One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you so much to fellow food writer Acorn in my Kitchen for awarding me the ‘One Lovely Blog’ award. It really means so much to have my little collection of food thoughts and travel writing appraised, especially by someone who has a large following. Acorn in my Kitchen makes Spanish food sexy.  Like all good cooks, her food is made with love as she acknowledges her Spanish heritage.  Perhaps it is our mutual love of the Mediterranean which has brought us together.  So, as is custom for these types of awards I am to present seven facts about myself and nominate fifteen other bloggers, although because I’m not sure if it is strictly limited to food, I have named the blogs I find particularly good. Here goes:

  • I aspire to discover lost knowledge and antiquity rather than strive to invent something new
  • Fresh figs and ripe persimmons are my favorite fruits
  • Jasmine is my favorite flower
  • My favorite memories always include my sister and my parents
  • I sleep talk – a lot!
  • I believe nothing is final and anything is possible
  • Of all the birds, I believe Robins have the most beautiful song

Here are my nominations for the One Lovely Blog awards:

Kurdish Cuisine  – making Kurdish cuisine accessible to speakers of English.. Finally!

Persian Living – Delightful Persian cuisine, evoking memories from the East (and West London!)

Silvestro’s Salento – Tales from the Puglian Kitchen – fantastic fresh food from the amazing Salento peninsula. Silvestro is the owner and director of The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy

The Arab Review – Interesting and informative articles about the Arts & Culture of the Middle East.

Beirut Street Photographers – Some great images of street life in Beirut – telling the story of the city by its’ people.

Soli Zardosht – one stylish girl’s love for food, menswear and anything which inspires her.

Digital Scullery – Authentic Greek food like Yiayia used to make, made cool!

Flavour Food & Wine – A look at fresh, wholesome food / drink. I feel healthy just reading the blog – great photography too.

The Daily Cure  – a Quirky food and travel blog. Some great ‘Postcards’

Neigeblanche – Amazing recipes and very inspiring photography, particularly from Morocco.

Italian Foodies – The seemingly idyllic goings on from a very warm Italian kitchen in Ireland.

Assia’s Kaledioscope – Various cultural influences on some great cooking. Flying the flag for Bulgaria!

Mother Pateesa – East meets West in a delicious mosaic of cross cultural dishes.

While Chasing Kids – Interesting recipes with a distinct Russian flavour.

Rita Cooks Italian – Home cooked, good, honest food from the lovely Rita.

I hope you enjoy these sites as much as I do.

Feeling Lucky??

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About reikiandrocks

Growing up with Southern Italian roots, Turkish best friends and Arabic and Greek speaking neighbours, life was lived around abundant tables in warm kitchens. A love for food and feeding was inevitable. It showed me how all people are the same regardless of language and borders – Una Faccia Una Razza! When I became engaged to a Saracen from Istanbul, his relatives not only welcomed me into their family but welcomed me into their kitchen. For me, food is love. Food personifies the people who you hold dearest and speaks of origins and affections. To cook is to create edible offerings of love. NazarBlue embraces food, culture & photography. But by no means the regular stuff you'll find littering the Mediterranean tourist trail. No, no! I cook food with stories behind each dish. I photograph simple things, but try to emphasis natural beauty in a moment or in a scene. And when I travel I live with the locals for an authentic experience. I adore the pockets of culture from the Mediterranean and beyond in this great city, London, and write about the authentic eateries and events I stumble upon, often by chance. I have also uploaded some flash fiction, for no particular reason other than I love a good story.

2 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much for nominating me and for your very kind words. You’re so very very lovely!! I had a chance to check out some of the others listed, what fabulous blogs!! ps. I sleep talk…a lot too! 😉

  2. Hi Elaina – you’re more than welcome 🙂 I love everything about your blog, from it’s simple yet strong look to the content of your posts. Good job, it’s an a award highly deserved x

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