18 February 2011

Well, Hoop-De-Doo! Thanks, Chris and Amy!

It's always nice to get a nod from fellow bloggers! I had a nice surprise when I opened my dashboard this morning  ... Chris and Amy of  A Couple in the Kitchen had been there and given me a blogging award ! Well, that sat well with toast and coffee! Thanks guys! Of course, all things come with a few strings attached and this award comes with some too.

Nothing to tough, though!

# 1 - Thank the folks who recognized you.
#2 - Share 7 things about you, yourself, and you.

Hmmm ...

1 - I am into my second year of food blogging and I love it just as much as when I started!
2 - One of my travel dreams is to do a walking tour of sections of Scotland during the spring and early summer.
3 - I am a bleeding heart liberal ... and proud of it.
4 - I always wanted to own a tea shop that served nothing but different teas, desserts, soups, and sandwiches ... called  'Everything Stops For Tea'
5 - I am going to Old Sturbridge Village this weekend to attend a fireplace cooking dinner event and I am really excited about it!
6 - If I won the mega lottery, I would establish a scholarship fund for kids who wouldn't normally qualify for college financial aid ... and I would pick the scholarship winners.
7 - Yesterday was my 31st wedding anniversary ... 31 years, and I still love the guy!

#3 - Recognize 15 other bloggers that you have discovered and admire ... and contact them regarding their recognition/award.

Okay ... here goes!

1. - Mary @  Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
2. - Susan @ From Beyond My Kitchen Window
3. - Yankee @ Midwestern Exposure
4. - Audra @ Inspired Nutmeg
5. - Devaki @ Weave A Thousand Flavors
6. - Lucy @ The Kitchen Maid
7. - Kim @ Liv Life
8. - Kristen @ Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
9. - Lynne @ milk n cookiezzz
10.- Brenda @ Brenda's Canadian Kitchen
11. - Andra @ French Press Memos
12. - Angela @ The Good Soup
13. - Kate @ DIETHOOD.COM
14. - Pam @ For The Love Of Cooking
15. - Brownieville Girl @  Brownieville Girl  

Blogging friends, play along as you wish, but know that I admire your work and look forward to looking at your posts as they pop up on my reading list! Keep up the great work!


  1. Thanks Susan!! You really made my day! I have really been enjoying your blog as well. I've "met" so many wonderful people in the short time that I have been blogging. My husband belongs to a "community" thru his work and it is the opposite of our world. He is always truly amazed at the wonderful things that I've experienced in mine... Thank you!
    Congratulations on 31 years!! We are coming up on 19. And I'll be happy to join you on that tour of Scotland!! It's on my list as well!!

  2. Thank you so much Susan, you're so sweet! I'm so glad I've gotten to know you this past year through blogging. I'm jealous of your dinner at Old Sturbridge Village. I haven't been there since I was a child. The dinner looks fabulous and what fun that you do it yourself. I know the Salem Cross Inn in Brookfield has some sort of a fireplace dinner but I don't think you participate (but I could be wrong). Have a great time and Happy Anniversary!!!!

  3. You are too cute! Thanks for including me on your list. I will do my best to "pay it forward" -- and pay one backward, since I will continue to be inspired by your blog, as well. You make me so nostalgic for New England and all the other fine yankees!

  4. Well deserved award - congratulations.

    Thanks a million for including me on your list - I really appreciate it :-}

    P.S. Have a ball at Old Sturbridge Village, it sounds wonderful.

  5. Congratulations on your award and thank you for including me on your list. I feel the same way when your blog pops up. I say to myself I wonder what delicious morsels they will be enjoying today. Oh I love Sturbridge Village!!

  6. Thank you for the award! I love Sturbirdge, haven't been there in years! Happy belated 31st wedding anniversary! Have a wonderful weekend!


  7. Hope you'll be posting about your dinner in Sturbridge...we're right down the road and would love to hear about it! And, you're welcome!!!

  8. Dear Susan - The dinner in Sturbridge is AMAZING! I hope one day I can get on the Amtrak and do this with you - what fun!

    Happy belated 31st Anniversary - I am so glad you, like Mum and Dad belong to a fast dying breed and hope we'll join you up there on that pedestal one day.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and your food and the goodness that flows from it.

    And aren't I glad you're a flamin' liberal...join the ranks sista! LOL

    THANK YOU for thinking of me and passing the award to me...and please be patient while I chew on this a while but it'll get done :)

    Hugs! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  9. first time at ur lovely space and loved every detail of your blog....!
    Congrats for the award !

  10. Congratulations on the award! You definitely deserve it. Thank you for passing it on!

  11. Congrats on the award... thanks for passing it on to me.

  12. Hi Susan, thanks so much for including me in this hall of fame, I feel honoured to be in such great company! Will definitely pass it on when my brain returns from holiday...

  13. Hi Susan,
    I didn't know you gave me this award!!! Did you tell me and I missed out? How terrible that I didn't see your post. thank you so much. It's a delight to receive it. Actually, I also received this from Michael Toa at Me, My Food and I, and I'm still making my way through the award giving process.
    It's a pleasure to find out more about you, and to continue on the giving!
    Cheers and thanks,


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