Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year!

My aim in 2009 was to publicize my YamDaisy project as much as I could, and to get as much feedback as I could. I posted newsletters in key places in my community, I entered the electronic age with a course on web design and then using facebook and this blog.

I set up the Great 2009 Comfort Food Poll to find out about the food people want to eat when they are tired and struggling. (See the results here )

I asked friends to come up with sample menus for the YamDaisy Cafe to illustrate the kind of food that could be served (check them out here ). Thankyou so much to all the people who contributed.

I especially learnt a lot from being involved with blogs and forums that included people from all over the world, it gave me such a good perspective and more and more understanding. I also loved comments that gave me insight and food for thought about my project, and lots of much appreciated support! Thankyou thankyou thankyou kind people who took the time to leave comments on my blog!

It is a fresh new year and another step for my project.
I am continuing my Comfort Food Facebook page to celebrate those wonderful comfort meals.
I will continue to blog the wonderful inspiring (and fun!) menus! Please feel free to offer one!
And I will continue to blog about the ideas, dilemmas, progress and news of my project.

The new thing I will be adding to the mix is
Connecting to the Food/Health Industry: I want to follow up connections such as my local Council's Food Alliance, Community Radios Food Programs, Nutitionists networking etc. This will depend on my health (I find that making such connections can take a lot of determination and persistence), so I will just go one step at a time!

PS The picture here is a kugelhopf, a lovely yeast cake I made for the first time last year and I offer you all a virtual slice to celebrate the successes of the past year and a good year ahead!


  1. beautiful cake, looks delicious and i enjoyed my virtual slice very much thank ya!!

  2. Sounds like a great 2009 and great goals for this next year!

  3. I see you over at Dawn's blog..Country had to stop by and say HI.

    Your cake is so beautiful....

    I love your project..I too have met the most wonderful people from all over the globe in this blogshpere...Dawn being one of them. We have become as close as sisters over the internet. Who knew?

    I'll happily be following you along and watching your project....

    I'll check back with you later.


  4. Your Bundt cake looks absolutely amazing! Festive and wonderful for the holiday season. :-)
    Joy, you have asked me about the substitute of the poppy fix. I usually get the ready-made, it's easier. But you can try to make your own.
    Bring 150ml milk to a boil, remove and stir in honey (4 tbsp), almond meal (50g) and ground poppy seeds (125g), and 1 large egg. If it's too runny, stir 1-2 tbsp of butter or margarine. Flavour the mixture with vanilla or almond extract if desired.

  5. Hi Joy

    Happy New Year! I’ve just been given an award for my blog and am now passing it on to you as one of my favourite blogs. To collect the award go to my blog xxx

  6. Thankyou everyone! Kary, welcome here! I agree about the lovely people met through blogs! It is a treat! Angie thankyou for the recipe. Issy thankyou for that award, it is very special.

  7. BEAUTIFUL cake!! It's just so pretty with the dusting of icing sugar. Wonderful job and a great 2010 to you, Joy!