Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blogging and first award!!

Sometimes I wonder why I started blogging? One of the main reasons was; me being asked for recipes and in email form. I am a person who can tell the recipe if I have made it once without even referring to a book or a document. But, for me to sit and type the recipe, it takes time. When I typed some recipes like that and emailed, I thought why not put it in one place so that I can keep track of what my changes were. But then, it takes lot of time and I don't have too many readers and I still wonder why I do this. But, I keep doing just for one reason: my soon to be 5 year old daughter asked me how she would make all the yummy stuff that I make when she grows old. I thought what best gift can you leave for your kids than a journal of recipes that you created and tested. So, I go on.

When I received the message from Vaishali of Adding Zest to your cooking saying she has an award for me, I was surprised. This is the first time someone has thought what I write is worth something. Thank you Vaishali. As per  the award rules, I now have to tell you 10 honest things about myself and pass on the award to 10 other fellow food bloggers who are honest in their approach to blogging. ( I copied this sentence from Vaishali's post)

Ten Honest things about me:
  1.  I am a very tough critic. If I say something or someone is good, that means they are extremely good. I don't get impressed very easily.
  2. I speak my mind. I don't think about how it might be received. It's always the truth and I get in trouble because of this.
  3. I cannot stand liars.
  4. I don't like whiners. I believe in if you really want to do something, you'll have energy to do it.
  5. I am a clean freak to a good extent. To me, 'Cleanliness is Godliness' not next to Godliness.
  6. I am a very talkative person. I can talk to anyone if I want to.
  7. I am obsessive about the way things are. They need to be in their place. 'A Place for everything and everything has a place' is my favorite line.
  8. I am very possessive about my things. 
  9. I cannot resist sweets.
  10. I can crack open a coconut without any problems, but I am very bad at breaking an egg. I don't like to touch an egg. (Go figure with all the cakes I have made)
I would like to pass on this award to the following bloggers. Hats off to all of you for being so patient and doing such hard work. Keep it going.

  1. Vaishali of 'Holy Cow' - She was the one who persuaded me to start blogging and how beautiful her writing is.
  2. Madhuram of - She is such an inspiration to so many people.
  3. Lakshmi of 'Taste of Mysore' - What a wonderful blog she has and we have common native place.
  4. Supriya of 'Red Chillies' - What an organized and beautiful blog she has.
  5. EC of 'Simple Indian Food' - How beautifully she introduces other bloggers.
  6. Srivalli of 'Spice your Life' - What a superwoman she is.
  7. Sunita of 'Sunita's World' - A worth visiting blog for innovative food and beautiful photography.
  8. Padma of 'Padma's recipes' - An awesome blog and an equally awesome person.
  9. DK of 'Chef In You' - Beautiful steps and I am amazed at the patience level of DK.
  10. A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine - What a wealth of information you have.
Thanks Vaishali once again.
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    1. Dear Champa, I for one am really glad you started this blog-- it's already such a great resource and as I've said to you before, I'm in awe of your energy and creativity.
      Thanks for your kind words about me and Holy Cow! And thanks also for giving me the award-- I did do an Honest Things meme once before, but I'll try to think of 10 more! :)

    2. Congrats on your awards......nice to know about you....I can relate to u looking at your list of honest good thing about blogging I'm enjoying how u can relate to so many people sitting so far from u, u never met them & still U feel u know them...happy blogging...cheers...

    3. First congrats on your award Champa. Really was very happy and impressed with your honest scrap.
      Don't worry about the number of readers, the blog is ofcourse a treasure to us and imagine when our kids grow up and see their mom's recipe along with the pictures , they will truly cherish as we ourselves always miss our mom's cooking as even now call her and ask for recipes and variations.
      I really admire your cooking and of course your baking and also have bookmarked many that I want to try. Happy Blogging :)

    4. Thanks so much for sharing it with me... will post it very soon :)

    5. Congrats on your award ,I am sure there are many more to come.

    6. Congrats on ur award, glad to know more about u Champa..

    7. Congratulations on your very well deserved award, Champa...Oh we all love your blog...I adore your cakes for hours you know...i wish i can make cakes like you someday...keep blogging and keep rocking dear !!!

    8. Congrats on the award. Enjoyed reading the 10 things about you. We have something in common- breaking eggs ;) Your cakes are very easy and my favorite is your use of ragi in baking for JFI-Ragi.

    9. Congratulations dear on your well deserved award.It was great reading about you, I am a cleanliness freak too:) All the best and keep blogging!

    10. It was nice read. I can easily break open a coconut but not an egg..same pinch! we do share few things in common I think after going through those honest meme. Thanks for passing the award and enjoy yours too.

    11. Dear Champa, congratulations on your first award and thank you so much for passing it to me as well. It was nice to read your meme. 8 out of 10 can be my meme as well.

    12. Thanks everyone for taking time to leave a comment.

    13. Dear Champa,

      Heartiest Congratulations on your award...... It was great to know more about you

    14. Congratulations..This is the first time I am visiting your blog. Nice blog and yummy recipes. Happy blogging. If time permits do visit my blog.
      Aparna Vijay

    15. Congratulations dear champa on the awards. it was nice knowing about you. Thank you very much for thinking of me and passing it onto me. Sorry for the delay in accepting this :-(

    16. Hi Champa,

      Belated congratulations on your award.

      For sometime now I have been a 'secret admirer' of your blog. I have bookmarked your site and read it almost everyday. I get very inspired to cook when I read your blog, needless to say I have tried many of your recipes and impressed my husband and son.
      So, you go girl and continue blogging!

    17. Shalini,
      You just made my day. I almost always have a doubt that I am just writing that no one is reading. If you have tried my recipes and you liked them, that means so much to me. Thank you.


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