Sweet and Crazy 2009

by on January 2, 2009

New Years resolutions are  hopeless promises to improve ourselves  that eventually get  broken. Well, at least it is in our case. That’s why we don’t make resolutions to eliminate our vices in a feeble attempt to clear a new path for a better life in the new year. We know we have issues, extreme tendencies and severe obsessions that warrant change. So we set goals for ourselves every day of the year, therefore everyday is a focus to be better people. We do try our best. Or maybe we just need therapy!

2008 was an extremely monumental year for us because it was the year of the blog. We had started writing a few random thoughts down on our simple Mac blog to share with family and friends in Spring 2007 (which no one ever visited). But it wasn’t until January 2008 (exactly one year ago!) that we discovered all of your food blogs (yes, we lived in a cave, in our garden).  We spent hours exploring our very first food blogs from all around the world and were amazed at how large, talented,  and well connected this blogging community is.  Receiving our first comment in mid-January 2008 (thanks NakedSushi!!) was thrilling and everything else just evolved from there. Since then, our world has changed, completely.

Thank you for all of your support and blog friendship! We look forward to 2009, to more blogging, cooking, traveling, gardening, and sharing  and we hope that somewhere along the way, we’ll slowly try to improve on all our vices that we mentioned in the above picture (expect for the ones we don’t want to change.)

Marilyn from Simmer Till Done asked to interview us for her Tell Simmer series! What an honor that was to be asked by the wonderful Marilyn! To know Marilyn, her amazing blog,  beautiful writing and wonderful recipes is to LOVE HER!

Marilyn’s interview of us discloses more facts and vices about us. We share “a baker’s dozen of questions about what we eat, what we dream about eating, and where to get the best pizza”, so please stop by her blog for the interview and leave your comments there !

Happy New Year to everyone! May 2009 bring you and your family a bounty of health, happiness & delicious foods!

Giveaway Reminder: If you’re interested in learning about food photography, don’t forget to enter our giveaway! It’s an Online “Art Of Food Photography” class! All done now!

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy January 3, 2009 at 10:05 am

Happy New Year to you both, Todd & Diane! I hope that 2009 brings you all you ever dreamed of! I’m so grateful to have gotten to know you. You are both awesome!


2 Giff January 3, 2009 at 10:24 am

great photo :) happy new year!


3 Rita January 3, 2009 at 10:53 am

Happy New Year to you guys too. I can’t believe it has been only 1 year since you guys started blogging, you look so professional!

May you have everything you wish for and then some in 2009.


4 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) January 3, 2009 at 11:45 am

Happy New Year, and congratulations on a year of blogging! It’s a lot of work to maintain a blog as beautiful as this one. Looking forward to year two, and wishing you both all good things in 2009.


5 Julie January 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Not only are you both talented, you’re adorable! I love that picture. Hope 2009 is an even better year than 2008 for both of you.


6 NakedSushi January 3, 2009 at 11:44 am

Wow, I had no idea your blog was so young and that I was the first commenter. When I found WhiteOnRice and its pictures, I thought you guys were old hands and pros at this blogging thing.


7 marilyn @ simmer till done January 3, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Todd and Diane, it was a pleasure having you over at Simmer – the way you blog and share your energy is such a delicious natural extension of who you are. Happy New Year to you both!


8 Lori January 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm

It’s been a great year reading your blog, keep up the great work! :)


9 Simply...Gluten-free January 3, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Happy New Year to you two! 2008 was a great year and getting to know you guys one of the highlights! Hope 2009 is eveything you want it to be!


10 Manggy January 3, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Happy new year guys! That is a fanfreakintastic shot of you two! Uh, er, nice teeth, Todd! :D
Left a comment at the interview ;)


11 Food Woolf January 3, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Life is much better with WORC in the world. I can’t wait to see you in 2009. I think you’re both wonderful! Don’t change a thing about you!


12 nikkipolani January 3, 2009 at 5:19 pm

I can hardly believe you’ve only been blogging about a year. Many good wishes for 2009 and all the unexpected wonderfulness it holds!


