Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Sunshine Award and A Gluten Free Dessert On The Way!

 I was totally bowled over this morning to see that I'd been given a Sunshine Award  from the Sunshine State.
   I'm extremely grateful for all the kind words and appreciation. Since I've been writing this blog I've met so many nice people from every corner of the world, all of us united by one common thing...good eats!
 The blogging community has has turned into one big restaurant common table where strangers meet to chat about what's on their plates and in their pots at home, and become friends along the way. Together we're making the world smaller, one course at a time.
   By the rules of the Sunshine Awards, I have to nominate 12 Bloggers I enjoy reading. People I "see" everyday, even though I've never personally met any of them. My list of course would be too long for just 12, and some of those who already received this award would be on my list also. So here are the bloggers and food writers who brighten up my day.
  1.) Sudeshna of Cook Like A Bong for a myriad of wonderful tastes, and great recipes accompanied by stunning  pictures. Anything one could want to know about Bengali Cuisine, can be found here.
2.) Shirley of Enriching Your Kid who's always a source of great ideas and wonderful stories about the dishes she presents.
3.) Janis of Bite Me New England. The woman who is always ready for a challenge and who  I admire because she will attempt anything culinary and writes so wonderfully about it.
4.) Silvia of Citronetvanille whos' elegant simplicity makes her the Audrey Hepburn of my cooking blog world.
5.) Nick of In The Kitchen With Nick who cooks with great wit, and has introduced me to new foods such as skate wings. He has introduced me, I don't know if the skate wings and I are on familiar terms yet. It remains to be seen. His food is always delicious and beautifully presented.
6.) Sanjana of KO Rassoi. She has caused me to experiment and made me crave coconut burfi at a highly inappropriate hour.
7.) Mae of Peas Love Carrots. I never know what I'm going to find at her website but I am always freaking amazed at what she does. She also makes me laugh, she knows how to play with her food.
8.) Linda of Salty Seattle because well...she makes her own salt!!! What can I say? Gorgeous food, and an old school do it from scratcher, something I admire deeply.
9.) Frank Fariello of Memorie di Angelina for wonderful down home Italian cooking and great instruction in the art of polenta and risotto. Not since my Nonna have I seen such goodies. Frank is also a tireless worker in the Food Blog Community many times holding us all together.
10.) Mary Moh of Keep Learning, Keep Smiling for wonderful creative recipes and a way of making it all seem so easy!
11.) Padmaja of Padmajas' Delicious Indian Recipes for wonderful authentic recipes. I always love learning from the things she writes about.
12.) Robin of Vegetable Matter for some of the best vegetarian recipes out there.  She has a wonderful flair for explaining how to do things and everything she posts makes me hungry!
   Now, to all you Sunshine Award recipients, here are the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post
2. Pass the award on to 12 Bloggers!
3. Link the nominees within your post
4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
   Now, I'm off to experiment with another gluten free delight....fingers crossed.


  1. Congrats on your awards. It is sure to put a smile on anyone's face.

  2. Thanks Kathy! You are the most authentic Indian foodblogger I know!

  3. @shirley,
    thanks so much, i'm so looking forward to getting over there and learning so much more.

  4. Thanks for my award Kathy! I will get off my ass and post it tomorrow. I would give it back to you because you are one of my favorite bloggers but we know I can't do that :--)

  5. Kathy -- thanks so much for the award! Robin

  6. @ everybody,
    glad you've enjoyed your awards..I wish there were more slots so i could give one to everybody!

  7. Congratulations on your Sunshine award. I was just looking at your purple heirloom potato recipe. Can't wait to try it!

  8. Congrats on your award. And I am honored by mine! May your sunshine last forever...! Frank



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