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A Farewell to Blogging


When the bill came for blog hosting I was in shock! How could I justify paying $359.64 on a blog that has made less than $100 since it was started in November 2012? That doesn’t include the upcoming bill in December for email subscriber services for around $150. I have enjoyed developing recipes and writing about good and healthy foods for this last thirty-three months but the writing is on the wall. In a month or two I’ll probably shut it down and move on to travel/food writing as a freelancer.


Before that fateful day comes I’ll continue to post when the spirit moves me and my schedule allows. It takes four to five hours to put a blog post together, and I’m amazed at the women bloggers I have met that juggle kids, home and blogging. If you have enjoyed the recipes and writing I am glad for that. I am also glad to have discovered my love for writing and am grateful for this blog showing me that path.


Please help yourself to the recipes while they are still available. Looking back here are some of my favorites you might want to try.


In the soup category the winners are:


Royal Trumpet Soup


Mushroom Chowder


In the main dishes section the winners are:


Aztec Slow Cooker Turkey

Salmon Rice Bowl

Grilled Portabella Sandwich

One Pan Wonder-Shrimp Fried Rice

Lamb and Mushroom Stew


Okay, after all that looking back I am getting hungry! Time to go upstairs and fix a fast and furious lunch with some corn tortillas and feta cheese that need to get used up. It is possible some miracle could happen and I get the assignments us bloggers hope for and I’ll keep it going, but don’t hold your breath. I hope you all continue to visit and comment on my blog over the next several posts before the end. Look for my posting once per week if time, and inspiration allows. Until then, eat well and treat your fellow mankind well too.

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14 Responses to Goodbye

  • kathy allen says:

    tough decision kurt, good you are taking care of yourself and staying positive,

    my favorite is still the saffron rice

    • Kurt Jacobson says:

      Yes it was a tough decision, but not too tough. After all I carrying on with food and travel writing which is just as satisfying and pays better too. Thanks so much for your support.

  • jonathan says:

    Love you Kurt!!!!!

  • Mary Kay Blair says:

    Kurt ; so sad that you’ve found something you are good at plus so enjoy….. you can continue entertaining your family & immediate friends, and of course never stop traveling. I am in Soldotna for a month visiting my son but it doesn’t seem the same w/o Bobby here. he was so proud of you…. I just went through a box of photos and found one he’d sent me of catching his 1st King Salmon.
    well, Happy Trails to you and Yours. if you are ever in Traverse City, MI. give me a call. it’s a “Foodies” paradise…..
    Mary Kay (907)953-9494

    • Kurt Jacobson says:

      I was probably there when Bobby caught his first King. He was one of a kind and is missed. I hope you get out fishing while in Soldotna. After all it is silver season!

  • Pat Kelly says:

    Will miss all your recipes. They are very creative and healthy. I was wondering, if I save them in my inbox, will I be able to open them up in the near future or should I print them out. Love the trumpet mushrooms and gazpacho. Thanks for your healthy recipes. Lol

    • Kurt Jacobson says:

      Thanks for your kind words and being a regular reader Pat.I think you should be able to go to “print recipe” and save, or print it. Might be better to just save to your computer?

  • Leslie says:

    Sorry to hear it’s coming to an end! Thanks for sharing all of your yummy recipes! Look forward to seeing you this fall!

  • Kurt, please please ask around for alternatives. I know people who must be blogging for free except for the hosting – maybe $60/year. These people would never be able to afford a bill like that. What about Meetup? Start a we-love-to-cook meetup? Sharing & posting recipes for something like $85 – of which you can ask for contributions from all attendees to meet the fees. Just an idea. Don’t wanna see you go this way. Love, Diane F♥

    • Kurt Jacobson says:

      Thanks Diane. I’ll give that some thought. If I could find a suitable hosting service for less I’d consider it. I’m open to suggestions.

  • Oscar Gonzales says:

    Will you still have you YouTube channel?

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