17 November 2008

A MEME and Awards

N33ma of Recipe Swap tagged me for a 7 Things MEME as well as handed out a myriad of awards. I wanted to pass out these awards to a few of the bloggers that I visit whenever I can. It is always a chore to choose only a few bloggers to receive these awards as I always feel like there are so many more of you who deserve them. The friendships created are what make blogging rewarding and these awards are just a small token of my appreciation. It is a busy time of year but you may choose to forward these awards on or cherish them for yourselves. I won't be offended either way. So here we go.........

7 Things I Say More Often:

1. Whatever happens happens
2. Okay then...
3. Do you want to come over for dinner?
4. Sorry can't make it I have to work.
5. Only ____ more paycheques till Christmas.
6. Yay the weekend......
7. Would you like to go for a drive, walk, hike?

7 Things I Did Before:(before what?)

1. Sew
2. Hitchiked across the country
3. Taken cooking classes on an island in Greece and here in British Columbia
4. Snorkelled in many different countries
5. Cliff dived in Jamaica
6. Hanglided
7. Jigged for squid and deep sea fishing

7 Things I Do Now:

1. Blog
2. Have dinner with friends...hopefully with a Bellini or two or a nice glass of wine
3. Invite my daughter and her boyfriend for dinner
4. Polewalk
5. Raise awareness for the millions of hungry in the world through blogging events
6. Dream of my next vacation
7. Watch the Food Network

7 Things I Want to Do:

1. Travel to Greece again and again...so much to see and do...
2. Meet some of my blogging friends in Greece, Spain, the States, Malaysia.... etc
3. Take cooking vacations in many different countries of the world
4. Find my niche
5. Find the perfect job for me
6. Travel with the ladies from Astra Tours to Crete, or rent a villa in Italy
7. Go whale watching

7 Things That Attract me About the Opposite Sex:(for my daughter of course:D)

1. Treats you with respect
2. Kind and thoughtful
3. Sense of humour
4. Family orientated
5. Loves to travel
6. Loves to cook
7. Does housework or hires a maid...wink...wink...

7 Favorite Foods:

1. Dolmades
2. Perogies
3. Avgolomeno soup
4. Spanakopita
5. Potatoes any old way but....especially Poutine
6. Vanilla Creme Brulee
7. Chocolate covered almonds

Drum roll please...........................................

Peter G of Souvlaki for the Soul
Jeanne of Cooksister
Deeba of Passionate About Baking
Marie of A Year at Oak Cottage
Sylvia at La Vida en Buenos Aires

Marye of Baking Delights
Judy at No Fear Entertaining
Dharm of Dad-Baker, Chef
Honey B of Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch
Nikki of Canarygirl

Jenn from Leftover Queen
Hannah of Hannah's Country Kitchen
Ben of What's Cooking
Sandie of Inn Cuisine
Heather of Gild the (Voodoo)lilly

Ivy of Kopiaste
Nuria of Spanish Recipes
Giz and Psychgrad of Equal Opportunity Kitchen
Paula of It's All Gouda
Helene of La Cuisine d'Helene
Gloria of Canelas Kitchen

Susan of Food Blogga
Nina of My Easy Cooking
Inge Vanielje's Kitchen
Susan of Sticky, Creamy, Gooey, Chewy
Maria of Organically Cooked Best Blogger Tips


  1. Congrats on your awards! An interesting meme! I love Greece and would like to visit that wonderful country again!



  2. Fun! I liked reading your list!

  3. Wow, look at all the cool things you've done! Cliff diving and handgliding! What is polewalking? I love the short but meaningful saying: "Okay then ...". I usually say that really drawing out the word Ooookaaay. :-) Look at all your wonderful awards! Thank you for passing one onto me.

  4. Congrats on the awards! Fun list too!

  5. oh, wow, an award!
    thanks val!

  6. I hope you are able to do everything you have on your want to do list Val! You deserve these awards :)

  7. aww thanks Valli!

  8. WOw - that certainly is a clutch of awards! Very well deserved on each and every one :) THe 7 things is fun - will definitely have a go at that. Thanks for remembering that I need some inspiration to get me through the month of November and NaBloPoMo :)

  9. Thanks Val, this is quite a mouthful. I take these award seriously and hope I will not disappoint on the kreativ side.