13 Tony January 3, 2009 at 11:09 pm

You guys are fantastic!! Happy New Year to you as well!


14 Kitt January 3, 2009 at 11:19 pm

I don’t see any vices in that list.

Happy New Year!


15 RecipeGirl January 4, 2009 at 7:39 am

Very Happy New Year to you too. I thought you’d been blogging longer. I just celebrated my first full year too! Keep up the great work… your blog is great fun to read.


16 grace January 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm

happy 2009 to you crazy kids! i’m so glad i found your blog–it’s completely awesome, and so are ya’ll!


17 Dani January 4, 2009 at 3:03 pm

That doesn’t look like you! Who’s that guy in the glasses? LOL.

Peace in the new year,

Twitter @blogbooktours


18 veron January 4, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Happy, Happy New Year to both of you!!!


19 Hélène January 4, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I started following your blog when I first discovered your video #1, Taiwanese Cabbage Saute. I really enjoyed it and have been reading your blog since then. You bring so much to this community. And what I liked the most is that even if you became popular really fast, you continued leaving comments on our blogs. This is why I love you guys. Beautiful inside and out.


20 Cakelaw January 4, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Happy New Year guys! Here’s to another year of fantastic blogging.


21 Pepy January 4, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Happy New Year. I celebrated my new year with wonderful Vietnamese salad rolls and Barbecued Shrimp Paste on Sugar Cane.


22 Heather January 4, 2009 at 6:51 pm

i just adore that picture. it is so cute!


23 Christine D. January 4, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Well, you guys definitely aren’t bitter and boring!! =p

Great interview and Happy New Year!


24 Jamie January 5, 2009 at 4:53 am

Happy New Year and Happy One Year Blog Anniversary. I am also a new food blogger and just finding my way around town and stumbled on yours (actually, thanks to Matt Bites). The cooking is great and the food looks absolutely scrumptious – and love the step-by-step photos. I also love the personal side of the blog; it is like I am sitting with you in your kitchen and chatting while you cook! Good luck in 2009.


25 We Are Never Full January 5, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Happy New Year.. i know this is a bit late but wanted to wish you and WORC all the best in 2009. it’s hard to believe it’s only been a year… we have a few more wrinkles being almost 1 1/2! time flies when you’re having fun!


26 Jen Yu January 5, 2009 at 7:17 pm

I absolutely love you guys and all of your quirks (and the pups, don’t forget the craaaaaaazy pups!). Befriending the two of you has been one of the highlights of my year. Thank you so much for being wonderful no bs people. I wish you were my neighbors. :) Big hugs and happy new year. xxoo


27 Nate January 6, 2009 at 1:37 am

Happy New Year! You guys are the best. Hope to one day meet you in person!


28 anh January 6, 2009 at 11:16 am

Long time reader, but first time poster =) OMG, I think I may have seen you guys at Arirang market just this last Friday. I was a bit star stricken (and hesitant since I figured you might think it odd that someone at the market would be approaching you guys like that) so couldn’t get a greeting out, but would like to wish you a happy New Year! Love the blog and hope that you will have continued success in this upcoming year…


29 Sefa January 6, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Happy New Year to you both!

By the way, thanks for the Vietnamese cinnamon. I’ve used it to bake an apple cake. It tasted good and the smell… OMG, stayed in my small apartment for days.
Thanks a lot!


30 noobcook January 6, 2009 at 7:35 pm

nice interview. Love the bnw photo. Have a delicious and happy 2009!~


31 Aimee January 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Happy New Year! I can believe that this sophisticated and inspiring blog is only one year young! Keep up the amazing work.


32 Marc @ NoRecipes January 7, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Happy New Year to both of you and happy blog anniversary. You guys produce one of my favourite asian food blogs. Keep it up!


33 Christie @ fig&cherry January 17, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I’m a bit late, but Happy New Year Guys!!!! Looking forward to more funny stories and delicious recipes from you this year ;)


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