Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

What a lovely surprise - Özlem of the beautiful blog Ozlem's Turkish Table that I have been following for quite a while awarded Cuisine de Provence this very flattering

Thank you Özlem! When Özlem is not guiding her very lucky clients on her "Fascinating Istanbul and Grand Turkey Tour" - she holds Turkish Cooking Classes  in London which I am definitely planning to attend next time I am there - the dishes Özlem is teaching there look just too tempting!
In order to be able to accept the award I am asked to do as follows:
  1. Thank the blogger who gave me the award and provide a link (as above).
  2. List 7 interesting things about myself that my readers might find interesting.
  3. Nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links, and let them know.
I love to read - my mother always jokes "if there is nothing else she reads the back of the shampoo bottle" - sad, but true!
I am a cookbook addict - it has been a while that I have counted them and I won't admit the number but I cannot resist buying yet more cookbooks and read them like novels.
If I would win the lottery - I would not buy a flashy car or house, I would go travelling for at least a year or so. My dream is spending about a month or more in one city to really get to know it and then move on to the next destination. Top of my dream list: Hongkong.
I do not really like drawing up lists like this one. Four points done, three to go - may I please, please, pretty please be excused?

And now for the nominees - and yes, as far as I am concerned, you are excused from drawing up this list, too ....

My Italian Kitchen



The Travelling Food Lady

The Café Sucrine et Farine

A Spoonful of Thyme


And Özlem, to apologize for my lack of diligence and because it is true - here is your award:


  1. oh thank you so much! this is so very nice of you! now i must check out the other blogs!

  2. How kind of you, thank you so much1 How wonderful to live in Provence ............ and blog about it! I must say, I'm a bit jealous but I will have fun following your blog

  3. Thank you so much for the award! What a lovely surprise! Congratulations on your award too!

  4. @ Octoberfarm, Café Sucré Farine and My Little Italian Kitchen: well deserved, I so enjoy reading your blogs!

  5. You are to kind and I look forward to someday visiting Cuisine de Provence! Thanks so much!


  6. Well done, and I agree I am not good at lists either which is why I have made my blog award free:) Diane

  7. @ Tim - that would be fun!
    @ Diane - I knew about your award free blog, that is why I didn't nominate you.

  8. again congrats ate in order well deserved....bravo bravo ....your blog list is also an award winning one :>)

  9. Deat Barbara : ) What a sweet post!! Many thanks for all your kind words and the liebster blog award, very kind of you!! I am grateful to this blogging business to meet neat foodies, and I am with you about the lists!:)
    Hope cooking classes going well - how I look forward to cooking together!
    with love