Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I am 5


Can you believe I have been rambling on about food for 5 years now?

I have always been obsessed with food, starting when I was just a kid.

My grandmother was the food pusher in the family, and I have turned into her (not a bad thing).

Have a second helping, or I'm insulted.

My dream as a kid was to have my own apartment and kitchen, where I could make and eat as many tuna fish sandwiches as I liked, and down Nestle's Quik chocolate milk until I turned light brown, since my mother restricted my intake because of the high mercury content in tuna (I told you she was ahead of her time).


I couldn't wait to grow up and COOK.
Why I didn't go to culinary school or seek a career in food is beyond me, but I am doing what I love to do now.

Eating, talking, cooking and sharing with you.
It's what I do best (and being bossy).


I enjoy sharing my daily meals and musings with you.

This humble blog started 5 years ago as a way to share my recipes with my friends, so they would stop bothering me, and it turned into a daily chat.

So, I hope you will continue to read until I stop writing (which will probably be never).

I don't have a giveaway this anniversary, however I will share with you a fun fact about me.

My husband has been calling me "Daisy" for 20 plus years.

Why this nickname?, you ask.

Well, my friend Debbie's Italian grandmother couldn't say "Stacey", so she would introduce me as:

"This is Debbie's Jewish friend, Daisy".
and it stuck.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!


xo Stacey (aka "Daisy")

36 comments:

Gina, A Hungry Teacher said...

Congrats on 5 years! I love your blog, such good writing and recipes!

Gina, A Hungry Teacher said...

Congrats on 5 years!! I love your blog- the writing, recipes and ramblings are great:)

Valerie Suhanosky said...

Congratulations, I have been reading your blog for almost 4 years. I wouldn't miss a day,you always enlighten me to try new things to try in the kitchen, thank you. Keep up the great job.

Katie C. said...

Congrats!

I think that the blog probably is a better fit than cooking school. I've never understood how the students deal with food that they don't like. In school, you need to taste everything...but sweetbreads and some other ones would make me gag. What do you think?

Eileen said...

Happy 5 years! NEVER! stop blogging. I am up north and off to the market to buy ingredients for the "Berry Yogurt Cake". (I brought my cast iron pan along!)

Have a great 4th, Stacey.

mil said...

Dil,

HOW CAN THIS BE? FIVE YEARS!???????
OY VEY!!! It's been an education to say the least. You have many talents and most of them come forth in your blog. Thanks for teaching so many of us "how to do it".
love,
Mil

Becky L. said...

Happy 5 yr anniversary Stacey!

Yours it the first blog I go to every morning.

I love your recipes and wit and hope you continue to write.
It's the highlight of my day.

Becky L.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations Stacey, thanks for the hard work and great recipes!

Anonymous said...

Just love this Blog!!! Happy 5th
You got me to start cooking Thank you!!!

Debby in Tacoma said...

Stacey: We don't need a giveaway. We receive an uplifting gift of your humor, energy, and zest for good living every morning. You are the "spice" that starts my day! Don't ever stop being you...Congrats on number 5. Debby in Tacoma

Deb said...

Chocolate milk? Tuna fish sandwiches? Daisy? Wow!

I love your blog, read it everyday, sometimes twice! Thank you for doing it because I know bloggers get little acknowledgement and no money, so we appreciate all you do for free.
Your recipes rock.

Deb

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Congratulations on five years Stacey. I'm looking forward to the next five. I'm with the others. Thank you for all of your hard work. I don't know how you do it six days a week.

Love your blog!
Sam

Proud Italian Cook said...

Congrats Stacey! You know how I love you and your blog. Debbie in Tacoma said it right, "You are the spice that starts my day!"Continue cooking and ranting I love it all and I'm proud to call you my friend!
Love from Chicago,
Marie

MIL said...

