Saturday, 13 June 2009

Strawberries and awards

Just had my first two strawberries for breakfast...delicious, but it isn't looking like summer this morning as the sky has just grown very gloomy and there's a hint of rain in the air. Great. Lousy weather for strawberry fairies and the Haringey Green Fair, where I'll be later today, helping out on the Friends of the Earth stall. If you're in the area, it's at Ducketts Common, opposite Turnpike Lane tube station.
This time last week, I returned to find that the lovely Debora of Love and a Licked Spoon had given me an award. Thank you Debora! She writes a fantastic blog with a particularly yummy mango recipe that I've got my eye on for this weekend. With the award comes rules, so before I announce my winners, here's what you fine peeps have to do: Accept the award and post it on your blog, together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link. Then pass it on to up to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. And remember to let them know they've won!
Enough dithering - here are my worthy winners:
Mangocheeks at Allotment2Kitchen is a veggie, a gardener, a cook and writes a mighty fine blog. And her lemon verbena has turned from twig to bush this month!
goodshoeday of With knife and fork is a hop and a skip away from me in north London, and she too haunts middle eastern food shops with a glint in her eye. When she's not cooking, you'll find her foraging for wild food or lurking at farmers' markets.
Under a moody Essex sky, Dan at Essex Eating hunts for the best of local grub, snaps wonderful foody pics and graced the blogosphere with his amazing heirloom egg and bacon pie.
meemalee's kitchen is a riotous mix of pertinent foody comment and astonishing recipes: what she does with goosegogs is everybody's business.
Finally, my good mate Ian is your host at Peacockshock. It's not a food blog (although whenever I visit Hertford, I drag poor Ian round the farmers' market and other foody outlets, showing little mercy), but it's full of wit, wisdom and pics of the heavenly Bollinger the ubercat.
Congratulations, peeps!


meemalee said...

That is the nicest description of my site ever, Fran, and I may have to quote you :)

Thank you for my award - I'm very honoured!

meemalee xxx

fran39 said...

My pleasure, meemalee!

Chow and Chatter said...

congrtas on the award

mangocheeks said...

Dear Fran,
Thank you so much for thinking of me.

Dan said...

I have the worse hangover ever right now- but graciously accept my award, I'm flattered that you think my blog worthy. Thanks for this Fran!