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
Blog: https://fictionisfood.com/
FB page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/Fictionisfood/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/garyjefferies10
Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/gary_jefferies/


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.


Nominees:

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

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Hope you will have fun, and participate.

Blue Sky Tag

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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?
    ½
    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.

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One Lovely Blogger Award 2

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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

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  1. DWLIFESTYLE
  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
  15. FIRSTFRUIT KITCHEN
  16. SUSANLOVESBOOKS
  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!!

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Award Tag: The Real Neat Blogger

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
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@RosyGypsy

@DornaGail

@earthacooks 

@IreneDesign2011

@LynzRealCooking 

@Sugar_Bananas 

@christinanifong 

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)

 

 

Awesome Blogger Award

I am still totally overwhelmed and gobsmaked since I received a note to inform me that Nisha from InspiresN nominated me for the Awesome Blogger Award!!!

AwesomeBloggerAwardthank-you-7Nisha.  This is a huge honor and I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart  for this incredible and wonderful gesture.
Fellow bloggers, please take note:  You will miss out big time, if you do not hop over to InspiresN, and follow Nisha, as I am positive that you will enjoy her awesome blog.
As per blog name, The Recipe Hunter, I “hunted” and tracked down Maggie, the creator of this award @ Dreaming of Guatemala and would like to take this opportunity to thank her for this Awesome Blogger Award.
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  1. Thank the person who nominated you. ♥
  2. Include the reason behind the award. ♥ Read Maggie’s post @ Dreaming of Guatemala
  3. Include the banner in your post. ♥
  4. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.♥
  5. Answer the questions your nominator gave you. ♥
  6. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers. ♥
  7. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer. ♥
  8. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated! ♥

answers

  • Your favorite fast food:-  I do not like fast foods, so very rarely eat it.
  • Are you an indoor or outdoor person? :- Outdoor, I just ♥ nature.
  • What is the best advice for blogging that you received? :- Sharing is Caring, find your own niche and follow your heart and do your best.
  • Your dream vacation destination? :- Serengeti in Tanzania. 
  • Why did you start your blog? :- To Share and Inspire Others and get Inspired by others creating tried and tested home-made recipes.
  • Your favorite quote ? :- Share and Inspire Others!
  • What are your future aspirations? :- To grow old with and be there for my husband, children and 4 adorable grandchildren.
  • What is your favorite part of the blogging world? :- Meeting and connecting with fellow awesome bloggers.
  • Did you meet any celebrity and how was the experience? :- No never met a celebrity as I do not move in that circles.
  • One innovative recipe that you invented or would like to try?  Es’s Triple Chocolate Mini Fillo Cups as well as Es’s Triple Lemony Tartlet

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Firstfruit Kitchen
GRACE & JOY TREATS
yadadarcyyada
WISH TO DISH
Indian kitchen
Fiction is Food
Milanka’s Fine Food
Shattered in Him

My Questions to my Awesome nominees:

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

You are under no obligation to accept, although my wish and hope is that this Awesome award will mean something to you, and I will sincerely appreciate it if you do accept the nomination.

This is my way to say that I care about each of you and I wish to give credit where credit is due, as you are an Awesome blogger!


As an addendum:
I want to invite you all to also have a look at one of my posts:
An open invitation to all Bloggers  Please leave me your name and a note and connect with The Recipe Hunter.

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Mystery Blogger Award 4!!

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Mystery Blogger Award 4!!

I can hardly believe it!!  cant believe

I was nominated for the 4th time for the Mystery Blogger award and this time by Lathiya, a sunny smiling mother of two super active kids (her own words).  Please hop over to her blog @  Cook With Smile Blog  and see for yourself all about Lathi’s kitchen. thank-you-doggie so much Lathiya, I am flattered and honored by your nomination.

