Sunday, August 23, 2009

One-Year Blogiversary

It’s hard to believe a year has gone by since I googled “How to Create a Blog,” and started Ciaochowlinda. It’s been nothing but pleasure to be able to share these recipes and posts with all of you, get your feedback and some blogging tips along the way.  I especially love to read your comments – They mean a lot to me. You’ve given me so much encouragement from far-flung parts of the globe and I’ve even gotten to meet a few of you personally. To mark my one-year blogiversary, I’m revisiting ten of my blog posts from the first few months of Ciaochowlinda’s existence, when I think family members and a few very good friends were my only readers.  Thanks for popping in and joining the family.

In case you missed them, here’s a repeat. Click on the words above the photo to open up the post in its entirety.

Fig Crostata


Fried Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms


Pizza with Figs and Prosciutto


Fourteen Reasons to Fall in Love With Rome


I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Gelato


Fennel Pizza


Seafood risotto


Raspberry Christmas Bombe


Lilli’s Biscotti


Perfect Roast Chicken



  1. Happy Anniversary!
    I really enjoy you and your blog.
    It was fun going back over your posts.
    Have a great day!

  2. Congratulations ..well done , it is a wonderful blog.. :-)

  3. The first post I remembering reading of yours was your stuffed squid! That got me hooked!
    Happy 1 year anniversary!

  4. Happy Anniversary! I am so happy to have found your blog - everything you make looks so very good!

  5. Very Happy Anniversary! Stuffed squid..? I have to go see that one! They all look fab!

  6. its been a great year - congratulations - I look foward to many more delicious posts!

  7. Brava Linda!

    your fan all the way.

    Arrivederci a presto Anna Allais

  8. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I just started my blog so I know what you mean when you say your only readers were family and friends. Thanks for posting old posts too. I love the Rome pic and the Gelato post. I lived in Trastevere and agree that Giorgiagel is the best gelato! Did you ever go to Dar Poeta for pizza?

  9. Happy blog anniversary Linda! So glad I found you! This was a nice review.

    Fennel pizza sounds intriguing - must try that soon.

  10. Happy Blogiversary Linda! So happy to come to know you and yor blog. Your posts are dynamic and always inspiring! Limoncello, marinated eggplant,etc. Oh, and now that I'm not phyllo challenged I want to try that phyllo wrapped ricotta torte creation in the bunt pan! You know what? I just realized my Blogiversary is this week too! 2 years... I can't believe it!

  11. Happy Anniversary to you and your great blog!

  12. Happy blogging birthday! Next month I will celebrate my own 4 years in blogland.....
    That pizza with figs and ham looks so yummy.....

  13. Complimenti, Linda.
    I get hungry just looking at your pics. You should open a restaurant. :)

  14. Now I'm hungry and want to travel somewhere beautiful and romantic. Great pictures, and delicious food!

  15. Happy blogiversary! Fun to read your first blog posts!

  16. Happy Blogiversary!! and many more! :)

  17. in "Linda and Ruth" ...."Chow Venice"??????

  18. Happy blog anniversary Linda! Looking forward to more delicious Italian recipes.

  19. Congrats on the your 1st anniversary-8/23 was my birthday so it was a good date to start your amazing's to more great recipes and inspiring photos of your food!

  20. Happy Belated Blogiversary! And here's wishing you many more!! (the seafood risotto has my name on it!)

  21. Congrats! You've got a winner. Will look forward to many more anniversaries.