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

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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
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!!

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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

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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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