November 13, 2014

Happy birthday to Kitchen of Kiki - 4 years old

Birthday cake in form of Danish lagkage

Happy birthday to my little blog !!!! 

Today my blog is passing another little milestone in form of four years of activity. You have been able to follow all the activities on-going in my little kitchen sometimes with guest appearance of the local star Hannibal the Cat :-) You have also had the opportunity of virtual walking together with me on hiking tours and seeing the progress on my few knitting projects.

And for the last three weeks you have followed the progress in my kitchen project, where I am replacing my old old HTH kitchen. I will in the near future post plenty of photos from the new kitchen and kitchen floor.

Before the BIG kitchen project took over my kitchen life, I participated in July in a jam competition arranged by the magazine Isabellas and Dansukker, where you could forward your formulation on home-made jam. And my apricot jam with lavender was awarded as one of the five best home-made Danish jams of 2014 :-) I am quiet proved of this achievement.

Again I have decided to celebrate this fourth blog birthday with a give-away competition :-)

Your contribution is to leave a comment regarding either what you really like about this blog and/or where you could see room for improvement/development. I will at the end of this month draw one lucky winners among your comments.
You can leave your comment in either Danish or English depending on your preferred language.

The price is the marzipan cooking book called "Kager, desserter & konfekt - Stjernestunder & Gæster" from Odense Marcipan. This cooking book is written in Danish.

The winner will be selected at random from all comments received full-filling the above mentioned requirement. The winners will be notified within 1 week after the closing date. The price is as stated, so no cash alternatives are available. This give-away is open to EU + Nordic countries entrants only.

The closing of this blog birthday give-away is Sunday 30 November 2014 at 20.00 (CTE time zone).

And as usual yet another update on my KPIs for the blog, which look like this (In my professional life colleagues and managers are discussing Key Performance Indicators on a regular basis):

Review day: 13 November 2014 - 4 year birthday
Start day - first posting: 13 November 2010
Development on "Hjemmebagt": 73 recipes - 34 accomplished = 39 recipes to bake
Amount of cooking books in my kitchen: 58 books
Page views: 173.152
Publish posts: 941 incl. this
Followers: 16
Blogs followed: 17
Top blog posts during these four years:
  1. Plums in port a la Dansukker
  2. TUC cake
  3. Dinner at"Mad hos Mads, Horsens
  4. Tea shopping at Kusmi in Paris
  5. Wheat buns (varme hveder) for the Great Prayer Day
  6. Help in kitchen - kitchen equipment 23
  7. Skovtursmuffin - picnic muffin
  8. Pomegranate marzipan cake
  9. Paleo (stone-age diet) chocolade cake
  10. Meeting some Danish food bloggers in REAL life
There has been some movements on this overall top 10-list. However, 5 of these blog posts were also on the this list last year (TUC cake, dinner at "Mad hos Mads", Horsens, shopping for tea at Kusmi, Paleo (stone-age diet) chocolate cake and meeting some Danish food bloggere in REAL life).

None of the blog postings published here in 2014 have made into this overall top-10 list.

So if I should have a description of you as blog reader of "Kitchen of Kiki" based on the overall top 10 list  I would say that:
  • you like me has a "sweet tooth" towards cakes and desserts (4 posts)
  • you like to drink tea and you are a keen fan of Kusmi tea (like I am)
  • you like to eat at restaurants (1 posts)
  • and finally you like to meet new people with similar interest (1 post)
  • and you like to get a helping in the kitchen (1 post)
Among the top 10 post written within the last year you will find:
  1. Blood orange jam
  2. Hindbærsnitter "raspberry cutting" a la Mette Blomsterberg
  3. Knitted plaid
  4. Knitted plaid after 4 weeks of knitting
  5. Tapas menu from Hotel Hedegaarden, Vejle
  6. Walnut cream cake a la Svinkløv Badehotel
  7. Cake lunch at Conditoriet La Glace
  8. Barbecue evening of 2014
  9. Knitted plaid after 1 week of knitting
  10. Twelfth night cake a la Country Living
So describing your interest during the last year as blog reader, I would say:
  • you have maintained your "sweet tooth" towards cakes (4 posts are cake recipes)
  • you maintained your desire for dinning with friends and family at home (2 posts)
  • you like home-made jam (1 post)
  • and you are interested in knitting (3 posts)
Page view per country:
  • Canada: 1%
  • Ukraine: 1%
  • Norway: 1%
  • Portugal: 1%
  • Germany: 3%
  • France: 4%
  • UK: 4%
  • Russia: 7%
  • Other countries: 24%
  • Denmark: 25%
  • USA: 29%
I have more reader coming from out-side Denmark, where USA accounts for this growth in non-Danish readers together with Russia, Germany and UK. I find it amazing, that I have readers around the world, which perhaps are grabbing some inspiration from my little kitchen. You are more than welcome inside for a virtual cup of tea :-) 


  1. Hi Karen,

    these are two wonderful suggestions :-) Kirsten

  2. Du har ofte skrevet om madopevelser på rejser rundt i det ganske land (og omegn), men du må efterhånden have indhentet materiale til et samlet skriv om Gin+Tonic i de Danske havnebyer; anmeldelser, udvalg, nødløsninger m.v.?

    1. Hej Lars !

      Tusind tak for din spændende kommentar :-) Jeg vil overveje, hvordan jeg kan arbejde videre med dit forslag om den fantastiske GTI.


  3. Erbse is the lucky winner of thihs marzipan book - I hope you will enjoy it :-) Kirsten


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