In my little world of amateur blogging, the ultimate reward would be to be “Freshly Pressed”–an honor judged and selected by the folks at WordPress that puts one of your posts on the homepage. I often read the Freshly Pressed homepage with intrigue and a ting of jealousy, and have found lots of great blogs to subscribe to through this function (ESPECIALLY cooking blogs).

Well I woke up this morning to 60+ amazing comments, critical feedback and encouraging words on my recent post of frustration/aspiration re: quitting my day job as a corporate lawyer and becoming a full-time [chef]! Turns out I am now one of the few elite, totally famous bloggers on WordPress.ย  Friends and family back home, you can say you knew me when….

What a great way to start a day! I hope to respond to all comments sometime between my lawyer work day today and my dinner party planning for Saturday night ๐Ÿ™‚

For any new readers, I hope you won’t be too disappointed that this is not (solely) a foodie blog.ย  Yes, cooking is clearly one of my passions, but the real thrust of the blog is to share my amazing experience in beautiful Australia.ย  So I hope you’ll visit my out and about and photos, especially for anyone thinking about visiting this great continent.

[insert shameless plug for upcoming pictures of Kangaroo Island wildlife and Hamilton Island sparkling beaches here.ย  this weekend I promise.]

And I’ll definitely plan to keep on sharing my recipes, since it seems like there are a lot of people out there similarly excited about food!!