Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bragging about few awards, some tags and celebrating # of followers

Hello friends,

This post has been in my drafts forever. I want to firstly apologize to everyone who shared an award or gift with me and I could not post it. I just had some bad and some worse days in last couple of weeks. Let's leave it to that. It is better late than never, right?

So, here I am ready to brag about it :)

Thanks SavithaAkila and Kavitha for sharing this award with me. Isn't that a really Stylish award. I feel so good with this. It lifted my spirits right up :)

Vanessa and Sonu shared this nice lovely award with me. Thanks dears, I feel honored :)

Now, here is the last but not the least award from Aipi, who shared this award with me for participating Veggie/Fruit A Month event.

Now, I have to tell I have been tagged by not one or two but 7 of my dear bloggers - Malar, Priya, Savitha, Shobha, Jagruti, Kurinji and Dr. Sameena. I feel so blessed to be remembered and tagged by so many of my dear virtual friends. Thanks everyone. A few set of tags, so be patient and here are the questions and answers.

Set 1

1. What is your take on organic food , is it a big deal for you ?
Not really. If I can get my hands on organic food for cheap, I will go for it. If not, I am ok with regular food. I do try to get organic milk for sure for my kiddos.

2. Do you time your breakfast,lunch & dinner or eat when you are hungry ?
I try to time it as much as possible as I believe in routine. But, yep, when we needed, we also hear to our tummies and eat if we are hungry :)

3. What inspired you to write a food blog ?
I used to look for new Rajasthani Recipes as I am sure many of you know by now that I am born Andhrite (born and raised in North India though) but married to a Rajasthani guy and wanted to cook his kind of food (though I cook 99% north Indian cuisine due to how I was raised). But, when I used to look for recipe, I never found a lot of options, so started my own blog and with my SIL's help, learnt recipes and now sharing with you all.

4. You try a new recipe and it does not turn out good,what will you do ?
My first thought will be to see if I can do something to make it good (after following the recipe and not have a good result). If it is totally inedible, of course it goes down the drain.

5. Name three ingredients you consciously avoid or eliminate even when the recipe calls for it ?
I don't think I have anything like this. I try to use the exact recipe and I substitute only if I don't have it, not because I don't like it.

6. Name three things you have to use in most recipes ?
Onions, Tomatoes and Garlic (My mom and SIL tell me that I practically cannot cook without these)... lol

7. How important is eating meals together as a family to you?
It is important, and so far thankfully it hasn't happened that we ever had to eat without everyone being present. So, so far, so good. But, I wouldn't stay till midnight or not eat if my family is not with me... know what I mean... (wink, wink).

8. You do not like a particular dish at your favorite restaurant,what will you do ?
I will not order (if I know in advance). If I ordered and then realize it is not good, I will not eat and surely make a point to let the chef know what it lacks.

Set 2

1. Are you a vegetarian, or have you thought about being one? 
Yes, I am a vegetarian, I eat eggs only if used in baking.

2. Who inspired you to cook or bake?
I think it was more of a necessity than inspiration after marriage... lol

3. How do you celebrate Christmas?...or a favorite holiday of your choice?
Don't all our favorite holidays celebrated the same way. I like to wear festive traditional clothes and make lots of goodies and enjoy them with friends and family.

4. Do you prefer to celebrate New Year's Eve with friends and/or family, or prefer to ring in the New Year quietly, and privately, at home? 
I like to celebrate it with friends and family. I hate staying alone.

5. If someone were to ask you to bring dessert to a party, what would you bring? Store bought, or homemade, and if you were to make homemade, what would you make?
It depends on what kind of party it is. I like cooking Indian desserts a lot and also now venturing into Western desserts. One thing is sure, I would like to make one instead of store-bought, if I can.

6. How will you celebrate your next birthday?
Not sure yet.

7. Do you have a New Year's resolution-and will you be sticking to it?
I try not to make resolutions and only make goals for next years and I will try to work towards achieving them :)

OK, now here are my set of 8 questions, followed by the friends I am tagging. Go ahead and answer them guys :)

1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
2. Who is your best critique for cooking?
3. What is your favorite food? If you one in each category, please mention.
4. What are some of the foods that has amazed you in someone else's blog? Name 2 to 3 with links, if possible.
5. Who is your inspiration in blog world or who do you look upto ro want to be like (any specific blog)?
6. Would you prefer a cold sandwich and sald or a hot panini and warm soup for lunch?
7. Are you obsessed about anything when it comes to food, may be a process or igredient that you have to use or love to use?
8. Have you ever thought about or approached by or tried for cooking something up for a TV or a newspaper? Would you like to do so, if not done already?

