Passing the torch for a couple of food blogging awards

I usually do not do blog posts on Sunday, but I had a special reason to do one this time. This has been awards week in the food blogging world!

I opened up my email the other day to find a lovely post from my good friend Devaki at Weave a Thousand Flavors. She had received three awards from fellow bloggers and had passed along the torch for a few of them to ten bloggers. I was one of the ten bloggers, so thank you! I am honored. I did not do a separate post on this, because she had requested that we just enjoy the award and not to worry about passing it on since we all have busy lives. That was greatly appreciated!

I have personally spoken to Devaki a few times and she is truly as delightful on the phone as she is on her blog. I really hope that we get to meet in person one day. She makes incredibly wonderful dishes, many from her personal experience living in other countries. I hope that you will click on the link to her blog and take a peek!

I then received a another message from my friend Biren at Roti n Rice. She had also been given three blogging awards from fellow bloggers and has passed two of them along. I am one of the recipients! Thank you, Biren!

Biren has also become a friend through food blogging. She is creative in the kitchen and shares many wonderful recipes from cooking with her family as well as from her past travels. You never know which country you will be visiting when you go to her blog, so I hope that you will click on the link to her blog to see some of her great recipes.

I truly am honored to receive awards from both Devaki and Biren. It is always nice to know that fellow food bloggers enjoy reading your posts and seeing your recipes. I have met many incredible people in the 5 months that I have been blogging. It is nice to share the passion for cooking, wine and travel with so many other people. I never even knew that this incredible community of food bloggers existed until I started my blog.

Now here are the two awards that I am passing on (from Biren to me):

Here are the “rules” for receiving the Honest Scrap and Happy 101 Award:

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. List who gave the award to you and use a link to her blog (or hyperlink).
3. List 10 things that make you happy.
4. Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know about the award.

Here are the ten things that make me happy:

1. Having my husband in good health.
2. Knowing that our kids are growing up and moving forward with their lives.
3. My Tibetan Terrier.
4. Being with good friends.
5. Enjoying great food.
6. Traveling (especially to Europe).
7. A superb bottle of wine.
8. Cooking a great meal.
9. A clean house (and then not messing it up!).
10. Warm, sunny weather.

I am going to follow Devaki’s lead on this, and say to those that I am passing the awards on to, do not feel obligated to do the same. I am nominating you all because I enjoy your blog and it has been a pleasure getting to know some of you through the food blogging process. I know that we all lead crazy lives, so I leave it up to you! I know that several of you have already received these awards, but I like you so much, I am going to give it to you again anyway!

Denise at Quickies on the Dinner Table

Chef Dennis at More Than a Mount Full

Noelle at Diva Cook

Pam at Sticks Forks Fingers

Patty at Patty’s Food

Bonnie at Sweet Life Bake

Katie at Cozy, Delicious

Anna at Chef Wanabe

Jenn at Defunkt Gourmet

Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro

There are so many wonderful food bloggers that I know. This is a really short list! I have passed these awards to some newer bloggers. I know some of the folks that have been around awhile have already been through the awards process.

Have a great Sunday!