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

 

Blogger Recognition Award 3

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What an awesome surprise to receive as your first notification (when you log in before going to work in the morning) and see that Doni W, @DONIW nominated me, The Recipe Hunter (Cook and Enjoy) for my 3rd Blogger Recognition Award.

Here are the Hand underlining Rules with red marker on transparent wipe board.

  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.

#1: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.check

I am still blown away and so honored by her gesture and wish to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt  trh-thank-youfor her thoughtfulness in nominating me.  Doni, thank so much for following my blog, your comments and participation. To read more about her, check out her Blog on lifestyle, education and inspiration.

#2: Write a post to show your awardcheck

#3: Give a brief story of how your blog started. check

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

#4: Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

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All I can add would be the following:

trh-follow-your-heart Stick with what you know and do your best at all times and above all enjoy it. Share your love of your own interest with others, (My motto:  Share and Inspire Others!).

follow other blog.
Do your best to visit other Bloggers and read and learn from them and have fun together.

#5: Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award tocheck

Please check out all of these lovely blogs, follow them, leave a comment and get to know them.  I would not have nominated them, if I do not feel them worthy recipients, and I feel they’re pretty  spectacular and am happy to nominate them for the Blogger Recognition Award.

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List of nominees, in no particular order:

  1. Madraasi
  2. The Richmond Avenue
  3. ScaleitSimple
  4. Clean Food Spirit
  5. Joe Black
  6. PiratePatty
  7. Dine. Divine!
  8. Jo’s Food Bites
  9. KoolKosherKitchen
  10. Sharing Lifestyles
  11. Blogtastic Food
  12. LoafLusters Food!
  13. The Homemaker’s Life
  14. Frugal Hausfrau
  15. ChefKreso
  16. Betcha Didn’t Know!

Note to the Nominees:

You are not in any way obligated to accept, although it would be pretty special and awesome. I will truly appreciate it if you see your way open to accept this award and nomination, as you’re a well deserving recipient.

#6: Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created. check 

I will post a note and the link on each of the above blogs momentarily.

Thank you again Doni, @DONIW for my 3rd Blogger Recognition Award. happy

 

Mystery Blogger Award 

I’m totally overwhelmed and blown away, so where do one start …… OK, let’s try this! Thank you to one and all of my devoted and faithful followers and blogger friends for your helping hand, sharing-is-caring-helping-hand, support,  love , comments comments  and likes.pngthat I receive on a daily basis.
Instead of saying it in words, let’s try this ……
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This award was created by Okoto Enigma@ https://okotoenigma.wordpress.com
“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 mystry-blogger-award-logo1


I wish to express my deepest and honest thankfulness 
to MIRIAM HURDLE for nominating me for “The Mystery Blogger Award”.  Please visit her blog THE SHOWERS OF BLESSING and read her wonderful and inspiring blog and read all about Giving and Receiving Blessings.

Rules for the nominees:

  • Display the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to the nominator’s blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer 5 questions from the nominator
  • Nominate 10 bloggers
  • Notify your nominees by leaving the nomination post link in the “comment” of their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share your link to your best post(s)

Three things about me:

  1. I am born and raised in South Africa, and moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada ± 20 years ago.
  2. I have a Daughter and a Son and they now both have two kiddies each, making me a Grandmother to our 4 wonderful and loving grandchildren.
  3. I am married for almost 40 years to an awesome and fantastic husband, friend and partner.

Miriam’s Questions:

  1. Have you done any baking from scratch?  What did you make?
    As a food blogger, I try my best to do a lot of baking from scratch, although I will make use an excisiting recipe, and modify it so much that it has no resemblance to the original recipe, as a recipe to me is only a guide and a starting point.
    The following would be a perfect example:
    Es’s Vegan Yogurt and Applesauce Mini Cakes
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  2. Do you have any hobbies? Please name some.
    Beside blogging, I love to read, and if time permit, I love to hand embroider gift cards.
  3. What are your favorite animals? Are they your pets?
    Pugs, My childhood pet.
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  4. What is the furthest country you have traveled? Which country?
    From South Africa to Vancouver, Canada
  5. Have you slipped and fell in front of people? How did you feel?
    Yes, slipped and fell, and broke my shoulder and wrist some 10+ years ago.
    I immediately checked to see if seen by anyone (still not sure if any of the neighbors saw it).  Fortunately, it was already rather dark and mid-winter as at present, so maybe I got lucky on that one.  I must admit that I felt like a total moron as I slipped on black ice and knew it could happen any moment.

I would like to nominate the following brilliant Blogs:

THE LEMON AND JAR
kitchen habits
Eating on the Grounds
BELLE PAPILLON 24/7
Inside the Ivy Cottage on Bertie
OrchidsAndSweetTea
BERN BAKES
Cookies and Chemistry
BAKES & BLOOMS
THE CARAMEL-COATED COOK

My 5 Questions to the above listed nominees:

  1. What prompted you to start blogging?  Please, provide a link to your most ‘liked’ post.
  2. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  3. How often do you post to your blog?  Do you post daily, weekly or monthly?
  4. As a food blogger, I need to ask this:  Which do you like best: Cooking or Baking?
  5. Do you have any phobia?

