Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

sweet treats

During this festive season, whatever you may be doing or celebrating, I wish you, from my family to yours, a Merry and Safe Christmas.

Thank you also for all the support you've shown this past year - whether in comments, email or otherwise, it's been a true pleasure to share this cooking experience and I look forward to your company in the future.

Best wishes to all!



  1. Haalo,
    I hope you and your family share a safe and happy time over Christmas and into the new year.

    I have enjoyed meeting you, albeit over the net, and have enjoyed your beautiful recipes and comments.
    I look forward to sharing some more recipes with you in the year to come.

    Take care,
    Apologies for the deleted post, don't know what I did there.:):)

  2. Haalo, Wishing you a merry christmas and a very happy new year.
    May we always see you through your column. The pictures are so lively that I want to touch them. The recipes are also wonderful. Your's is the best recipe blog I have ever found.

  3. Haalo,

    Have a beaytiful Christmas & New Years. Thanks so much for all your assistance throughout the year.... :)It's a pleasure to discover your wonderful blog!

  4. Ohhh! I'm going to be greedy and take one of each! ;-)

    Thanks for the inspiring recipes and beautiful pictures that you've provided us this year!

    Merry Christmas!


  5. I just stumbled on your blog for the first time today, and I am really impressed. I love your cooking philosophy (cook (almost) anything at least once), and your photos are gorgeous. I am a novice at taking food photos and was just wondering how you do the gorgeous red and yellow etc. backgrounds- red table? paper? How do you make them look so pretty? I'm starting a food blog myself this month and am thinking about how to make my food photos as attractive as possible. Any hints for a newbie? :)
    Thank you for your site- I'm bookmarking it and will be back!

    Happy Holidays- beautiful cookie photo today!


  6. Beautiful pic! Although I suspect that one on the bottom is mincemeat and I can't support that! :)

  7. Haalo, we have to thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes, photos and info with us.

    Your blog is one of my favorites, no matter the language.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you and your family the best.

  8. I ADORE your 3 tier cake stand (I pretty much collect cake stands). And that's such a gorgeous picture, I wish I had been organised enough to bake lots of christmas-y things.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  9. Haalo, Merry Christmas and looking forward to more goodies from you in the coming year! :)

  10. Hallo there! Wishing you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    I am doing a roundoff greeting on my blogroll.

  11. hey Haalo, Merry Christmas

  12. Thank you Karen - it's been a pleasure. Hope you've had a great Christmas

    Thank you Chandrima - have a wonderful christmas.

    Merry Christmas Anh - it's great to find another melbourne blogger on the scene and I hope all went well with your cherry pie

    Thanks Paz - have a very merry christmas and for you, take two of each ;)

    Hi Brenda - best wishes for your new food blog. My best advice on photography is to just keep it simple, use natural light, use a tripod, use a timer. Backgrounds are kept plain to limit distractions - you can use tablescloths, tables, or coloured cards, all depends on the situation. If you'd like more specific advice just send me an email at hellohaaloATgmailDOTcom and I'll do my best to help.

    Hi Brilynn - you must have a mincemeat detector, the top two layers will have to suffice ;)

    Thank you Patricia - hope you had a lovely Christmas!

    Thanks Caty - you really can never have enough cake stands, just love that lace one you have! Merry Christmas!

    Thanks Angie - i will try my best. Have a great christmas and new years!

    Merry Christmas Chas - hope you have tons of fun!

    Merry Christmas Swee!

  13. Have a great Christmas and keep up the good work next year.

  14. I love this photo. It looks like you made some delicious cookies this season.
    Merry Christmas!

  15. Thanks Trig - I hope you had a great christmas and the new year will be even better!

    Thanks Kristen - have a wonderful new years!

  16. WOW! that Platter looks so festive and beautiful. Awesome Creation..

    Hope you had a nice Christmas and Have a wonderful New Year 2007!

    Cheers, Nidhi.

  17. Thanks Nidhi - I had an excellent Christmas and I hope you did too and I also hope you will have a brilliant New Years!


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