Talk about ironic. On the same day I was thrilled and excited to receive a comment on my blog telling me I’d been nominated for this prestigious award, I made the biggest mistake yet during my 2 1/2 month tenure as a blogger. I hit the PUBLISH button… by accident. What went out what a short, barely started, clearly unfinished blog post about pannetone that I was playing around with on my ipad. I have no business trying to write/type anything on my ipad. I can’t type well with one finger. So I must apologize to my lovely followers about the crazy post that went out on December 8th. Hopefully they will all forgive me.
But now to the good news – Fae of Fae’s Twist and Tango, faestwistandtango.wordpress.com, nominated me for my blog. She called my blog inspirational. Wow. That’s exactly what I wanted it to be. My goal has always been to get more people cooking – men and women, young and old. But what I discovered when I began looking at other blogs, is that I think my job is done, even though I had nothing to do with all the people out in the blogosphere cooking! I am so happy! And yet, I’m going to keep blogging. I’m now addicted, and it’s fun to have this new kind of audience.
So, according to the rules, the thought pallette, now I get to pass on to my readers blogs that inspire and interest me, whether they have to be about cooking or not. So here they are:
my french heaven – Stephane in his beautifully quintissential French home does a beautiful job of cooking and photographing his beautiful food. He has had a very interesting career as a hotelier, and has interesting stories to tell.
chriscondello – I admire Chris – he’s a very young man who could have taken the wrong path but he didn’t. He has an old soul, and is working toward bettering his community through the art of gardening (he’s a master gardener) and compassion.
Canadian Hiking Photography – Patrick is the most remarkable landscape photographer whose works I’ve ever seen. And he doesn’t just stay in Canada. His most recent shots are from Maui.
In My Garden – I don’t know who this author is, but she (I’m assuming) is an avid and honest gardener. I’d like to see her blog expanded to include her bio, but her “tales from deep in her soil” are very passionate.
Atelier c157 – This blog is about “art and photography.” The photographs, done for commercial purposes, are really incredible. There’s lots of good information on the cameras used, settings, and so forth. I don’t know who the author is, he/she might be French with a name like Atelier; he/she says English is not his/her first language.
the girl and the twig – this blog is just pretty, and very girly. It’s everything from fashion to DIY to food to photography. All very well done. I can’t figure out who the author is!
lovely buns – this author is a Scot living in France! I love the design of the blog, and the natural flow of it. It’s mostly about baking, but there are all kinds of recipes as well. It’s also in French.
illustrated bites – I love artists of all kinds. Heather combines food and her style of art for commercial purposes. You just have to stop by. She’s so talented.
The Perpetual Vagabond – Lauriel, the author, is literally a perpetual vagabond. I’m not sure how she does it, but she travels and photographs her life. It’s really beautiful.
I hope everyone enjoys these blogs as much as I have! and now the rules…
The rules of the award are:
1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2. Write a blog post and tell nominate blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3. Please include a link back to this page ’Blog of the Year 2012 Award’
and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
5. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…