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2010 in review


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how my blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 58 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 77 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 31mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was May 24th with 347 views. The most popular post that day was Meyer Lemon Cake.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were tastespotting.com, foodgawker.com, lafamiliafischer.blogspot.com, macheesmo.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for duck confit sous vide, onions and chocolate, sous vide asparagus, fresh corn salad with black beans and tomatoes, and confit sous vide.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Meyer Lemon Cake April 2010
10 comments

2

Fresh Corn and Basil Salad with Black Beans July 2010
2 comments

3

Just Carrot Soup October 2010
1 comment

4

sneak peek… January 2010
2 comments

5

Duck Confit Sous Vide March 2010
1 comment

Beer Review: Stone Vertical Epic


Epic Fail:  Drinking this shortly after purchasing it.  Potential epic win – what it could have tasted like if we had waited until December of 2012.

So the original idea was bottle conditioned ale, 1 batch made per year with each successive batch made 1 year, 1 month, and 1 day after the previous beer.

All of them designed to be enjoyed sometime after December 12, 2012.  This ale is also brewed with Muscat, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes as well as Chamomile.

We weren’t sure what to expect…the beer was incredibly floral, very acidic with absolutely no hop…which, to be totally transparent…is frequently what I enjoy in beers.  The hoppier the better!  Woody’s comments included sweet notes, and a bit soft.  It’s hard to imagine that after another two years of bottle conditioning that the beer would sharpen up.

Ultimately, this was not my favorite beer, but I do love me some Stone Brewery though…and I’ll continue to try anything new we see on the shelves and support the little guys!

 

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