I am tagging the following fellow-bloggers with the above set of questions. Go ahead and answer them guys and pass them on to 8 more bloggers with either the same set of questions or prepare a new set :)

1. Reshmi from Rasoi
2. Revathi Madan from Kaarasaaram
3. Susan from The Well Seasoned Cook
4. Roshan from Roshan's Cucina
5. Pushpa from Taste As You Cook
7. Kanchan from Kitchen Gossip

Now, to the final part of this post. This blog baby of mine is now being followed by 200+ readers and I am on ninth cloud, I didn't realize that so many people actually regularly read my blog and I am sooooooooooooooooooo thankful to everyone who leave encouraging comments and feedbacks on almost each and every post as those are the words that keep me going. This has become my virtual world, with which I cannot be parted now. I love you all my readers.

That's all for now and take care till next.


Unknown said...

Very intersting answers and love to know abt u...

KrithisKitchen said...

Congratulations on your award, followers...
Nice to know more about you..

Unknown said...

Congrats, Priya - All awards and followers totally well-deserved - keep up that wonderful service you do for the cause of good Vegetarian diets - Three Cheers, love ya!:))

Swathi said...

Congrats on your award. wishing many more to come.

Priya Suresh said...

Congrats on ur awards and followers, u truly deserve it..

Gayu said...

Nice to know about you priya..Congratulations on all the well deserved awards and may you be showered with many more beautiful awards..


Panchpakwan said...

Congrats Priya! Nice to know abt you more.

Suja Manoj said...

Congrats on your awards dear,great to know more about you.

Torviewtoronto said...

congrats well deserved awards Priya

swapna said...

Congrats on ur awards,followers....Nice to know u dear!!

aipi said...

Congrats deserve many many more:)

US Masala

Unknown said...

congrats on ur awards dear! ENjoy!

Pushpa said...

Congrats Priya on the award and followers,wishing you many more and thanks for tagging me.

Prema said...

Nice to know about u dear...Congrats on ur awards!

Seema said...

Hi Priya,

I never knew until recently that you did not belong to Rajasthan and had learnt the cuisine post marriage. Hats off to you dear! I have recently referred your bloog to one of frenz who is a Bengali and is going to get married to a Rajasthani guy. I'm sure she will benefit a lot from your blog.

Well, truly deserved awards. Enjoyed reading all the answers. Hope you get many more. Keep up the good work.


VineelaSiva said...

Congrats on ur award and good to know more abt u.

Raks said...

Enjoy ur awards and nice to read the tag!

Sharmi said...

Congrats on all those well deserved awards! Nice to know about you:)

Treat and Trick said...

Congrats on your awards dear! Glad to know you better...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Congratulations on your award Priya and hope that you feel better now.

divya said...

Congrats on your award..Nice to know about you..

Aruna Manikandan said...

nice reading ur post
Congrats on ur awards and followers dear!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

It was really nice to know more about you, Priya..Congrats on your awards..Wishing you many more..

Cilantro said...

Congrats on your awards!!!

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on your awards! Very nice post. It was fun learning about you.

Funny, I have a post pending with awards too. I feel so guilty but I just never get to it. So don't feel bad you are not alone:)

Sanctified Spaces said...

You are a stylish blogger indeed.congrats.Thank you for being so encouraging and taking pains to comment on my blog.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

congrats priya..great 2 knw abt u more...lovely answers...i m doing good dear...wht abt u..bad and worse days??..hope everything is good @ ur end now.wil mail u

Sushma Mallya said...

congrats on all your awards priya, you really deserve it...and it was really knowing your views and thanks for tagging me..

Padmajha said...

Hey ,I never knew u are not from Rajastan.Wow that's a wonderful thing u did to learn n blog about rajastani dishes.

Congrats on the well deserved awards and followers.

Nice reading about u Priya :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Congratulations on bunch of awards buddy...good that your spirits are lifted up now:) Nice to know more about you, today. Nice answers...Loved ur questions as well.

Kavita Srivastava said...

Congrats on your awards ... it was nice knowing so much abt you

Foodie Ann said...

Nice to know more about you....:)

Reshmi said...

thnk u so much for tagging me, honey!!

Kanchan said...

Congrats on your Awards and 200 followers ... and wow what a Tag.. ekdum interview style :)) Loved reading and knowing about you .. will take this up soon :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on your award dear. And yes your followers list is really impressive. Nice to know more about you.:-)

Reeni said...

Congrats on your award and thanks for sharing all those things about yourself so I could get to know you better! I use onion and garlic in almost everything I cook too. The flavor isn't the same without.

The Housewife said...

Hey Priya! Congrats girl! And of course… you are so sweet to give me my FIRST tag! I was so excited to read your post! :)

I'll surely put up a post with the tags and an award too (I know i know… Jilly's been keeping indian timings and wont sleep at night… so I've been putting off blogging for so long now).

Thanks again sweetie!


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