Today Lottie + Doof turns one year old. It seems both longer and shorter than that to me. I have a hard time remembering life before this site- a time when I didn’t have to put dinner on pause to take photographs of the food (imagine, we once ate food when it was still warm!). It is perhaps most strange that a year ago I did not know any of you. I feel so fortunate to have made connections with so many of you over the past 12 months. Some of those connections have lead to friendships and exciting opportunities and for that I will always be grateful. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I started the site but I have found that the food blogging community is a really great place to hang out.  I am always happy to know that there are others out there who care about eating and making good food.

LittleDoof1(Me, celebrating another 1st)

One year also feels too short because there is still so much to do! I have piles of recipes to be tested and reported on. There are many things I want to do to improve the site and make it easier for you all to use. Once I settle into our new place I will be working on all of improvements I have been dreaming of (and promising) and look forward to continuing to share what is happening in my kitchen with you.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the site this year, and to everyone who supported me along the way. Special thanks to Bryan for making the site work so well and for putting up with my kitchen antics.

But most of all, thanks to all of you for making the past year so excellent.

Happy Birthday to us.


I thought it might be fun to share my five favorite recipes from the past 12 months. It turned out to be harder than I thought, but here it goes:

ARROZ VERDE AL HORNO (if you haven’t tried this already, do it now!)




CARAMEL CAKE (still my favorite)

Bon Appétit!

35 comments to “One”

  1. Happy “Blog” Birthday, Tim. Thanks for all the great recipes, as I’m sure there are many more to come. Today my husband and I are sharing our 11 anniversary. So, other than loving great food, you and I share something else in common…Sept. 5! Have a GREAT DAY!!!

  2. Hello Tim,

    Happy 1st to Lottie + Doof! Been around here for only a few months myself, but I immensely enjoy your stories and recipes – and beautiful images of course, and can’t wait to see more to come. Have a great Birthday weekend – and oh, good luck with moving!

  3. Happy blog birthday. Beautiful piccie too. Congrats again

  4. I’m a newbie here at your site and really enjoy your blog….especially love your beautiful and vibrant photos!! Love this eggplant one…wonderful contrast!! Happy 1st birthday…looking forward to many more!!

  5. Thanks, all!

    Happy Anniversary, Andilynn! Have a great anniversary weekend.

  6. Happy blog day, Timmy bear. So proud of you!

  7. Congratulations! Yours is one of my favorites! Thank you.

  8. happy birthday Lottie and Doof? How is it possible that you were more precious then than now?

  9. I absolutely love your site and am always so excited to see a new post. And it’s even more exciting to see that Lottie & Doof and I share the same birthday! Congratulations on your first year! I can’t wait to see what’s to come.

  10. one year and going strong!



  11. Congrats on the milestone! I still love the french fries the best. : )

  12. Happy birthday to you, Lottie + Doof (and of course, Tim)!
    All the best,

  13. Congratulations, Tim. Can’t wait for you to settle down soon so that you can post on what’s happening in your kitchen!

  14. Happy birthday, Lottie + Doof! Serve it forth, Tim!

  15. I don’t know you personally, but really look forward to your posts, recipes & photos. Congrats and thanks!

  16. Thanks for all of the warm wishes!

  17. Happy blog birthday! I’m normally a quiet reader, but I just wanted to say how much I love your photos, recipes, and write-ups: so entertaining and inspiring. I really look forward to your posts. And in a funny coincidence, today is my real birthday…go figure :) K

  18. Congrats! Love the blog.

  19. Happy Blogiversary!!!! I love your site, and hope you continue for a long time :)

  20. happy blog birthday! i’ve found many wonderful recipes that i’ve tried to great success and i just love the look and feel of your blog. hooray!

  21. Congratulations on 1 year! Your blog knocked it out of the park from Day 1 with a beautiful design, inspired recipes, and entertaining writing. Hope there are many more years to come!

  22. Congratulations, and thank you for the wonderful distillation of recipes! I’m heading out to find some epazote immediately.

  23. Congratulations! I am from Austria (Europe) and been reading your blog for quite a while. I had assumed that it existed much longer than a year. Everything is sooo professional and the pics are great! Also love your stories on the dishes. Looking forward to another year of Lottie&Doof. (my foodblog unfortunately is in German language)

  24. Happy anniversary! For a new blog, you’ve certainly made a huge impression on a lot of people.

  25. I’m new to your site but from Chicago as well. Happy one year anniversary! Just printed off your recipe for mac and cheese and it just came out of the oven. Keep blogging and finding great recipes to share.

  26. Congratulations! I was just thinking about you today as I put two cartons of concord grapes in my cart at the market…. Best wishes to you! xxxmwahxxx

  27. Happy Blogiversary! No one can understand until they join the “blogging family” just what an amazing accomplishment that is! You have a fabulous place to stop and visit. Oh, and I couldn’t help but notice the “dog eared” date in the corner of the pic~ how young and precious! If they had those when I was a baby, mine would say ’63… when bumper stickers were on dinosaurs ;-)

  28. Congrats ….its quite an achievement and most worthwhile for all of us fans who love to visit Lottie and Doof! Just would LOVE to be able to tuck in and try the recipes as they come out of your oven! Now I’m dreaming… you’ve shared the recipes…I’d better get cracking!

  29. Congrats Timbo! I am impressed but now surprised by the success of this site… very happy to see your talents being enjoyed by all your new connects… xo lots, r.

  30. HAPPY 1st YEAR!! You’re the best. LOVE both those photos. xoxo

  31. Bay Librarian says:

    September 10th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks for making a great food and cooking community–your photographs are especially inspiring. Look forward to each and every entry…Thanks!

  32. Wishing you a very happy 1st blog birthday. Cheers to many more tasty posts!

  33. schneiderluvsdoof says:

    September 12th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, HAAAAAAppy Anniver sa reee!

  34. Happy first blog birthday! The photos is just great, your posts are always lovely!!!

  35. congratulations! i can’t wait to see what the next year has to offer…

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