Mystery Blog Award 2ūüŹÜ

Mystery Blog Award 2ūüŹÜ

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What an awesome and wonderful surprise to receive after work, when I turned on my PC and received a notification from DONI_W  who nominated me for my second Mystery Bogger Award.  Do yourself a favor, visit Doni and also follow her on her new blog.
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WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
‚ÄúMystery Blogger Award‚ÄĚ is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.¬†¬†Okoto Enigma

Rules

  • Display Award Logo On Blog¬†done
  • List The Rules¬†done
  • Mention Creator Of Award & Provide A Link¬†done
  • Thank The Blogger(s) Who Nominated You & Provide A Link¬†done
  • Say 3 Things About Yourself¬†done
  • Nominate From 10 to 20 Bloggersdone
  • Notify Nominated Bloggers By Leaving A Comment On Their Blog¬†consideritdone
  • Answer 5 Questions From Nominee¬†done
  • Write 5 Questions For Your Nominees¬†done
  • Share Your Best Post¬†done

Three Things about Me

  • I¬†love¬†blogging, and¬†I get to meet so many new friends.
  • My Motto: ¬†Share and Inspire Others!¬†¬† through my blog and day to day life.
  • I¬†prefer Baking-Therapy above Retail-Therapy

Award Nominations

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  1. CurryLives
  2. Loaflusters – Food!
  3. Chez Moi
  4. Misfit Baker
  5. A LITTLE SWISS, A LITTLE CANADIAN
  6. The Urben Life
  7. Recipes by chefkreso
  8. All Day I Eat
  9. ELLIE BLEU
  10. No Plate Like Home
  11. EATS BY BLALY
  12. THE SENTIENT BAKER

5 Questions from @DONI_W and my responses

  1. What was the most awkward moment you ever experienced?
    When someone asks you a question but you don’t know the answer, but should know it!
  2. What is your favourite food?
    This may sound strange: ¬†“Smoothies” as I have one every day for lunch at work.
  3. What are your thoughts of some humans being born poor and some born rich, what do you think the cause of this?
    We do not have any input as to where/place/area/county etc. or from which parents we are born. But as you grow up you need to shape the way the life we have been given will develop.
  4. Do you ever think life is a cycle of repetitive tasks ‚Äď eat, drink, go to the bathroom, sleep?
    In a way yes (eat, drink and sleep Рnatural), but variety is the spice of life Рyou can shape your own day in many ways. 
  5. Describe me (Doni W) in three words and explain why!
    I only know you for a short time through your blog, but from what I have seen I will say “Supportive, friendly, kind”

5 Questions for my Nominees

  1. What prompted you to start blogging?
  2. Where do most visits to your blog come from?
  3. What musical instrument have you tried to play?
  4. As a food blogger, I need to ask this:  Which do you like best: Cooking or Baking?
  5. Do you have any hobbies, other than Blogging?  Name one or two please.

My Best Post

As a food blogger, this is a loaded question. ¬†Check out my blog and you decide which of the current 3,427 (at this very moment) you like best and let me know….


In Conclusion…

Another big THANK YOU and  happiness-is-a-hug to Doni for this incredible honor and her thoughtfulness for nominating The Recipe Hunter.
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Real Neat Blog Award

Real Neat Blog Award

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I am totally speechless, and do not know how and where to start!  This is just phenomenal and I am still trying to absorb this incredible honor bestowed on me by two of my fellow bloggers. I have now received 2 awards within 2 days
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I am going to go out of sequence here, but first of all I wish to take this opportunity and send out a HUGE AND BIGthank-you¬†to¬†Grace Smith from¬†The Muses’ Emporium¬†for nominating me for the¬†Real Neat Blog Award. ¬†
Please do yourself a favor and take the time to hop over to her blog, and check it out. ¬†You will not be disappointed, it’s a great site to visit and do not forget to hit the follow button to get all her posts in your news feed.
The rules of the Real Neat Blog Award are:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.correction
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.correction
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.correction
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.correction
  5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)correction
  6. Add your own 7 questions for your nominees to answer correction

Questions posed to me by The Muses’ Emporium
1. Where do most visits to your blog come from? US
2. What is your favourite sport? Many many years ago, in school I loved to play Field Hockey and Netbal.
3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2016? As we have already hit 2017, I will say having lots and lots of quality family time and also building my blog and this will apply to 2016 and 2017 and for evermore.
4. What is your favourite quote? My motto: Share to Inspire Others! 
5. What was your favourite class when still at school? Oh wow, this is a tough one, it’s been many moons ago, and I must admit that I preferred sport activities best.
6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier? I cannot think of anything in particular.  
7. What musical instrument have you tried to play? Piano 
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No Plate Like Home
GypsyBus28
Goan Imports
SnapshotsIncursive
The Dutch Baker
To the above nominees, my questions

