Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Awards time

A few weeks ago Amanda from the always beautiful Figs, Olives, Wine nominated me for a Rockin' Girl Blogger Award. Amanda's focus, her abiding passion, is food and wine from the shores of the Mediterranean, food that is seasonal and deceptively simple. A woman after my own heart. And she's writing a cookbook.

Amanda's words about Nourish Me floored me to be frank, so much so that I've been sitting here contemplating who I would nominate for some time. Though no longer a girl and certainly not one who knows how to 'rock' anymore, it's the acknowledgement of a job well done, of capturing something that rings true with a reader, that lies at the heart of this award. I'm nominating three blogs that I find to be inspired reading.

So, in alphabetical order, a big thank you goes to:

Stephanie at The Elegant Sufficiency. What can I say about this stylish blog? Stephanie has opened her heart to her readers on many occasions, painfully at times and yet still manages to write eloquently and compellingly about both food and place. She hosts round-ups of great blogging and scouts out some of the best recipes on the web. Stephanie tagged me for my first ever meme. I'm glad to be able to return the favour.

Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe. Johanna is a long-time vegetarian who isn't afraid to try new combinatons; who loves her cookbook collection and whose enthusiasm cheers me endlessly. My favourite thing? Her eclectic and always fascinating musical selections (at the bottom of each and every post).

Kathryn of Limes and Lycopene. Kathryn's blog has been a long-time friend to me. Kathryn, a nutritionist who cuts through some of the health nonsense, has a calm, clear voice that always makes for great reading. Got a health related question? Need more energy? Kathryn's your woman.

Now, I know how these things are by NO means required to pass this along girls. It's simply my way of saying thank you.


Stephanie said...

you dear sweet thing! thank you!

Lucy said...

Darls, it's an award you frankly deserve.

Johanna said...

thanks Lucy - how kind of you - my 'on the stereo' section reflects the joys and weirdness of living with a muso! Glad it entertains you :-)

Cynthia said...

Congrats on your awards and while I have never visited some of the awardees blog, I know that you are spot on with the passing on of this award, you are a very thoughtful and considerate person! Rock on! :D

Figs Olives Wine said...

Lucy, congratulations again! Your blog is an inspiration. Thanks for the kind words too - I look forward to checking out your nominees.

Lucy said...

Ah, Johanna, you are very welcome - it's an award well-deserved. Didn't know that E was a musician, but I love those dinner music ideas!

Thanks Cynthia. Hope you go and check out those other 'girls' soon.

Amanda, you're welcome. It's quite fun really being able to pass on one's appreciation this way.