Liebster Award


I started this blog about a year and a half ago. Actually, that’s not true. My husband had this blog built for me as a Christmas present. I’m a bit of a planner and I was struggling to figure out what I wanted to do when both my kids were  in school full time (we’re still a year and a half away from that). I knew I wanted to get involved in the food industry, but I wasn’t quite sure in what capacity. So my husband had a friend build me a blog site to support me in my foodie tendancies and aspirations. For the first few months, I would agonize over every post and cringe everytime I clicked the “publish” button. I never thought I would get to the point where I was comfortable blogging and I certainly never thought anyone would nominate me for a blogging award. Thank you for the honour Tuciona Creations. I truly appreciate it 🙂

Here are my answers to Tuciona Creations questions:

 1.       What is the story behind your Blog name ? One of my favourite ways to relax is spending a couple hours in the kitchen, creating a special meal while sipping on a glass of wine. I also tend to add wine and other alcoholic beverages to a fair amount of my recipes.

2.       Describe your ideal job. I used to think I wanted to be a chef, but after starting my blog, I realized I loved learning and writing about food. So my current ideal job would be as a food writer. I’d also like to write a cookbook one day

3.       What is your best “Grand’Ma” recipe ? When my grandma comes to visit, we spend most of our time in the kitchen cooking, baking, or thinking about cooking and baking. My favourite recipe of my grandma’s is her porridge bread recipe. It’s from her old purity cookbook which is filled with her scribbles and notes from over the years. Part of this question was to share the recipe, which I will, I just have to find it first. It’s buried in with my ever growing collection of cookbooks.

4.       What’s are the top 3 places you most want to visit/or you had visited already and totally loved it ? For our honeymoon, my husband and I went on a safari in Kenya and then spent a few days on the beach in Zanzibar. That’s my favourite travel experience, so far. Number 2 would be New York City.There’s so much life, vibrancy and history there. I’ve visited New York 2 times and would always jump at the chance to go again. Number 3 on my list is Italy. I’ve never been, but would love to visit and spend a few weeks taking cooking lessons and visiting wineries. 

5.       What did you want to be when you were a kid ? I don’t remember what I wanted to be as a little kid, but as a teenager I wanted to be a lawyer, until I realized that meant standing up and speaking in front of people. I’m entirely terrified of public speaking, so that quickly ended that potential career path.

6.       What is the best photo you have taken? My favourite picture is one I took recently at our family cabin. I didn’t realize that my camera was set to black and white. When I was looking through the pictures later, I loved the result.


7.       What makes you smile? Really good food or when I cook something that turns out even better than I thought it would. And of course, my family, who make me laugh every day.

8.       What is number one on your TO-DO list right now ? Make it through all the kids end of year activities in one piece (joking, not joking)

9.       What is your best memory? Seeing my babies for the first time. 

10.    Any goofy story you want to share ? I’m having a hard time with this questionI feel like I have goofy stories almost everyday, mostly brought on by my forgetfulness or clumsiness. 


Dad What’s 4 Dinner

Wood Kitchen

The Little Blue Mixer

Dish n’ The Kitchen

My questions for you:

1. Why did you start blogging?

2. What’s the story behind your blog name?

3. Who is your dream dinner party guest?

4. What is number one on your travel bucket list?

5. What was your favourite class in high school?

6. Is there one food that is your nemesis to cook (For me it’s toasting pine nuts. I always burn them)?

7. What’s your favourite recipe to make?

8. Aside from blogging, what’s your favourite hobby?

9. What are 3 of your favourite blogs?

10. If you had to choose one thing to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

And finally, I should not forget to mention the rules for the next nominees :

– Each nominee must have under 200 followers
– Thank and link to the nominating blog
– Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees
– Nominate  4 to 10 blogs and tell them that they’ve been nominated
– Write a post containing the questions
– Include these rules in the post

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