– For this little birthday, as apple cake recipe that takes 15 minutes to prepare. –
Guess what? My 8th year blog birthday just passed! That’s right — back on February 4, 2006, I wrote my very first post, about vegan cupcakes. The photo is ridiculous and I didn’t even include a recipe. Wow, things have sure changed.
For one thing, this website was called “Wasabimon” back then, a weird nickname I’d picked up on BattleNet, an online gaming community. (Long story… I eventually became “NachoBiznatch” after that – another long story.) For years people thought I was either concentrating on Japanese food or a mommy blogger writing under the name “WasabiMom.” Neither was true, and for a long time I was actually posting gluten-free baking recipes while I tried to figure out some health stuff. To quell the confusion and give myself more flexibility, a few year later I changed the name to The Culinary Life in 2009.
I started this blog because friends were always asking me to share recipes, and it’s grown into so much more than that now. Soon I’m launching a new site that is currently under development, and it’s going to be a whole new world of food and cooking where I take folks of all skill levels and turn them into kitchen ninjas. I can’t wait to share it with you, but it’s not quite ready yet. For now, I’ve got a lovely apple cake recipe for you. Because what’s a birthday without a birthday cake?