To read the full story about this award please follow the link to Okoto Enigma’s Blog TRH rulesRules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog post ♥
  • List the rules ♥
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog ♥
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link ♥
  • Tell readers 3 things about yourself ♥
  • Answer the questions the blogger gave to you ♥
  • Nominate 10-20 people ♥
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog ♥
  • Ask nominees 5 questions of your choice (one weird/funny question) ♥
  • Share a link to your best post(s) ♥

Three things about me Three Things About Me

Sorry Lathiya, this may be a cheat, but I will redirect you to my Welcome & About page. There you can find out all about me and my blog.

My questions Questions from Lathiya

  1. What is your favorite book?  Any cookbook I can get my hands on.
  2. What is the wierd or funny thing you did in your childhood, even remembering that now will make you laugh? Maybe not weird or funny, but stupid indeed:  I ran and jumped into a lake, without knowing the depth and ended up with a bad crack in my knee from the impact. 
  3. What is one new dish you ate or made recently? I am not permitted to eat flour or any form of sugar, so started out on a new diet and now testing out new dishes every night. Es’s Egg Frittata/Pizza ; Es’s Pork Medallions and Es’s Stuffed Chicken Breast etc. etc.
  4. Have you tried to control your laugh in a serious moment? If yes when? In Church. The minister held up a poster depicting “falling rocks” and then asked the children in the congregation for their answer.  Our son, aged ±4 held up his hand, and the minister asked him, and his answer “snow balls”.  The entire congregation started to giggle, and I had to sit poker face and not crack up laughing.  
  5. What is one wish you want to be fulfilled this year? Going on vacation to Newfoundland (a bucketlist item)

My nominees

DISHDESSERT
Pure Glory
The Catalysts for Change
MY LIFE.MY JOURNEY. WALK WITH ME.
ELLIE BLEU
English-Language Thoughts
Books, Books and More Books!
FOOD WITH A PLAN
Cooking without Limits
Miami Cuisine
Masala Vegan

Questions to my nominees

  1. What prompted you to start blogging?
  2. Where do most visits to your blog come from?
  3. What musical instrument have you tried to play?
  4. As a food blogger, I need to ask this:  Which do you like best: Cooking or Baking?
  5. Do you have any hobbies, other than Blogging?  Name one or two please.

link.jpg Share a link to your best post(s):
An open invitation to all Bloggers
Share and Inspire Others!

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Versatile Blogger Award 2

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WOW, what a lovely surprise and way start my weekend.  Thank you so much to COMBING THE CATACOMBS for this nomination.  I am flattered and honored and cannot thank you enough for thinking of me when you had to decide upon your nominess.  heart

Friends and fellow bloggers, please do yourself a favor and check out her blog, you will just love it.

rules

  1. You have to thank the person who nominated you for this award and provide a link to their blog       ☆✔☆
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself       ☆✔☆
  3. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice       ☆✔☆
  4. Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination       ☆✔☆

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This may be cheating but the best I can do about the “Facts” would be to direct you to my Welcome & About page.  Hope this will suffice

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  1. emotionsoflife2016
  2. BEAUTIFUL, GRACIOUS, AND GOOD
  3. Love & Umami
  4. Robbie’s inspiration
  5. Nilofarkhan
  6. Inspirabake
  7. Living an inKredibly Edible Life
  8. Three Days Freed
  9. The Things I learnt
  10. Food with a Plan
  11. hoPe For Eoe~recipes and tips
  12. A LITTLE SWISS, A LITTLE CANADIAN
  13. Kukis_culinary
  14. ON THE ROAD COOKING
  15. MSnubutterflies

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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You are under no obligation to accept, although my wish and hope is that this award will mean something to you, and I will sincerely appreciate it if you do accept the nomination.

This is my way to say that I care about each of you and I wish to give credit where credit is due, as you are a remarkable blogger and hopefully alert other bloggers of your incredible and awesome blog!

