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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunshiny Day!

I awoke yesterday morning a bit more groggy eyed than usual. See, I've been a bit stressed lately, Dearies, due to a very mean witch (a family member) who has cast an ominous spell over my being as of late. She doesn't like my sorcery and has been giving me quite a time lately.

So just as I was about to incite a grand spell from the underworld to finally remedy this nonsense once and for all, I decided to open my laptop first just to give myself some time to, you know, make sure I should do such a thing. And what do you know, some sunshine was brought my way by a very sweet lady called 'The Kitchen Masochist' here in the blogosphere! Yes, she has bestowed The Sunshine Award upon me and my witchy realm! Please check her blog out, as it is full of great recipes inspired by her life as an American living in the Philippines along with impressive writing I might add.

So thank you, Kitchen Masochist, for bringing me some sunshine and easing my ire just a bit-at least for today...

Like the Kitchen Masochist, I have chosen five bloggers that have particularly inspired me as of late or always. Here they are:

Zlamushka of Zlamushka's Spicy Kitchen- for her healthful and daring cuisine that I've always loved since before creating or even thinking about having a blog.

Kate of Serendipity-for her cooking style that is all her own and a personal depth that is almost palpable even from the computer!

Christine of Fresh, Local & Best-for her expertise in both cuisine and dining spanning from San Fransisco to New York and all the way to Europe as well as for her constant support of other bloggers.

Cristina of From Buenos Aires to Paris-for her constant sweetness and, of course, her drop dead beautiful photography. She is an example to those of us who are 'camera challenged'.

And to Dennis of More than a Mountful-because he is a very new blogger with a homegrown site that has solid recipes (I've tried a few) that are just what you'd expect from a chef!

I would have also passed on this award to Denise at Quickies on the dinner table for so many reasons, but she just got one...

Here are the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog or just within your post.
2. Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

*To all of my Dearies not on this list, please don't fret. I am a new blogger, so I'm still getting to know so many of you.

I hope this brings some sunshine to all of you and Happy St. Patty's Day, Everyone!


  1. Hey Congrats Stella!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  2. S - Thank you for this award! I've had those days, and several unpleasant conversations with family members. Sometimes you had need some space and time away. It also doesn't hurt to vent on the blog. :)

  3. Thank you Stella ...YOU are SO sweet !!!! I' ll be away some days from my blog, but as soon as I am back, I 'll pass on this award to people I respect and admire...Thanks again..You need a little pat on the back, don't we? Sometimes I feel so lonely doing this....
    Huge kisses,

  4. Oh, Stella. I have a little MIL doll that we could stick pins in--let me know if you need it.

    Congratulations on the award! And thanks for passing it to me. I'm chuffed!

    Hugs from Belgium

  5. Congratulations on this well deserved mention. Sorry to hear about the family member trouble. Hope things are better now.

  6. Oh Stella, you've been so generous with your compliments, you're making me redder (did I just make up a word?) than faded beets.

    Well, I'm glad I was able to add a silver lining to your situation.

    Sometimes, one of the nice things about being so far away is not having to deal with annoying relatives/family members. And I'm being polite when I say 'annoying.'


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