Jan 16, 2012

Celebrating 4th year blogiversary with a GIVEAWAY!

Dil Se.. turns 4!
(image source: vetragames)

I started writing this blog one day without much thought! I just wanted to record all my culinary experiments being a newbie to cooking. Blogging has introduced me to several new friends, people from all parts of the world and also to various cuisines. Blogging also introduced me to food photography and I believe I have come a long way since I started to blog! Blogging gave me the courage to venture into baking! I also had the opportunity to master traditional and authentic recipes. I was able to contribute to several events and contests. I was able to host a few events of my own as well.

Thanks to my dear husband who is always a good critic and gives feedback and also waits patiently at the dining table until I finish my food photography :) I also thank all the lovely bloggers out there who have encouraged me all the way with their valuable comments and feedback!

My very first recipe in this blog - Sweet Pongal

The first thing I ever baked - Sweet Coconut Puffs

The bread I first baked!


First Icecream! - Watermelon Yogurt Icecream

First Jamming - Plum Jam

My non-food blog - Divya Times!

M heartfelt gratitude to each and every reader of this blog! I would like to celebrate this milestone by hosting a little giveaway! Yes, I a giving away one lucky reader a Pure Komachi 2 series Chef Knife


For a chance to win this knife, do any one or all of the following. 
Each earns a separate entry. Leave a separate comment for each entry. I will ship worldwide.

  1. Leave a comment telling what is your favorite recipe in my blog and what sort of posts would you like to see more in the future.
  2. Follow Dil Se.. on Google+
  3. Like Dil Se.. on Facebook!
  4. Subscribe to my posts by email or reader..
  5. Tweet the following - Blogiversary giveaway at Dil Se.. @athisayadivyas http://tiny.cc/bs6zc
Giveaway ends on January 25th, 2012!

Thanks again for all your support and helping me reach this milestone!

73 comments:

  1. Congratulations Athi!!!! 4 yrs.. I can't help but admire the dedication u have shown towards the blog :) Way to go dear!!!

    And about my favorite recipe from ur blog.. I have admired and drooled over so many of ur recipes.. Infact I baked my first pizza following ur recipe.. But hands down I can vote for the molten chocolate lava cake as the top on the list!!!!

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    1. Thanks a lot Alagu :) Glad you like my recipes!

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  2. Congratulations Divya.. That's a great accomplishment!

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  3. Congratulations divya... It is a great accomplishment and have admired all ur recipes..all the best.

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    1. Thanks Anonymous. It would be great if you leave your name, so that i can contact you if you are the winner in the giveaway!

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  4. Happy Bloggiversary Divya, I like the way you always remember the trail of your 'First' things in your Blog Journey... Enjoy this accomplishment!


    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  5. Hi there ,I know your blog since the day I started blogging,..and it al started with your comment on my post ,..:) congrats wish ya may more milestones,..:) favorite recipe umm it's tough one,.btw I luv the baked goodies ,form ur blog and the traditional recipes too,..:)

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    1. Glad you like my recipes :) Thanks for dropping by :)

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  6. Congrats dear and happy bloggiversary...

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  7. Congrats on your blog anniversary .. Wish you tons more to come .. Liked you on FB.

    Vardhini
    Event: New "U" - Healthy Eats
    Event: Healing Foods - Cauliflower

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  8. Congratulations! Looking forward to many more wonderful recipe of yours.

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  9. Congratulations. 4 years of blogging is a milestone to be very proud of. Wishing you many more fun years here.

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  10. Many congrats Divya... and superb work last 4 years... I love most of your veg recipes, but one of my fav recipes is your coriander-mint pulav(http://divya-dilse.blogspot.com/2011/11/coriander-mint-pulao.html).. Here's to more healthy and yummy recipes frm u !!

    Congrats again..

    Thanks,
    Kalyani
    Sizzling Tastebuds
    Event : Microwave Easy Cooking (MEC)

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    1. Glad you like my recipes Kalyani. Thanks for dropping by..

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  11. Congrats Divya on the 4th Blog Anniversary...nice to see the pictures of your initial posts...

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  12. Happy Birthday to Dil Se.. Congrats on the milestone Divya. Wish you many more.

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    1. Thanks Uma :) You have always been my inspiration in blogging.

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  13. Congrats on your 4th blog anniversary. I have admired over your so many mouthwatering and wonderful receipes.I can vote your Watermelon Yogurt Icecream.