My motto:  

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Just a last note:  Please check out the following post on my Blog:  An open invitation to all Bloggers

Blogger Recognition Award 5

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Believe it or not (I still find it hard to comprehend), but I was nominated by Sílvia from thehappiestpixel, for my 5th Blogger Recognition Award.

 

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rules of the game

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their profile  ✔
  2. Write a post to show your award ✔
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started ✔
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers ✔
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to ✔
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created ✔

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you

First and foremost, I want to say thank-you to Sílvia from thehappiestpixel, for thinking of me and nominating me. Thanks again Sílvia!
Fellow Bloggers and Friends, you should visit her fantastic Blog @ thehappiestpixel and follow her !! ♥ ♥ ♥

2. Write a post

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3. How my blog started

Please check the following to see How my blog started

4. Two pieces of advice

Let’s try this without words, as they say a picture is worth more than a 1,000 words
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5. My nominees are…

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  1. P&N
  2. My Favorite Recipes
  3. wordscan’tfathom
  4. The Urben Life
  5. ALL THINGS BEAUTY BY LILY
  6. TEA AND TALES
  7. Pure Glory
  8. Writing by Lorna
  9. My Journey
  10. Cooking without Limits
  11. the dutch baker
  12. Food With A Plan
  13. The Catalysts for Change
  14. INTENTERGY
  15. Wish to Dish

6. Comment on each blog

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Blogger Recognition Award 4

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I am totally trh-blown-away by PriyaPandian nominating me for my 4th Blogger Recognition Award!!

Please check out her blog:  Indian Kitchen and you will see what awesome recipes she has to offer on her blog.  I am sure you will not be able to resist but try out of many of these most delectable and incredible Vegetarian as well as Non-Vegetarian recipes on her blog.

I am delighted and flattered to accept this award. Thank you so much Pryia.

Here are trh-rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.☆ 

Give a brief story of how your blog started

I will be brief by directing you to my About Page to get the full scoop, but please trh-come-back

Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

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Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to

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  1. savvysouthindian
  2. REAL LIFE FOOD BLOG
  3. UptightPrettyGirl
  4. MADISON LOVEDAY
  5. THEDAILYFILLBLOG
  6. THE RINK
  7. CIARA GLYNN
  8. Frugal Health for Life
  9. ElowenGray-Roberts
  10. wingingitbygrace
  11. Kukis_culinary
  12. Israeli Salad
  13. LITTLE HISTORY ON THE PRAIRIE
  14. FLAVOREDITION

Congratulations to all the nominees.
I truly hope you will be able to accept and pay this forward.
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Again a big thank you to Pryia for my 4th Blogger Recognition Award.
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Thank you to our 500+ Followers

I am speechless and can barely believe it.  
I received a notification to alert me that The Recipe Hunter now have an amazing ….

500+ WordPress Followers

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Congratulations on getting 500 total follows on The Recipe Hunter!
Your current tally is 507.

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A HUGE and special thank you to all my WordPress followers for taking time out of your extremely busy daily schedules to read the recipes on my Blog, shared by our members on Facebook.

My moto:  Share and Inspire Others!

I started a Facebook Group in February 2015, as a way to share my recipe collection to “Cook & Enjoy”.

In October 2015, The Recipe Hunter Blog was added and today we already have 500+ followers!!

We have nearly 9,000 members on Facebook and they post their “Tried and Tested” recipes to The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy), on a daily basis, and then my dear friend Recipe Hunter Cook blog them.

Email followers

Join 1,049 other email followers on The Recipe Hunter!

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I just realized that on Sept 18, 2016 I received the same type of notification to let me know that we have 100+ followers, so in a mere 4 months we have grown by 400 members. Absolutely staggering  !!!!  Thanks again ………..

The Blog-aholic Award

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This is the first time this award has been awarded to any Bloggers, as it’s a newly created award and I hope it will be passed on to many a blogger in future

What is The Blog-aholic Award?

