Thank you so much to Angie at The Novice Gardener for nominating me for the Liebster Award, Dragon’s Share Award and WordPress Family Award. If you haven’t checked out her blog, please do. Her love of food, family and photography are evident in each page and each recipe. Her stories are intriguing and resonate; her gift for writing is not to be missed. I adore reading her blog!
Thank you to Ada at More Food, Please, for nominating me for the WordPress Family Award. Ada’s culinary adventures eating out and in the kitchen are not to be missed. She shares her visits to amazing culinary destinations with us and is incredibly creative in the kitchen. I am constantly impressed by her inventive recipes – and she is always ready to take on a culinary challenge. Ada, you have Liebster and WordPress Family Awards. However, I would like to nominate you for the Dragon’s Share Award.
I am incredibly touched to be nominated for any award! It is so lovely to be recognized by other bloggers. To me, blogging is an award in and of itself. Since I began blogging, I have received support, kindness and encouragement from many. I have been inspired by other bloggers on a daily basis. What did I ever do before I blogged? I can’t imagine life without this wonderful outlet for my passion and community! Thank you to each and every one of you.
My nominees for all three awards, in no particular order, are below. Each of them have unique and excellent blogs. You won’t regret stopping by to “visit”! They have wonderful recipes and stories to share. Thank you to each of you for encouraging and supporting Curls and Carrots – it means so much to me.
- Lidia – “Oh, Lidia!”
- Liz – My Favourite Pastime
- Krystina – Kouzounas Kitchen
- Melissa – Homemade for Friends
- Cristina – The Blog Around the Corner
- Seana – Cottage Grove House
- Amal – Amal Kitchen
- Janet – Chef Janet Rorsachach
- Kiyo – My Lilikoi Kitchen
- Sofia – Papaya Pieces
Also, go and check out Liz at Food for Fun! She is a food scientist whose recipes never fail – and she is the sweetest, too! Please check out Massi at Massi Kitchen! Here, you will uncover amazing photos and fabulous recipes. Of course, John from Bartolini Kitchens and Stefan from Stefan Gourmet are amazing chefs and commanders of their kitchens. I am pretty much in awe of them both on a daily basis. I nominate these bloggers for the Dragon’s Share Award, along with the awesome Ada.
Anna at Anna Cuisine has an amazing, international blog that reflects her heritage, home of Hawaii and family. She does not accept awards any longer, but please check out her amazing blog.
Chef Janet Rorsachach has been instrumental in my blogging. She has guided me through the process, answered a million questions and believed in me. Oh, and her blog is flat-out awesome. Gorgeous photos and prose. She never fails to impress with her culinary pursuits and creativity! Please visit her blog.
WordPress Family Award:
- Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
- Nominate up to 10 bloggers for I’m a Part of the WordPress Family Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post and notify them on their blogs.
- Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.
Dragon’s Loyalty Award:
1. You must link the person who has nominated you.
2. You must share 7 things other bloggers may not know about you.
3. Nominate up to 15 people.
4. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.
7 things you may not know about me:
1.) My husband is an otolaryngologist. He loves his patients and his work deeply -and works long hours!
2.) My first and only pet was my dog Morgan, a Sealyham Terrier, who might have loved vegetables more than I do. He was a gift from my husband just before we married. He died this year from cancer. We miss “Mr. Morgan.”
3.) My daughter “Snu Magoo” was born two weeks late – and my son “Littlest Guy” was two weeks early.
4.) I enjoy candlelight and relaxing music (jazz, classical or opera) – every night.
5.) Part of my heart will always in Madrid. I lived there in 2004. The friends I made (and the Rioja wine and Manchego cheese I devoured) changed my life forever. It opened me up to new food, culture and travel experiences.
6.) Once I sold cheese, hundreds of varieties from around the globe. I was “required” to taste each and every kind. Best. Job. Ever.
7.) I got my first job babysitting at age 10 – and my first “real” job in middle school at age sacking groceries at age 14! I love working – and even paid for undergraduate and graduate school on my own.
1. You must link the person who has nominated you.
2. You must share 11 random facts about yourself.
3. You must answer the 11 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee.
4. You must come up with 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.
11 facts about myself:
1.) I am taller than my husband. Only by one inch.
2.) I graduated from University of Texas – Austin in three years at age 21.
3.) I have family all over the world who live on four continents.
4.) I am of German-Jewish descent.
5.) I made a random meal of peanut butter rice at age 4. Long before I knew it was en vogue.
6.) I have a sensitivity to the protein in cow’s milk.
7.) I eat dark chocolate – and drink red wine – every day.
8.) My first car was a 1987 Chevy Nova. And my Second.
9.) I spent my honeymoon hiking through the Smoky Mountains.
10.) I ran the Atlanta Half Marathon in 1:24, pre-kids, and won my division.
11.) I am powered by caffeine. Sometimes a pot a day.
11 Questions for the nominees to answer:
1.) What is your favorite book?
2.) What do you look forward to doing most each day?
3.) Who in your life inspires you to write?
4.) If money were no issue, where would you travel next?
5.) If you could only eat at one person’s supper table until the of your days, who would you choose and why?
6.) What musical artist or composer can bring a tear to your eye?
7.) What is your favorite season – and why?
8.) Who is always there for you, unconditionally?
9.) What movie do you adore so much that you would watch in twice?
10.) What mentor or teacher has shaped you the most – and why?
11.) If you had to view the world through one shade of glasses, what color would it be?