Hi to all my lovely subscribers and those who take the time to visit my food blog. I’d like to share with you that after eight fabulous years of delving into the food blogging world, it’s time to say farewell.
It’s been a decision long-coming and I’ve found it hard to let go. I’ve been through a lot in the last few years – post-graduate studies, the loss of a beloved parent, all of which has taken me away from the unfettered joy and enthusiasm I once had for food blogging. Sooner or later all things come to an end and for this food blog which started in such an unassuming way, but seemed to create a life of its own, it’s time.
I’m headed into a Masters of Arts in Creative Arts Therapy here in New Zealand in 2022/23 just at the time when most people start thinking about retiring. I know it will be just the kind of change I’ve been seeking, full of growth and challenge.
I know that many readers (many of my friends and family included) tend to duck into this site for a favourite recipe now and then. So, with you in mind, I’m leaving this site up till the end of December to give you time to get what you need from it. If you wish to save a specific recipe, there are two ways to do it.
OPTION 1: The first is the easiest and it will give you just the recipe with a small image icon of the dish. Head to the recipe you want and go to the recipe box that comes after my images and notes. Under the small thumbnail image you’ll see a print icon (shown below). Click on that and you can either send it to your printer for printing, or save as a PDF for storing on your computer.
If you’ve never saved to PDF, it’s very simple. Instead of choosing your home printer, you choose the ‘save as PDF’ option (see below). You’ll see a review of what you’ll be saving on the left (at least on my PC).
OPTION 2: If you want to save the whole post including images, my notes and the recipe, go to the recipe of your choice and head to the bottom of the recipe where you’ll find the sharing options (shown below). Click on the print icon and you can either print out the recipe to your printer, or ‘Save to PDF’ and click print – this will save everything as a PDF document which you can then save to your computer.
You’ll discover that if you save the whole post, it’ll unfortunately include all the pesky ads. So I suggest that once you’ve clicked ‘save as PDF’, you go to the ‘pages’ section and choose the custom option. If you get a review of the document on the left as I do, you can see which pages to save. For example, on my computer, the first page was full of ads and empty space so I set the pages from page 2 and ended at page 3, cutting out the last page of ads and other information.
I hope that’s helpful to you.
There’s not much more to say at this point other than I’ve had a real blast with this venture. This blog only came into being as a result of joining The Daring Kitchen (now disbanded sadly). When I started, I was a complete novice in the baking and dessert making arenas, but week after week, month after month, my confidence grew and before I knew it I was making dishes I could have never believed possible. It’s a journey I would recommend to anyone.
So that’s it folks. Signing off now with a twinge of sadness, but gratitude for the experience and for your enthusiastic support.
Susan (aka The Kiwi Cook)