Brotherhood Award


The Brotherhood Of The World Bloggers Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. Continue reading


Sunshine Blogger Award


WOW, how time flies!  Firstly a huge apology to Perditas Pursuits and 3 SISTERS ABROAD for taking this long to respond! Continue reading

Liebster Award 2018

Liebster award 2018

Just some background on the Liebster Award as per the Global Aussie:
Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Check out The Global Aussie for The Official Rules of the Liebster Award 2018 Continue reading

Blogger Recognition Award 6

Blogger Recognition Award

This is a long overdue post.  Please accept my humble apologies for only doing this now.  I am truly sorry for the delay.

Herewith a HUGE and heartfelt foodie thank-youto Adventures of a Food Allergy Dad for nominating me for my 6th Blogger Recognition Award!  Continue reading

4 Awards

In September I was nominated for 4 different awards by Crystal Stewart  Please my friends, do yourself a favor, hop over and meet and greet her @ CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE as well as WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)

Yes, its hard to believe, but she nominated me for the following 4 awards! Continue reading

The Book Lover’s Tag

The Book Lover_s Tag

A big thank you food pic to Gary @ Fiction is Food for nomination me for
The Book Lover’s Tag 
Please visit Gary and follow him via his
FB page:

Do you have a specific place for reading?

Es's Read and Write

Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?

Es's Tags

Can you just stop anywhere or must it be at the end of the chapter?

As I mainly read Recipe books, I will stop at the end of a recipe.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

I may have a cuppa coffee and home-made biscotti, as in the first image above, as I work in my kitchen/living area.

Music or TV while reading?

I love sound around me, but I do not listen to it, its background noise, so either of the above will work for me.

One book at a time or several?

With reading Recipe books, usually several as I will be “Hunting” for something in particular.

Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?

I will read anywhere as long as I find an interesting recipe.

Read out loudly or silently?

Silently, as I need to “digest” the recipe – pun intended!

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

When reading a novel, no skipping pages.
Reading a Recipe book, yes then I am on the prowl and hunt.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

No you never ever break a spine, but most of my reading nowadays are online.

Do you write in your books?

Yes, I do make notes in my personal and own Recipe books, especially when I try out and adapt/modify a recipe.  This way I will be able to backtrack and rework it to fine tune the recipe the next time if needed.


This is the hardest part of all.
I invite one and all of you reading this post to accept this as being nominated.

Hope you will have fun, and participate.

Blue Sky Tag

TRH Blue Sky Tag
What an honor and priviledge to have been nominated by lifesfinewhine for this Blue Sky Tag.  Do yourself a favor and visit her blog, follow her and see what she has to offer.

This is the first time I heard of and am I’m doing this tag and I would like to thank my lovely blogger friend PoojaG for her kindness and thinking of me.  I am flattered.  ♥ 

The Rules:

  1. Give 11 questions.
  2. Tag 11 people.
  3. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  4. Don’t forget to thank the person who tagged you.

Questions Given To Me:

  1. Why did you start your blog?
    This may be a cheat, but you will find the answer to this question on my “Welcome”  page.
  2. Would you rather live in a city or the country?
    Most definitely in the country.
  3. What is the farthest distance you have traveled?
    way around the world from Cape Town, South Africa to Vancouver, Canada.  When flying via London, it’s approximately 17,000 km.
  4. Do you consider yourself an optimist?
    Yes, I am
  5. What is your favourite song?  Christian Church lyrics composed and sung by our Daughter and Son
  6. Do you think it is important to hold your breath underwater?When scuba diving, never, ever hold your breath! This does not mean you have to pump air at a foolish rate. Just breath to keep your airways open so that no air gets trapped in your lungs, should you have to do an emergency ascent.
  7. Where would you like to travel? Newfoundland and Labrador
  8. Have you ever fallen out of love with someone? No, first and only love, my husband of ± 40 years.
  9. Do you have a pet?  Unfortunately not at present.
  10. Who is your favourite comedian? Victor Borge with his inflationary language
  11. What would you do during a zombie apocalypse? Never thought about it, so no answer here.

Questions To My Nominees:

  1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?
  2. Name a musical instrument/s you play/played.
  3. What is your biggest wish you want fulfilled this year?
  4. What is your favorite book?
  5. Name the most special moment in your life.
  6. What prompted you to start blogging?
  7. What are the principles that you live by?
  8. Do you have any hobbies, other than Blogging?  Name one or two please.
  9. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  10. As a food blogger, I need to ask this:  Which do you like best: Cooking or Baking?
  11. Share a link to your best post(s)

My Nominees Are:

Gail @ Snapshotsincursive

Tessa @ Cornfedcontessa

Rita @ My gf home bakery

Pia @ Spoonful O’ Spice

Ella @ My Favorite Recipes

Megala @ Megala’s Kitchen

Theresa Marie @ Theresa Marie Daily

Afaf @ Ladyblablasfoodenture

Karen @ karenskitchen … Homemade with Love

If any of my other blogger friends wish to participate, please feel free to accept as being ‘tagged’ and do your own post on the Blue Sky Tag.