  1. What prompted you to start blogging?  
  2. Please, provide a link to your most ‚Äėliked‚Äô post.
  3. How did you choose the name of your blog?  
  4. How often do you post to your blog?  (Daily, weekly or monthly?)
  5. As a food blogger, I need to ask this:  Which do you like best: Cooking or Baking?
  6. What are your favorite animals? Are they your pets?
  7. Do you have any hobbies? Please name some.

thanks-moving¬†again Grace Smith from¬†The Muses’ Emporium
 

Blogger Recognition Award 3

Blogger Recognition Award 3

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What an awesome surprise to receive as your first notification (when you log in before going to work in the morning) and see that Doni W, @DONIW nominated me, The Recipe Hunter (Cook and Enjoy) for my 3rd Blogger Recognition Award.
Here are the Hand underlining Rules with red marker on transparent wipe board.

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

#1: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.check
I am still blown away and so honored by her gesture and wish to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt  trh-thank-youfor her thoughtfulness in nominating me.  Doni, thank so much for following my blog, your comments and participation. To read more about her, check out her Blog on lifestyle, education and inspiration.
#2: Write a post to show your award. check
#3: Give a brief story of how your blog started. check
I will be brief by directing you to my About Page to get the full scoop, but please trh-come-back.
#4: Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
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All I can add would be the following:
trh-follow-your-heart Stick with what you know and do your best at all times and above all enjoy it. Share your love of your own interest with others, (My motto:  Share and Inspire Others!).
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Do your best to visit other Bloggers and read and learn from them and have fun together.
#5: Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award tocheck
Please check out all of these lovely blogs, follow them, leave a comment and get to know them.  I would not have nominated them, if I do not feel them worthy recipients, and I feel they’re pretty  spectacular and am happy to nominate them for the Blogger Recognition Award.
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List of nominees, in no particular order:

  1. Madraasi
  2. The Richmond Avenue
  3. ScaleitSimple
  4. Clean Food Spirit
  5. Joe Black
  6. PiratePatty
  7. Dine. Divine!
  8. Jo’s Food Bites
  9. KoolKosherKitchen
  10. Sharing Lifestyles
  11. Blogtastic Food
  12. LoafLusters Food!
  13. The Homemaker’s Life
  14. Frugal Hausfrau
  15. ChefKreso
  16. Betcha Didn’t Know!

Note to the Nominees:

You are not in any way obligated to accept, although it would be pretty special and awesome. I will truly appreciate it if you see your way open to accept this award and nomination, as you’re a well deserving recipient.

#6: Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created. check 
I will post a note and the link on each of the above blogs momentarily.
Thank you again Doni, @DONIW for my 3rd Blogger Recognition Award. happy
 
Mystery Blogger Award 

Mystery Blogger Award 

I’m totally overwhelmed and blown away, so where do one start …… OK, let’s try this! Thank you to one and all of my devoted and faithful followers and blogger friends for your helping hand,¬†sharing-is-caring-helping-hand, support,¬†¬†love¬†, comments¬†comments ¬†and likes.pngthat I receive on a daily basis.
Instead of saying it in words,¬†let’s try this ……
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This award was created by Okoto Enigma@ https://okotoenigma.wordpress.com
‚ÄúMystery Blogger Award‚ÄĚ is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.¬†‚Äď Okoto Enigma¬†mystry-blogger-award-logo1


I wish to express my deepest and honest thankfulness 
to¬†MIRIAM HURDLE for nominating¬†me for ‚ÄúThe Mystery Blogger Award‚ÄĚ. ¬†Please visit her blog¬†THE SHOWERS OF BLESSING¬†and read her wonderful and inspiring blog and read all about Giving and Receiving Blessings.
Rules for the nominees:

  • Display the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to the nominator‚Äôs blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer 5 questions from the nominator
  • Nominate 10 bloggers
  • Notify your nominees by leaving the nomination post link in the ‚Äúcomment‚ÄĚ of their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share your link to your best post(s)

Three things about me:

  1. I am born and raised¬†in South Africa, and moved to¬†Vancouver, BC, Canada ¬Ī 20 years ago.
  2. I have a Daughter and a Son and they now both have two kiddies each, making me a Grandmother to our 4 wonderful and loving grandchildren.
  3. I am married for almost 40 years to an awesome and fantastic husband, friend and partner.

