28 February 2012

The Versatile Blogger - my Nominations



You may have read yesterday that Jenny of Jenny Eatwell's Rhubarb & Ginger has very kindly nominated me (me!) for a Versatile Blogger Award for which heartfelt thanks.  It now behooves me to nominate blogs that I feel deserve this award and these are my choices, in no particular order …

Eggs on the Roof … sharing food, books, ideas http://eggsontheroof.com/

Food and books, a perfect combination.  Charlie Lee-Potter, the writer and journalist lady who writes this blog, and I seem to have very similar interests; Karen Blixen, black garlic, cheese, Julian Barnes and chocolate to name a few although I admit chocolate’s not that much of a coincidence.

Ideas in Food - http://blog.ideasinfood.com/ - as it says, ideas in food but Really Interesting Ones!

Feasts and Festivals http://feastsandfestivals.blogspot.com/  Interesting history and food blog with lots of snippets, photos and trivia plus great recipes.

My Man’s Belly - http://feastsandfestivals.blogspot.com/  Unusual combination of recipes and relationship advice!


As the bloggist of this site, Alyson Thomas, says “Like meat? Like sections? Then you've come to the right place.”  Great diagrams of the “meat sections” of all sorts of things – some of them meat! 

Andrea Joseph’s Sketchblog - http://andreajoseph24.blogspot.com/

Absolutely gorgeous sketches by a very talented artist; I wish I could do this!  See also …

Book on a Bloghttp://bookonablog.blogspot.com/ by the same blogger.

Dietlind Wolf - http://dietlindwolf.blogspot.com/ - this lady makes collections of things, arranges them and takes pictures, to stunning effect!  A lot of her work is food related.

Island Vittles - http://islandvittles.com/ - interesting recipes and evocative pictures of life on a small island in British Columbia.

Fuss Free Flavours - http://fussfreeflavours.com/ - recipes, ingredients, book reviews and giveaways.

Sweet Paul - http://sweetpaul.typepad.com/my_weblog/ - just gorgeous, words fail me!

La Tartine Gourmande - http://www.latartinegourmande.com/ - beautiful food photography.

Canelle et Vanille - http://www.cannellevanille.com/ - more beautiful food photography.

I want to be like the above 3 blogs when I grow up.

Apparently one of the rules of belonging to this prestigious group of bloggers is that I tell you ...

7 random things about me!  Umm …

                     I usually have a brandy at bedtime.  It was not until I took this photo that I realised the bottle has both"mm" and "oo" embossed on it ~ my thoughts exactly.


                     I can’t swim and am scared of water yet lived on a boat for years and had to row home alone at night.
                     I am writing a book about leftovers and have an agent!!  Fingers crossed it will be published.  OK, that wasn't entirely random.
                     I’m really glad I’ve been a chef all my working life but think I might have liked being a photographer too.
                     I live with a Geordie.
                     I once nearly understood something Brian Cox was explaining.  How can I be so very interested in something so beyond me?
                     I have a travelled all over the place but because of Things Going Wrong (boat sinking, computer committing suicide, husband leaving and taking pics with him etc.) have lost all the photos.  I have been to lots of places, though, honestly!

Now I have made my nominations I am off to the Versatile Blogger site to see what other wonderful blogs I can discover (perhaps I’ll do some work tomorrow!)

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