It is not every day that you open your email to a comment left on your blog saying you’ve been given an award. Today, FINALLY, was one of those days for me. When I first started this blog, I was living in the UK and bored out of my mind as a housewife. My intention was not to be the best at food blogging, and alas I’m not, all I wanted was a medium through which I could share my love for cooking and photography. However, that soon changed after I found out about the event called Does My Blog Look Good In This. After that, I decided to actually enter and hoped to goodness I’d win one month. I entered a few times and didn’t win so I gave up. Well, I didn’t really give up, I just moved back to the US and I felt for some reason my food photos just weren’t as good as they were in the UK. But I digress.
I was ecstatic when I read the message from Jeanne, the lovely creator of Cook Sister, saying she loved my photography and had given me an award because of that. Well darn, it was about time! But I should stop tooting my own horn. The Yummy Blog award, as it is named, was started by Roopa of Kitchen Treats and the instructions go like this:
“Hi dear readers/fellow bloggers, I am starting an award category called “Yummy Blog !” where the blog with most yummy recipes/photos will get the award. The person who receives the award should display the “Yummy Blog !” logo on their blog and also the meaning of the award which is “Yummy blog award is the award given to the blog with most yummy recipes/photos” The receiver should also quote their favorite yummy-licious dessert(s) that they have ever prepared/eaten. Dont restrict yourself to any dessert, chocolate bars also welcome:). Also the receiver should pass on the award to four other bloggers who’s blog they find “yummy” and let them know about the rules”
So, I’ll start with my favorite desserts! I like (almost) everything French so it’s only logical that creme brulee is one of my favorite desserts. My favorite restaurant dessert is the Caramel Apple Goldrush from Longhorn Steakhouse, it is absolutely amazing. Sticky toffee pudding is also way up there and it’s the highlight of British cuisine if you ask me! I would not be a very good Cuban if I didn’t mention flan, which is almost like a creme caramel. Last but not least…Tarte Tatin, my kitchen nemesis!
I will be passing on the award to the following bloggers, all of which happen to be women:
Helene of Tartelette for the beautiful photography and delicious sounding recipes.
JenJen of Milk and Cookies for the stunning photography and the yummy recipes I’m always tempted to try and have done so!
Mercedes of Desert Candy for the gorgeous photography and the inspiration to try making Middle Eastern dishes and expanding my culinary horizons.
Fanny of Foodbeam for the incredible photography, the delicious recipes and the warm stories that usually go along with them. Plus, she’s French and making French desserts…I’m a Francophile, what can I say???
Thanks so much Jeanne!