The Big 1-0-0

I can hardly believe I have made it to my 100th post, and before the new year too!

I am so honored to have some loyal readers...and not just my family...

Thank you to everyone who is keeping up with my crazy journey.  For those of you who are new to my blog or may have only started following recently, I wanted to take this time to highlight my favorite 10 posts.  So here goes...

1) My very first Nutrition, Food, Travel and More Post: Start of a New Adventure

2) Here are all 3 parts of my post on a huge food festival that takes place here and lasts for 10 days.  It is known as Praia Fest and all of these main land Portugal restauants set up full service restaurant at the marina.  Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

3) Some pictures from around the island.  It is so beautiful here.  This is just a post with some random shots from around here.

4) If you are madly curious about who I am...READ THIS!

5) In our village we have an organic market.  Not only can you buy produce here, but some restaurants will also purchase their salads for serving on their menus.

6) This island is well known for it's crazy street bull fighting.  This is a post from the fight that ran in front of our house and the party we had for the occassion.

7) Ever done lateral thinking puzzles.  They are too much fun.  Click here to give these a shot.  Don't forget to grab a pencil and some paper.

8) If you're up for a lesson on food labels check out this post in the % daily value.

9) Would you eat at a restaurant that has a whale sculpture hanging out of the wall?  We did and it was GREAT!

10) Ok, ok, it is so hard to pick just 10, but last on my list is...a post about Monte Brasil, which is a large nature reserve/park in Angra.

Now that I have shared some of my posts in review (kill 2 birds with one stone as 2009 is almost...over!), I wanted to ask for everyone's thoughts on my blog.  I have recently changes my template, which most of you shared you really enjoy this new look.  I am wondering what kinds of things you would like to see me post about over the next year.  My blog title is nutrition, food, travel and more, and so I try to get a little of everything in there.  So, my questions to you:

1) In the area of nutrition...since I am a registered dietitian...what kinds of topics would you be interested in learning more about.  My areas of expertise are weight management and diabetes, but I have experience in just about every aspect.  I also teach undergraduate nutrition, so no topic is off limits.  Feel free to ask here, or you can email me at

2) In the area of food, I usually show restaurants, but I also show foods I prepare in the home.  Anything you would like to see more of?

3) In the area of travel, most of what I share now is the travel around the island, which is still new to us.  I hope to travel more during 2010.  Are there any things you have specific interest in learning about around this island?

4) Ok, for the more part...what more would you like to know?  What else would you like to see on my blog?

Again, thanks so much for your comments so far and for reading about my life over here.  I have really enjoyed making my first 100 posts and I hope I have many more to come.


Unknown said...

Melin- I just wanted to say- you are doing fantastic and even though I don't usually respond, I have read each and every one of your posts and I'm so proud and happy for you because you really make it seem like every day is a fun and exciting adventure and it's wonderful that we can experience it through your words and pictures too!

Unknown said...

P.S. Maybe for the more part we could have some portugese lessons? I'm sure you are learning some of the language right??! Oh and why doesn't Ryan end up in any pics? Tell him hello for me please! Hope all is well and talk to you soon. I would love to plan a trip in 2010 maybe-when's Pria Fest again?

Anonymous said...

YA for hitting the big 100 mark!! I look forward to reading more! :) :)

Unknown said...

i would like to see YOU. LOL! maybe in 2010? We'll talk :)

Beth said...

I think the blog is great Melinda. It's fun for me to see a little bit of your life everyday. Don't change anything!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

I really enjoy your blog, Melinda, and mainly because of your travel and adventure posts! I like to learn more about where people live and the exciting places they go and the scenery that surrounds them. YOu capture these quite well. YOu also provide nutrition information (such as the label review) that helps me stay on track with my own knowledge! A good review is necessary sometimes, even for an RD, right?! Congrats on the 100th post!

Emily said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I really like reading about your life abroad and travels because I can live my traveling bug vicariously through you, haha. I love seeing the different places and types of food.

kristen :) said...

Yay for your 100th post! I really enjoy the look of your new blog and all your eating adventures on the island. I love seeing new cuisines and cultures :)
I can't believe you have so much wildlife around you, that's crazy!! lol
Here's to another great 100 posts! :)

Julie said...

congrats on 100 girl! it's so much fun to read about all your travels and interesting eats! so glad it's been so good for you :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!!!

I love your blog. You have a great mix of home-cooked meals, great bread baking adventures, and of course the interesting restaurant meals and island culture. Love it all.

Anonymous said...

YAY 100th post!! Go you!
I love this blog the way it is already...can't imagine how much better it can be!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Woo hoo! Here's to 100 more!

I'd love to hear some random musings from your undergraduate teachings! It intrigues me!

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