1 Year Blogiversary

Pas de Deux is one year old today!
Celebrate with a slice of cake!

Celebrate with a slice of cake!

Casey posted our first post exactly one year ago today. It’s hard to believe that a year has already gone by, and fun to see all of the amazing meals we have cooked along the way. In honor of our birthday, we thought it would be fun to take a moment to appreciate all we have done by remembering some of our favorite posts from the past year.
Lindsey
Buckweheat Banana Bread

Buckweheat Banana Bread

This post is by far the most popular search term that brings readers to our blog! I made it again a few weeks ago, this time with half buckwheat flour and half spelt flour, and it is seriously delicious. I particularly enjoy a slice toasted, with sunflower butter smeared on top.
Most Simple (and Amazing): Homemade Pistachio Milk
Casey
My first taste of Pistachio milk

First taste of Pistachio milk

Blogging provided Lindsey an impetus to start making her own nut milks. Shortly after she made almond milk, she told me about a pistachio milk latte.  I was so inspired that I whipped up my own batch of pistachio milk!  Lindsey has also dabbled in cashew milk, brazil nut milk, and hemp milk, but we both agree that pistachio milk is one of the best!  Add some to your iced coffee–it will change your life.
Most Likely to Brighten Your Morning: Berry-Coconut Breakfast Polenta
Lindsey
Berries on top!

Beautiful berries on top!

It’s no secret that I love breakfast. Of our 167 posts in the past year, 40 have been breakfast recipes! This particular bowl is perfect for summertime–I can’t wait to make it again when local berry season reaches its peak.
Most Likely to Please Cookie Monsters: Oatmeal Wheatgerm Chocolate Chip Cookies
Casey
Yum!

Yum!

I have a serious weakness for chocolate. And cookies. And chocolate in cookies.  This recipe is amazing because it totally satisfies my sweet tooth, while still letting me believe I’m eating something wholesome.  Inspired by one of my favorite cookies at Specialty’s, this is a recipe I will make again and again.
Casey
Kir Royale with Vanilla Cognac

Kir Royale with Vanilla Cognac

This easy cocktail is great for a group of girls!  The flavor is remarkably complex for such an uncomplicated beverage!  I’ve always enjoyed Kir Royales, and I love vanilla, so for me, this cocktail is heaven.
Most Healthy: Get Your Greens! (Wheat Berry and Kale Salad)
Casey
Wheat Berry and Kale Salad

Wheat Berry and Kale Salad

This salad was my first wheat berry experience.  I love them!  I also really enjoyed how colorful this salad was.  The combination of textures with the leafy kale, chewy wheat berries, and crisp peppers was quite a treat!
Lindsey
Classic Meatloaf, served with potatoes and green beans

Classic Meatloaf, served with potatoes and green beans

I love to explore new recipes and try interesting flavor combinations (see below), but sometimes, simple and traditional is just plain good. For my husband’s birthday this year, I made a very “American” meal: meatloaf, potatoes, and green beans.
Lindsey
Sweet and savory

Sweet and savory

I always love sweet and savory combinations. This date-sweetened oatmeal, studded with fresh rosemary and topped with roasted pears, a fried egg and a sprinkle of salty parmesan, is truly delicious.

This year has been full of new experiences for us, both in and out of the kitchen.  We have loved having this blog to connect us not only to each other, but to all of you!  Thank you for your support and inspiration!

–Lindsey and Casey

Pas de Deux Blog

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5 thoughts on “1 Year Blogiversary

  1. Hi girls! Just came across your blog from twitter. Beautiful pictures and blog space! Happy belated 1 year Blogiversary. 🙂 Oh I’ve been secretly intimidated by making my own nut milk but pistachio milk?!? That might just convince me to give it a whirl.

    • You would love both– I promise! Nut milk would be a great way to use up all those pounds an pounds of nuts you have, too (and then you can make crackers with the leftover pulp). 🙂

  2. Okay, so clearly you can make any nut into milk–Why hadn’t I thought of pistachio before? That sounds SO good–I love everything pistachio. Plus I have yet to find a nut milk that I really enjoy in my lattes, so that definitely sounds worth experimenting with!

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