My Foodie boxI first met Velva of Tomatoes on the Vine when I was weeks old into blogging. I did a Google search for Dutch Delights…..or something similar and found her and we became ‘friends’, kidding about how we could have walked past each other on Dutch streets without knowing it for only a few weeks before, she had been over to the Netherlands from the US on holiday. Of course, with ‘friends’, some secrets cannot remain without outting like….I’ve never had ‘Mac n Cheese’ – oh yes, Me, Oz, Ozoz, call me what you may, I’ve lived…and not had ‘Mac n Cheese’. Velva’s shock was apparent and so she decided to send me a foodie goodie box full of greats like… Craisins, which are going to go on some wonderful fennel and orange salad….not yet made but I can already taste it.
And Starbucks coffee…which my husband’s been enjoying like crazy…he actually overdosed on it. This weekend, I’m making myself a mug…with/without filter paper and enjoying it with some sugar, noting that I have only had sugar in a drink once this year!And when I said I wasn’t overly enthused about my Pumpkin bread using homemade Pumpkin puree… ….She said maybe I’d get better results from Libbys….and I’m willing to try. Infact I have 2 fantastic pumpkin recipes I’m itching to try…one involves Ice-cream of sorts! My entire family is enjoying the All-American goodies. Promise to share some recipes in the coming weeks….and months :-). Note that I do know how to be a miser – like the sister who always had her piece of chocolate when everyone else was done eating theirs! Thank you Velva…you rock! Especially since I’ve now both read and seen the famous kisses….Hershey’s up close! my answers ready for 1) Mademoiselle délicieuse of spoons, forks & chopsticks ‘Over The Top award‘!
According to the rules of this award, I must provide readers with the answers to the thirty-five questions below in one word. I also must thank my award-giver for this fun award (Thank you once again, Forager!) and grant six of my favourite bloggers this award, then give them the heads-up that they have been nominated.
Thank you Mademoiselle D!
Where is your cell phone? Depends Your hair? Thick Your mother? Nigeria Your father? Dead Your favourite food? Not Celery Your dream last night? Blank Your favourite drink? Horchata or Watermelon Juice…sorry! Your dream/goal? $$$$$$$ What room are you in? Living room Your hobby? Do’ing Your fear? Not do’ing Where do you want to be in six years? Foodwriter Where were you last night? Home Something that you aren’t? Heartless Muffins? Wholewheat? Yes! Wish list item? Photo Props….. Where did you grow up? Warri, Nigeria Last thing you did? Blog. What are you wearing? Pyjamas Your TV? On Your pets? None – I’m African Friends? Few Your life? Transitioning Your mood? Hopeful Missing someone? Yes Vehicle? Family auto – 7 seater! Something you’re not wearing? Hair clips Your favourite store? Home/Kitchen Your favourite colour? A few When was the last time you laughed? Now Last time you cried? Today Your best friend? Husband One place that I go to over and over? Foodshops! One person who emails me regularly? Hmmm, some family member Favourite place to eat? Home2) Nora, the Kitchen Splorer’s Happy 101 award!
- Healthy kids: No cough today – wey hey!!!!!!!!, Healthy Husband, Healthy..ish me
- Having dinner all worked out….the day before
- Planning weekend cooking and photographing and thinking of food props
- Crossing off things on my TTD (things to do) list
- Lunchtime strolls and ‘shopping’
- Sleeping early
- Planning holidays
- Catching up with my friends, by phone, f2f or email
- I’ll be honest – thoughts & comments on my blog!
- Being alive…..