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  14. Hi Divya,
    It is really fantastic that you completed 4 years of blogging so gloriously - my heartiest Congratulations!I enjoy reading your blog and check on your fantastic recipes every now and then - wish you many more such lovely anniversaries to come:)Keep blogging and best wishes!

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    1. Thanks for your wishes Sudha! Glad you like my recipes..

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  15. Happy anniversary. I love ur baking recipes and would love to see more. I have added you on G+ and FB.

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    1. Thanks for your wishes and thanks for following Saraswathi :)

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  16. Thats great Divya congrats on your bloggiversary

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  17. congrats akka...wow whatte a milestone!!!

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  18. Happy blog anniversary!!! wish u many more such fabulous years of food blogging, many more such delish recipes :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  19. Congrats Divya, happy birthday to ur blog baby..keep on going dear..

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  20. Wonderful and wish u many more to come

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  21. I guess most of us a re like you started a blog and then surprised by how passionate we have gotten to the blog. Congragulation and wishing you and your lovely blog many many happy years of cooking and blogging.

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    1. Yes, blogging has become a passion more than a hobby FInla :) Thanks for your wishes :)

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  22. Happy Birthday to Dil se from my Dil Se :))

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hi Divya, how have you been? Congrats on your 4th blho anniversary. Here's to many more to come. All the best.

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  24. Hi Divya....such a nice accomplishment!....U have really come a long way ...wishing you so many more!....Happy 4th anniversary to ur blog....
    ur passion has blossomed to its best!
    Happy to be doing BM with you this time! :)

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  25. Four years of dedicated blogging is truly an inspiration for a new blogger like me :))............go on.............keep the faith.....loads a love sent ur way along with a big bouquet of appreciation !!Congratulations:)

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  26. Superb dear, your blog is doing good. Great to be here in 4th year celebration of your blog. Nice post too.

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  27. Its pleasure to follow you since 2009 thro' google reader and mails.

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  28. I am following your facebook page since a long time. I still remember you were my 3rd follower on my blog, in 2009 once I started following you.

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  29. Divya, I have tweeted and also sent you a following request in twitter.

    Have a gala time. I would like to see more and more anniversaries like this. And I am also one in Blogging Marathon.

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  30. Happy 4th Blog Anniversary Divya !!! Truly it needs a lot of dedication...Keep it up gal !!

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  31. Congratulations to you and to your lovely blog on completing 4 wonderful years!!wishing you many many more years of successful blogging..keep rocking!!

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  32. Congrats divya... what a milestone.. 4 years is truly deserving of a BIG celebration! :) heres wishing to many many more years of happy blogging... cheers! (btw, i loved that plum jam, looks beautifully red & delecious)

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  33. Congratulations Divya, wishes for many more to come!..

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  34. Dear Divya, wish you happy blog anniversary!! First time here and loved your delicacies..and hope to try them sometimes!
    Lovely space and happy to follow you :)

    Cheers!
    Vani

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  35. 4 yrs of blogging- WOW; tht's a huge feat divya; wishing u many more stupendous success in all your endeavors. loved your plum jam recipe a lot

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  36. your kitchen travails are followed on Google +

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  37. Congrats Divya - wishing you lots more blogging happiness in the future!!

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  38. I was looking at your sweet pongal recipe just the other day. I will try it very soon.

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  39. Congrats Divya ....great milestone and a beautiful way to celebrate it ...Wish you many more in future ...the best thing I like about your blog is it has everything ...so keep that ...

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  40. Hi.. Hope you remember me, I'm your junior from school. I've been following your blog for like 3 years now. As you celebrate your 4th anniversary, it's more appropriate time to let you know that your blog was an inspiration to my cooking blog. That is how I started http://alice-recipes.blogspot.com/
    I'd been reading your recipes as and when you post them on twitter or google+
    Although I'm not cooking right now, I've bookmarked them for future! Keep cooking and keep blogging!

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    1. Hi Alice,
      Yes I do remember you very well. Glad you like my blog :) Thanks for dropping by my blog and helping me discover all your lovely blogs..

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  41. Congrats Divya. Happy Birthday to your blog!! I like the sepankazhangu curry and all chutney recipes by you. I have already registered for email subscription from you. Do I have to do anything else for the giveaway participation. Let me know.

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    1. Hi Divya,
      Thanks for commenting in my blog. I shall count your entry in the giveaway :)

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Thanks for dropping by my blog and rendering your valuable comments..Hope you had a nice time reading my recipes..Thanks for your encouragement..

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