Versatile Blogging and time for some Link Love

{Luscious red raspberries we enjoyed snacking on, these organic ones were especially delicious..}

“There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.” ― Charles Morgan

It came as a pleasant surprise a couple of days back when Shira of In Pursuit of More, a blogger, writer and founder of a new non-profit organization called Not So Fast, nominated Just Homemade for the Versatile Blogger Award!

Just goes to prove that Love can come from anywhere.. Thank you sweet Shira!

The award rules for those about to be nominated are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award on to 15 more bloggers that you enjoy.
  4. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated!

And now, It’s time to show some link love:

15 bloggers who inspire me , those I adore or fantastic new (to me) blogs are:

 YOU’RE IT! Ladies..

Pure Vegetarian by Lakshmi – Pure, Pristine vegetarian food coupled with ethereal photography transporting you to another world

India Simmer by Prerna – Indian food made approachable for everyone with eye candy photography She has an Indian food event IndianFoodPalooza going on from 1 Mar – 31 Mar 2012. Join the fun!

Tongue Ticklers by Harini – Delcious and satiating Vegetarian and Vegan food with vivid photography

Love Food Eat by Chinmayie – Simple yet yummy home style local vegetarian food from South India

6 Bittersweets by Xialou – Baking and food DIY, especially macaroons

Passionate about Baking by Deeba Rajpal – As the name suggests, a blog dedicated for baking, drool worthy!

Divine Taste by Anushruti – as she says “to feed the mind body and soul”

Veggie Belly by Sala Kannan – Vegetarian and vegan food with bright natural light photos

Spice Foodie by Nancy – Fresh and delicious food from an Mexican expat

Foodiecrush by Heidi – online magazine that loves food bloggers, their recipes and more..

eCurry by Soma Rathore – Indian food, more than just a curry, soulful writing and rustic photography

Journey Kitchen by Kulsum – Lovely food (includes Bohra Cuisine) and even better photography

Sips and Spoonfuls by Sukaina RajbaliGorgeous food and photography all the way from Dubai

Gourmande in the Kitchen by Sylvie Shirazi – Picture perfect healthful food

Peppercorns in my Pocket by Pia Ghosh – Fresh poetic writing

That wasn’t easy to just put down 15, there are many many more wonderful blogs out there that I check out if not frequently…

Be sure to also check out Sunshine and Smile as well as Vegetable Platter by my good blogger friends Kankana and Deesha

Of course, it isn’t mandatory, but it it sure FUN! And, I’d LOVE to see your selections and learn about your 7 things!
Now for the difficult part,

And for my 7 random things:

  • I was born and raised in Mysore, the royal city of Mysore palace and the renowned Dasara Festival
  • I can speak 5 languages which includes four Indian (three South Indian)
  • I can read and write in Sanskrit and speak a little too (forgotten mostly). I studied Sanskrit for 5 years in school and college.
  • I have a special affinity for bitter foods like bitter gourd, fenugreek etc
  • I never knew swimming until last summer
  • I don’t like to mix sweet and hot foods. In general, I try to avoid any two food items touching on my plate when served (Weird! Hmm.. now I know where my little girl gets the picky palate after all!)
  • I absolutely love “FRIENDS” television show. In fact, I own their whole series in DVD and even quote scenes sometimes in conversations (god help those who didn’t watch!). And most often, my OCD for cleanliness and orderliness comes close to Monica’s!
That was about me, What are you up to today?

Treat yourself to more:


17 thoughts on “Versatile Blogging and time for some Link Love

  1. Harini says:

    Hey, thanks for the nomination. 🙂 Radhika, we could both go on about friends for long then. I am crazy about the serial too and my daughter often says I am worse than Monica! Enjoyed reading a few tidbits about you. I learnt swimming when I turned 30! That late. 🙂

  2. Swati Sapna says:

    hey radhika! great to discover your blog thru Chinmayi’s 🙂 and hey i’m a huge FRIENDS fan myself and quote lines and scenes from there even while watching reruns, much to the annoyance of ppl around 😀

  3. Lakshmi says:

    Thank you for the nomination! I’m a busy bee at the moment and not sure how much I will be able to participate…

    I’m impressed of you knowledge of sanskrit! Such a treasure! I would trade any skill of mine to it at once.

  4. Soma says:

    Thank you so much Radhika and for the very nice words too. Lovely to know a little bit more about yourself.

    The picture of the berries is just mind blowing and the colors and light are just right and gorgeous!

  5. Nash at Plateful says:

    You speak 5 different languages–that’s totally cool! And btw, I still don’t know swimming 🙂

    Congrats on the well deserved award Radhika! Congrats to your nominees too–these are my fave bloggers too!

  6. Shira says:

    Gorgeous Raspberry picture, Radhika – and thank you ever so much for the kind words!! Wow, you work fast! I am impressed! 🙂 Great links too. Cheers! ~ S

  7. Kankana says:

    OMG OMG OMG .. Now I know why we clicked at the first phone call. I am crazy about FRIENDS and I still watch it and my friends call me Monica LOL LOL . How come we never spoek FRIENDS ?? Now I guess our call time will easily shoot to an extra one hours 😛
    Love that photo babe! It’s going in my pin board and congrats a lot for the award. You deserve it 🙂

  8. Kathleen Richardson says:

    Thanks for sharing tidbits about yourself. Also, glad to have more blogs to check out. The only one I’m familiar with is Sala’s Veggie Belly. What am I up to today… had lunch at local Thali, Curry vegetables. So yummy and leftovers for supper.

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