Award Free Blog

After many, many awards presented to me by lovely fellow bloggers, I have decided to make this an AWARD FREE BLOG.

Receiving an award is undoubtedly a wonderful thing – a confirmation that you’re doing something right, that people spend time in your virtual kitchen, and appreciate what you do.

I felt really bad last year when I had to thank people for an award and then tell them that I couldn’t pass it on because I didn’t have the time anymore. During these last years of blogging I realised that photography and blogging – a very large part of my hobbies – has become more time intensive, especially as you progress and the expectations you have in yourself grow. Which is why I decided to join other bloggers and make this an award free blog.

I subscribe to a lot of food blogs, there is so much great stuff out there, which is why I appreciate these nominations even more. I always try to show my appreciation for other blogs by leaving comments and staying in contact with other bloggers, which is a lot of fun, too.

Being an award free blog does not mean I don’t appreciate your contacting me or your comments – on the contrary! Receiving comments always makes me happy – after all readers are the main ingredient of every virtual kitchen!

Thanks for your understanding & I hope to see you around here and hear from you,


February 2011: Coconut, Basil & Lime Pralines post featured on FoodPress. I forgot to make a screenshot, though…

March 4, 2011
…was the day I almost fell off my chair when I saw how many hits I suddenly had on my blog. Turned out it was due to a WordPress feature on my Blood Orange Panna Cotta.

Funnily, the same day a news item appeared on Spiegel Online about WordPress experiencing a DoS attack. The WP screenshot shown at the news website also showed my WP feature post, it was even highlighted. I’m sure that also helped with getting this exorbitant amount of hits.

I have to admit, though, that I have silently cursed that post a lot of times since. Why? Because I feel it’s neither my best post nor my best recipe. But a lot of people still keep visiting that one post only.

The same month I received a Stylish Blogger Award, passed on to me by Melissa from Life is Grace.

July 2011
I made a little fruit & cheese experiment which went really well and was rewarded by FoodPress by being featured under “Today’s Specials”: Tête de Moine with Cherry Pepper Sauce.

September 2011
Featured on FoodPress under “Today’s Specials” with my Nectarine & Raspberry Crumble.

Crow Worthy Award by An Older Woman from whimseytopia on my Blueberry Tartelettes post.

November 2011
Featured on FoodPress under “Today’s Specials”with my Rosemary Almonds.

April 2012
Received the Liebster Blog Award from Big Hungry Gnomes

as well as the Kreativ Blogger Award from Chez Chloe

and the Versatile Blogger Award – twice – from The Tasty Thumb as well as Big Hungry Gnomes

What an eventful month!

May 2012
Received the One Lovely Blog Award from Mon Food Blog

December 2012
Received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Fae’s Twist & Tango


Received the Sunshine Award from Fae’s Twist & Tango

2012-12-13 sunshine award 2

December 2012 & January 2013

Received the 1st and 4th star of the  Blog Of The Year 2012 Award from Feed The Piglet

1 + 4 star

and the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th star of the  Blog Of The Year 2012 Award from Fae’s Twist & Tango

2 + 3 + 5 + 6 star

January 2013
Received the 7 x 7 Link Award from Johnny of Feed The Piglet


February 2013
Received the Super Sweet Bloggers Awaerd from Fae of Fae’s Twist & Tango
Super Sweet Bloggers

There have been a few more awards between February and September, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to pass them on. Please see this post for details.