Slightly Off Topic: Versatile Blogger Award A La Deux

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As I have shared, when I started this blog, I really just thought that it would be a good way to organize my recipes and share them with family and friends. It’s sort of a personal hobby. 

I really don’t promote my blog to friends or family members. My mother is my major culinary consultant. My friend Malka is a close runner up.

Despite my lack of self promotion, this blog has evolved into a life of its own. My little blog has turned into a wonderful, global social networking opportunity. I feel like I have a glimpse of the kitchens of other people all over the world. What an amazing concept!

Over the past few months, I have been graciously nominated by my fellow blogging sisters for 3 Versatile Blogger Awards.

As I am time challenged, it is difficult for me to respond to awards, and still post recipes.

Unfortunately, however, I was sick last week.

So, with my spare time recovering from a cold, I had an opportunity to finally respond.

I guess I find blogging relaxing.

Thank you all for your kindness and patience.

The rules:

  1. Thank the person that has nominated you & include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 10 blogs of your choice.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.
  4. Share seven different facts about yourself.

So, to begin, I would like to thank my fellow blogging sister Trina from Itsgoodtobecrazysometimes for her support and recognition:

https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/the-versatile-blogger-award/

Trina writes about her experiences with mental illness. As I work in mental health, I really appreciate her point of view and applaud her efforts. She is also an animal lover, and those who read my blog know how much I like cats.

7 Different Facts About Me:

As this is part of an ongoing response, I am not quite sure how many facts that I have already listed. Nevertheless, here are more:

1. I am starting a new blog for my thoughts and experiences unrelated to food, called coffeeklatch(in)sight, so that I will hopefully minimize my off topic postings.

Here is the link:  https://coffeeklatchinsight.wordpress.com/

2. I like to cook.

3. I do not like cake decorating. It is kind of funny, but when my girls were born, I took a class on cake decorating. I always wanted to learn how to make homemade cakes decorated with roses. After that class, I was cured. Now I  only decorate with candies, chocolate and frosting.

4. I do not understand social media.

I need a lesson on Face book, Instagram and Twitter. Any recommendations on how to create a Facebook page, etc., would be greatly appreciated.

5. I love sewing and crafts.

6. I am clean but not tidy.

7. I love to play sudoku.

Now for nominations. Here are the 15 blogs on different topics.

https://pumdiets.wordpress.com/

http://peaceandloveandveggies.com/

http://meladycooks.com/

http://liliscakes.com/

https://onebowlvegan.wordpress.com/

http://fuelforyoursoul.com/

https://cookingfromheart.wordpress.com/

https://plateitupblog.wordpress.com/

http://mykitchenmythoughts.com/

https://gtamilselvi90.wordpress.com/

https://lins239.wordpress.com/

http://drchdietfood.com/

https://ronitpenso.wordpress.com/

http://whatskatieupto.com/

https://pantryportfolio.wordpress.com/

Please visit these wonderful blogs and show your support for our fellow bloggers!

Congratulations!!!

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Slightly Off Topic: Versatile Blogger Award

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I have been blogging for only a short while, and it has been an eye-opening experience! I am learning so much.

When I started this blog, I really just thought that it would be a good way to organize my recipes and share them with family and friends. It has turned into a wonderful, global social network opportunity. I feel like I have a glimpse of the kitchens of other people all over the world. What an amazing concept!

Over the past few months, I have been graciously nominated by my fellow blogging sisters for 3 Versatile Blogger Awards.

As I am time challenged, it is difficult for me to respond to awards, and still post recipes. Unfortunately, however, I am home sick today. So, I have finally had the time to respond to the beautiful support of this community. Thank you all for your kindness and patience.

The rules:

  1. Thank the person that has nominated you & include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 10 blogs of your choice.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.
  4. Share seven different facts about yourself.

So, to begin, I would like to thank my fellow blogging sister Parul Singhal from Gharkepakwan for her support and recognition:

https://gharkepakwan.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/the-versatile-blogger-awardmy-first-blogger-award/

I quote her blog often and her blog has introduced me to Indian food, which my family enjoys very much!

I thought I would be a bit creative and share 7 things about myself in an unusual way.

This is something that I often do with my patients and it a wonderful and fun exercise about sharing and identifying who we are. 

Who Are You Group Activity

What is your favorite color?

What are 3 qualities about that color that you like?

What is your favorite car?

What are 3 qualities about that car that you like?

What is your favorite animal?

What are 3 qualities about that animal that you like?

Interpretation: 

The positive qualities about a particular color are connected to one’s self-esteem, and how one perceives oneself inside.

The positive qualities about a particular car or mode of transportation are the positive qualities that other people identify with you.

The positive qualities about a particular animal are the positive qualities of how a person interacts in their relationships with others particularly as a friend.

So, here are my answers:

  1. My favorite color is orange.
  2. I like orange because it is cheerful, attractive and warm.
  3. My favorite car is my old (and sadly now defunct) Sion XB.
  4. I like the Sion XB because it is funky, cool and unique.
  5. My favorite animal is a cat.
  6. I like cats because they are graceful, soft and elegant.

Interpretation 

I see myself as a cheerful, attractive and warm person.

    Other people see me as funky, cool and unique.

    As a friend I am graceful, soft and elegant.

    Try this and see what your answers are. It is lots of fun!

    Now for nominations. Here are the 15 blogs on different topics.

    http://stephysweetbakes.com/

    https://diningwithcelia.wordpress.com/

    https://thebestwinesfromitaly.wordpress.com/

    https://ruggedkitchen.wordpress.com/

    http://damgoodfood.com/

    http://fueledbyvegetables.com/

    http://simply-delicious.org/

    http://marisasitaliankitchen.com/

    https://anchorwithkeidi.wordpress.com/

    http://kaleinit.com/http://kaleinit.com/

    http://passioncook.net/

    https://loveserveddaily.wordpress.com/

    http://snapshotsincursive.com/

    https://heenieblogsfood.wordpress.com/

    http://petersfoodadventures.com/

    Please visit these wonderful blogs and show your support. Congratulations!

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