Happy Friday My Friends!!!
Today is a Happy Friday indeed and a very special day as it’s my One Year Blogging Anniversary! When I first started blogging I didn't know what blogging was except that it included recipes and my food pictures. Month by month passed by with all those experiences and new people I made friends with and the much more I continue to make friends with. It all gives me so much more story to blog about, more deliciousness for food stories, more fun with drink mixology, and where to find tasty food with my restaurant reviews.
Now a days, I can't imagine my life without blogging as it gives me a wonderful way to connect with fantastic folks who have similar interests. In this past year, I have met and made friends with some wonderful and amazing folks. If I weren't a blogger, I don’t believe I would’ve to meet these incredible people.
Thank you to my friends Megan Lafferty,
Leeann Nel, and Nani Romero, who are all helping me to push myself in becoming a better writer. I am so happy and grateful to be able to connect with the lovely foodie community from Instagram in Chicago and all over the world.
It has been a fantastic year filled with fabulous experiences. I would like to send out a HUGE thank you to all my friends and followers who have supported me along the way with following, commenting, liking, and for their continued ongoing support.
There’s nothing like a nice layered cake to celebrate a special occasion with. For this auspicious occasion, I chose this coconut covered citrus poppy seed layer cake. It is filled with a tangy and sweet lemon curd, coconut buttercream, and topped with a light pink colored white chocolate ganache drizzle, and lastly but most importantly filled with a lot of joy and cheer.
Why have it to be poppy seed cake? This recipe is in honor of Anne Sills, a great good friend of mine. We met at a Thai restaurant back when I was worked as a waitress. She is one of my inspirations. Anne is a pastry chef and has an incredibly talented photographer husband. When we met, she gave me a few cake books, showed me how to bake a cake, and one of them was poppy seed cake. I remembered I couldn't stop eating it until it was all gone... It was so good.
This yummy lemon poppy seeds cake would be good with that coconut buttercream and lemon curd filling inside. The creaminess from the coconut buttercream cuts through the tanginess of lemon curd so well. And once I start spooning the meringue through the coconut buttercream, through lemon poppy seed layer cake, is when the cake starts to come alive!
Thank you, to everyone who has supported Natty’s Pantry in the past year! Here’s to the many much more future anniversaries!!!!
Hi, I am Natty! And Thank you for stopping by!! I am a foodie girl who has a passion for cooking, exercise and photography. There are so many favorite recipes from my family and friends I have tried throughout my journey that balances out and makes a healthy meal. I would like to take you on a journey to a different pantry around the world to share my favorite stories and recipes. My hope is that they inspire and benefit you.
"You love someone, you open yourself up to suffering, that's the sad truth. Maybe they'll break your heart, maybe you'll break their heart and never be able to look at yourself in the same way. Those are the risks. That's the burden.Like wings, they have weight, we feel that weight on our backs, but they are a burden that lifts us. Burdens which allow us" Bones
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