Looking back at 2020 with a selection of 10 photos. From the readers’ favorite recipes to big life events, both in the private and the public sphere, here’s an idea of how 2020 looked like for Del’s cooking twist.
For many, 2020 will be remembered as a different year. People from all over the world suddenly found themselves facing the same new challenges. In these unprecedented times, we had to adapt, stick together, and create a new life balance. It’s been tough, it’s been challenging, but it’s also been the occasion to go the extra mile and develop new skills.
On a personal level, I also went through big life events. To name just a few, I moved to a different country and started from zero again, I grew a tiny human inside me and became a mom. In the middle of all this, the world’s circumstances led to a major increased interest for cooking. The blog had never been so successful and visitors came by millions to my humble little bubble, cooking and baking Del’s cooking twist daily.
Yes, this year has been tough and challenging by all means, but it also came with happy times, emotions and beauty. So without further ado, discover 10 photos that marked this year on the blog and in my personal life.
1. Moving from Chicago to Vancouver
Moving to Vancouver, BC. The year started with a big jump on the other side of the border, leaving Chicago for Vancouver, BC. A lot of packing, adventures, and recipe planning weeks in advance while my kitchen was in boxes, transitioning from one home to another.
2. Easy Fluffy Banana Pancakes
Easy Fluffy Banana Pancakes. I know you do love my classic pancakes recipe and my ultra moist banana bread. So I created for you these banana pancakes!
“These are the most fluffy and delicious pancakes I’ve ever made. Excellent and simple recipe.” – Rachel
3. Best Ever Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf
Best Ever Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf. It took me years to obtain the perfect texture and flavor for this recipe, but it was worth it. Every single of you who tried the recipe loved it!
“Just a quick note to say thanks! I made a lemon poppyseed loaf from your recipe yesterday, and my wife and I both agree this was possibly the best lemon loaf we can recall. It was bursting with flavour, and was the perfect density to allow us to cut nice thin slices. This recipe will be a go-to for us from here on. Cheers” – John
4. I’m pregnant!
A Tiny Miracle In The Oven. I’m forever grateful that I finally was able to grow this tiny little human inside of me. It’s been quite a journey, but with a happy ending!
5. My 10+ Easy Vegetarian Pantry Recipes
10+ Easy Vegetarian Pantry Recipe. 2020 will definitely be remembered as the year we all re-connected with home cooking, sometimes with the bare minimum ingredients. Fun fact: you can create delicious recipes even with just a handful of staples.
6. Whipped Coffee: the drink to make at home
Whipped Coffee. While home working developed considerably in the spring, people were not ready to give up their favorite coffee drink. So here again, we learned how to become our own baristas and create some delicious coffee shop worth drinks.
7. Baby is here!
Lucie’s Birth Story. And then suddenly in May we became 3 in our tiny family!
8. Sugar-Free Almond Butter Banana Muffins
Sugar-Free Almond Butter Banana Muffins. I’ve wanted to create a healthy banana muffin recipe for quite some time and I’m glad these ones came to the world. They’re just perfectly balanced yet absolutely delicious!
9. Discovering BC’s wine region
A Little Escape To Okanagan Wine Region. September called for fruits picking in orchards and wine tastings in British Columbia’s wine region.
10. Hazelnut Chocolate Lava Cookies
Hazelnut Chocolate Lava Cookies. I’m serious about cookies. And even more serious with this one: made out of ground hazelnuts with a molten core of chocolate. So decadent!
Bonus: A Perfect Cheese Board
How To Make a Perfect Cheese Board. For the holidays, I created a complete guide to help you create a delicious platter. Be sure to read through for all the tips and tricks.
On this last day of 2020, I take the opportunity to thank you all for always supporting my recipes. You are the reason why Del’s cooking twist still exists after almost a decade and I’m forever grateful for it.