I haven’t cooked at all this week. We’ve been eating out, eating left overs, and also kind of not eating well. Our sweet boy is still sick, we don’t know why, he’s going to see an internal medicine specialist of Friday, and as a result, the vacation I’ve been planning to celebrate my graduation with 10 of our friends in Beaver Creek, CO… we can’t go on. I’m heartbroken. Not only for the uncertainty of Nigel’s health, but also because this vacation I started planning Oct. of last year to celebrate the past 11 years I’ve been in school, will not be happening for the Koslicki Family.
So in an attempt to try to not think about all of those things, I instead this morning decided to focus on something else that makes me happy and warms my heart. This blog started out as just a project that would encourage Dan and I cook from scratch and also act as Dan says, “a digital cookbook”. Having never blogged before besides a travel blog when I was in Italy, which was really just a way for my friends and family to keep up with what I was doing, I had no idea there was such a huge blogging community. Of course I knew there are like a zillion blogs out there, 3/4 of which seem to be food blogs, but I had no idea how supportive and sweet all these other bloggers were/are!
Having started this blog about 6 months ago, I’ve not only been introduced to so many amazing food blogs through the gracious Angie’s Fiesta Friday, but I’ve also been nominated for some blog awards that I haven’t participated in. Why? I don’t remember / have a good answer. But just because I didn’t participate, does not mean I don’t greatly appreciate the gesture from these wonderful bloggers. And so I want to personally thank each and every one of you.
Ngan, @ Ngan Made it – thank you for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! Thank you also for sharing your amazing Macaroons , which I made and LOVED. Also, your pictures are always so incredibly delicious, stories lovely, and you’ve always had kind words for everyone! I cannot wait to try your quick Cucumber Kimchi!
Frankie @ Frankie’s Feast – thank you for nominating me for the Sunshine Award and the Leibster Award. When it comes to gluten free food, whoa we’ve come a long way. And Frankie’s blog sure is evidence of this. Although our family isn’t gluten free, I’ve found myself befriending a few people who are and cooking for them has been a super fun challenge. So thank you Frankie for your take on some scrumptious gluten free recipes that make you not even know you’re missing gluten!
Tina @ Mademoiselle Gorumande – Thank you for your invitation to join the Writing Blog Process Tour. What a fun tour that introduced so many to everyone’s writing styles, thought processes, and upcoming projects! Your love for travel and food is so evident in your cooking and beautiful posts that make you a true Gourmande!
Craftea Heart – Thank you for also including me in the Writing Blog Process Tour! Your pictures of food, the outdoors, and your crafts are amazing! Being a not so crafty person myself, I’m always in awe at how those who are, like yourself, are so creative!
Lori @ Creating Beauty in the Kitchen – thank you for nominating me for a Versatile Blogger Award! I love seeing the beautiful things created in your kitchen and coming from someone who used to hate cooking? Amazing.
Dimple @ Shivaay Delights, Nancy @ Feasting with Friends, Angie @ The Novice Gardener, and Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook, for featuring my blog, sharing my blog, and all of the sweet wonderful words of encouragement and support.
And I can’t believe I forgot my Blog Fairy Mona @ But That’s For Another Blog when I first wrote this, but she’s been my blog rock / recipient of all the venting I’ve had to do for the past month it seems. Her four legged son is also one of Nigel’s besties.
I hope I didn’t miss anyone! Thank you thank you thank you again to all of your wonderful bloggers out there. Like I said, the support and encouragement from you all has truly been an unexpected but wonderful result from starting this blog. Grazie mille, i miei amici! xoxo