TRH Blue Sky Tag


One Lovely Blogger Award 2

TRH One lovely blog award

What a wonderful surprise to receive after work and learn that the Avid Observer nominated me for the “One lovely blogger award”! 
thank-youso much for thinking of me and this nomination, I am truly humbled and flattered.

Please take a moment and visit WHAT LIVING TAUGHT ME and you can read about her blog, and I quote:  “A trustworthy, empathetic human who writes to motivate.  Reading, listening to people, music, travelling and writing include my hobbies.”

TRH One lovely blog award Rules

  1. Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
  2. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  3. Must add 7 facts about themselves.
  4. Nominate 15 people to do the award!

TRH One lovely blog award 7 Fun Interesting facts

  1. As you may have noticed, I am an avid foodie and food blogger, and only blog “tried and tested” recipes.
  2. I started my blog in October 2015, ± 1½ years ago.
  3. I feature a Share and Inspire Others! Monthly Recipe Exchange, so feel free to participate on this platform as we have a different theme every month.
  4. In addition I have An open Invitatin to all Bloggers where I showcase your social media connections and where you can meet and greet fellow bloggers.  This is for all bloggers, not only Foodies. If you’re interested you can view the current list of bloggers @ Social Media Participants and I look forward to your comment and to connect with you.
  5. In my wildest dreams, I never ever would have thought it possible to have one of my own recipes to feature in a magazine.  A FB follower from Texas contacted and invited me to submit a recipe to her Neighbors of the Woodlands magazine.  You can view the post on my blog: Es’s Family Famous Chicken Pie
  6. When not cooking up a storm or baking, I love to be outdoors in Nature.
  7. Above all, I am a wife, a mother to our daughter and son, now adults, and grandmother of 4 (2 boys and 2 girls) and still working full time.

TRH One lovely blog award My Nominees

  1. Here
  2. you
  3. will
  4. have
  5. to
  6. wait
  7. approximately
  8. 48
  9. hours
  10. to
  11. see
  12. the
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  15. nominees


  2. InspiresN – Recipes, Clicks and Inspiration !
  3. lifesfinewhine
  4. But I Smile Anyway…
  5. Foodzesty
  6. cookwithsmileblog
  7. koolkosherkitchen
  8. What’s for Dinner Moms?
  9. Pure Glory
  10. Blogtastic Food
  11. snapshotsincursive
  12. no face woman
  13. MSnubutterflies
  14. Indian kitchen
  17. Back Road Journal
  18. spoonful O’ spice
  19. Stylemeswag
  20. A flavourful journey
  21. Milanka’s Fine Food
  22. cornfedcontessa 
  23. theavocadobabyyy

Oops, maybe I should stop now, but in fact I want to nominate all my followers, but I think that somebody may just get upset…..

So if your names does not appear on this list, please just help youself to this award, and go ahead and take it that I have indeed nominated you, as all of you are worthy of this award!!

award4  Thank you to you all, and happy blogging all my Lovely Bloggers trh-dream-mug

Award Tag: The Real Neat Blogger


Today is an extra special day for me because Melissa from The Anxious Canadian nominated and Tagged me for The Real Neat Blog Award.

A very BIG thank-you-6 Melissa ☆☆☆

The Rules

  • You must thank & link the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the 7 questions they have asked you
  • Nominate 7 bloggers for this award and let them know you’ve done so
  • Ask 7 new questions for your nominees

Melissa’s Seven Questions

  • When did you start blogging? October 2015
  • What inspired you to start your blog? This may be a cheat answer, but I will direct you to my Welcome and About for the full story
  • What is the most important piece of advice that you have ever received? Share and Inspire Others! and that’s my motto
  • Which do you choose; coffee or tea? Coffee, as it’s a prerequisite for being a Canadian goofy smile.jpg
  • If you could travel anywhere right now; where would you go? Newfoundland and Labrador
  • What is your most used app on your phone/tablet? The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) :- My Facebook Food Group. The Recipe Hunter :- My Food Blog and @TRH_Cook :-Twitter.  This way I can check it through the day during my coffee and lunch break at work.
  • What is do you like to do when you aren’t blogging? Enjoying nature
  • If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?

pug A Pug because I am as wrinkly and compact as this little adorable dog, and I had one as a child growing up. 

My Nominees








My Seven Questions Are

  1. Where do most visits to your blog or any other social media connection/s come from?
  2. Name a musical instrument/s you play/played.
  3. What is your biggest wish you want fulfilled this year?
  4. What is your favorite book?
  5. Name the most special moment in your life.
  6. As a food blogger, I need to ask this:  Which do you like best: Cooking or Baking?
  7. Share a link to your best post(s)