Some of you may remember a few weeks back I highlighted some South African blogs – among them This is Zimbabwe (the source of most of the Zimwatch headlines in my sidebar), Doula Mel, and ELuckypacket. Well, ELuckypacket's Sue recently hosted a postcard exchange where the idea was to send a postcard to another participant and tell them something about yourself and the city where you live. Well, what a lovely surprise it was to receive Georgie's postcard from Durban yesterday! Georgie is a proud mom and gran and told me all about the hot summer Durban has just had and how preparations are coming for the Football World Cup to be hosted in South Africa in 2010. I hope Georgie has received my postcard too – and Sue will be posting all the postcards on her Flickr page soon.
In other big news, Johanna has posted the roundup for the breakfast edition of Waiter, There's Something in My, and Andrew has announced the theme for May. He's gone for dried fruit and nuts – other than that, interpretation is up to you. So think dried cranberry muffins, pecan pie, granola, walnut bread, fruitcake… the possibilities are endless! You have until 30 May to get your entries to Andrew.
Hi dear readers/fellow bloggers, I am starting an award category called “Yummy Blog !” where the blog with most yummy recipes/photos will get the award. The person who receives the award should display the “Yummy Blog !” logo on their blog and also the meaning of the award which is “Yummy blog award is the award given to the blog with most yummy recipes/photos” The receiver should also quote their favorite yummy-licious dessert(s) that they have ever prepared/eaten. Dont restrict yourself to any dessert, chocolate bars also welcome:). Also the receiver should pass on the award to four other bloggers who’s blog they find “yummy” and let them know about the rules
As far as my favourite desserts go, I'll have to mention truly South African treats like Cape brandy pudding, Peppermint Crisp fridge tart, milk tart and asynpoeding (vinegar pudding), but this list wouldn't be complete without my mom's chocolate mousse and my raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake! As far as the four bloggers to whom I passing this award to, it would have to be:
- June of Thyme for Food for her inspirational photography
- Inge from Vanielje Kitchen for her beautiful photos and writing
- I-Ling of Feed Me! I'm Hungry! for her zest for life and stunning pictures
- Michelle from Greedy Gourmet whose pictures and recipes are a constant inspiration
**STOP PRESS** I am also thrilled to find that one of my other favourite bloggers, the lovely Nicisme of Cherrapeno, has awarded me an Arte y pico award! This award is for creativity, design, interesting material and contribution to the blogging community, and I am duly surprised flattered to receive it. As part of my winner's duties (click on the link above to see the rules), I have to pass the award on to five other bloggers, so here goes:
Chris of Melecotte
Charlotte of Charlotte's Web
Johanna of The Passionate Cook
Bron of Bron Marshall
Abby of Eat the Right Stuff
Well done ladies – you deserve it!
And last but not least, in case you are interested, my second piece has just appeared in WE Magazine for women – it's all about South Africa's first carbon-neutral wine from Backsberg, so be sure to check it out!