I’m Thankful for…the Internet

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:38am

Here’s a little pre-Thanksgiving What I’m Thankful for List, Internet Version.  And a thought – I wouldn’t have met any of these lovely people without this blog or Twitter.

That blows my mind.

The picture above is a group of local food blogging ladies.  We all met for dinner a few weeks ago and had a rip-roaring good time.  From left-to-right: Kelli Abrahamian of I Had a Delicious Time, Amanda Rettke of I Am Baker, Shaina Olmanson of Food for My Family, moi, Kate Selner of Kate in the Kitchen, and Crystal Grobe of Cafe Cyan.

I had an incredible dinner last night at 128 Cafe with Brenda Score of A Farm Girl’s Dabble.  Thank you Jill Wilson for a blast of an evening.

I received boatloads of photography advice this week from David Sherman, who I met through a networking event hosted by Joel E. Carlson, who met and interviewed both David and me (and Kate and Crystal, above) via Twitter.  Think on that for a minute.  It rocks.

John and I had a gorgeous meal at Corner Table last week.  I met Chef Scott Pampuch through Twitter, when he judged the Kingfield Market Berry Bake-Off and guest-cooked in the 128 Cafe Food Truck, which is also how I met Jill Wilson (see above).  How great is that?

I get awesome feedback every single day from those of you who read this blog, follow my tweets, follow my Fresh Tart Facebook page, or read my posts at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly.  I love hearing from everyone!  In my wildest dreams I never thought I’d be cooking, writing about, taking pictures of, and chatting about food all day, every day.  Again, the mind is blown.



Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving (from Puppy Louis too)!

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  1. By Shaina (Food for My Family) on November 27, 2010 at 2:08PM

    It was so much fun getting together with you all. We should do it again soon!

  2. By FreshTartSteph on November 21, 2010 at 6:17AM

    Thanks ladies! Here's to more internet fun in 2011 - Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. By manda2177 on November 20, 2010 at 10:37AM

    That was SOOOO fun! Cant wait for our next outing!

  4. By Megan Gordon on November 19, 2010 at 9:30PM

    Agree. Ten times over. I'm constantly blown away at how my little group of friends here in the Bay Area is largely born through my blog. I love these girls. I'm so thankful for them, too. Echo your sentiments completely...obviously, so happy to have met you too and look forward to us hanging out again soon! Happy Thanksgiving, Steph!

  5. By Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles on November 19, 2010 at 6:14PM

    This is all rather amazing. And very wonderful! I'm so happy to have connected with you, and look forward to meeting so many more of these amazing people. Here's to food & friends!

  6. By Kate Selner on November 19, 2010 at 12:43PM

    I have been thinking about this too lately; I joined Twitter just a year ago and I cannot believe how much it's changed my life! Whoda thunk!?!?!?

    I too am just in awe of the friendships and connections made, the people I've branched out to meet through others, the places it's taken me, the friends I've made, the meaning it's given my life. It's amazing, ingenious, and wonderful. What a great deal!

  7. By crystalemily on November 19, 2010 at 12:13PM

    Yes, thank goodness for the internet! It blows my mind at times all the connections that have been made over the last year.