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Chocolate Log Blog Highlights – Three Years On

Roundup Posts | 14th February 2012 | By

Can you believe it? I certainly can’t. Chocolate Log Blog is three years old today! For this, my third blogiversary, I wanted to take a highlight from each month of the last year. This proved to be much harder than I’d anticipated – there were a number of significant events worthy of inclusion, but I made myself stick to only one – cue applause. Read on to find the Chocolate Log Blog highlights from out second year.

Thank you so much to all the wonderful folk who follow my blog, leave comments, bear with me, visit and join in the We Should Cocoa challenges. I really couldn’t do it without you. Much as I started this blog as inspiration to make me bake a more diverse range of chocolate goodies, it has morphed into something else. I really don’t think I’d have come nearly as far as I have if it hadn’t been for all of you.

Chocolate Log Blog Highlights

So, here’s what you’ve all been waiting for – my Chocolate Log Blog Highlights. Here they are:

Matcha Chocolate Roll

February 2011

Really excited by the quality and quantity of entries for the We Should Cocoa tea challenge. Plus I was able to offer the brilliant prize of a box of Matcha Chocolat tea chocolates.

 

March 2011 – having fun playing with some of the words associated with my blog on this wordle cloud

 

April 2011 – rolo cake for a friend’s 3rd birthday

 

May 2011 – baking with my first ever goose egg

 

June 2011 – a triple chocolate matcha cake for a dear friend’s birthday

 

July 2011 – weather and time permitted a miracle tea party down at our plot
August 2011 – my first time joining in with Celia’s wonderful In My Kitchen series

 

Ginger Chocolate Cupcake

September 2011

Another friend’s birthday and a 2nd and more successful attempt at piping with these chocolate and ginger cupcakes.

 

October 2011 – my mega baking session for a friend’s all weekend party

 

November 2011 – a weekend of food blogger meet ups with Vanessa’s Lets Make Christmas in London and Annie Ko’s Bite n Write in Birmingham

 

December 2011 – one of several Christmas Hampers I made – a true labour of love

 

January 2012 – not much of a picture, but I was inordinately proud of these top tea cakes – the most delicious I have ever eaten

 

February 2011 – hooray and just in time for the double celebration of my blogiversary and Valentine’s Day, I won this amazingly huge box of chocolates from Simply Food – and I haven’t touched a one yet! The chocolates that I made for CT and in anticipation of this post will just have to feature another day.

74 Comments

  1. Susan's blog

    14th February 2012 at 7:42 am

    Congratulations on 3 wonderful years and for creating a place we all enjoy so much and love to visit..and for making yourself known to me and becoming someone I would like to think of as a friend…
    Here’s to many more years of creativity. xxxxx *chinking of champagne glasses*

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 8:29 pm

      I readily drink to that Susan. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and you are a friend indeed.

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  2. Hannah

    14th February 2012 at 7:58 am

    Happy 3rd birthday! Here’s to many more!

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  3. Suelle

    14th February 2012 at 8:07 am

    Happy Blogiversary – a worthy set of highlights indeed!

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 8:33 pm

      Suelle, thank you, but I feel like a real Mrs Doughty now 😉

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  4. Dom at Belleau Kitchen

    14th February 2012 at 8:15 am

    Congrats to the best chocolate blog in town! Three years is AMAZING!! You are amazing and happy blogaversary!!

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 8:34 pm

      Dear Dom, thank you so much and for sticking around so long too 🙂

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  5. Kath

    14th February 2012 at 8:25 am

    Aw happy birthday chocolate log blog. I love you and here is to many more years of chocolate loveliness and maybe one day that other blog that you have in you with all the savoury delights that you conjure with. xxxx

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 8:36 pm

      Kath, you did make me smile – smile with pleasure and then I had a good giggle over my 2nd (don’t think I can mange that too) blog. Thank you.

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  6. Kavey

    14th February 2012 at 8:56 am

    Happy 3rd blogiversary! 🙂

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  7. i- lostinausten

    14th February 2012 at 9:52 am

    Happy 3rd blogiversary! I love your blog full with choco delights & amazing recipes. Talking about recipe, I’m really tempted to try your Triple chocolate Matcha cake! Looks really yummy! Have a lovely day! 🙂

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you very much for your lovely comment. It’s much appreciated. Do let me know if you make the matcha cake, I’ve had positive feedback from others who have attempted it.

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  8. Jayne

    14th February 2012 at 10:14 am

    Happy Blogiversary!!

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  9. Jennifer

    14th February 2012 at 11:26 am

    Congratulations on a lovely blog – three years wow.

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks Jennifer, it does feel a bit like wow!

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  10. Katie

    14th February 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Happy blog anniversary! You continue to amaze and delight me with your never ending chocolate inspired posts. Keep em coming! 🙂

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Katie, thank you very much. I will do my very best 😉

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  11. Johanna GGG

    14th February 2012 at 12:05 pm

    congrats choclette – that year round up is so impressive because there are so many interesting things you have done – as well as great recipes – wishing you many more choc-ful posts (ha ha)

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you for being such a strong supporter of my blog Johanna. I really do appreciat it, especially as I’ve been so bad lately at visiting your fantastic blog.

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  12. Susie @ Fold in the Flour

    14th February 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Congratulations, and what a way to celebrate with such a fab collection of posts. Happy blogiversary!

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment Susie and thank you also for following 🙂

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  13. laura_howtocook

    14th February 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Happy 3rd Blogiversary Choclette!
    You are such an inspiration with your never ending supply of fantastic chocolate creations and I hope to still be going strong myself after 3 years! x

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 9:29 pm

      Laura, my goodness, it’s hard to think of this still going in another three years, but at the rate my list of things to make is growing, it may well be. Thank you for your lovely comment and your ongoing support.