Congratulations to all the nominees!
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.
I can understand that not all may have the time and liking to participate, thus will not be offended if you do not see your way open to pay this forward.
This is my way to say that I care about each of you and wish to give credit where credit is due, as you are a remarkable blogger and hopefully alert other bloggers of your awesome work!

Miriam’s Original Post

200+ WordPress Followers

WHOOP WHOOP!!
The Recipe Hunter received a fantastic notification this morning when I turned on my Blog and WordPress notified me as follows:
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Congratulations on getting 200 total follows on The Recipe Hunter!
Your current tally is 201.

On September 18th, I received a similar notification from WordPress that The Recipe Hunter have reached a 100 followers.

So, in just over a month, our followers have increased and reached the 200 mark!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!  I am so delighted and thrilled by this.

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To all my Blog followers, I cannot say it enough:
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, to each and every follower, for taking the time out of your already busy schedules, to read and follow my Food blog.  I am humbled each and every time I see a new follower signing up.  I appreciate your likes and comments and value your input tremendously.

Hope you all have an awesome and fabulous day and happy blogging to all of you.

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Blogger Recognition Award 2

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The brilliant, talented and wonderful Dolly, Blogger from Koolkosherkitchen nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award.

I am startled and at the same time overjoyed, and wish to take this opportunity to express  my thanksto Dolly for her kind-heartedness in nominating me. Dolly dear, thank so much for following my blog, your comments and participation. To read more about Dolly, check out her Blog

Here are the rules

  1. Write a post to accept this nomination.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and mention their blog link.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select a few other blogs you would like to nominate.

Number 1 and 2: check

Number 3:  I will be “brief” as requested above, in my answer here by directing you to my About Page to get the full answer to this question.

Pssssst:  Do not dont-forgetto return here.

Number 4: advice
Who me?
I am not long enough in the blogosphere to tell you what or what not to do, or how to run your blog.  I have no formal training or knowledge of how to do what I am doing; I just wing it on a day-to-day basis. Maybe not the best way to go about, but that’s my way of doing it, and as it’s working for me I will continue with it for now.

  • All I can add would be to stick with what you know and do your best at all times and above all enjoy it. Share your love of your own interest with others, and like their posts and follow their blogs. It’s nice to see a like and comment, every now and then from a fellow blogger, and also to meet new and like-minded bloggers.
  • Do you best to visit their blogs and read and learn from them and have fun together.

Number 5:
blog-nominees the following awesome and fantastic bloggers:

  1. Z.Y. DOYLE
  2. Ankitha Gadag Recipes

  3. Baking with B
  4. Chase & Chance’s Mom

Please check out all of the above blogs, follow them, leave a comment and get to know them.  To my mind, they’re pretty  awesomeand I am so happy to be able to nominate them for the Blogger Recognition Award.

Note to the Nominees:
You are not in any way obligated to accept. You may not have the time or liking to partake in these self-and-others-promoting exercises.  It would be awesome and I will truly appreciate if you see your way open to accept the award and nomination, as you’re a well deserving recipient, but if not, no worries.

The Versatile Blogger Award!!

Early Tuesday morning, while still on vacation and on the road, I received this awesome news, that thehappiestpixel nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award.

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I knew, that I will not be able to do a post before the weekend and do justice to this highly bestowed honor, but just had to respond immediately to thank Sílvia, and then wrote the following:
Oh my goodness, I am over the moon! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kindness and this nomination. I accept as it’s an honor and ….. Words escape me to continue.

Today, I am still on cloud-9 and I would like to start by saying thanksto thehappiestpixel, Sílvia, who has nominated me.

Sílvia’s blog is just awesome!!

Please, please my dear friends, take the time to visit thehappiestpixel blog!  I can assure you, that you will be so happy to meet her and also follow her.

rules

  • Show the award on your blog
  • Thank the person that has nominated you
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • Link your nominees and let them know about the nomination

7 Facts about me:

  1. I’m a complete introvert, so prefer doing my own thing.
  2. As we have moved half way around the world from South Africa to Canada, some 20 years ago, my husband, children and grand kiddies are my world.
  3. I am part of a very close-knit family, despite the fact that I have a brother and sister in South Africa and another brother in Australia.
  4. I still work full time, and enjoy blogging in my spare time and over weekends.
  5. I have only started blogging about a year ago, so I am pretty new in this field, and still have lots and lots to learn and grow.
  6. I love to experiment and try out new recipes and share my experiences.
  7. When I’m stressed, I go the the kitchen, and start baking or cooking up a storm.

I would like to nominate the following Bloggers: 

  1. Chiara’s Baking
  2. Eat2Health Blog
  3. EMERGING ADULT EATS
  4. Foodie On Board
  5. Four Hungry Fizzles
  6. gimme some oven lovin’
  7. koolkosherkitchen
  8. littlebearsblog.com
  9. My Favourite Pastime
  10. Pumpkin Pie and Me {est. 2014}
  11. Recipe Dreams
  12. searchingforthegoodlifeblog
  13. Smart Veg Recipes
  14. The taste of life
  15. witchspotion

Please check out all of the above listed blogs.  To my mind, they’re pretty amazing and I am so happy to be able to nominate them for The Versatile Bloggers Award.hugs