience, and delicious! Thanks for the giveaway.
happy blogiversary! favorite fruit? far too difficult to choose just one, though i’ve currently been loving the melons and stone fruits (nectarines, peaches, and my favorite Italian prune plums!) at the greenmarkets.
Congratulations on two years!! I love your blog. My favorite fruits would have to be nectarines, and I adore your Orange Cinnamon Creme Brulee as well as the Arroz Verde al Horno. Thanks for a great blog and this fabulous giveaway
xoxo from louisiana
Do those apple jellies (from October 2008) count as a fruit? They certainly count as eye candy!
My favorite fruit is currently the peach. It’s so great in salads, pies, jams, baked goods and goes nicely with cucumbers. Congratulations on your success!
Well, I’m afraid to say that quite a few of my colleagues have photos of the choc caramel porn, sorry, tart on their desks thanks to your beautifully photographed website! For pure visual stimulation the tart wins hands down, but when it comes to taste, I haven’t found a single soul who doesn’t adore your apple jellies – mainly served in our house with a stinky old stilton and some port in a post-dinner blow-out! So a big thanks to you guys for making me smile and giving me some true inspiration in the kitchen. Em x
Congratulations! I have enjoyed peeking into your cooking adventures and look forward to more. I’ve sent lots of friends to your site to retrieve recipes they gush over (Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake, Baked Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Uva Bella, etc…). Thanks for all the great recs and pretty pictures. Keep up the good work!
Congratulations on two great years. My favorite recipe is for Almond-Anise Cookies but that may change tonight when I make Dorie’s Salted Butter Break-Ups. Those are two of my favorite flavors plus I admire her as a writer and I trust her recipes. Thanks for all the great recipes.
Happy 2 Years! I have only been following for a short while but I have very much enjoyed learning and tasting so many different things
My Favorite recipes have to be the Doughnut Muffins and the Baked Feta! So Delicious! My next adventure will be that Chocolate Caramel Tart……So Excited!
My most favorite fruits I have ever tasted have been…..Fresh Rainer Cherries in Washington, A Pink Lady Apple I had from a road side stand in Washington and the most amazing Blood Orange ever in Rome, Italy!
Happy 2 years!! The canvas totes look awesome! I happen to be in the market for one because I accidentally dropped one in the grocery store parking lot last week…it was a pretty big bummer because I’m quite fond of my canvas bags.
I’ve been following since Dec 2009….what can I say, the 12 days of cookies got me hooked. I’ve enjoyed every recipe I’ve tried….including the somewhat botched caramel cake. A regular recipe we make is your tomato soup (so yummy!). My boyfriend and I also LOVE the bacon and tomato pasta…I believe it’s under Pasta Night? Every time I make it and bring it to work, I see my coworkers eye it fondly. Oh, and the granola you posted earlier this year is another staple…yum! My next food project is the chocolate and caramel tart you posted, I hope I don’t botch the caramel!!
Favorite fruit?!?!? I probably have a different one each week, lol. Right now I’m on a nectarine, pineapple, and fresh raspberry kick. However, fresh Louisiana strawberries take the cake when they are in season.
Your blog is one of my outlets for real inspiration. The simplicity of your layouts and your writing is lovley. I subscribe to a number of blogs and most days I don’t have time to read them but I make sure and open yours. I hope you are proud of what you have done, congratulations!
I love the Chocolate Caramel Tart. I made it for a good friend as a late birthday present; we call it “the Candy Bar” because right out of the fridge when the caramel and chocolate are still solid it tastes like the most delicious, all-natural candy bar.
My favorite fruits to eat are peaches or Honeycrisp apples. My favorite fruit with which to cook are sour cherries. I came back from CA with a case of produce envy; it feels good to have something that is not available elsewhere.
I just tried your buttermilk cake with the caramel glaze, but my favorite recipe is still the Chocolate Caramel Tart.
The Creamy Tomato Soup…& I have to confess why. I am one of the recipe testers for Cooks Illustrated magazine & this was one of the recipes that I was given to work with. I’ve been following your site for a while & always enjoy both the writing & the recipes. So imagine my surprise & delight when one of ‘my’ recipes is highlighted…woohoo! So my pick was pretty easy, because otherwise…oh boy, you have a lot of really great recipes.
the bags are super cute!~!!!! i have to say, my favorite recipe is the baked fries… i think it’s a lottie classic! my boyfriend and i went through a phase where we would make those fries every weekend… definitely not a good thing for my waistine, but oh my tastebuds were in savory heaven!
Congratulations on 2 years! I can hardly pick a favorite recipe, but the one I’ve come back to the most so far has been your Cranberry Vanilla Coffee cake. Every time I have to bake a cake, my boyfriend requests this one… and he usually hates cake. (Which I just can’t grasp… it’s CAKE!) As for my favorite fruit – I’d have to go with peaches. Either that or raspberries. Yum!
My favorite fruit varies by season, whatever is fresh and ripe is my favorite.
I love your blog, I can’t believe it’s already been 2 years! I still remeber first stumbling across your beautiful blog when it was only a few entries in. Congrads! I really enjoyed the raspberry breakfast bar recipe.
I have made your mac-n-cheese, Lottie and Doof style, several times and shared that recipe with many friends. It is always delicious, and this cooler weather is making me crave such lovely comfort food!
Best wishes for many more years of happy blogging!
oh man! i missed it :( I’m in Israel, commenting from Tel Aviv (any extensions for the likes of me..) either way, happy 2 year anniversary!! love the site, as you know. i also love love love figs and watermelon. and i love love love the totes! v. hot!
I’ve just found your blog (where have I been for the past 2 years?) happy blogiversary!
My favourite fruit would be my home grown alpine strawberries. They are small sweet and very very good. Best of all they self seed, this means they just grow and grow each year, how good is that!!
Well I’m excited at the idea of winning something, but if my luck stays the same as it usually does, I’d be just as happy to be able to buy!
I love nectarines, preferably white ones. An advert ran here in Australia last year with a guy crying on a cliff edge because it was the end of the stone fruit season and he was nursing his last nectarine for that year. I too feel a little like that when the season ends!
a million congratulations on this milestone, sorry I’m coming to it so late. I would LOVE to buy a tote bag to support L&D and these wonderful artists! The blog has been looking so good lately I want to make everything from this post forward to today’s date!!! xxxx