DIL,

I'LL TRY AGAIN. DON'T KNOW WHY MY COMMENTS DON'T GO THROUGH ... BUT
5 YEARS - WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND INFORMATION. BESIDES BEING A WONDERFUL DIL, YOU ARE A GREAT WIFE TO HENRY. HE NEVER ATE SO WELL AND I'M THE ONE WHO DID THE COOKING WAY BACK WHEN SO I KNOW OF WHAT I SPEAK.
KEEP ON BLOGGING...
LOVE,
MIL

Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary, Stacey! You're the best ~ my favorite. Keep up the good work, as long as you're having fun doing it :)

denise s said...

Happy 5 year Stacey. Been enjoying your blog for most of that time. After my e mail, and Facebook, your blog is next thing I read each day.

Keep blogging!

Denise

Natalia said...

Congratulations Stacey! Although I'm a newbie to your food blogs (which I love - and are now part of my home page), I think 5 years of giving away your fab recipes is fantastic!

Happy 4th "Daisy"!

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! I've never posted a comment - but enjoy reading your posts! Thank you for sharing!!!! Maria

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Well Daisy, I'm learning new things about you all the time. I lovestarting my day with you and am so glad we're friends offline too. Happy blogiversary.

jp said...


JP in FL Hope this gets to you tried other times no good.
Well Happy Healthy Five and many more. Ditto per all others.
JP in FL.

Barry Martin said...

An absolute pleasure to have been reading you for most of these 5 years...you continue to delight and amaze and charm and entice me with your creativity and enthusiasm for food that nourishes mind, body and soul... thanks

Lawrence said...

Happy 5 years, Stacey! I really enjoy the blog and there are lots of times you really make my day with your good food, good humor and witty remarks. Don't ever stop!

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary Stacey, I love your blog and your recipes are the best! Have a great 4th of July!

Veena said...

Love, love, love your blog! I visit every day and always enjoy your posts. (Esp. if they are about the militant community garden!) Happy 5th birthday, Stacey Snacks.

Flora, Massachusetts said...

Congratulations on your 5th anniversary! You are always a pleasant part of my day.

Patsy said...

Happy 5th, Stacey. Having been a devoted follower for a year now, I bet everyone's jealous that I have 4 years of brand new Stacey posts to read at leisure!

Debby Foodiewife said...

You were the first blogger "friend" I met, and who actually wrote back to me. I've been following your blog, ever since. I wish I had the perseverance that you do-- maintaining regular recipes. Happy 5th, and many more.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations !

My grandmother was the foodie in my family as well...I owe her my deep appreciation of all things related to food.

Margaret said...

Hi Stacey, Lovely photo! Happy 5th Blog Anniversary!!! And Happy 4th of July!!! I have been enjoying your blog for many years and I'm looking forward to dropping by for many more... Thank-you for your wonderful blog Stacey :)
Margaret from B.C.

Content in a Cottage said...

Stacey...

Happy Fifth Blog Birthday too. I think your blog is one day older than mine. I didn't even know how to enable the date stamp when I started mine but I remember it was in July and it was before July 4th.

Have a great Independence Day.

xo, Rosemary

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

Precious post Daisy Stacey! And I love East coasters....they say tuna fish sandwich....west coasters say tuna.....Many thanks for coming into my home very early in the am. Your message is second to reading the mail from my son and I appreciate your determination to show up every day!

Cath said...

Well now...that 5 years seemed awful short! Congratulations and keep writing. You are one of only a handful of blogs i check on a daily basis because the content is GOOD!

Anneli (Delicieux_fr) said...

Congratulations! 5 Years is quite an achievement knowing how much time and effort these bogs take... Well done. Hope you are celebrating with something special x

Marla said...

Happy Bday to you and your blog. I have made quite a few of your recipes or created my own based on your ideas. Keep up the good work.

Ps your hubby is quite the looker. Yowza.

Oui Chef said...

Happy Birthday, Stacey (Daisy)...and to many more!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love all your recipes and the stories that accompany them. Keep up the great work!