I know I am late with responding to awards. Sorry! Things have been rather busy around here lately. For those of you who have been separated from your significant other for a long period of time, maybe you will get what I mean. The bf has been in India since April, and won’t be back till June, so I have been doing whatever I can to keep my mind off things. Not to mention he will be moving when he gets back, so I am really really putting in extra effort to keep my mind on anything but what is really happening. You know, the whole “let’s not face reality because I’m a wimp” mentality. I also have a tendency to sulk like a baby. I have been looking for an excuse to get out of the house, so when my friend invited me to attend a pasta making class with her, I jumped at it. The last time I saw her was at her wedding, which was over a year ago. She has since had a baby. This was also her first time out since having the baby. So it was a double good time. We went to The Farmhouse in Trussville, which is owned by Jennifer Cole Conn. It is a small antique looking house, which she has turned into a beautiful business. She promotes healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. They have all kinds of classes. Tomorrow, she has a class on salads. She will be showing people that a salad doesn’t just have to contain lettuce. So that should be exciting for those who attend. You can check out The Farmhouse’s Facebook page here.
Here are some pictures from the pasta making class. We made spinach basil pasta and chocolate pasta.
Using what I learned from class, I have been inspired to create a wonderful pasta dessert, which I will be making and posting soon for y’all.
Also, two lovely fellow bloggers have given me awards. I really appreciate the nominations, so thanks guys! We really have a great community here at WordPress. I have found some fantastic blogs, and I look forward to reading them each day. I have two awards to respond to: Shine On Award, which was nominated by Shaun at Looking for reasoning to a complicated world; and the Bouquet of Three Award, nominated by Poppy at Poppy’s Patisserie | Bunny Kitchen. Shaun uses the happenings in his personal life to try to inspire others by telling them that no matter how hard life seems to be, just keep on. We also get daily funny videos posted by him, and every now and then he gives us a glimpse of his homeland, Scotland. Poppy is a vegan food blogger. Her blog contains beautiful pictures of the recipes she has created, and sometimes I want to eat the computer screen. The other day the posted some vegan banana muffins that absolutely looked amazing.
So, the rules are as follows (for both awards):
1. Display the award badge on your blog
2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award
3. Post 7 interesting things about yourself
4. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
5. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post
7 Interesting Things About Myself:
1. I don’t like wine
2. I don’t like beer
3. I drink both thinking someday I will like them
4. I usually take a few sips then pass it on to someone more appreciative. Or it gets wasted.
5. I have a fear of turning into a crazy dog lady
6. I have a tendency to be very forgetful
7. I love listening to Bollywood songs
Blogs I Nominate:
Laura’s Mess, amazing blogger with delicious recipes and beautiful pictures
Dinner of Herbs, she posts some really great recipes
The Reporter & The Girl Minus The Superman, absolutely hilarious. I think she is writing about my life
Fashion, Food and Flirts, for all things trendy, go to her
Harsh Reality , he tells it like it is, yo
Uni Homemaker, more delicious recipes
Applecore, expats truly living life
Maple & Saffron, want to tour Italy? Contact them!
Cured by Bacon, this needs no explanation
Realistic Cooking Ideas, Bernice is just lovely
PS, Luke and Penny say howdy!!!