Blog of the Year 2013


Thank you to Fae at Fae’s Twist and Tango for nominating Curls and Carrots for Blog of the Year 2013 Award. I am honored to be considered; thank you!

Fae’s blog is amazing: the recipes are international, the photos are beautiful and her writing is relatable and well-done. Oh, my: I love every recipe that comes out of her kitchen – and truly adore her fabulous Persian dishes. I could devour Fae’s food every day: all day, all night. Do go and visit her exquisite blog! Thank you for sharing your passion for cooking, and love of cultures with us all, Fae.

Your “kitchen” is as warm and welcoming as it is delectable.


Please take time to visit the amazing and inspiration blogs, below! My nominees for the award are:

Mainstreet Cuisine


Kouzouna’s Kitchen

Homemade for Friends

My Favourite Pastime

Musings from my Yellow Kitchen

Petite World Citizen

Oh, Lidia

The Novice Gardener

Food for Fun

Flavour Photos 

Selma’s Table

Vegetarian Food Designs

Third Culture Cooking

Chef in Disguise

Chef Janet Rorschach  


The instructions for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.
3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)
4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link –
5 You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.
6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…

Thought Palette Blog Awards 2013


Thank you for visiting Curls and Carrots! See you soon.




36 thoughts on “Blog of the Year 2013

  1. Shanna, You are such a delightful person! Thank you for the lovely words and mention.
    You being naturally happy (and of course talented) person makes me want to visit you and be happier that day. As a result, Blog Of The Year Awards! By just being you, you are making this world a better place! Your recipes are bonus treats! 😀 Hugs, Fae.

    1. Dear Fae,
      Oh, dear. I am blushing. Your words are so kind, sweet and generous. My most sincere thanks for your support, encouragement – and this lovely nomination. I am honored to have you in my circle. Hugs reciprocated!

  2. Congratulations Shanna, you deserve it! I love Persian dishes too. I had the opportunity to visit Iran a few years ago (for business) and I was in love with the food 🙂

    1. Sofia – I do look forward to hearing about about your culinary adventures in Iran. Oh, lucky woman! I have not received an email from you. When you send it, please send a P.O. Box or work address so we can remedy your pecan conundrum. Thank you for saying such nice things. Warmly – Shanna

      1. I know I have to write to you and I will very soon, I hope tomorrow! Haha don’t worry about my pecan conundrum. Mr. H. is from France, there are plenty there and we should be going there soonish 🙂 Last New Years when we were there, we went a bit mad on buy pecans, so I invaded my brother in law’s kitchen and made about 300 biscuits 🙂

      2. Hi, Sofia –
        I am relieved to hear that you will not be deprived of your pecans. Pecan biscuits sounds great – are they more like a Southern biscuit (bread-like) or an English cookie? Have a great Sunday.
        Warmly –

  3. Congratulations. You are such a wonderful lady and I really love reading your posts. They are so warm and with a great sense of humour. I love your blog too…Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. Hi Shanna,
    Congratulations to you for a well deserved award! It’s been such a pleasure getting to know more about you and your family through your posts, photos, recipes and comments. You’re a wonderful mom, blogger and support to many. Bravo! Many thanks for your kind mention and nomination of my blog. It is very much appreciated.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,

    1. Hi, Martine,
      To borrow your diction, you – and Petit World Citizen – are a true jewel. The pleasure of nominating you is all mine. Without question: anyone who has not checked out your blog should. It is warm, enlightening and engaging. Of course, you are so generous – and encouraging – towards all of your readers. Thank you.
      Very best,

    1. Thank you, Anna. I am always honored by the love and support showed to me by my blogging family. It is a joy to recognize other just as worthy (or more so!) bloggers through posts like these. Take good care, PRSS. Warmest regards, Shanna

    1. Sawsan,
      Thank you. You are so kind in your words, as always.
      A Chef in Disguise is an inspiration to me. Your photos, recipes, amazing adventures, fine-tuned skill – and positive message the world over – is something to aspire to. I hope many people stop by to visit your blog. Have a peaceful, safe and happy Sunday.
      Warmest regards,

  5. I’m so sorry for the delayed response, but congrats (extremely well deserved) and thanks so much for passing on the support!

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