A Fruit in Season of All Times

With tremendous gratitude to all of you, Beautiful People, I am sharing the news: my humble blog has been voted The Best Food Blog 2016. I am deeply honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award, but the credit goes to you, my friends and followers, for nominating me, voting for me, supporting me,…

Fishy Mystery

I have a three-volume set of Confucius teachings. Years ago, when we were all young and passionate, and tended to argue earth-shattering issues till wee hours of the morning, with guitars and Georgian wines (that’s a country, not a state), sometimes, when an argument hit a dead-end and voices got hoarse, one of us would…

Cast Your Ballots, Please!

I want to thank all of you, Beautiful People, who nominated my blog for a prestigious Best Food Blog 2016 award. Whether I get it or not, the nomination itself is a great honor and a very humbling experience. I find myself in a very distinguished company! I am also grateful to the fabulous blogger…

Three Awards and a Thai-style Chicken

I am honored, humbled, and totally overwhelmed! When I started this blog six months ago, I have not expected all this! I am honored and immensely grateful to my fellow bloggers for bestowing these awards upon me  – I still can’t figure out for what, my amateurish cooking? my blurry cat-assisted photos? my madcap sense…

A New Award and a Mother-in-law

A door bell rings, a man opens the door, and there stands his mother-in-law with a suitcase. “Ah, Mother, welcome, are you staying long?” “For as long as you would have me, dear.” “Why so fast? At least sit down and have a cup of tea first!” This appetizer is actually called Mother-in-law Tongues.  But…

More Awards and a Dinner

I really and truly appreciate all the honors, Beautiful People, and I sincerely have no idea what I am doing to deserve them! A while ago, adorable Lizzy from https://curlygirlabroad.wordpress.com nominated me first for one award, and then another one. I thank you so much, dear Lizzy! You are so totally cool! The first one is…

An Award, a Tag, a Soup…

Beautiful and so creative Ruchi of https://ruchisvegkitchen.com/ has nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award. I am awed and humbled by all these honors, and I thank you, dear Ruchi, for thinking of me! Here are the rules: Write a post to accept this nomination. Thank the person who nominated you and mention their blog link….

One Lovely Blog Award #2

I want to thank beautiful and talented Rhythm of Ritz’s Flavours for this nomination. By all means, take a moment to visit her blog – she is awesome! I am not so sure that my blog is so lovely, since all I am doing is cooking in my kitchen and snapping pictures with my cell…

Black Cat, Blue Sea Award

If there was one award among many circulating in the blogosphere that I truly coveted, it was this one. It’s a picture of me on our boat! Thank you, brave and generous Jo of https://josfoodbites.com/ who has nominated me for it. “This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how…

Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Dear Beautiful People, I have been nominated by lovely Tasha from Root and Leaf for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am sincerely honored and grateful, especially because it is the second time I’ve been nominated for the same award. I humbly accept, and I thank you, dear Tasha, for this unexpected distinction. I also owe…