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  14. Karen S Booth

    14th February 2012 at 4:09 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the BEST CHOCOLATE blog around and to a lovely, warm and wonderful chocolatey person!
    Karen

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 9:31 pm

      Thank you Karen – warm and lovely is how I’m feeling after reading your generous comment. Thank you for being such a regular visitor to my blog.

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  15. celia

    14th February 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Happy Blogaversary, Choclette!! Thanks for the lovely stroll down memory lane – it reminded me that I’m STILL excited about your goose egg! 🙂

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    • Choclette

      15th February 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Ha ha, thank you Celia. It reminded me that I’m still excited about the goose egg. Will hopefully be able to get some more this year.

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  16. talesofpiglingbland

    14th February 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Happy Blogiversary. Now I want a goose egg.

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 9:30 am

      Thank you. Do try and find a goose egg if you can – they are fun.

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  17. Charlotte Pike

    14th February 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Congratulations and thank you for writing such a fab blog! Here’s to the next three years!

    Charlotte
    @gofreecakes

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 9:31 am

      Thank you Charlotte and thank you too for always saying such nice things – it definitely helps 🙂

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  18. Kat@LifeofaCupcakeBaker

    14th February 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Happy blogiversary my dear!!

    xx Kat xx

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  19. Janice

    14th February 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you blog! The blogsphere would be much poorer without it, although possible somewhat thinner!

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    • Choclette

      3rd March 2012 at 7:49 pm

      Ha ha, thank Janet – this had me giggling for ages!

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  20. Gillian

    14th February 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Happy 3rd! I love that little trip down memory lane too – lots done … lots more up your sleeve I bet.

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 9:32 am

      Thanks Gillian – there is just SO much to do 😉

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  21. fiona maclean

    14th February 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Many Happy returns of the blogbirthday xxx

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  22. cityhippyfarmgirl

    14th February 2012 at 9:12 pm

    happy blogiversary Choc! Now get cracking with that box of chocolates from Simply Food 🙂

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 9:34 am

      Ahh, CityHippy, you know what? I took your advice 😉

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  23. Foodycat

    14th February 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Happy blogoversary! And many happy returns of the day.

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  24. Brownieville Girl

    14th February 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations Choclette – I’m looking forward to the next three years!

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks BVG – we’ll see who can out compete each other on the brownie front 😉

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  25. Grazing Kate

    14th February 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Well done and i’m sorry if this comment appears twice…blogger just rejected my comment!! Congrats on your fantastic three year old blog that has become such a wonderful choc and baking resource for lots of people worldwide. Your writing, baking and pics brighten up my day.

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Kate, what a lovely thing to say, thank you. Blogger comments have been a right pain in the proverbial in recent months – not really sure what to do about it.

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  26. simply.food

    14th February 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Many congrats on your blog anniversary , heresishing you mamny more wonderful post next year. Glad you enjoyed the chocolates.:)Happy valentines day.

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment and thank you also for my wonderful chocolate win which really helped to celebrate the day.

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  27. thelittleloaf

    15th February 2012 at 7:34 am

    Congratulations on an incredible year! Here’s to the next three, and many more beyond 🙂

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you Little Loaf and thank you so much for returning to my blog and leaving such great comments – it’s very much appreciated.

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  28. avillagepantry

    15th February 2012 at 10:53 am

    A very Happy Chocoblogoversary to an inspirational blogger. Congratulations and looking forward to many more years of posts and wonderful recipes.

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you Sheelagh, that’s such a lovely thing to say. Much appreciated.

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  29. Phil in the Kitchen

    15th February 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Three years is excellent – you’re a vintage blogger. (I mean that in a nice way). I’m looking forward to what might appear in the next year.

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 2:19 pm

      Phil thank you, I’ll take that as a compliment.

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  30. Kate@whatkatebaked

    16th February 2012 at 8:30 am

    HAPPY BLOGGOVERSARY! What a wonderful achievement to create such a delicious chocolate treats week after week for three years us all to admire and desire! With very best wishes for the next three years!

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  31. Choclette

    16th February 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Kate thank you very much. Both mine and CT’s waistlines are proof that those chocolate treats just keep coming 😉

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  32. Angie's Recipes

    16th February 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Happy BLOGGOVERSARY! That green tea chocolate roll looks extremely delicious.

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    • Choclette

      16th February 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks Angie – as I remember it, it was 😉

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  33. hotly Spiced

    16th February 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Congratulations on three years! What an achievement. And so many memories there. Great re-cap!

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  34. Gloria

    16th February 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Happy Bloganniversary all loook amazing and delicious!!

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  35. dms27

    17th February 2012 at 2:49 am

    Happy Anniversary to your blog,.. wow! these are really mouth watering 🙂

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  36. Jill @ MadAboutMacarons

    17th February 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Huge applause on that round-up of last year’s highlights. Love your chocolate creations, combinations and cheerful blog! Cheers to another year and biting into these heart boxed chocs.

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    • Choclette

      3rd March 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment and good wishes Jill. Really liked the idea of a cheerful blog – must remember to keep it so 😉

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  37. Ananda Rajashekar

    1st March 2012 at 6:26 pm

    happy blog anniversary, belated though! Wishes for many more chocolate years 🙂

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  38. Shaheen

    2nd March 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Congrats on your Third Year of blogging Choclette. We started blogging in the same year a month of each other. I missed my bloggy birthday as I was distracted with the moving, maybe next year I will remember. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your blog grow and the chocolate inspiration you provide.

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    • Choclette

      3rd March 2012 at 7:57 pm

      I hadn’t realised we were as close as that Shaheen. Goodness, you have done so well. Sorry you missed your blog’s birthday, but you have a few things to celebrate – not least, I noticed you had over 1000 followers – fantastic!

      Reply

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