Happy 4th Anniversary to My Blog!

by Erica Dinho on February 16, 2013

Catching Up with Me {February 2013}

My Colombian Recipes is celebrating it’s 4th anniversary this month. I started this blog in February 2009 in memory of my grandmother who was an amazing cook and who inspired my love for cooking. Creating this blog is one of the best decisions I ever made, as it allows me to connect with people that feel the same way about food as I do, resulting in some great foodie friends. Most importantly, this blog allows me to share Colombian cuisine and culture with the rest of the world.

I want to thank my husband, who plays a large roll behind the scenes of the site. I don’t give him enough credit :-) Most importantly, I want to thank all of my readers for visiting my website, taking the time to leave comments, and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I truly appreciate it!

So, what’s happened since last month’s Catching Up with Me post? Well, last week I was contacted by Alejandro Vásquez, a producer at RCN la radio, one of the largest radio stations in Colombia, to be a guest on one of their programs. Here is a link to that interview, which was conducted in Spanish.

If you missed the first post of “Catching Up with Me“, here is the link, and now 5 more random facts about me!

Happy 4th Anniversary to my Blog!


1. I was born and raised in Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia. I always loved being a city girl, but not long after moving to the United States almost 13 years ago, I found myself in a small, quiet New England town, with farms, pumpkin patches, and corn fields all around me. It’s not unusual here to see a tractor driving down the road. Yes, this city girl is living a small-town life, with my husband, two little boys and a dog named Rocky.


2. I have a sister and a brother, and am the oldest of the three.

3. I suck at sports and have no natural athletic ability. I hope my boys get my husband’s athletic prowess, at least one of them :-)


4. I am not a dessert person, but I am absolutely obsessed with Arequipe or Dulce de Leche, and eating it by the spoonful straight from the jar is one of my favorite pastimes.

5. I became an American citizen in 2009.

I hope you are enjoying getting to know the person behind the site a little more. Don’t forget to subscribe by e-mail to get all of my recipes delivered to your inbox. It’s free!

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Simply Life February 16, 2013 at 4:21 PM

happy 4 years!


2 Belinda @zomppa February 16, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Great to know you better, and it’s been wonderful to get to know these 4 years – congrats!!


3 Mary Lohrstorfer February 16, 2013 at 5:37 PM

I love the lime cake the sweeten condensed milk icing.


4 rebecca February 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM

congrats 4 years about the same as my blog, i love your blog and learning about Columbia big hugs


5 Diana brun February 17, 2013 at 9:28 AM

I’m Colombian too, and it brings me Great pride to know that through this blog you are exposing one of the many great things our beautiful country has to offer, I look forward for your recipes because it makes me feel closer to home, I’ve been in NYsince 1999, and I’m married to a Dominican man and have two beautiful children, I have learned to cook Dominican food for him but I get so excited when I get a chance to cook and share my own. So thank you so much, congratulations on your 4 years, keep them coming! Gracias mi Amiga!


6 Anonymous February 17, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary and more importantly THANK YOU for your efforts on this blog. My boyfriend is from Colombia and I know he often misses his home – and your recipes have helped me bring a little piece of it here for him. So, again, thank you for this – it has meant a lot to both of us!


7 Karen February 17, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Congrats for a good job well done.3


8 Karen February 17, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Congrats for a good job well done.


9 WesternSlopeAcupuncture@yahoo.com February 17, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Happy 4th! Rocky’s the sweetest looking little dog. May you continue to have good luck and joy in the upcoming year.


10 Jenny February 17, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Great interview. I can’t wait for the page to be translated so that my mom can read it. You have done a great job promoting Colombian food. Keep it up and happy 4!


11 Phil February 17, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Congratulations and Thank You!!

It’s my favorite food read (and heed).



12 Heather @girlichef February 17, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Yay, happy 4 years…we’re practically twins! ;) So great to learn some fun tidbits about you, Erica.


13 Joan Nova February 17, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Congratulations on 4 successful years — and I’m enjoying getting to know you better.


14 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz February 18, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary and on the radio interview. Love reading your blog!


15 Chris February 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Mine just turned 4 in January, time flies, doesn’t it. I look forward to another year of your great recipes.


16 Ivy February 19, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Happy 4 years blogoversay dear Erica. Wishing you many more years of creative recipes.


17 Learn Spanish in Colombia February 19, 2013 at 9:16 AM

4 Years Wow! Congrats! Great job promoting The Colombian Cuisine! Love reading your posts and making some of your recipes. I always look forward to reading it for new things.


18 Bill February 19, 2013 at 1:12 PM

My wife of 26 years is of Colombian decent. Both her parents were born there. She misses the food. I just found your blog and she will be so surprised.
I was looking for a restaurant or somewhere I could order Chicharones.


19 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! February 23, 2013 at 5:42 PM

I love everything Colombian and I treasure my friends, your food and your Aguardiente!

Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary and through this meadia we are able to meet wonderful people and consider them friends as I do you.

Un beso!


20 Nicole February 26, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Congrats on you 4th anniversary!!!! I’ve followed your blog for more than a year now, you are a great cook y que orgullo que le des a conocer al mundo Los sabores tan deliciosos que ofrecen nuestras recetas Colombianas. Keep up the awesome work, and also!! Congrats for your interview with RCN.


21 Diana @ Spain In Iowa March 1, 2013 at 3:02 AM

Congratulations Erica! I remember so well that we both started writing around the same time! Your blog is still one of my fave’s!!


22 Carolina March 13, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Hi Erica. I am also Colombian, borned in Bogota and raised in Armenia. I also arrived to the US in 2001. I am married and have 2 beautiful boys. I love your website! Looking thru all the recipes brings back memories of my Mami’s delicious meals. My husband is American and not very open minded about trying new foods so I don’t really cook Colombian meals but i sure miss them :( now with your recipes I’m gonna start making some (if not all) for myself! And who knows, may be my husband will try some too :)
Congratulations for your
wonderful website! :D


23 Erica March 13, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Thanks,Carolina!I hope you enjoy my recipes!


24 Luz Adriana March 30, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Erika congrats in your 4th Anniversary. Im from Colombia too, I’m born in Medellin and raised between Medellin and Cucuta, I live here since 2001. My husband is from Guadalajara Mexico and raised on California. I always look forward for new recipes. :)


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