Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blogging Awards - To And From

Jen at Real Good Taste was kind enough to give me, not one, but TWO awards. THANKS, Jen! I really, really appreciate it. The first one is the Arte y Pico award. I love being part of the blogging community and let’s face it, this picture is really cool!

The rules for the Arte y Pico Award:
1) Award five blogs that contribute to the blogging community through creativity, design, and interesting material, regardless of language.
2) Name each of the five blog authors and provide a link to his or her blog.
3) Award recipients must show the Arte y Pico Award image and the name of the award-giving blog author, as well as the award-giving blog author’s blog link.
4) Award recipients must provide a link to the Arte y Pico blog.
5) Award recipients must show these rules.

I would like to pass this on to the following fantastic bloggers:

Dhanngit from Dhanngit’s Kitchen. Her food is fabulous. She emphasizes fresh, locally available ingredients and cooks with a marvelous French, and sometimes Asian, twist (my favorite combination). The details of her hectic life in the south of France (ahhhhhhhhh, the SOUTH of FRANCE…need I say more?) are fascinating. And her pictures are always glorious representations of her wonderful recipes.

Cynthia’s Tastes Like Home introduces us to all kinds of international and Caribbean dishes, including many from her homeland of Guyana. I love how she gives us a piece of herself with every recipe, including many interesting stories from her childhood and her painstaking photography is beautiful.

No list for special blogs that “contribute to the blogging community through creativity” would be complete without Emiline’s Sugar Plum. The operative word here is original. Her own, invented recipes range from the sublime to the…more sublime. Where she gets some of these ideas in her newly highlighted head, I don’t know, but I’m just glad she does.

Costas the Greek’s I Love Olive Oil Blog is dedicated to one thing – fine olive oil. He tastes prodigious amounts of different oils from around the world, because, he says, “A fine extra virgin olive oil can transform the most ordinary ingredients into a sublime culinary experience”. I admire his skill in reporting every little nuance of its flavor. (I personally think Spanish is the best…but never mind.)

Mae Gabriel’s Rice And Noodles is a blog I’ve recently discovered with exquisite pictures. Her French style "Macarons" are a thing of beauty. Her front page is always a magnificent photograph and then you click on "Info/Comments” to get the recipe and more information.

The next award bestowed on me by Jen was the Yummy Award Blog.

I’m passing it on to some blogs with great food, great information and one that’s really unusual…but wonderful:

The goes to The Essential Rhubarb Pie.
Rachel is a food-loving blogger and chronicler of what she eats and bakes. We hear about the meals for her finicky husband (who doesn't have one of those?) and their special dinners out. Her co-workers are lucky enough to be at the receiving end of regular treats from her kitchen, plus she loves horsies.

The goes to Fruit Species.
This is where I go to learn about strange and wonderful exotic fruits. The Great Morinda is ugly, the Pulasan fascinating. Fruity
does a great job on them all.

The goes to We Are Never Full.
Besides the name, which I love, Amy & Jonny’s blog is full of recipes, interesting posts on different food topics and lots of food fun and great pictures.

The goes to Suspect and Fugitive.
Rakka is a brilliant artist who fashions works of art (many of them wonderful portraits) out of food stuffs. Amy Poehler was done in poultry seasoning; John Oates in cheese; Friedrich Nietzsche’s visage was created from tahini and Stephen Colbert, made from blackberries, is also worth a look. Rakka is seriously strange and immensely talented.


Adam said...

Congrats on all your awards Sue. You def deserve them, with all your humor and creativity. You always make me laugh when you dissect what some of the celebs do on TV :)

Mae said...

Thank you so much! You've just made my ever so dull day... :)

Sue said...

Thank you. You're a sweetie.

You're so welcome. I'm in awe of your beautiful recipes and photos.

Dhanggit said...

This is so flattering Sue! Thank you so much for thinking of me! I am honored! Congrats on all your awards too you deserve it!

Emiline said...

Congrats on your awards!

Thank you for mine!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Thank you so much for the award. You are as deserving as anyone for these awards yourself with your hilarious blog.

We Are Never Full said...

Hi, Sue! Thank you thank you thank you for thinking of us and for your kind words! It's these type of things that keep us going. We really appreciate it. Now I have to check out your blog!

Sue said...

It was my pleasure and thank you.

You're very welcome. Where are my brownies?

Just keep on blogging and thank you.

You're very, very welcome. You have a great blog. Keep it up.

Fruity said...

Congrats on your award and thanks for your wonderful award. Appreciated from Fruity

Sue said...

You are very welcome. I love learning about fruits from you.

free fonts said...

congrats buddy

Esteban said...


Cynthia said...

I accept with great honour and humility.

I love you!

By Costas the Greek said...

Thanks for the kind words, Sue! You've inspired me to keep plugging away with my blog. :-)


Costas the Greek