Oct 08

My First Award


Jo over at the Adventures of Kitchen Girl gave me an award yesterday - The Excellent Blog Award.  I'm generally pretty tickled that anyone even reads my blog - the fact that someone likes it enough to give me an award has me beside myself. To do it justice and continue the chain of good karma, here are the etiquette / protocol rules I'm guessing at and the fine bloggers to whom I'm forwarding the award.

Excellent Blog AwardFirst, here are my (semi-) educated guesses at the correct protocol to follow (fellow bloggers, if I'm mistaken, please feel free to gently correct me):
+ Give the award to folks who've not already received it
+ Stick to your own genre
+ Notify the recipients and refer them back to your post

If these don't quite reflect the correct etiquette, let me know.  If necessary, I'll do what I can to fix it.

Here are the blogs that I'm sending this award to:

The Hungry Mouse - Jessie's food is at once hearty and refined, and her posts are well photographed, making them highly instructive.  Plus, she updates very frequently, so there's always something new.

The Pink Peppercorn - Gail's inspired recipes make me *wish* I could be so creative, and her photography often makes my stomach rumble. Plus, I love her views on healthy eating!

What Do I Want to Cook Today - Don't let Jan fool you with her often humble demeanor.  She prepares delicious-sounding food, some traditionally English, some wildly adventurous.

London Eater - Kang's incredible writing draws me in and makes me wish like crazy that I lived in London.  A must-read even if you're situated in central Texas.

Fig and Cherry - Christie is an exuberant Australian food blogger whose cuisine is wonderfully all over the map.  Plus she manages to pull off Vegemite Caramel - gotta love that.

There. Hopefully I'll have done this correctly and the folks in my list will have their days brightened a bit as mine was yesterday. If this keeps up, soon the whole of the food blog community will have been bestowed an award of some kind.  Maybe we'll be of the Lake Wobegon school of thought - where all the food bloggers are above average.

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  1. EB says

    Congrats! What a sweet way to be recognized. You deserve it.

    October 23, 2008 6:57 PM
  2. Congratulations!! Your blog rocks!! And thank YOU for the award - wheeeeee! Now one problem... who to pick..hehe

    October 23, 2008 7:52 PM
  3. Jan says

    'April you deserve that award! Your blog is excellent.

    Thank you so much for picking me as one of the people to pass it on to.'

    October 24, 2008 4:30 AM
  4. April says

    @EB - Thank you! It honestly sort of caught me off guard :-)

    @pink peppercorn - Thanks! Choosing was difficult, but sending awards was kinda fun :-) And yer blog rocks also!

    @Jan - Thanks! I dig your recipes - anyone who uses Guinness to such a compelling degree is tops in my book! (sorry for the comment trouble experienced earlier - the problem magically fixed itself - no idea what was going on :-/ )

    October 24, 2008 8:44 AM
  5. kang says

    April, thank you :D

    I really am flattered, its nice to know that there is someone out there reading my stuff, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now :D

    You know you've got a blog that rocks and I'm a fan of your writing too :) Your canning post is still very fresh in my mind!

    Thanks for this again, you're a star :D

    October 24, 2008 9:00 PM
  6. Vanessa says

    The good food Karma is coming around- I love this!! Thank you all for being amazing food bloggers, and in such a short time also friends via the internet. I love to be associated with such a talented bunch as you all- and thank you April, because your blog is fun and entertaining and quite pretty!

    October 25, 2008 3:47 AM
  7. April says

    @Kang - Thanks! Like I said, the award giving is fun, and you certainly deserve it :-)

    @Vanessa - Glad you're lovin' the good karma! The food community is a good one to be part of. Thanks for the compliments!

    October 26, 2008 9:57 AM

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