  10. I have to say you more than deserve all this accolade and these awards! Also,thanks so much for passing this lovely award on to me. I'm not sure I deserve it, but I'll take it anyways. I love that picture of the cat on the steps! It reminds me of the south of France! I loved these seven things meme about you as well! I am also loving the look of that cheddar bread down below, especially if it is no knead. I am a hopeless bread baker!

  11. Val,

    I love that Award. Thanks a lot. This is so nice of you.

    I enjoyed reading about you. It's nice to discover what you like.

    Have a good day.

  12. Nice MeMe..whale watching now thats interesting.

  13. Cool! Thanks for the award. I don't think I've seen any of those awards before.

  14. Dear Vall congrats for these Awards and thanks a lot of mine, many thanks Vall, xxxxxxGloria

    I love this meme to know more about you!!!

  15. I love this meme - and you've got some GREAT blogs listed here!


  16. Cliff diving, hang gliding, and hitchhiking? You little dare devil!!

  17. Congratulations on your much deserved awards, Val! And thank you so much for passing one along to me, sweetie! XOXO

  18. Love that meme! How cool, Valli, I love your adventurous spirit! :)

    Thanks for the award...I feel so bad..I am so terribly behind in accepting and giving them out...

  19. Hi Valli! :-)

    Gosh, I've missed so much during my blogging break (which lasted way too long!). Your blog is just as inviting and fun to visit as ever. I enjoyed reading your lists...and now I think some chocolate covered almonds are definitely calling my name! :-) By the way, I'm also craving your Cheddar Cheese English Muffin Loaves...remember when I made them way back when?! I'm so glad to be back in touch with blogging friends.

  20. COngrats on all of those wonderful awards. Thanks so much for passing one onto me!!!

  21. Oh Thanks a lot for the award Valli ,but let me tel you something , you are a truly inspiration...and you well deserved this and the others awards
    Thanks again

  22. First, thanks so much for the award, Val. I will proudly display it on my blog. Also I want to say that you have been and are a very busy and interesting person. There are some new things that I learned with this post. We should go cliff diving to Acapulco sometime, wouldn't that be fun? :-p

  23. Val, not only do you get a whole slew of awards but you work really hard to pass them on. I bet you even read all of these bloggers regularly. I would like to say that you are just so organised because all you do is blog, but HANGLIDING!! POLEWALKING (that's not like pole-dancing is it? ALthough I hear that keeps you superfit!)

    Thanks Valli, I will try and keep up the Kreativity (that really means a lot to me) and pass it along as soon as I can. Bless you and all who sit at your table. xxx and have a bellini for me. Inge

  24. P.S. Love the new view

  25. Thank you so much, Val! I loved reading your list. What an interesting life you are living!

  26. LOVED reading the MEME Val...was fun fun fun! Could see myself nodding ever so often. Congrats on the beautiful awards you won ...& *BLUSH*, thank you for passing one on to me. It's very precious.I'm sorry for the late reply; I'm not back yet...Take care!!

  27. Oh, how I love Spanakopita. There's a Greek couple who makes it at our farmers' market and I'm addicted. And thank you so much for the Kreativ Blogger award. Can you see me smiling right now? :)

  28. Congratulations on your awards!

    These MEMEs are always so revealing :)

  29. That was really an interesting MEME - the thing I love about these kinds of meme's is how much alike we find out we all are.

    Thank you for the award...so nice.

  30. Can I come along when you rent that villa in Italy?!

  31. Hi Val...congrats on the award and I really enjoyed your list. I want to say sorry I got in on this late...(my site was hacked and I only just got it up and running!). I'm humbled and very honoured by your recognition and award...I thank you very much...you're a real sweetie Val!

  32. Ooooooo, Val! All this fun reading once I have time. I love your bread recipe and the soup recipe, too.

    I loved Lia's pasta when I saw it on Peter's blog, as well. It looks so scrumptious.

    I've missed you! It's great to be catching up again.

  33. Congrats on your awards Val!! I enjoyed reading your MeMe too :)

    Rosie x

  34. Wow Val you are giving so much info there!!! You are an adventurer... snorkelling around the world????? Would love to do that some day :D

    Love that first picture of a Greek village, isn't it Greek? and the cat in the middle... so cute :D

    Also I love this award girl!!! Thanks so much for passing it over :D :D :D. You really DO deserve them all!!!!!!! Congrats♥


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