Le Blog Awards!

Wow.  I am totally flattered and bowled over.  A Monotonous Monday was turned into an exciting day when I received word from Manu from Manu’s Menu that she’d honoured me with some blog awards.  Grazie Mille!

Not only am I brimming with pride as it comes from Manu (if you don’t already know her blog, you soon will: it’s full of the most incredibly delicious Italian dishes with step-by-step how-to-do-it recipes) BUT it’s not just one award,  it’s several!  It’s also my second Lovely Blog Award, so I am really so happy, merci beaucoup!  I’m amazed that people are reading what I’m posting!

Also a huge thank you to Thoma from Kitchen Morph (check out her exotic curries, jacky chips & pineapple desserts, for example…) and Erin from Big Fat Baker (showing you how to make biscotti, homemade vanilla, oreos and fruity crostata…).  They both passed on The Sisterhood award, too.  I can’t get over how it’s such a close community in the blogging world and in such a short time of blogging, I’ve been lucky enough to make lovely new foodie friends and share in our passions in cooking/baking.  It’s an honour to be a part of it all.  Excuse this long line but I don’t know how to put it all together in a table in this editor!

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

In keeping with the award traditions, Erin and Thoma asked me to share 7 things about myself so here goes:

7 extra wee things about myself:

  1. As a teenager, I was obsessed about Princess Diana.  I asked for the same haircut and even used to look in the mirror to try and perfect her shy regal glance to the side…
  2. I’m a perfectionist and drive my family crazy with it.
  3. I adore driving but I’m the worst front seat passenger EVER.  Ask my husband.
  4. Scary films are just not my cup of tea: I’m the most helpless scaredy-cat and cry easily.
  5. OK.  I’m also SO sensitive.
  6. If you catch me playing Beethoven on the piano, don’t speak to me.  I’m just in a bad mood.
  7. One of my favourite games is blind tasting wines.  I love wine so much that I even did a diploma to have an excuse for my favourite hobby.

And now this part is difficult: to nominate 15 Award Recipients.  The following are just some of my favourite bloggers who are not only fun to read and include fabulous recipes but they’re also the most lovely bloggers who are supportive with comments and make it all seem worthwhile.  I wish I could add more…

Biren from Roti n Rice

Brandie from The Country Cook

Carolyn from Dream About Food

Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog

Christiane from The Mom Chef, Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

Felice from All That’s Left are the Crumbs

Joshua at Just Eat!

Kate from Diethood

Lisa from Tarte du Jour

Lyndsey from Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops

Magic of Spice from The Ardent Epicure

Ms Chief from Spinney’s Cauldron

Nami from Just One Cookbook

Pauline from Mrs Mulford’s Cakes

Ping from Ping’s Pickings

20 replies
  1. Lisa McDonnell
    Lisa McDonnell says:

    Thank you dear Jill for the blog awards passed on to me! I really love our blogger community and the support we share. You are very kind and this means a lot! Sorry my thank you is late in coming to you on your blog. I thanked you on mine but am late in doing so on yours;)

  2. Pauline
    Pauline says:

    a very belated ‘thank you’ for the award, a couple of weeks of IT exams and my brain has completely seized, spreadsheets and cookies sound so promising but it’s not to be. I’m really enjoying your review of le chocolat, I very fussy – the only child hood choc I still like are cadbury’s buttons, other wise the darker the better. Than you again.

  3. Choclette
    Choclette says:

    What a lovely collection of awards – very well deserved Jill. You have a lovely and interesting blog. Thank you very much for thinking of me. I’m now looking forward to checking out the other blogs you’ve nominated 🙂

  4. Mary
    Mary says:

    Congratulations on all those awards. This is my first visit to your site and I took some time to browse through your earlier entries. I’m so glad I did that. I’m passionate about all things food related. I really enjoyed my visit here and I’ll be back often. I hope you have a great day. Blessings.

  5. Judy
    Judy says:

    Congratulations on the awards. They are well deserved. I don’t have time to comment very often, but I read every post you write and enjoy them all.

  6. Kate@Diethood.com
    [email protected] says:

    Jill, my dear, congratulations on receiving the awards… you soooo deserve them!
    I am so happy and honored that you’ve passed an award onto me…I really really appreciate it!

    P.S. If I ever come to Paris, we’re going blind wine tasting!

  7. Brandie
    Brandie says:

    You deserve each and every one of those awards! You are so supportive of other bloggers and you ALWAYS leave the sweetest comments!! Hugs to you, Jill.
    Thank you so much for passing it on to me. I feel so honored that you would even think of me! I am so happy we have meet in this huge blogosphere of food! Now, have I used enough exclamation points?? LOL

  8. Biren @ Roti n Rice
    Biren @ Roti n Rice says:

    Congratulations on your awards Jill! Definitely well deserved. I thank you for your friendship and hope to meet you in person one day. For now, I am grateful for your lovely comments on my blog and I look forward each day to reading them. It is such an honor to be on your list. THANK YOU!

  9. Magic of Spice
    Magic of Spice says:

    Blind wine tasting games, why do I not already know this? And I want one of those diplomas 🙂
    Congratulations on these awards, so very well deserved! And I am so honored to be included in your list of awardees. There are a few I am not familiar with so I will have to correct that, plus I have a couple to catch up on here. Hope you are having a great week, and again Thank You!

  10. Liz
    Liz says:

    Isn’t this blogger community wonderful?! I’ve had the same thoughts during my short time blogging. Congratulations on your awards…I’m going to check out blogs you have mentioned here 🙂

  11. Nami @ Just One Cookbook
    Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    Hello Jill!

    Thank you so much for the award (is this going to be plural, awards???). Oh my! I actually came here first and was surprised to see my name there, then found your message in inbox. It was really sweet of you. Thank you very much! Only thing I’m missing is…your macarons to celebrate this award with. =P Thanks again!



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