Sunday, October 20, 2019

Happy Tenth Birthday to I’m Turning 60…!! by Margaret Ullrich

Happy 10th Birthday to I’m Turning 60… and its readers!!
Ten years!!! Wow!!! We’ve reached a milestone!!

I want to thank each of you for visiting, whether it's been on a daily, weekly or occasional basis during the past ten years!
Also, a big 'Thank you!' to those who've told their friends to visit!
The past ten years have been full of changes - some good, some bad - and I want to thank you for sharing the years with me.

I especially want to thank those who have commented. 
I really appreciate it when you tell me that your family enjoyed a recipe, or when you ask if I have a recipe for a particular dish.

I’m Turning 60… continues to be more popular than its older ’sibling’ blog
I’m Turning 60… - with 1,068 posts - has had over 818,900 visitors since July, 2010, when Blogger started keeping track of both blogs.
That's more visitors than its ‘elder sibling’ blog, Winnipeg is Better Than Chocolate, which has 2,769 posts, and has received a little over 433,800 visitors.
That's less than half the number of posts with almost twice as many visitors!

Okay… enough with tallying the reader numbers.
Let’s get back to the recipes which deserve the credit for all these visits!

I recently took a look at how this blog’s posts have been doing.                    
There have been a few changes in the order of popularity from last year’s favourites.
Here are the current all-time top ten posts:
               Italian Easter Pie with Ricotta and Meat

Please, if you haven’t already, do try a few of the recipes on these lists.
Anna Sultana's Imqarrun il-forn (Baked Macaroni, Maltese Style) has been viewed - and, hopefully, enjoyed - 12,712 times as of today.

I also get a kick out of seeing how you search for my blog, such as
folklorama filipino pavilion food
a christmas story red cabbage recipe
hoito pancakes
red cabbage a christmas story
the hoito thunder bay pancake recipe
how to fix ross il-forn maltese receipy 
cheesecake co-pckers new jersey
housefrau on twitter pancake recipe easy 
eat your manicotti
pudina tal hobz ricetta bil malti
depression fruit cake recipe
how to cook petite scungilli with tomato sauce

And my personal favourite:
nearer and dearer anna
Ma would've loved that!

I'm always amazed at learning where you live.
I expected visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom since many Maltese immigrated to these countries, especially after World War II.
I’m surprised to see that Turkey is one of the top five countries, while the United Kingdom is a little lower on the list.

During the years there have also been visitors from Italy, Finland, Poland, Spain,
the Netherlands, Macedonia, Mexico, Afghanistan, Thailand, Slovakia, Ireland, 
Denmark, Bangladesh, Sweden, Israel, Moldova, Malaysia, Singapore, Kuwait, 
Greece, Kenya, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Brazil, Bermuda, Namibia, Cyprus, India, 
Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Norway, New Zealand, Madagascar, Armenia, 
South Africa, Romania, Iceland, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Argentina, 
United Arab Emirate, Belgium, Tunisia, Taiwan, Paraguay, Columbia, China, Jamaica, 
Portugal, Bahamas, Kazakhstan, French Guiana, Côte d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Egypt, 
Kenya, Oman, Hungary, Belarus, Switzerland and Romania.
It is a small world after all!!

Now the top ten countries and their visitors are:   
United States………….. 401,946
Canada………….……….…. 69,547
Australia………….………… 45,539
Malta……………...…………. 42,296
Turkey……….………………. 29,247
Russia…………………….…. 28,249
United Kingdom…….…. 27,057
France………….………..…. 17,720
Germany……….…..…….  15,621
Ukraine.…….…….….……. 10,754

During the past two years there has also been a visitor which Blogger is calling ‘Unknown Region’.
I don't know where these unknown visitors live.
Oh, well, I wish a hello to you, wherever you call home.
Hope you found a recipe or two that you enjoyed.

I don't post very regularly and I don’t post on Facebook.
Please become a subscriber to the blog I’m Turning 60…
It’s easy and FREE - just click on the ‘FOLLOW’ link under the pictures of followers and post your email address. 
You can also follow I’m Turning 60… by email. 
Free, easy, and, I promise, your address will never be shared with anyone.
You’ll get an email when there is a new post, so you'll never miss a post.

I do post a link on Twitter whenever there is a new post. 
If you feel more comfortable using Twitter, just click on the Twitter link '@ImTurning60' and we’ll keep in touch that way.

I'd also like comments.  Really.  
It's easy to do - just click on 'Comments' and write. 
Tell me what you want to know about. 
Would you like more holiday recipes, or more easy, cheap, quick meals or…?

Thanks again for visiting!
Hope to see you again real soon!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Pages of Grouped Recipe & Information Links

Sometimes you know you want something…
just not exactly what that something is.

The same thing can happen when you’re cooking.
You have an ingredient - or need to make something, like an appetizer - and could use an idea.

Well, here’s a list of pages that have links for grouped items or bits of information.
I’ll continue to add to these lists as the proper posts come along.

Hope the posts of links help you!


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Recipes from Folklorama 1980 - Margaret Ullrich

Folklorama50 is ending tonight!

It was a great success this year, as it has been over the past.
The pavilions were filled with happy visitors of all ages, enthusiastic and helpful volunteers, interesting and informative cultural displays, lively and varied entertainment, and delicious, authentic food.

On to the next 50 wonderful years, Folklorama!

If you’d like to sample some Folklorama dishes, here is a list of the posts I’ve done over the past months which have the recipes used during Folklorama in 1980.

Folklorama... Great then. Great now!

The Africa/Caribbean Pavilion      Salt Fish and Ackee

The Budapest-Hungarian Pavilion      Szekely Gulyas

The Canadien-Français Pavilion      Grand-pères

The Cari-Cana Pavilion      Stew Peas and Rice

The Cathay Pavilion (China)      Deep-Fried 5-Spice Chicken

The Croatian Pavilion "Zagreb"      Mramorni Kolas

The Dutch Pavilion      Meat Croquetten

The Emerald Isle Pavilion (Ireland)       Irish Stew 

The German Pavilion      Schweinshaxe vom Spiess

The Greek Pavilion      Pasticchio

The India Pavilion      Seekh Kababs

The Irish Pavilion      Irish Soda Bread

The Japan Pavilion      Chicken Teriyaki 

The Kiev Pavilion (Ukraine)      Walnut Torte 

The Krakow Pavilion (Poland)      Nalesniki

The Lebanon Pavilion      Khubz

The Lithuania Pavilion (Vilnius)      Virtiniai (meat dumplings) 

The Lviv Pavilion (Ukraine)      Khrustyky

The Mug Pug Pavilion (Great Britain)     Bakewell Tart 

The Native Canadian Pavilion      Bannock

The Pannonia Pavilion (Hungary)      Hungarian Goulash Soup

The Philippine Pavilion      Pancit

The Portuguese Pavilion      Codfish Cakes

The Roma Pavilion (Italy)      Italian Cheese Cake

The Romanian Pavilion      Cornitze

The Scandinavian Pavilion      Kjotkaker (Norwegian Meatballs and Gravy)

The Pavilion of Scotland      Scottish Shortbread

The Seoul Pavilion (Korea)      Bulkoki

The Serbian Pavilion      Gibanica

The Shalom Square Pavilion (Israeli)      Blintzes

The Slovakia Pavilion (Bratislava)      Slovak Poppy Seed Rolls 

The Slovenija Pavilion (Ljubljana)      Ćevapčići  

The Swedish Pavilion      Janson’s Temptation 

The Warsaw Pavilion (Poland)      Bigos