Miriam’s Questions:

  1. Have you done any baking from scratch?  What did you make?
    As a food blogger, I try my best to do a lot of baking from scratch, although I will make use an excisiting recipe, and modify it so much that it has no resemblance to the original recipe, as a recipe to me is only a guide and a starting point.
    The following would be a perfect example:
    Es’s Vegan Yogurt and Applesauce Mini Cakes
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  2. Do you have any hobbies? Please name some.
    Beside blogging, I love to read, and if time permit, I love to hand embroider gift cards.
  3. What are your favorite animals? Are they your pets?
    Pugs, My childhood pet.
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  4. What is the furthest country you have traveled? Which country?
    From South Africa to Vancouver, Canada
  5. Have you slipped and fell in front of people? How did you feel?
    Yes, slipped and fell, and broke my shoulder and wrist some 10+ years ago.
    I immediately checked to see if seen by anyone (still not sure if any of the neighbors saw it).  Fortunately, it was already rather dark and mid-winter as at present, so maybe I got lucky on that one.  I must admit that I felt like a total moron as I slipped on black ice and knew it could happen any moment.

I would like to nominate the following brilliant Blogs:
THE LEMON AND JAR
kitchen habits
Eating on the Grounds
BELLE PAPILLON 24/7
Inside the Ivy Cottage on Bertie
OrchidsAndSweetTea
BERN BAKES
Cookies and Chemistry
BAKES & BLOOMS
THE CARAMEL-COATED COOK
My 5 Questions to the above listed nominees:

  1. What prompted you to start blogging? ¬†Please, provide a link to your most ‘liked’ post.
  2. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  3. How often do you post to your blog?  Do you post daily, weekly or monthly?
  4. As a food blogger, I need to ask this:  Which do you like best: Cooking or Baking?
  5. Do you have any phobia?

Congratulations to all the nominees!
You are under no obligation to accept, although my wish and hope is that this award will mean something to you, and I will sincerely appreciate it if you do accept the nomination.
I can understand that not all may have the time and liking to participate, thus will not be offended if you do not see your way open to pay this forward.
This is my way to say that I care about each of you and wish to give credit where credit is due, as you are a remarkable blogger and hopefully alert other bloggers of your awesome work!
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200+ WordPress Followers

200+ WordPress Followers

WHOOP WHOOP!!
The Recipe Hunter received a fantastic notification this morning when I turned on my Blog and WordPress notified me as follows:
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Congratulations on getting 200 total follows on The Recipe Hunter!
Your current tally is 201.
On September 18th, I received a similar notification from WordPress that The Recipe Hunter have reached a 100 followers.
So, in just over a month, our followers have increased and reached the 200 mark!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!  I am so delighted and thrilled by this.
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To all my Blog followers, I cannot say it enough:
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, to each and every follower, for taking the time out of your already busy schedules, to read and follow my Food blog.  I am humbled each and every time I see a new follower signing up.  I appreciate your likes and comments and value your input tremendously.
Hope you all have an awesome and fabulous day and happy blogging to all of you.
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Blogger Recognition Award 2

Blogger Recognition Award 2

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The brilliant, talented and wonderful Dolly, Blogger from Koolkosherkitchen nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award.
I am startled and at the same time overjoyed, and wish to take this opportunity to express  my thanksto Dolly for her kind-heartedness in nominating me. Dolly dear, thank so much for following my blog, your comments and participation. To read more about Dolly, check out her Blog
Here are the rules

  1. Write a post to accept this nomination.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and mention their blog link.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select a few other blogs you would like to nominate.

Number 1 and 2: check
Number 3: ¬†I will be “brief” as requested above, in my answer here by directing you to my About Page¬†to get the full answer to this question.
Pssssst:  Do not dont-forgetto return here.
Number 4: advice
Who me?
I am not long enough in the blogosphere to tell you what or what not to do, or how to run your blog.  I have no formal training or knowledge of how to do what I am doing; I just wing it on a day-to-day basis. Maybe not the best way to go about, but that’s my way of doing it, and as it’s working for me I will continue with it for now.

  • All I can add would be to stick with what you know and do your best at all times and above all enjoy it. Share your love of your own interest with others, and like their posts and follow their blogs. It‚Äôs nice to see a like and comment, every now and then from a fellow blogger, and also to meet new and like-minded bloggers.
  • Do you best to visit their blogs and read and learn from them and have fun together.

Number 5:
blog-nominees the following awesome and fantastic bloggers:

  1. Z.Y. DOYLE
  2. Ankitha Gadag Recipes

  3. Baking with B
  4. Chase & Chance’s Mom

Please check out all of the above blogs, follow them, leave a comment and get to know them.  To my mind, they’re pretty  awesomeand I am so happy to be able to nominate them for the Blogger Recognition Award.
Note to the Nominees:
You are not in any way¬†obligated¬†to accept. You¬†may not have the time or liking to partake in these self-and-others-promoting exercises. ¬†It would be awesome and I will truly appreciate if you see your way open to accept the award and nomination, as you’re a well deserving recipient, but¬†if not, no worries.