My All-American food box and awards….

My Foodie box

IMG_1126I 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.

IMG_1117Of 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’.

IMG_1124Velva’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.

IMG_1111And 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!

IMG_1106And when I said I wasn’t overly enthused about my Pumpkin bread using homemade Pumpkin puree…

IMG_7025….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!

IMG_1112My 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!

IMG_1109And the awards….

Finally, I have all my answers ready for

1) Mademoiselle délicieuse of spoons, forks & chopsticks ‘Over The Top award‘!

over the top

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? Home

2) Nora, the Kitchen Splorer’s Happy 101 award!


Ten things which make my day:

  1. Healthy kids: No cough today – wey hey!!!!!!!!, Healthy Husband, Healthy..ish me
  2. Having dinner all worked out….the day before
  3. Planning weekend cooking and photographing and thinking of food props
  4. Crossing off things on my TTD (things to do) list
  5. Lunchtime strolls and ‘shopping’
  6. Sleeping early
  7. Planning holidays
  8. Catching up with my friends, by phone, f2f or email
  9. I’ll be honest – thoughts & comments on my blog!
  10. Being alive…..

I’d love to pass both awards:

My little Expat Kitchen

Demeter Made

Rambling Tart

Taste Hongkong

Butterfly Food



Thanks and have a super blessed weekend, in which I go for a sleepover with Girls Scouts with Daughter #1 – the prospect of cold, hard floors….far from appealing!!!!!!!!!!!!! X X X[wpurp-searchable-recipe]My All-American food box and awards…. – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]


  1. Congrats on your recent awards!! Now, we know a bit more about you,…

    The food box looks great!! Lovely different kinds of delicious & tasty food products for you to try,…mmmmmmmm!!!!

  2. What a great box of goods! I see a couple of my fav’s in there too, I do love those crasins.
    Thanks a bunch for the awards, your too sweet!

  3. Wow, what lovely goodies. I am an american living in the UK, so i am always looking out for my favourite treats here (one of them are the peanut butter cups–you’ll love those!). Enjoy daaaaaaahling!
    Congrats on your awards, you totally deserve them.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  4. I just spent a fair bit of time perusing your blog; you have quite the set-up here—very impressive! I enjoyed your thirty, (almost) one-word answers. Laughing and crying all in the same day—sounds like me some days.

  5. What a lovely selection of treats you’ve got there – enjoy eating them! And congratulations on your awards! I am the same as you – thoughts and comments on my blog also make my day!

  6. Ozoz, I am so glad that you enjoyed the foodie package. I had so much fun putting it together.
    Your package arrived today, and it was amazing! Your generous spirit, and all the Dutch and Nigerian foodie goodies that I received are just out of this world. My son is all over me to get into the treats 🙂

    I am still holding you to the macaroni and cheese-still one of America’s greatest comfort foods. No one should pass from this earth without enjoying a well made macaroni and cheese 🙂

  7. Congrats Ozoz, and thank you for passing me the awards, much honored.
    Ha, looks like I have got a couple of answers similar to yours.

  8. Velva did an awesome job! Love Craisins. And I wonder whether you could come up with some great recipes using the Kisses?! I love all the pictures on your blog.

    • Rebecca – will keep you posted about the pumpkin puree…. and thanks

      So spiffy 🙂

      Pam – it was a lovely box!

      Ungourmet – thanks for having a look at the links – I enjoy so many blogs that it is SO difficult to chose a few but…..

      Christine – they’re many things that make us feel special….but foodie goodies are the BESTTTTT!

      submom – Love craisins too….and I may just EAT up the kisses but my kids are in a hurry to go through the contents of the box!

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