Sunday, January 31, 2010

COCO BEAN TURNS ONE!!!

Happy Blogiversary! Coco Bean the Blog is One full year old!

Baked Asian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks

To celebrate Ian and I made the same dinner we had one year ago, enjoyed the company of some blogging friends, and watched the much anticipated Canadian Michael Smith vs. Bobby Flay Iron Chef event.

Baked Asian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks

Looking forward, Ian and I spent some time jotting down a list of 100 things we would like to cook over the next year. I was hoping to get more into bread baking and learning the basics of some dishes, like how to make a really good roast chicken, or simply try my hand at making butter.

Thank you to all the wonderful people we have met over the year, You have all made it an extremely memorable one and we are looking forward to the next!

100 Dishes for Coco Bean

Breads
Focaccia bread
English muffins
Challah
No-Knead bread
Panettone
Sour dough bread
Brioche
Bagels
Baguettes
Croissants
Donuts
Cornbread in a skillet
Irish Soda bread
Pizza
Pita bread
Bread pudding
Orangette’s Banana Bread - Completed

Soups
Shrimp bisque
Cream of mushroom soup
French onion soup
Tom Yum Soup
Chestnut Soup

Vegetables

Scalloped potatoes
Ratatouille
Fennel Salad
Singaporean Slaw Salad with Salted Apricot Dressing‏
Stuffed cabbage
Spaghetti squash
Baked beans
Risotto
Fettuccine Alfredo

Preserves and dips
Caramel sauce
Dolce de léché
Apple sauce
Butter

Cheeses
Fresh mozzarella
Goat Cheese
Mascarpone
Feta

Breakfast
Croque Monsieur/Madame
Crêpés
Buttermilk Scones

Seafood
Moules Mariniere
Lobster
Clams
Seared tuna

Meats
Chicken pot pie
Tortiere
Rabbit
Frittata
Beef Bourgeon
Soufflé
Chicken parmesan
Ossobuco
Tamales
Roasted Duck
Red curry chicken
Braised Short Ribs
Veal Liver
Coq au Vin
Perogies
Roast chicken
Beef Wellington
Quail
Quiche from Tartine

Desserts
Decorate Cookies
Cannois
Gingerbread house
Lemon Squares from Tartine
Meringues
Profiteroles & Éclairs & Gougers
Fudge
Orangettes
Home made marshmallows
Panacotta
Pots de Crème
Clafoutis
Trifle
Truffles

Cakes, Pies, & Tarts
Angel food cake
Carrot cake
Chocolate Friands
Chocolate Lava Cake
Black Forest Cake
Lemon meringue pie
Key lime pie
Pumpkin pie
Tiramisu + Homemade Lady Fingers
New York cheesecake
Flourless Chocolate cake
Boston Cream Pie
Cake pops
Mixed Berry Shortcake
Genoise
Bavarian
Fruit Galettes
Portuguese custard tarts
Shaker lemon pie
Chiffon Cake
Banana cream pie
Tarte Tatin
Fruit tart with pastry cream
Sugar pie

Cookies
Black and Whites
Madeleine’s
Blondie’s
Snicker doodles
French Macrons



Recently Finished
Gingerbread cookies
Steamed Pudding
Linzer Cookies
Scottish Shortbread
Frangipane Tart
Crème Brulee
Nanaimo bars
Guacamole
Homemade onion rings
Potstickers/Dumplings
Whoopee Pies
Salt crusted fish
Pickles

Recently Finished Redo’s
Ricotta
Yorkshire pudding
Mayonnaise
Carbonara Sauce
Crab legs
Cassolet
Gnocchi
Homemade pasta
Paella
Pecan pie
Biscotti
Pecan pie

9 comments:

Chocolate Shavings said...

Happy blog-aversary! It was great celebrating with you guys, and I can't wait to help you guys complete that food list!

A.D. said...

Happy Happy Blogaversary !!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Happy Blogiversary! Looking forward to more posts...

Bellini Valli said...

Happu blog-aversary guys!!!!! I wonder who won the Itron Chef match since I didn't see it:D

Valérie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congrats on making it this far! I'm looking forward to seeing all these great dishes and creations on your blog!

(Btw, beware of bread baking: it's sooooo addictive!)

Hilary said...

Happy blogiversary, guys! (How DO you spell that?)

That's quite an impressive list to get through this year - happy cooking :)

Libbie said...

Beautiful blog! Happy birthday!

Junglefrog said...

Happy blogoversary Ian and Christie!! It's been a joy getting to know you over the last year!!

Victor said...

Welcome to the club! I know how it feels to write about food for more than a year. Hope to see more recipes in the future, don't give up.

Happy Blogiversary!