“The Blog-aholic Award” is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. They mesmerize their followers with their posts, keep them captivated and riveted to their blog. The Blog-aholic Award is also for bloggers who “Share and Inspire Others!” The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) 

Rules

  1. Put the above award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their “About” page)
  4. Mention the creator The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) of this award and please provide a link or pingback as I [Esmé of The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) ] would love to meet you!
  5. Write a post to show your award
  6. Share a link to your best post(s)
  7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself
  8. Nominate 5-10 fellow bloggers, or more if you wish
  9. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Thank the nominator and mention the creator

As this is a new award I created,  I wish to thank all bloggers which added a “like” and immediate do the first nominations to get this award going and out in the blogosphere!  Please help me to get this out to as many as possible Bloggers.  Thank you in advance ❤ ❤ ❤

3 Facts about myself

  • I  loveblogging, as I get to meet so many new bloggers and wonderful friends
  • My Motto:  Share and Inspire Others!  through my blog and day to day life
    (Please click on the link and I hope that you will also participate in this monthly event)
  • I prefer Baking-Therapy above Retail-Therapy

blog-nominees

  1. @DONI_W
  2. A LITTLE SWISS, A LITTLE CANADIAN
  3. BAKINGFANATIC
  4. Bern Bakes
  5. Buying Seafood
  6. chase n chance ranch
  7. Chez Le Rêve Français
  8. Emotions of Life2016
  9. Food & Zen
  10. GYPSYBUS28
  11. Joe Black
  12. Joesrestandfood
  13. Khadhy
  14. kirilson photography
  15. koolkosherkitchen
  16. My Favorite Recipes
  17. My Journey
  18. No Plate Like Home
  19. Okoto Enigma
  20. OrchidsAndSweetTea
  21. Plucking Of My Heartstrings
  22. PriyaPandian
  23. PS It’s Peri
  24. Recipes by chefkreso
  25. renxkyoko’s space
  26. snapshotsincursive
  27. Tabi Bee
  28. The Catalysts for Change
  29. The Muses’ Emporium
  30. theguywhosaidalwaysno
  31. thehappiestpixel
  32. thejouskablog
  33. Trish the Dish
  34. What’s for Dinner Moms?
  35. wishtodish.wordpress.com
  36. DaytonArts
  37. Abby

I truly hope and would love it if all my nominees will accept this award in the spirit of “Share and Inspire Others!” and participate and pay it forward.  I am looking forward to meeting all your nominees and so forth and so forth.

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What is The Blog-aholic Award?

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The Blog-aholic Award

What is The Blog-aholic Award?

“The Blog-aholic Award” is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. They mesmerize their followers with their posts, keep them captivated and riveted to their blog. The Blog-aholic Award is also for bloggers who “Share and Inspire Others!” The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) 

What made me do this?

I have received numerous awards since I started blogging, and now I am a Blog-aholic.  I try to be true to my motto as a blogger and in my life: “Share and Inspire Others!” so I want to share this new Blog-aholic Award with as many of the undiscovered, unrecognized and amazing bloggers who deserve recognition.

For this reason, and this reason alone: “Share and Inspire Others!” I decided to create my own The Blog‑aholic Award, and nominate Bloggers who can in turn nominate others, as I have already met many new Bloggers and Friends through the awards already bestowed on me, and this is one of the best ways I could think of to reach out to more Bloggers and create an open and friendly blogosphere community to “Share and Inspire Others!”

Rules

  1. Put the above award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their “About” page)
  4. Mention the creator The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) of this award and please provide a link or pingback as I [Esmé of The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) ] would love to meet you!
  5. Write a post to show your award
  6. Share a link to your best post(s)
  7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself
  8. Nominate 5-10 fellow bloggers, or more if you wish
  9. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Where to find and follow “The Recipe Hunter” 

  1. Follow “The Recipe Hunter Blog” via Email and receive notifications of new posts by email
  2. The Recipe Hunter Blog via WordPress
  3. The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) Facebook
  4. Pinterest
  5. StumbleUpon
  6. Instagram
  7. Top 100 Food Blogs
  8. Participate in our Monthly Share and Inspire Others Recipe Exchange
    Please check this out and participate as we have a new theme released on the 1st of every month and we would love to also showcase your creations
  9. Feel free to email me should you have any questions or queries @ Cookandenjoy@shaw.ca

Thank you, let’s get started all my Blog-aholic Bloggers and “Share and Inspire Others!”

