A blog award if I choose to accept it

Dear Reader, I am new to blogging, and have now learned that there are such things as blog awards.

How do I know this? I just got one! My sweet blogger friend Tanusree Roy (find her here) nominated me for one. No, two! the WordPress Family award and the Liebster award. How sweet. She has a lovely blog with wholesome recipes that nourish you inside. I don’t mean nourish you just in your stomach and intestines, how gross. I mean way, way inside.

Deep inside. Thank you Tanusree.

Anyway, one part of the award is that I get to show off these medallions on my blog. I don’t think that is a particularly web-savvy term (medallion? What are we, Romans?) but I can’t think of a better word.

liebster-award wordpress-family-award

The second part is I have to answer these questions and pass the award on, which I am happy to do:

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Greedy, envious, lazy. I’m never wrathful though.

What is your favorite time of day?


Name one non-food passion:

I’ll name several. Nature science, any science, gardening, reading Victorian novels. Old Hindi songs. Hating on sports. Knitting. Politics. I also like deep saturated colors. Electric blue. I like it.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?

Some place that has good food. Rome, Nepal, and definitely the English countryside.

Your favorite cuisine?

Gujarati food. Thali restaurants.

What would you bring to a potluck?

In fact I recently did go to a potluck and brought this: King Julienne, which I made up for the potluck out of whatever scraps I had in the fridge.

Recall special childhood memories about yourself:

I remember trying to hypnotize my cousins and succeeding in making them fall asleep. I remember trying to call spirits with an ouija board at school. I remember visiting a foggy place for vacation and trying to bring back some fog in an empty suitcase. I remember looking forward to going to Taj hotel with my parents just to go up and down in the elevator. I remember how exciting it was when my brother was born. I remember falling down a slide and chipping my two front teeth, which were brand new at the time. I remember my grandfather telling me that crows ate his hair (he was bald).

Some random facts about yourself:

I am five feet tall and love insects but hate cockroaches. I am a Scorpio but don’t think much about astrology. I met my husband because of his love of Raj Kapoor and he could tell I was Indian.

If this was your last day to live, how would you like to spend your day?

Probably on the phone with medical doctors trying to figure out what the heck to do. Oh — and I would desperately try to impart recipes to my husband and daughter so that they know how to fend for themselves. Well, I guess they could just read this blog. It will keep going for a few months at least even without me around to renew it on WordPress. So forget it, doctors win.

What inspires you?


Now for my nominations: 

This is the fun part. There are so many wonderful blogs out there, with such interesting things to say, that I feel lucky. Thank you Internet and the bloggers therein.

1. Shoshannah at Crosswalk Confidential

2. Judith at The Cookbook of Unknown Ladies

3. Karen at Revolutionary Pie

4. Aruna at Aahaaram

5. Fari and Azita at Fig and Quince

I will leave comments at their sites and hope that they accept it. I guess ‘accepting’ the award means they answer these questions and nominate 5 more blogs, like a chain letter. So — I’m sorry and thank you for your wonderful blogs!


7 thoughts on “A blog award if I choose to accept it

  1. Aneela, I don’t think I’ve enjoyed and chuckled more when reading an award post than yours! Ha ha. But wait, the English countryside has good food?
    Congratulations on your well-deserved blog and thank you for nominating mine! 🙂


    • I was wondering if anyone would notice! Yes the English countryside is there not because of the food but because of the number of Victorian novels that I read and plan to read in the future,


  2. That was great! Even if it is a chain letter style of award it is fun and gives us readers more perspective on the blogger(s) we *think* we know. I especially loved reading your childhood memories–in particular trying to bring fog back in your suitcase! And now you get to see fog all the time in San Francisco–childhood dreams come true! Have an electric blue Friday!


    • Yes I think of how fascinating it was to see the fog all those years ago when it was so unfamiliar (and by the way I called it a ‘cloud’, which is what it is). Swirling fog in the West of Twin Peaks area has not lost its fascination for me still.


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