THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD
Thank you Veronica [Minty's Kitchen] for nominating my humble blog for The Versatile Blogger Award. The nomination itself is truly inspirational and encouraging for me to carry on food blogging from this point of time.
What I have in common with Veronica is our passion for cooking and baking. I was attracted to her blog for its’ simplicity of recipes and especially love looking and admiring at the beautiful photos in her posts. They are really tempting for one to quickly bookmark them in my ‘Must Try List’.
If you share the same passion as me, do visit her here.
VBA has some basic rules for you to follow after you have been nominated. They are:
A] briefly thank the person who had nominated you for the Award;
B] post the award badge on your blog;
C] list and share 7 facts about yourself; and
D] nominate 10 blogs that deserve this award and inform them
Please visit this website if you like to know more about this Award
Here are Some Facts About Me
1 – I’m a Penangite from the ‘Pearl of Orient’. My late Granny was sort of a Peranakan Nyonya, wore Batik sarongs and Kebayas with ‘Keronsangs’ all her life. I remembered she had her hair neatly combed and secured with a net and ornate pins as decorations. She was a good cook but too bad, I did not have the chance to learn cooking from her because there are too many ladies in the house. I’m the youngest lady in the family then.
2 – I do not know why I started cooking and baking. It has to be something that happens unnoticed or is it a duty to fulfill when you are married into a big family. Perhaps, it is an expectation that daughter in-laws must know how to cook. It’s not an easy task especially when your mother in-law cooks well.
3 - What prompted me to blog about food from my kitchen was the need to put on record somewhere my aging mum’s family recipes. I was afraid there will be a day my family will miss her awesome dishes. She is in her 80’s yet still busy in the kitchen. My mum is a good cook, her recipes are without exact measurements [it’s all by handfuls or pinches]. Do check out my posts in 2011 for most of her recipes.
4 - I have a collection of food magazines and recipe books which must be put to good use, tried and tasted more so to be shared.
5 – ‘Monotonous’ way of cooking/baking is not my style, meaning cooking and baking the same thing for the family within a fixed routine. It’s boring and I believe there is a wide range of food to choose and enjoy everyday.
6 - Healthy yet yummy food is my main consideration when selecting recipes, best are those with easy cooking/baking preparations and methods since these days people are always busy. Me for one.
7 – Meeting with as many fellow food bloggers on the screen is a daily chore which I look forward to. In a way, I learned a plenty from these visits. One of my greatest achievement in blogging is getting to know many people, friends from all over the global.
Last rule to fulfill is my nomination of deserving bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award. Here is the list:
Joyce of kitchen flavours
Wendy of Table for 2.. or more
Ann Low of Anncoo Journal
DG of Tested and Tasted
Cheah Soke Hah of No-Frills Recipes
Joceline of Butter, Flour and Me
Phong Hong of Phong Hong Bakes and Cooks
HHB of Happy Home Baking
Jasline of Foodie Baker
Ivy Sew of Simply Beautiful and Healthy Living
My congratulations to the deserving nominees
This post is getting too long and it’s time to express my appreciation for being nominated for VBA [VBA website]. My sincere thanks to all blogger friends for their generous share of experiences in cooking and baking. Most of all the valuable comments and feed-backs from readers and visitors which is the needed force to continue sharing my journey about food.