It seems like just yesterday I was emailing blogging friends to join in a new group-blogging venture called Ina Fridays. Nearly two years ago, we began to come together monthly to cook just one special dish from Barefoot Contessa recipes, and we’ve been here the first Friday of the month ever since. Some of us have been regulars; some have been in and out or left the team a bit ago. All of us have adored having a reason to, just once a month, not be the typical all-on-our-own blogger. (Blogging can have its lonely moments and we food bloggers need friends!) Today marks the end of my participation in the group, though some bloggers may continue on. I may pop in once in a while, but am mostly moving on to other blogging, writing, and cooking opportunities. I’m grateful for the time we’ve spent together, happy to have gotten to know these fine cook-writers — if only online — and am mostly indebted to all of them for everything I’ve learned from all of the posts. I’ll miss our monthly gatherings and will look forward to seeing what new food pops up on the blogs. Many thanks, friends. Cook on and don’t forget to sing a new song!
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