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Mystery Blogger Award 3!!

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Unbelievable, Mystery Blogger Award!! #3 and also my second Mystery award within 5 days!  I am totally overwhelmed and not sure what to do or say!!

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A huge and big  thank-you to Miami Cuisine for nominating me for my 3rd Mystery Blogger Award!!  Please do yourself a favor and hop over to her blog, and check it out, you will not be disappointed.

Here are the rules!

  • Display award on blog  ✔
  • List rules ✔
  • Mention creator of the award & provide link ✔
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link ✔
  • Say three things about yourself ✔
  • Answer five questions from your nominee ✔
  • Write five questions for your nominees to answer ✔
  • Nominate from ten to 20 other bloggers ✔
  • Notify nominees by commenting on their blog ✔
  • Share your best post ✔

WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.  Okoto Enigma

Three Things About Me

  • I  loveblogging, as I get to meet so many new bloggers and wonderful friends
  • My Motto:  Share and Inspire Others!  through my blog and day to day life
    (Please click on the link and I hope that you will also participate in this monthly event)
  • I prefer Baking-Therapy above Retail-Therapy

Questions from Miami Cuisine 

Who inspired you to make your blog and why?
The fact that I have collected so many paper and then soft copies of recipes over 40+ years I wanted to share it with others, as I am true to my own Motto: Share and Inspire Others!

What do you do in your free time, other than blogging?
Spend quality time with my husband, 2 children and 4 grandkids.

What is your favorite food? Do you like the pescatarian diet?
I love any well prepared food, unfortunately I cannot mention anything in particular.  
I feel stupid to admit, but I had to google the meaning of “pescatarian diet”, thus have never tried it, and also never to old to learn something new.

What are the principles that you live by?
My Motto: Share and Inspire Others!

What is your favorite book?
Any Cookbook

Questions to my nominees

  1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?
  2. Name your favourite sport you participate/d in
  3. Name the most special moment in your life
  4. Name a favourite quote
  5. Name a musical instrument/s you play/played

nominees

Food With A Plan
What’s for Dinner Moms?
BAKINGFANATIC
The Kitchen Chemist
JOYOUSLY HOPEFUL
nenabakingrecipes
ELS GETS COOKING
ELLIE BLEU
My Favorite Recipes
In The Kitchen With Gianna Trzesniewski

My best post:

This is a tough one to answer.  I am unable to choose, so please just browse through all 3,443 posts since I started back in September 2015 and you let me know what you like best

Mystery Blog Award 2🏆

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What an awesome and wonderful surprise to receive after work, when I turned on my PC and received a notification from DONI_W  who nominated me for my second Mystery Bogger Award.  Do yourself a favor, visit Doni and also follow her on her new blog.
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WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.  Okoto Enigma

Rules

  • Display Award Logo On Blog done
  • List The Rules done
  • Mention Creator Of Award & Provide A Link done
  • Thank The Blogger(s) Who Nominated You & Provide A Link done
  • Say 3 Things About Yourself done
  • Nominate From 10 to 20 Bloggersdone
  • Notify Nominated Bloggers By Leaving A Comment On Their Blog consideritdone
  • Answer 5 Questions From Nominee done
  • Write 5 Questions For Your Nominees done
  • Share Your Best Post done

Three Things about Me

  • love blogging, and I get to meet so many new friends.
  • My Motto:  Share and Inspire Others!   through my blog and day to day life.
  • I prefer Baking-Therapy above Retail-Therapy

