Blogger Recognition Award

blogger-recognition-award-badgeI can’t not tell you how excited I was to read that Tamara from The Purple Almond nominated me for the blogger recognition award. If you’re not following The Purple Almond yet, then you don’t know what you’re missing. She is one of the most genuine and lovely healthy  ‘foody’ lifestyle bloggers out there. Go check her out! This means so much to me and I feel so blessed that someone recognized all the hard work and time that I’ve been putting into this blog.

My blogging Journey

I would say that I am a pretty creative person and I express my creativity in many different ways . One creative outlet that I hadn’t previously explored is blogging. I’ve been enjoying blogging, reading others blogs, and I can’t wait to see where it will take me. I have a passion for healthy eating. I followed great chefs and enjoy writing about them.  I have discovered great and wonderful blogs from many new fellow blogging friends. I enjoy interacting with my “dear readers”! I love getting new comments and likes on my posts. It’s such a thrill!

Advice for bloggers

curiosityPassion is the key to life and to blogging. Advice for new bloggers is to write about what you have a feverish passion to do. If you enjoy blogging about something you really enjoy, it is not tedious or a chore to do. The other piece of advice is to read and follow other blogs. Your curiosity will lead you to meeting glorious and wonderful people out there, all over the world.

Nominate 15 bloggers.

I nominate all of you beautiful followers and non-followers. Enjoy your Recognition Blogger Award, and let me know if you choose to accept it!


Make sure to check these blogs. They are definitely worth the visit. Again thank you so much to Tamara for this amazing honor. Such a great start to the day!curiosity1-copy


One Lovely Blog Award: Thank you

I really appreciate your recognition of my Foody Blog for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Big thanks to Jade Mihalica and Grubtastic for adding Simply Splendid Food to their Top Ten List. Please accept my sincere thanks. I want you to know that I appreciate it very much!

Here are 7 things that I’m sharing about myself (in no particular order) to fulfill my nomination requirement:
1.  My birthplace is Turku, Finland. (oldest city in Finland ~former capital)
2.  Cooking is my joy! I experience new cuisines that  I re-create at home, adding my own spin.
3.  A board member of classical music performance groups in Toronto, ON, Canada.
4.  Friends have suggested I write a cookbook because they enjoy my culinary delights and all my food tips. Some chefs guard their methods and secrets. I am delighted to share gastronomical tips and my food adventures.  My blog will be the basis of an e-book. Proceeds going to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
5.  While I am not blogging, I am a dental surgeon.
6.  I spent decades sailing and skiing. I returned to skiing this year and will share my favorite ski-day (snow day) foods with you.
7. My philosophy in life is summed up in a quote from Audrey Hepburn, “Life is a party. Dress for it.”Dressed up’ food is the highest compliment to you and your family and friends.

My birthplace: Turku, Finland, The Capital of Culture.

My birthplace: Turku, Finland, The Capital of Culture.

I need to select a few One Lovely Blog nominations of my own to fulfill the award requirements. It is hard to limit my favorite food blogs to only 10 selections. However, a good opportunity to share a few fantastic food blogs with you!  These are not in any special order. They are all #1!

Know that I enjoy viewing your posts and I wish you happy blogging. If you so choose you can accept my nomination for the ONE LOVELY BLOG Award.
Please remember to follow the award rules.