Wednesday, April 30

Feelin' the Love

They say love makes the world go 'round. Well, we food bloggers are doing our part to keep the world spinning. Today I'm accepting some tags and awards from lovely bloggers and passing them on to more lovely bloggers.

Wendy of A Wee Bit of Cooking (an old blogger friend) and Sarah of Homemade (a new blogger friend) have tagged me for the 6 Word Memoir Meme. Like the title implies, you sum up your life in 6 words, then tag 6 more bloggers to do the same. Here's mine:

Thirteen years.
Seven homes.

One husband.

Here are 6 more people I'd like to hear from:
  1. Ivy of Kopiaste
  2. The Zen Chef of Chefs Gone Wild
  3. Emily of Superspark
  4. Linda of Make Life Sweeter
  5. Peter of Kalofagas
  6. Susan of Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy
One of dearest food bloggers I know, Deeba of Passionate About Baking, has flattered me with a nomination for a Blog of Distinction. Here's how it works: You nominate 5 blogs that make you laugh, cry, think, or sigh. Thank you, Deeba, for making me laugh with your cartoons, think with your quotes, and sigh with your creations that are always baked with love. You brighten my day.
  1. Marie of Proud Italian Cook makes me sigh. When I read her posts about her family and see her recipes for Italian dishes like her amazing sausage bread, I am instantly transported back home to Rhode Island. Thanks, Marie, for making 3,000 miles not seem so far.
  2. Anne-Marie of Ambrosia and Nectar has a knack for teaching, not preaching about cuisine. I also admire the way she takes a humble ingredient like a prune and transforms it into something extraordinary.
  3. Emiline of Sugarplum makes me laugh. I like the way she embraces life in all its quirky wonderfulness and that she doesn't take herself too seriously. Plus, have you seen this girl's brownies? Dang.
  4. Susan of Farmgirl Fare takes photos of her farm animals that make me go "Aaawwww." (And I'm not even an animal lover. ) Look at this photo, then tell me you didn't do the same thing. Susan, thanks for making me sigh and laugh.
  5. I "met" Dhanggit of Dhanggit's Kitchen when she submitted her festive Tropical Santa Cookies to my Eat Christmas Cookies event last December, and we've been regular visitors ever since. Dhanggit's innovative recipes and lovely photographs are a pleasure to see. So I was truly saddened to learn in this post that her beloved father recently passed away. My heart is with Dhanggit and her family. That's why her blog made me cry.
Amy from FamiliaBencomo has nominated me for the Arte y Pico Award. Here's how it works: You select 5 blogs that you feel excel in creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language. Thank you, Amy, for your generosity; I am humbled that you consider me your "culinary muse."

Here are my 5 nominations:
  1. Suganya of Tasty Palettes inspires me with her exceptional recipes and artfully composed photographs. What's even more impressive is that Suganya recently celebrated her blog's first anniversary, so it can only get better and better.
  2. Helen of Tartlette. Extraordinary desserts. Extraordinary photography. Extraordinary blog. Thank you, Helen, for your endless creativity and flair.
  3. Jess's blog, Cakespy, has a touch of whimsy that I find enchanting. From her fantastic artwork to her humorous posts, Jess just seems like she's always having a good time. How could you not like that?
  4. Anh of Food Lover's Journey inspires me with her elegant culinary creations and evocative photography. I admire Anh: In addition to blogging, she has just completed the first round of her PhD program! Not too shabby.
  5. T.W.'s passions for food history and baking come together in his spectacular historical cakes. T.W. bakes cakes from vintage cookbooks and children's books then writes engagingly about their origins. I'm thinking maybe he should change his blog's name from "Culinary Types" to "Let Them Eat Cake." Hey, it's historical.
A while back I nominated Deeba of Passionate About Baking for an Excellence Award, and she simultaneously nominated me for a Nice Matters Award. Pretty cool, huh? I am especially touched since Deeba is one of the sweetest bloggers I know. Here are more 5 more exceptionally nice bloggers:
  1. Shn of Mishmash!
  2. Anali of Anali's First Amendment
  3. Elle of Feeding My Enthusiasms
  4. Bal of KaRaFaKiDeN TaTLaR and Be Foodie! (her English language blog)
  5. OK, this one is actually for you, dear readers. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts and for leaving thoughtful comments. You're the reason I love blogging.

Tomorrow is the first day of my Beautiful Bones event. Hope to see you there!


LyB said...

Congratulations on all the awards, they seem very well deserved! I think your "Beautiful Bones" event is a wonderful idea, I'll certainly be thinking of something to contribute. :)

The Italian Dish said...

Way to go on being nominated for a Blog of Distinction! I absolutely loved your 6 word description of your life! That was clever. I'm definitely going to be contributing something to your Beautiful Bones event.

