The Versatile Blogger Award!!

The Versatile Blogger Award!!

Early Tuesday morning, while still on vacation and on the road, I received this awesome news, that thehappiestpixel nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award.

I knew, that I will not be able to do a post before the weekend and do justice to this highly bestowed honor, but just had to respond immediately to thank Sílvia, and then wrote the following:
Oh my goodness, I am over the moon! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kindness and this nomination. I accept as it’s an honor and ….. Words escape me to continue.
Today, I am still on cloud-9 and I would like to start by saying thanksto thehappiestpixel, Sílvia, who has nominated me.
Sílvia’s blog is just awesome!!
Please, please my dear friends, take the time to visit thehappiestpixel blog!  I can assure you, that you will be so happy to meet her and also follow her.


  • Show the award on your blog
  • Thank the person that has nominated you
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • Link your nominees and let them know about the nomination

7 Facts about me:

  1. I’m a complete introvert, so prefer doing my own thing.
  2. As we have moved half way around the world from South Africa to Canada, some 20 years ago, my husband, children and grand kiddies are my world.
  3. I am part of a very close-knit family, despite the fact that I have a brother and sister in South Africa and another brother in Australia.
  4. I still work full time, and enjoy blogging in my spare time and over weekends.
  5. I have only started blogging about a year ago, so I am pretty new in this field, and still have lots and lots to learn and grow.
  6. I love to experiment and try out new recipes and share my experiences.
  7. When I’m stressed, I go the the kitchen, and start baking or cooking up a storm.

I would like to nominate the following Bloggers: 

  1. Chiara’s Baking
  2. Eat2Health Blog
  4. Foodie On Board
  5. Four Hungry Fizzles
  6. gimme some oven lovin’
  7. koolkosherkitchen
  9. My Favourite Pastime
  10. Pumpkin Pie and Me {est. 2014}
  11. Recipe Dreams
  12. searchingforthegoodlifeblog
  13. Smart Veg Recipes
  14. The taste of life
  15. witchspotion

Please check out all of the above listed blogs.  To my mind, they’re pretty amazing and I am so happy to be able to nominate them for The Versatile Bloggers Award.hugs

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

A HUGE AND BIG thank-you  to The Mint Thief for nominating me for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’.
Please drop in and check out The Mint Thief‘s blog then you will also be able to see all her awesome recipes.  I can go on and on about her blog, but please check it out at your leasure, and I can promise you, you will be delighted.
Just a small peak in her blogging world:  Take a look at this delectable, and awesome Spiced Microwave Potato Chips, then you will know what I mean.
I  lovefollowing The Mint Thief and I am over-the-moon  with joy and gratitude that she nominated me as a worthy recipient for the
The Rules: 

  • Write a post to accept this nomination.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and mention their blog link.
  • List 7 things about yourself.
  • Mention the links of the blogs you further nominate.
  • Notify the recipients of their award.
  • Post these rules again.

7 things about my myself:
This is the hardest part of accepting this award:  I am not somebody that can talk about myself, so let’s see what I can share about myself:

  • I am a very Caring person, and love to Share.  My motto:  “Sharing is Caring”
  • I have a passion to cook and bake, but above all love to experiment in the kitchen.  I am not one to follow a recipe, I do my own thing.
  • I am originally from South Africa, and our family now reside in Vancouver, BC, Canada for the past ± 20 years.
  • I am a Mother to our Daughter and Son.
  • They both have two kiddies, thus I am also a Grandmother to our 4 wonderful and loving grandchildren.
  • I am above all a Wife, to an awesome and fantastic husband and friend.
  • Last but not least, I am also working full time in the Travel Insurance Industry.

I follow a huge number of wonderful blogs, that it’s very difficult to decide who should be nominated!  I sincerely wish I could nominate each and every blog that I do follow, but here are a few that I would like to nominate for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’!

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 take part in such promotion exercises, thus will not be offended if you do not see your way open to participate.
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!

Then again, a huge and big THANK YOU to The Mint Thief  for the nomination!




Happy Anniversary with!
You registered on one year ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

WOW – What a
to see that I have already been blogging for ONE full year.
I can hardly believe it.
It’s been an extraordinary and incredible fun journey and I wish to thank each and everyone of the following.

  1. WordPress followers (139)
  2. Email followers (591)
  3. The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) (7,965 members)
  4. My dear friend Recipe Hunter Cook and her 427 friends

for all your love, support and wonderful recipes.
I wish I could say “THANK YOU” to each of you personally, but unfortuntely it’s not possible, so please accept my sincere and personal
thank you
for your support and visiting my blog.
This blog will not have been possible without all your awesome and fantastic recipes.
TRH sharing is caring hearts

100+ Awesome WordPress Followers – THANK YOU ALL

100+ Awesome WordPress Followers – THANK YOU ALL

WordPress alerted me earlier today of the following:


Congratulations on getting 100 total follows on The Recipe Hunter!
Your current tally is 101.

I am dumbfounded and can hardly believe it.

A HUGE and special thank you to all my WordPress followers for taking time out of your very busy daily schedules to read the recipes on my Blog, shared by our members on Facebook.

