The Sunshine Award!
I was having one of those days—milk boiling over on the stove, rain splattering down with thunder shaking the house, electricity flickering, computer freezing, rain turning to slush then snow…
And what arrived in my inbox? A “Sunshine Award”! What a fabulous surprise and honour that is! And who gave me such an award? The lovely Divya, at You Too Can Cook Indian Food .Considering the number of people in India, then the number of people blogging about food in India, then the number of people outside of India blogging about Indian recipes, I am astonished she has found me at all!
Thank you to Divya, and please check out her fabulous recipes. I’ve found many that I must indulge in. Take her potato chips or her fish fry for examples. Her pictures have me drooling too! Hers is a blog well worth checking out. While you’re at it, trace back through the other recipients of this award to find some other very cool blogs. They’re not all about cooking, by the way!
Now it’s my turn to follow the criteria in accepting this award:
· I’ve already thanked my award giver, but I’m happy to do so again. Thank you so much, Divya!
· I’m to describe myself: Clearly, my passion is spicy, red-hot food, but it’s also about my family, my garden, my papillons, books, my other blog about books, preserving the environment by beginning with the body (avoiding factory made foods as much as possible), reduce, reuse, and recycle, refusing to buy or bring anything into the home if it’s not beautiful or practical…
· I’m to spread the joy by nominating other bloggers who impress me.
· And finally, I’m to notify the people I’ve selected.
Here are the very worthy blogs I think you should look at:
Manisha is in a mysterious spot, either India or Colorado, I can’t tell. (Who can? They are so similar.) Regardless, her blog is very entertaining and she’s not afraid to give everyone a piece of her mind. You will never make the blunders of referring to chai tea, naan bread, or East Indians after reading her very funny posts. Her recipes, which are not all Indian, are irresistible too. Take a look at http://www.indianfoodrocks.com/Reena, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada has another wonderful Indian recipe blog. She is a friend of a friend, which is how I learned about her and the beautiful blog she’s created. Also an artist, she has created a blog of stunning visual beauty. She has great music you can play while reading and following her recipes too. Her recipes look delicious, and her blog somehow looks like my livingroom, which is very odd, I think. No wonder I think it’s beautiful. See http://www.hautedomestic.blogspot.ca
Edith, in my city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has a great blog about quilting. I’m not a quilter myself, but I love fractal art, which is what quilts are all about, much of the time, but not always. Her patterns are beautiful, and if you are into this artform, you must check her blog out at http://inchbyinchquilting.blogspot.ca/
Pat, also in Calgary, has a blog about books that heal the psyche and the soul. Unlike my other blog on a similar topic, she writes about non-fiction, such as the Kryon series, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, the Hicks, and the like. She’s worked in a Calgary landmark book store that specializes in spirituality and self help for years, and was a social worker in younger days. She doesn’t blog often, but she blogs well. Her book selections can change your life. Find her at http://pstefanson.blogspot.ca/
Thanks again for choosing my blog, Devya, and making my day so much sunnier!