This is a bit overdue, but thank you to Passionate Eater who’s graced me with an “I love your blog award”.
Passionate Eater’s a girl after my own heart, hitting 4 hot dog eateries in less than 2 days in her search for the best hot dog in Chicago.
Now that’s dedication!
So now it’s my turn to pay it forward by honoring 7 of my favorite food bloggers:
Heavenly Housewife at From Donuts to Delirium
Kenny T at Chic Eats
Kevin at Closet Cooking
Teanna at Spork or Foon?
Christine aka Mistress of Cakes at Maman and Gourmand
Screamin’ Mama at Fork in Food
Jason at Me So Hungry
All of these wonderful bloggers inspire, amuse, and sometimes surprise me with their serious dedication to food. They've also kept me going by leaving supportive, insightful and funny comments on my posts. Check out their awesome blogs when you have some time. You'll be hooked! (Also check out my recent Sisterhood Awards post for more great food blogs)
And now, here’s the part where I get to talk more about myself…
Heavenly Housewife, my doppelganger from across the pond, has tagged me to answer the following questionnaire. I’m so touched that she wants to know a little more about moi!
1. What are your current obsessions?
Duh – FOOD of course! It’s all I ever think about. I’m also a tad OCD about cleaning (but I’m working on that)
2. Which item from your closet are you wearing most often?
Ratty old pajamas and a hoodie – my husband refers to my daily outfit as “housekeeper chic” (not that I’m the resident housekeeper or anything)
3. Last thing you bought?
For myself? A dumb t-shirt with a tomato on it talking to a ketchup bottle - “Mom, Dad?!”
4. What's for dinner?
Leftover Chinese take-out (dining solo tonight, so the alternative would be ramen noodles)
5. Say something to the person who tagged you:
We’re definitely LOL (ladies of leisure) if we can lounge around in tracksuit bottoms and pajamas all day long!
6. What is your favorite recipe that you made?
It’s a toss up between my New England clam chowder and potato gnocchi (sorry kids, hubby Kris refuses to let me give out the secret recipes for these!)
7. Vacation spots you must visit before you die?
France (Paris, again)
San Francisco (can you believe I’ve never been?)
8. Replaced Question: Weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Sago Worm, but you probably already knew that.
9. What are you reading right now?
Just finished Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Pretty good, so I’ll be renting the DVD soon. And I'm slowly working my way through The Gefilte Variations by Jayne Cohen (a little too slowly, have to return it to the library in 2 days)
10. What is the last movie you saw and enjoyed? Rate it out of 5 stars.
Watchmen. Story was interesting but it ran a bit long. Gruesome in parts. Could have done without all the distracting shots of Dr. Manhattan’s giant blue dong! 3.5/5 stars
11. What is your guilty pleasure?
Junior Mints (I’m currently “on the wagon” – self imposed ban for 6 months)
12. What is your favorite smell?
Fresh silken tofu (weird, right?)
13. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
Duck and foie gras ravioli, last night at Scarpetta
14. Favorite cuisine?
15. Famous living person who you most admire and why.
Hard to pick just one. Of course, domestic divas Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson, who’ve both survived hard times and are still at the top of their game. Gwyneth Paltrow – always so classy and poised, and she speaks multiple languages beautifully. And according to her good friend Mario Batali, Gwynnie can put food away like a truck driver (I love girls who can eat!)
16. Talk about one regret in your life?
Leaving beautiful British Columbia.
17. Who would play you in a film about your life?
I’ve been told that I look like Lucy Liu, but apparently all my Chinese girlfriends have been told that they resemble Lucy Liu at some point in their life!
18. What is one skill you would like to acquire?
Hand-eye coordination/balance. I suck at bowling, golf, baseball, volleyball, tennis (and all team sports)
19. Question I added: What 3 songs are currently on heaviest rotation on your ipod or CD player?
“Human (Pink Noise Radio Edit)” by the Killers
“Poker Face” by Lady GaGa
“1,2,3,4” by the Plain White T’s
Rules and Invitation to participate:
1. Respond and rework
2. Answer questions on your own blog.
3. Replace one question.
4. Add one question.
5. Tag 3 bloggers.
I am tagging:
Coconut Girl Connie
Christine, aka Mistress of Cakes
and my good friend Clayton, who blogs about his life as a father, husband, friend, youth minister (and about the Canucks!)
To those I've tagged, this is just an invitation - no pressure at all to answer any questions or to pass it on!