Award Nominations

my-nominees

  1. CurryLives
  2. Loaflusters – Food!
  3. Chez Moi
  4. Misfit Baker
  5. A LITTLE SWISS, A LITTLE CANADIAN
  6. The Urben Life
  7. Recipes by chefkreso
  8. All Day I Eat
  9. ELLIE BLEU
  10. No Plate Like Home
  11. EATS BY BLALY
  12. THE SENTIENT BAKER

5 Questions from @DONI_W and my responses

  1. What was the most awkward moment you ever experienced?
    When someone asks you a question but you don’t know the answer, but should know it!
  2. What is your favourite food?
    This may sound strange:  “Smoothies” as I have one every day for lunch at work.
  3. What are your thoughts of some humans being born poor and some born rich, what do you think the cause of this?
    We do not have any input as to where/place/area/county etc. or from which parents we are born. But as you grow up you need to shape the way the life we have been given will develop.
  4. Do you ever think life is a cycle of repetitive tasks – eat, drink, go to the bathroom, sleep?
    In a way yes (eat, drink and sleep – natural), but variety is the spice of life – you can shape your own day in many ways. 
  5. Describe me (Doni W) in three words and explain why!
    I only know you for a short time through your blog, but from what I have seen I will say “Supportive, friendly, kind”

5 Questions for my Nominees

  1. What prompted you to start blogging?
  2. Where do most visits to your blog come from?
  3. What musical instrument have you tried to play?
  4. As a food blogger, I need to ask this:  Which do you like best: Cooking or Baking?
  5. Do you have any hobbies, other than Blogging?  Name one or two please.

My Best Post

As a food blogger, this is a loaded question.  Check out my blog and you decide which of the current 3,427 (at this very moment) you like best and let me know….


In Conclusion…

Another big THANK YOU and  happiness-is-a-hug to Doni for this incredible honor and her thoughtfulness for nominating The Recipe Hunter.

congratulations.jpg to all the nominees – WELL DONE!!!

 

 

Real Neat Blog Award

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I am totally speechless, and do not know how and where to start!  This is just phenomenal and I am still trying to absorb this incredible honor bestowed on me by two of my fellow bloggers. I have now received 2 awards within 2 days

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I am going to go out of sequence here, but first of all I wish to take this opportunity and send out a HUGE AND BIGthank-you to Grace Smith from The Muses’ Emporium for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog Award.  

Please do yourself a favor and take the time to hop over to her blog, and check it out.  You will not be disappointed, it’s a great site to visit and do not forget to hit the follow button to get all her posts in your news feed.

The rules of the Real Neat Blog Award are:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.correction
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.correction
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.correction
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.correction
  5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)correction
  6. Add your own 7 questions for your nominees to answer correction

Questions posed to me by The Muses’ Emporium

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from? US
2. What is your favourite sport? Many many years ago, in school I loved to play Field Hockey and Netbal.
3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2016? As we have already hit 2017, I will say having lots and lots of quality family time and also building my blog and this will apply to 2016 and 2017 and for evermore.
4. What is your favourite quote? My motto: Share to Inspire Others! 
5. What was your favourite class when still at school? Oh wow, this is a tough one, it’s been many moons ago, and I must admit that I preferred sport activities best.
6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier? I cannot think of anything in particular.  
7. What musical instrument have you tried to play? Piano 

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No Plate Like Home
GypsyBus28
Goan Imports
SnapshotsIncursive
The Dutch Baker

To the above nominees, my questions

  1. What prompted you to start blogging?  
  2. Please, provide a link to your most ‘liked’ post.
  3. How did you choose the name of your blog?  
  4. How often do you post to your blog?  (Daily, weekly or monthly?)
  5. As a food blogger, I need to ask this:  Which do you like best: Cooking or Baking?
  6. What are your favorite animals? Are they your pets?
  7. Do you have any hobbies? Please name some.

thanks-moving again Grace Smith from The Muses’ Emporium