Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What a Coincidence!

I am so very humbled and honored to announce that another one of my very dear blogging friends has bestowed an award upon me -- "The Versatile Blogger." What's funny is that just as Beth was posting that on her own site, Beth: A Work in Progress, I was in the process of writing up my Sunday post awarding her the "Hard-Working Mommy Blogger" Award!

Beth is a prolific writer, adding posts throughout each day; but the amazing thing is that she always has something relevant, interesting, humorous, wise, and otherwise important to say. I have yet to read one of her contributions that hasn't offered something I found intriguing or entertaining, or simply a message I needed to hear that was delivered in just the manner I needed it to be presented in to really receive it. Thank you for that, Beth, and thank you for your friendship ... :)

So now, I've been asked to share 7 random facts about myself as part of the requirement for accepting the award. I'm going to stick to food-related tidbits -- I know I've veered a bit from the Food Floozie mission statement of late, and I don't want anyone stumbling upon my blog only to say "Well, where are the recipes? Where are the restaurant reviews?? Where's the food?!?!?!!!"

1. I don't like green peppers. I like red, yellow, and orange peppers; the green ones are overpowering and bitter, and just don't serve a purpose in my life.

2. I buy whole wheat pasta and brown rice almost exclusively, rather than the refined carb versions with no nutrients.

3. I always add salt, pepper, and a touch of nutmeg to turkey burgers. And I serve 'em on whole grain buns with mayonnaise.

4. My ideal breakfast is good cheese with fresh fruit. I will eat fried eggs, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, yogurt with granola, leftover Chinese food, guacamole and chips, and all sorts of other things depending upon availability and cravings. But cheese 'n' fruit is perfection.

5. As much as I love homemade macaroni and cheese -- and I make a mean one with 4 types of cheese! -- there is just something about those little blue boxes from Kraft, isn't there ...?

6. I love afternoon tea, with dainty finger sandwiches and pretty little pastries. It's been a long time since I've treated myself to that ... I need to remedy this!

7. I will pay extra for pre-packaged winter squash that has already been diced, rather than risking my fingers by trying to cut those rock-hard things myself. I cook and bake from scratch, I shell peas, I pit cherries ... I'm not someone who thrives upon convenience items. But this is a matter of avoiding an amputation!

I am also supposed to pass this award on to 5 other bloggers -- always, always, always the hardest part because there are too many worthy potential recipients! So, here goes:

1. The Twinners Reviews & Giveaways

2. Fab Find Foodie

3. Lemons to Lemonade

4. The Answer Is Chocolate

5. 504 Main

Now, because the synchronicity between Beth and me wasn't sufficient, as I was writing up the previous award I received the "Honest Scrap" Award from Angela at Fab Find Foodie! Her site is so much fun -- you'll find exceptional humor, great recipes, updates on all the latest and greatest kitchen gear, and a warm heart behind it all.

My mission, should I choose to accept it -- which, of course, I do! -- is to:

- List 10 things you don't know about me.
- Award this prize to 8 other bloggers.

Well, I've modified Task #1 a bit -- since I've already listed 7 tantalizing(???) tidbits about myself above, I will simply add 3 more here to complete my 10:

8. I know a pretty fair amount about food, but I know almost nothing about wine. I drink maybe 1 or 2 glasses of wine per year, at most, so it's not within the realm of stuff I need to cram into the sieve that is my brain.

9. I love orange marmalade. And a pb&j made with marmalade is a pretty fabulous thing ... :)

10. I own a blender and a toaster; other than that, I don't own any kitchen gizmos -- no KitchenAid mixer, no bread machine, no food processor, no rice cooker, nothin'.

And now, Task #2 -- to share the wealth with 8 truly deserving bloggers:

1. Life Happens When You're Making Other Plans ....

2. More Than a Mount Full - A Culinary Journey

3. The Caffeinated Globe

4. Mi Chiamo Candace

5. Diary of a Chic Mommy

6. Andrea the Kitchen Witch

7. Bags, Books & Bon Jovi

8. Adventures ... in all things food

Again, Beth and Angela -- my most sincere thanks for these awards!!! I am humbled by this plethora of praise, and tickled that it enabled me to use the Word Up, Yo! "Word of the Week" ... :)


Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I don't like green peppers either so I'm glad to meet someone else who doesn't.

Rachel (Diary of a Recovering Chocoholic) said...


I love fruit and cheese breakfasts too! I discovered apricot cheese (not sure if thats what is really called) when I was in Scotland and fell in love.

Rachel (Diary of a Recovering Chocoholic) said...

Hi! I was just wondering if you could recommend a good recipe for homemade brownies. I want to make Smore Brownies for my friends- when I get home and the recipe just says to use boxed brownies but I haven't found a box mix I like. Thanks!

Rose said...

cong. on the awards. i ole most food items and my body shows it have a good day.

Michelle said...

Wow You are really raking in the accolades! Congratulations! :)

Unknown said...

YAY!! Congratulations...isn't it great to have fellow bloggers recognize you...and back to back to back ain't bad at all!!

Life Happens said...

Congrats on the awards, they are well deserved! I love reading all the tid bits about you. Will you share your Mac and Cheeze recipe??!

Thanks for thinking of me!

Claudia said...

I don't like green peppers as well - and did you know that "Kraft" is a german brand?
My family name used to be "Kraft" before I got married. It means "strength" ;=)

Robin said...

You really are in a state of feast with the awards. Congratulations!!!

Yenta Mary said...

I had no idea that Kraft was German, and I've never heard of apricot cheese ... I have some stuff to catch up on (besides comments and emails!)!!! I love hearing from everyone and engaging in a "conversation" of sorts ... thank you!

Liz said...

Nutmeg to turkey, eh? And I can honestly say I have never had real mac n cheese!

Thanks for joining in!

Yenta Mary said...

Here's a link to my mac 'n' cheese recipe: http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/food-drink/you-should-only-be-happy-feeding-the-band-part-3/. I usually use parmesan, as well; and you can use cracker crumbs instead of Cheetos ... this is a very forgiving recipe that will accommodate whatever you have on hand ....

Dania said...

Woo hoo, girlie. You are swimming in awards. Meryl Streep ain't got nothing on you ;-)

Anonymous said...

Nutmeg on turkey burgers, I gotta remember that! Never was a blogger more deserving. Congratulations on all your awards.


Heather S-G said...

Congrats to you, Mary!! Awards very well deserved =). And I'm with ya on the fruit & cheese...perfect combo.

Beth Zimmerman said...

You are so sweet! Thank you! I'd fallen a bit behind on my reading this week and this was a delight to find this morning! I am touched and honored by your description of me and my writing! :)

And I'm allergic to green peppers! Is that weird or what?

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, don't worry about being behind -- I've got the tiara to prove that I'm the queen of that this week! I haven't even had a chance to tell people about their awards, let alone do much reading. At least the NaBloPoMo is over -- I did it!!! -- and I can take a break for a few days to get back in ye olde groove ....

StephenC said...

Found your site via a comment you posted at jennsfoodjourney this morning. What a delightful place! I'll add it to the blogs I follow.

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