Blog Award: Very Inspiring Blogger Award

This is a long overdue post but I wanted to thank the following Bloggers for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

Thank you everyone for passing the torch on to me.  I’m honored and excited to be nominated!

As a nominee, I am to announce the rules for this award:

  1. Visit and thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  2. Acknowledge that blogger(s) on your blog and link back.
  3. Share 7 random things about yourself.
  4. Select 15 blogs for the award.
  5. Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

My 15 blog nominees are (and in no particular order):

  1. Claire @ Under the Blue Gum tree
  2. Alicia & Eileen @ Boozed + Infused
  3. Lindsay @ { fleur de sel }
  4. Barb @ Profiteroles & Ponytails
  5. Nancy @ NancyCreative
  6. Anne & Rachel @ We got the Beets
  7. Tina @ Shredded Sprout
  8. Nicole @ {tsiporah}
  9. Tiffany @ 3pastriesaday
  10. Julie C. & Julie B. @ The Porto Bellas
  11. Angela @ The Charmed Cupcake
  12. Laurie @ A Taste of Morning
  13. Katie @ Katie at the Kitchen Door
  14. Raphaelle @ FAIT MAISON
  15. Mimi @ Manger

7 random things about myself:

  1. Foie gras is my favorite  food.  I like it seared with a compote of some sort, or a fruit reduction, or both on the side served with toast points or brioche.  I’m horribly bummed that it’s banned
    in California.
  2. The best meal I ever had was at my wedding dinner reception at The Dining Room in San Francisco.  Ron Siegel was the executive chef at the time.  It was an eight course meal comprised of Blue Fin Tuna Sashimi, Abalone, Turbot, Lobster, Foie Gras, Suckling Pig, Kobe Beef, and my wedding cake. It cost an arm and a leg but it was so worth it!
  3. I’m a coffee snob.  I used to roast my own coffee beans at home.  But the smell of roasting coffee beans got too much
    so I stopped.
  4. Aside from liking to eat chicken brains and enjoying it, I also enjoy eating intestines, tendons, tongues and kidneys.  I draw the line at eating animal feet, butts or genital parts (I hear this is something people eat in Asia).
  5. I’m a big white wine fan.  My favorite winemaker is Cakebread out in Napa Valley.
  6. I recently witnessed two squirrels doing it in my patio while I was having my morning coffee.
  7. Milk chocolate or dark? I’m a big fan of milk chocolate. Not so  much on the dark chocolate.  However, I do enjoy using dark chocolate in my baking.

And whew –that’s it!


35 thoughts on “Blog Award: Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations Anne! You absolutely deserve it! Your facts were so fun to read! I love that you roasted your own beans – that is hard core! 🙂 What do you think of Blue Bottle?

    • Thank you! Blue Bottle coffee is a bit pretentious for my taste but good coffee. I usually support local smaller coffee makers. The Beanery is one –there’s a location on Irving Street. Cole’s Coffee is also good but they’re out in the East Bay.

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