Thousand!!! This site has now had over 300,000 visits. Actually, it’s almost up to 303,000 as I’m writing this. I started Pinch My Salt last summer and I never imagined that it would become as popular as it has! Thanks to everyone for continuing to visit my site even when I’m not able to post new recipes as regularly as I would like. And I would especially like to thank you for taking the time to leave all the wonderful comments! They always bring a smile to my face. Through this site, I have met so many fun and creative people, from all over the world, and it has really given me a new appreciation for the way the internet breaks down cultural and geographical boundaries. When I was a kid, I never could have imagined that I would be swapping recipes with wonderful cooks in other countries…in real time! It still blows my mind. I look forward to talking, sharing, swapping, and learning with and from even more of you in the future. Keep in touch!

Update: I’ve added some new stuff to my Links page. Check out the new ‘Cooking Videos’ section!

Coming soon:

  • A review of Nando’s Peri-Peri sauces featuring a recipe for Spicy Chicken Pineapple Pizza — TOMORROW!!
  • Honey Garlic Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dip — another recipe featuring Nando’s Peri-Peri sauces
  • My Mom’s Famous Potato Leek Soup
  • Herbed Tuna Salad with Feta and Pine Nuts
  • Strawberry Shortcake!!
  • A review of the novel The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones

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  1. misslionheart

    And thankyou for such a great blog.

    I love visiting. Even if you haven’t posted, there are always plenty of good comments to read.

    The photography is excellent and the recipes, perfect.

    Clare in Ireland

    12:31 am  Apr 20th, 2007
  2. leslie r

    Congrats!! that’s huge! I have really enjoyed this website.

    1:47 am  Apr 20th, 2007
  3. Emon

    Congratulations! You’re just getting warmed up! πŸ™‚

    3:20 am  Apr 20th, 2007
  4. Lydia

    A great milestone! Looking forward to more.

    4:38 am  Apr 20th, 2007
  5. amanda

    that’s awesome nicole! 300,000 is huge. i’m excited to read the pizza/piri piri review! you know my deep love for all things pepper related! mmm and also that famous potato leek soup.

    4:58 am  Apr 20th, 2007
  6. brocha

    Congratulations! more, more more! Please!

    7:30 am  Apr 20th, 2007
  7. ksklein

    Congrats. Your blog is definitely always worth a visit!

    8:09 am  Apr 20th, 2007
  8. Nicole

    Hi everyone! See, this is the perfect example of what I was talking about…here I have 7 new comments and you guys are scattered all over the place! Clare in Ireland, Leslie and Amanda down in southern California, Emon in New York, Lydia in Rhode Island (is that right?), Brocha in…ok, I’m not sure where Brocha is living but I believe he writes in Polish on his site, and then Kerstin in, perhaps, Munich.

    I love it!

    Clare: Thanks so much! Sometimes the comments end up being more interesting than the blog post! In fact I was thinking about writing another post about “Egg in a Nest” because I found the comments to be so interesting…who knew that a piece of toast with an egg in it would be known by so many different names!

    Leslie: Thanks! Nice to see you again!

    Emon: You’re right…I am just getting warmed up! The reason I haven’t been posting a lot lately is that I have so many new ideas that I’ve just become overwhelmed. But I have a backlog of photos and recipes now…I just have to get back to the writing!

    Lydia: You’re in luck because more is on the way!

    Amanda: Thanks! Have you tried any of the Nando’s sauces? I’m assuming you can probably get them in the stores down where you’re at. Of course you can probably also get the actual peppers there…I haven’t found them here. Anyway, pizza recipe will be up today!

    Brocha: Hello again, my Vodpod friend! Glad you’re enjoying the site!

    ksklein (it is Kerstin?): Thanks so much! Are you in M?ΒΊnchen?

    11:18 am  Apr 20th, 2007
  9. ksklein

    Hi there! Yes, IΒ¬Β₯m Kerstin and IΒ¬Β₯m from Munich- though I would prefer to live in Los Angeles. πŸ˜‰

    BTW: you can even get some of the these Nando Sauces here.

    12:23 pm  Apr 20th, 2007
  10. ksklein

    You know… It always depens on the blogs. The better they are the more people from different countries you have. So I guess you can count your blog to one of the best. πŸ™‚ At least I do check out all your blog entries and enjoy doing so.

    12:29 pm  Apr 20th, 2007
  11. Nicole

    Hi Kerstin! Except for maybe the weather, I think I would choose Munich over Los Angeles any day! I spent a couple of days there and thought the city was wonderful!

    1:43 pm  Apr 20th, 2007
  12. lara

    congratulations on topping 300,000! great site…looking forward to more wonderful things.

    4:07 pm  Apr 20th, 2007
  13. Dustin

    I spend every single minute I am online fervently clicking on and off of your site to pad your stats, you owe me big time!

    5:13 pm  Apr 20th, 2007
  14. Ruby Berry

    It is a great blog Nicole and you have done a fantastic job making us hungry with your dazzling photos, recipes and stories.
    Thanks for the hard work, it has paid off! πŸ™‚

    6:01 pm  Apr 20th, 2007
  15. Nicole

    Lara: Thanks!

    Dustin: Can always count on you to burst my bubble…thanks πŸ˜‰

    Ruby: Thanks for being my cheerleader! I’m glad we’ve stayed such close friends over the years…oh crap, I’m starting to sound like Steph! πŸ™‚ hahahaha! (just kidding Stephanie)

    6:12 pm  Apr 20th, 2007
  16. Jonathan Bauer

    Tillykke!!! That’s wonderful and your site deserves all the attention. And thanks for the plug!

    6:40 pm  Apr 20th, 2007
  17. shivapriya

    Aha, Pizza is talking to me Nicole. Mixing Wheat & White sounds really good. I make pizza at home, I’m going to follow ur recipe for the dough and I don’t think sauce is available in US stores. I can try Trades Joe or Wholefoods for red sauce:D.

    7:51 pm  Apr 20th, 2007
  18. Stephanie

    Love your site. Always look forward to seeing the recipes and pics. And its ok if you sound like me..means your getting in touch w/your feelings. heeheee:)
    And cant wait for the upcoming recipe..especially the best soup in the world on your list!!! Yummy! Ive been waiting for it.

    10:00 pm  Apr 20th, 2007
  19. Fer

    Love your site!!! Congrats!!

    7:42 am  Apr 21st, 2007
  20. fivecats

    Congratulations! Good food, good recipes, good work. You have it all.

    9:21 pm  Apr 21st, 2007
  21. Nicole

    Jonathan: Thanks! I meant to link to your videos a long time ago but I’m a bit of a scatterbrain and forgot πŸ˜‰

    Padmaja: Let me know how the pizza turns out! They do sell the sauces in several stores in the US now but I’m not sure if they’re in your area. The pizza will be good with other sauces but the roasted red pepper sauce adds a little something extra! πŸ™‚

    Steph: I’ll try to get the soup recipe up before the weather gets too warm! I meant to post it in the winter but I keep getting too emotional when I start to write about it so I’ve been putting it off!

    Fer: Thanks! Love your site too…I’m thinking right now about what to contribute to your Tale of the Giant Leek story πŸ™‚

    Fivecats: Awww…you’re making me blush πŸ™‚

    2:07 pm  Apr 22nd, 2007
  22. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

    When I grow up I want to be like you : {)

    3:26 am  Apr 25th, 2007
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