Wendy said...

Wonderful. Know what I'll be doing this evening now. :)

Asha said...

Beautiful 6 words! Looks like you have changed many homes like we have in 21 yrs!:D

Le Flâneur Novice said...

A very very big kiss on the way to you from Istanbul! :))))

You know I feel the same for you Suzi*!

With best wishes :*

ps. *Susan, your name sounds same with a Turkish name "Suzan", and we tell Suzan as "Suzi" in short way :D

Anonymous said...

All of your awards are well-deserved. Your bio is very nice - most important line is the last one. Wishing you continued happiness with your One Husband (of course that is better achieved with less moves - ouch!).

xoxox Amy

Emily said...

Aww, thank you so much! There's so much love in the blogging air, today.

Suganya said...

What an honor Susan. Thank you very much :)

Peter M said...

Congrats Susan, that's "wicked-awesome"!

Thank you also for the tag and I must add your blog is always full of great food and lots of kind of company.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Susan, I was just coming over for a visit to your blog, and I see my name! You put a huge smile on my face!! Can you see it? :0
I'am overflowing with graditude to get such an award from you! Thank you! Congratulation on yours, so, so, well deserved!!!
xoxxo, Marie

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great choices! Love is indeed in the air...



RecipeGirl said...

Congrats on your awards... you do a nice job with your blog :)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Thanks so much for the call out! I don't want to lose my head completely, but I LOVE your rebranding of my site!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Congratulations on your awards!!
So you're giving me an assignement? haha. That's a tough one! 6 words only. Okay, i'll do it. Give me a day or two! Thanks for thinking of me. :-)

Manggy said...

Lots of well-deserved awards, Susan! Congrats! :) Can't wait to see your round-up.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Congrats! The recognition is well-deserved :-)

J said...

Lovely 6 word memoir!

Jeanne said...

Six words!!! Man, that sounds difficult to a verbose lady like me ;-) Well done you for rising beautifully to the challenge. And well done on all the richly-deserved awards too :)

glamah16 said...

Well deserved awards and thanks for introducing me to some more great blogs.

Ivy said...

Congratulations on all awards. They are all well deserved. Thanks very much for tagging me, it's an honour to be tagged by you. Thank you.

Lisa Johnson said...

Congratulations on the awards and thank you for the Nice Matters Award! I was very lucky to receive it once before too, so does this mean that I'm twice as nice? :D

Deborah Dowd said...

So many great blogs to check out. Being part of the blogging community is just as much social as it is culinary. It is so special to have friends to talk with from so many different countries and cultures

Heather said...

Congratulations :)

I was reading your waffles, coffee and lentil soup post, it made me cry! My grandmom had Alzheimer's, too. Have you ever read "The Story of Forgetting"? It is really beautiful.

Helene said...

Thank you Susan, I am truly honored. All the awards you received are well deserved!

Nic said...

A few new blogs to check out - thanks!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

lyb-I'll be looking forward to it, thanks!

italiandish-I'm glad you liked it. And thanks for participating!

wendy-You have all month! :)

asha-Yes, we have. And 21 years is wonderful!

bal-Received. :)

amy-I think the last line is the most important one too. :)

emiline-You're most welcome.

suganya-It was my pleasure.

peter-Aw, thanks, I appreciate that.

marie-I can see it. :) Can you see mine? :)

rosa-I thought so too. :)

lore-Thank you!


zen-I figured you'd come up with something creative. :)


mike-Many thanks!


jeanne-I appreciate that.

coco-You're welcome.

ivy-It's my pleasure.

anali-Yup, it sure does. :)

deborah-It's so true, isn't it?

heather-That's one of my favorite posts; I'm so glad it made an emotional connection with you. I'll have to check out that book, thanks.

tartelette-I am so pleased, and many thanks.

nicisme-They're definitely worth checking out.

Cakespy said...

Awww you say such sweet things! I feel so honored to be linked with such great names and sites! You're the best--I always leave here wishing I were eating your fare in the warm California sun. xoxo

Elle said...

Thanks Susan...that is really nice of your :)
Love the bloggers you awarded and the different are very perceptive and pretty nice yourself.

Mishmash ! said...

Wonder how I missed this one...loved ur clever!!! :) and thank you for showing the appreciation too.....:)

Enjoy ur farmers market visit and a lovely weekend to you both :)


Coffee and Vanilla said...

I love your 6 Word Memoir Meme :)))

Chibog in Chief said...

oh thank you so much for this award :-) i am really touched

my warmest kisses

ps, i already corrected my entry adding this award..yahhooo!! i need to celebrate all these awards

Anonymous said...

I finally did this Six Word Memoir you tagged me for....well sort of ;)