June 8th, 2007. It's the date we published our very first blog post.
We didn't know what we were doing. We didn't know where we wanted to end up. We just knew we wanted an online record of the recipes we were making in the kitchen. Little did we know that, five years later, we'd still be writing down our recipes... and that, ultimately, we'd have built an audience of amazing, supportive, loyal readers.
Over the last five years, we've had ups and downs. Prolific times, and slumps. Inspiring moments, and periods of writer's block. We've learned a whole lot of lessons.
The five-year marker seems like a good time to share some of the things we've learned -- and then pay it forward a bit. After all, we wouldn't be here without the support of our fellow bloggers, our readers, and all the local artisans that keep us stocked with great edible products that inspire us to keep on creating.
So, that's just what we're going to do. For the next four weeks, we've got quite the celebration planned. We'll be hosting giveaways (both here and on Facebook) from some of our favorite local companies -- Bittercube Bitters, Scrumptious Pantry, Indulgence Chocolatiers, Becky's Blissful Bakery, Howling Wolf Barbeque, Cybros - The Sprouted Bakehouse, Wisconsin Cheese, and Bolzano Artisan Meats.
And you're invited. Celebrate with us, and help us start off our next year of blogging with a bang.
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