I have a passion to cook and experiment, and have gathered recipes for almost 50+ years (paper and then electronic).  I felt it an absolute waste to just toss or burn all those recipes and forget about them, thus decided to put them to good use and started The Recipe Hunter, Facebook Group back in February 2015, as a way to share it with all to “Cook & Enjoy”.

In October 2015, a mere 10 months ago, The Recipe Hunter Blog was added and today we already have a 100+ followers.  Whoop, whoop, whoop!!

We have nearly 8,000 members on Facebook and they post their “Tried and Tested” recipes to the group, on a daily basis, and then my dear friend Recipe Hunter Cook blog them.

As a side note: We also have 549 other email followers at present.


Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award


W O W TRH WOW EMOTICON , I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award.
Let’s start at the beginning, wherever that may be:
Thank you Agatha Chocolats for this nomination. I am so overwhelmed that I have to first bake something to work off the energy this generated. OK, maybe not, I will just munch on the “Thank You!” veggies!!

thank you food pic

I have only been at this blogging business for a mere 9 months (should by now have delivered the baby), but maybe not! I am still trying to come to grips with this wonderful world of connecting and blogging, that I am not full term yet, and may never get to that point.
I just love reading Agatha Chocolats stories, and by doing so, I indulge even more than before and enjoying chocolate in any shape or form. As a candy or in any baking, just say the word and I will try to incorporate it into a recipe, and that all to you Agatha. Thanks again!

rules of the game

The Rules of the game:
1. Write a post to show your award.
2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
3. Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Nominate 15 bloggers who deserve the award.


About me:
I am still working full-time, a mother, grandmother, wife and friend. I love my world and am at peace with all.
I started my blog, as mentioned a mere 9 months ago, as I love to cook and experiment, and have gathered recipes for almost 50 years (paper and then electronic copies). I felt it a waste to just toss all those wonderful recipes in the garbage and forget about them, thus decided to put them to good use and started a secret FB page, just to keep track of them electronically.
Eventually I decided to start a group and this has grown and eventually led to receiving wonderful recipes from members and now added the The Recipe Hunter blog. I just love it to come home after work, and see what new stories and recipes the members posted on The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy).
I also have the priviledge to make new friends and bloggers with similar interests!


My advice?
Sorry, but I am the last one to tell you 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 blogs. It’s nice to see a like every now and then from a fellow blogger, and also new bloggers. Do you best to visit their blogs and read and learn from them and have fun together.

Now it’s my pleasure to nominate the following


Camellia’s Cottage
My No Fuss Kitchen
My No Fuss Kitchen
Amuse Bouche: Costanza’s Taste Tales
A Hedgehog in the Kitchen



The Recipe Hunter – Liebster Award

The Recipe Hunter – Liebster Award

You may wonder, have I gone off the deep end, and why am I doing this post. What does all this have to do with a Tried and Tested recipe, and why this strange non-recipe post.

Just to bring you all in the picture.  WE [yes, all the members and The Recipe Hunter (Cook&Enjoy)] received this Liebster Award!  A big thank you to all our loyal and fantastic members for all your delicious and wonderful recipes.  This blog will not be possible without you posting and sharing with us your awesome Tried and Tested recipes.

liebster award badge
What a wonderful surprise and honor to receive when I arrived home after an incredible long and full week at the office, to see that CHILLIBITTEN28 nominated The Recipe Hunter for the Liebster Award.

I am blown away!  Thank you so much CHILLIBITTEN28 for this nomination. I just love your blog and visit it regularly and find your stories and recipes very interesting.
As you mentioned, I also had to go on the internet to do some research re this award, as I had no, but no idea that such an award existed and how it worked.

CHILLIBITTEN28  asked me to answer the below questions.

  1. Which do you prefer tea or coffee?  – Coffee
  2. What is your favourite colour?  – Black
  3. Favourite reality show? – Maybe there is something wrong with me, but I do not watch TV, so unfortunately I cannot answer this question.
  4. Are you right handed or left handed? – Right handed
  5. What is your favourite cake? – A tangy lemon cake with lemon rind
  6. How do you like your eggs? – Over easy
  7. What’s on your bedside table? – Telephone and a box of kleenex
  8. Which season of the year do you prefer? – Spring
  9. What is the one song that you love to sing at the top of your lungs when you hear it come on the radio? – OK, you have me here, I just love any good harmonious
  10. What is you hobby? – Cooking and Baking

I like to nominate the following blogs for the Liebster Award:

Here are my 10 questions for the nominees:

  1. Why did you start your blog?
  2. What is the most delicious food you have ever eaten?
  3. How did you decide on a name for your blog?
  4. Share by providing a link to the post that performed the best on your site.
  5. What is your favorite dessert?
  6. What camera do you use when taking pictures for your blog?
  7. What do you have for breakfast?
  8. If you have spare time, what do you do?
  9. What 3 words describe you best?
  10. Where do you get your ideas for your posts?

  Thank you once again for nominating me CHILLIBITTEN28.

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