According to Blogger my page views have increase dramatically in the last three months, in February they were almost 60,000 (and it is a short month) and looking at them again today they counted over 76,000 in the last month.
I have a couple of visitors' counters too in place, and they did show a considerable increase (although never agreeing, and often showing different countries online!), plus one that emails me weekly reports (so I do try to compare). But as these are free gadgets (I don't want to pay for a blog that is just a hobby and not work), it is up to me to keep truck of the numbers and compare, and mostly ... I forget, plus I get confused by the completely different figures! I am sure that there is not a perfectly secure statistic counter, after all the internet is far from perfect, there is even one website that collects several NZ food blog statistics and attributes this blog with half the number of recipes that it has, and 1/3 of visitors numbers. How can I trust their statistics when they cannot even count how many recipes I have published?
Anyway, If you use a statistic gadget (free) that gives you easy-to-understand visitors' statistic (non just visitors' numbers), possibly with a graph, please let me know :-). I love statistic :-).
And now the fresh pasta! Yes it is still summer here (incredible!) and I decided to take my spianatoia (the large Italian wooden board that we use to make pasta) outside. I have to remember to do this more often! I think that preparing food outdoors is sort of special, and it makes you feel less tired. This time my son Max took the photos. The cute monocycle man cutter was a present from my kids, they like to give me funny kitchen gadgets! It is supposed to be a pizza cutter really, but it isn't very good for pizza really, so I use it to cut pasta (perfect for this!).
So, a part from BBQs, do you ever prepare food outdoors?
Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini and Max Zecchini Dowling©