Two-Year Bloggerversary Week

Happy Birthday to House of Annie!

2 year birthday

This week, we celebrate our two-year bloggerversary! When I look back at our earliest posts, I see how much we’ve changed over the years, and especially over these past five months. It has been a lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun. And we owe a lot of credit to our friend Bee from the excellent Rasa Malaysia food blog. Her example and her guidance have helped make this blog (especially the pictures) so much better.

Guest Posting

About a month ago, Bee asked if we would be interested to guest post on her site. It would be a way for us to work on a recipe that her readers have been asking her for, and a way for her readers to get to know us. We were thrilled to be invited! And so, we cooked the very popular dish, Singapore Fried Rice Noodles, for her site. An excerpt:

Here is a recipe for Sing Chow Mai Fun or Singapore fried rice noodles; while it may not be the version that Annie is used to in Malaysia, it’s one of the best Singapore fried rice noodle dishes I’ve tasted…

Singapore Fried Rice Noodles in Progress

Singapore Fried Rice Noodles in Progress

Read the rest of the article on Rasa Malaysia’s website!

Welcome, Selamat Datang, and E Komo Mai!

To all the readers who’ve recently discovered us, welcome. Please allow me to introduce ourselves.

I (Nate) was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I work in IT here in San Jose, California. I am a barbecue afficionado, but have been known to occasionally make something on the stove instead of the grill.

Annie was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is a stay-at-home-mom to our two kids. The kids keep her busy, so she has learned to be efficient with her cooking — like how to prepare tasty meals in as little time as necessary.

The House of Annie blog was started to chronicle our eating adventures, from our own kitchen, to our occasional eating out, to our travels every once in a while. We cook a mix of Asian dishes, including Malaysian, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine. Annie is big into baking, so you’ll see breads and cakes and other goodies being turned out from our oven. You’ll find smatterings of Western foods as well, including the aforementioned barbecue.

We do hope you stay awhile and browse through our nearly 300 articles. Who knows? You may find a recipe that you’ve been looking for! And if not, feel free to email us through the Contact link at the top of the page. We’re happy to take requests ;-)

Aloha, Nate

PS: As we wrote in the Singapore fried rice noodle post on Bee’s site, that version is not the one that Annie is used to in Malaysia. We are working on getting a Malaysian-style Sing Chow Mai Fun recipe up soon, so stay tuned!

35 Comments Post a Comment
  1. [eatingclub] vancouver || js says:

    >Congratulations on your 2nd year anniversary. Here’s hoping for more blog goodness to come.

  2. Laurie says:

    >Happy two year birthday!

  3. vanpham says:

    >Many congratulations! you are my dearest 先輩!Hope to learn more food from you.

  4. ellaella says:

    >Happy Bloggerversary! You have a gorgeous blog and I’m looking forward to visiting often.

  5. Anonymous says:

    >Congrats on the milestone! Keep going .. great job guys… btw Nate what camera are you using now – photos keep getting better and better :-)

    JT

  6. noobcook says:

    >Happy Bloggervesary … and congrats! :)

  7. Nate-n-Annie says:

    >@all – many many thanks for your wishes!

    @J – how come you guys have to go all the way to SoCal? Isn’t Mission San Jose or Mission San Juan Bautista good enough?

    @JT – It’s the Canon Digital Rebel XT that I got from Jaden.

  8. Cate Bruce-Low says:

    >a belated happy bloggerversary to you! can’t wait to read more….

  9. shavedicesundays says:

    >Happy anniversary to you, Nate and Annie. That’s two years of a lot of a hard work!

  10. Esteban says:

    >Hey, congratulations!

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