I am Really Really… Blessed

I got a lovely surprise yesterday; I have been nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award by acorninmykitchen who is a Spaniard living in Green Island and who keeps a great blog with amazing recipes and wonderful photos. If you know his blog you will know what I am talking about. If not, check it out and you will know. I would like to thank you very much “acorn” for noticing my blog and nominating me for this award.

Following the rules of this Award I have to mention 7 random things about myself. But I think you already know a lot about me. Anyway I will try:

1- I am staying now in Abu Dhabi , I came since 3 weeks ago, to see my 2 daughters and their lovely 4 children

2- And I will be back soon to my home country, Lebanon

3-I enjoy trying new recipes, and aside from Lebanese food, I love Italian and Chinese cuisine

4-I believe that life is too short, and that we have to enjoy every moment of it

5-Blogging allows me to know great people from around the globe

6-My favorite color is blue, like the sky and sea

7-I am a Sagittarius 🙂

And my nominations for the Kreativ Blogger Award will go to:

So here they are, and thank you again acorn. Good luck to all 🙂

Kreativ Blogger Award

While working on my blog yesterday, I had a very nice surprise: I have been nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award by Laura of the blog “cook to love”, a lovely blog about healthy food and gluten free recipes. You should check it out. This nomination actually made me very happy, because people are enjoying Lebanese Food I am making and sharing with them. Thank you very much to all of you for supporting me, and especially to Laura for the nomination. When I started the blog a month and a half ago, I never thought that I would interact with so many nice people from around the globe.

So in accord with the “Rules of Conduct” for bloggers who are nominated for this award, I will do the following:

  • Thank the blogger who gave me the award and provide a link. Thanks again Laura!
  • List 7 interesting things about myself that my readers might find interesting.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links, and let them know.


1. I am a mother of four lovely children, two girls and two boys. My daughters are married and each have two children of their own. This makes me a grandmother of four beautiful grandchildren.

2. I have a master’s degree in French Literature. I learnt the English language from my children 🙂 Til now they help me everytime I write the blog.

3. I’ve worked in media for over 12 years. I was the editor-in-chief of a Lebanese magazine about Economical and Social issues. I did over a thousand interviews with people from all over the world.

4. I love to tavel and enjoy exploring new countries; my last trip was to France three months ago.

5.J’apprends toujours” is a quote from a French essay, and it literally means “I always learn”. Indeed, every day I learn something new, in cooking, dealing with people or life in general.

6. I love Lebanese Cuisine, but I’m also very playful and I enjoy experimenting with all sorts of cuisine, making my own inventions. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. Me and my youngest son have been looking for the perfect Baba au Rhum recipe, trying over 10 recipes a few times each. We still haven’t found the perfect one yet, and I’ll continue to perfect it (and I’ll share it with you when I do!)

7. Finally, whenever I’m cooking most dishes, I don’t measure the ingredients scientifically, except for desserts. I usually work by measuring with my eyesight. When I started this blog, I began to document the measurements for each recipe and I made an effort weighing and measuring the ingredients 🙂


First I have to say that it was really hard for me to choose only seven between so many talented bloggers.

1. Home in Greece: Heidi is an American lady married to a Greek man, living together in Greece. She shares her experiences and some delicious recipes as well.

2. Dutch goes Italian: Explore the real Italian life and lovely recipes with this blog.

3. Sugared Pecan: Donna enjoys cooking and baking all kinds of desserts. She shows an interest with arts and crafts, and also has an eye in photography.

4. Danny’s kitchen: Very creative meals and stunning photos.

5. Rocksalt: Carole has a very pleasant blog with a witty sense of humor.

6. Foodimentary: This blog always has some information about a food’s history, a very interesting read.

7. Sugardish me:  Tasty recipes made easy with step by step instructions for even the most inexperienced cook.