Jan 5

Farewell 2009, Hello 2010!

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As the saying goes, “Out with the old and in with the new.”  2009 has come and gone like a freight train and 2010 is here to stay.  2009 announced its arrival in our family with the birth of a new baby, affectionately known as Bug.

Birth of Bug

The year ended with the passing of my dear grandmother.


2009 saw the birth of Washoku Warriors.


2009 was home to Earth Week,

Earth Week

Cupcake Week,

Cupcake Week

and Tofu Week.

Tofu Week

At the end of July, I celebrated the birthday of Julia Child and the release of the movie Julie & Julia by cooking an entire meal using only the recipes out of volume one of Julia’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Celebrating with Julia Child

At the end of August, I took Michael Ruhlman up on his challenge to make a BLT entirely from scratch.

BLT from scratch

In late summer I started interning for Steamy Kitchen, making a trip to NYC for a product launch, and sharing my “Super Top Secret” Recipe for gyoza.

Top Secret Gyoza Recipe

In early November I attended the 1st Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival and later in the month I made the big switch to WordPress.

Foodbuzz Blogger Festival

LFM ended the year with a feature on Oprah.com.


The 9 most popular posts of 2009 were:

1, 2, and 3

1. Tibetan Flatbread, the Perfect Soup Dunking Bread

2. Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

3. Simple One Hour Homemade Bread

4, 5, and 6

4. No Foolin’ 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

5. Time to wrap things up!  Homemade Gyoza Wrappers

6. Hammie Sammie Cupcake Bites

7, 8, and 9

7. Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup

8. How to make tofu—no fancy equipment required.

9. Fuji Mama’s Favorite Cupcake: Black Bottom Cupcakes

What a year!  Many thanks to you for sharing it with me.  I wonder what 2010 will bring?  I do know that it will contain the exploits of 2 little Fujilings that are growing up way too quickly for my tastes and, of course, I’ll be sharing lots of tasty eats.  I’ve got some fun things up my sleeve, but I’d love to know if you have any requests.  If you do, let me know!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Megan January 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Soooo look forward to spending 2010 with you! Thanks again for everything you share with us all.


Jerry (CBSOP) January 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm

An amazing year to be sure. congrats on your new addition, get used to them growing up too fast and remember to hug them every day, kiss them every night and eat ice cream whenever possible. They’ll be moved out with kids of their own before you know it.

A happy and blessed new year to your family, from ours.


saucy smith January 5, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Thanks for the lovely review of 2009. Here’s to a fantastic 2010 to you!! Looking forward to lots of posts,chats and comments.


Mrs Beans January 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I love your recap of the year. I also love your site and am looking forward to keeping up with you in 2010. Happy New Year!


Fuji Nana January 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Wow and double wow. You covered quite a bit of territory this year, girl! I love being part of your taste testers, so keep it up! (I know I’m making all your readers jealous.)


Fuji Papa January 6, 2010 at 2:56 am

You have had a great year. It has been fun to be along for the ride. Thanks for the richness you add to our lives (and not just in calories!).


mumay January 6, 2010 at 4:59 am

it was a great year !!!! thanks you for coming into my life and of course my tummy . looking forward for more…..


Sara @ Our Best Bites January 6, 2010 at 8:26 am

I can’t believe you were featured on Oprah.com! I mean, I *can* believe it, I just didn’t know about it! So cool for you! What a fun year you’ve had!



LollyChops January 6, 2010 at 10:39 am

What a year!!!! I got hungry just looking at this post… soooo much tasty food!

I am looking forward to another killer Fuji-fied year!

Lotsa LOVE!


High/Low January 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Happy New Year! May 2010 be even better than your incredible 2009!!


Liz - Meal Makeover Mom January 6, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Glad to see Hammie Sammie Cupcake Bites as one of your top blog posts. It was a favorite with my boys. Congrats on the Oprah.com feature. Looking forward to lots of great recipes in 2010.


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Wow… what a busy year! Here’s to a great year in 2010!


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