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A what? Award, that’s what…

fabulous blog award

I was pleased as punch to receive my first little blog award lately from the fabulous Tangled Noodle. The stipulations of this particular award are that I should pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs (and bloggers) and, for the general edification of those reading, list 5 fabulous addictions. I don’t think there’s a rule about how many times you need to use the word fabulous in the text of your post, but, what the heck, I think I’ll use it 5 times, which means we have one more to go… So, without further ado, I would like to pass the fabulous award on, in no particular order, to:

  • Jenni, who runs Pastry Chef Online and blogs at Pastry Methods and Techniques – her posts are always educational and always entertaining.
  • Greg at Sippity Sup, who lays claim to having once created a dinner consisting of 7 courses of potato. Need I say more!
  • Naomi at Straight Into Bed Cakefree And Dried – wistful, atmospheric writing along with recipes and guidance for those on a specific carbohydrate diet.
  • Jeannette aka Kickpleat at Everybody Likes Sandwiches, an uncomplicated (but delightful) journal about food, not just sandwiches.
  • Tiger Chow – what’s appeared here so far has been a feast for the eyes – I hope there’s more where that came from!

And now to those fabulous addictions… (oops, there I go, exceeding my fabulous quota – oh well, in the case of all of the things listed below, I reckon you can’t have too much of a good fabulous thing!)

  • travel – whenever I can, wherever I can
  • photography – both having a go at it myself and admiring the work of others
  • music – though I have far less talent for playing it than I have capacity for appreciating it
  • goats cheese – if it’s on the menu, I have difficulty passing it up
  • food bloggery

As if that wasn’t enough, the nominations for the Irish blog awards were posted the other day and the Daily Spud is to be found loitering (in some very good company I might add) amongst the nominations for best food/drink blog. So I get to crow about that as well. Fabulous!

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  1. Jenni

    Oh, I blush! First of all, though (before I blush too much) congratulations on receiving an award! How very cool and fabulous you must feel! I humbly accept your nomination and will affix said award to my blog, once I figure out how to do that:) I will continue to spread the love and good will tomorrow.

    Thanks again:)

  2. Greg

    Not only do I lay claim to my Feast Of The Seven Potatoes. I am blogging it in a few weeks. It’s been photographed and is awaiting literary inspiration. So get ready, it’s in the queue! GREG

  3. Foodista

    I love visiting your blog, I’ll be visiting the other sites you gave awards too as well. I’d like to invite you to take some time to drop by at Foodista. We have launched an online food and cooking encyclopedia ala wikipedia where you can contribute and share what you know about food and cooking techniques.

    We also have a small embeddable widget that will help you build traffic from Foodista-related pages. This will explain how the widget works. Thanks

  4. Tangled Noodle

    Well-deserved accolades to you! And I’m so excited for you on your Irish Blog Awards nomination for best food/drink blog!!! You have my vote – who do we contact t sway the voting? 8-)

  5. Navita

    lovely post! Congrats on your awards. :)

  6. naomi

    Thank you, thank you! What a fabulous collection of blogs and awards. Although they all contain the forbidden carbohydrate – I can always drool wistfully without fear of repercussions…

    Well done on your double nomination – you deserve it for services to the humble potato.

    x x x

  7. English Mum

    Congrats!!!! Very well deserved xx

  8. gastroanthropologist

    Congrats twiced daily spud. Maybe we should make twiced baked spuds to celebrate. Yes, please tell us how and if we can vote for your Irish blog nomination.

  9. The Tasty Morsel

    Congratulations on a well-deserved honor. I’m so happy I found your blog. I always thought the potato was a vegetable worthy of its own website. Cheers!

  10. Daily Spud

    Jenni: you’re welcome, just keep doing what you’re doing

    Greg: I eagerly await reportage on the feast of the 7 potatoes!

    Foodista: thanks, always interested in hearing about new foodie resources

    Tangled Noodle: thanks (again) – unfortunately, I don’t know who you’d have to contact to sway the Irish blog voting (well, I could take a guess, but it wouldn’t be at all ethical :) – an independent panel of judges and all that

    Navita: you’re too kind, thanks

    Naomi: thanks (and apologies for sending so many forbidden carbs your way, not least the humble spud itself!)

    English Mum: thanks and congrats on both of your Irish blog nominations!

    gastroanthropologist: twice baked spuds – I like it – but no open voting in the case of the Irish blog awards, so you’ll just have to keep your fingers crossed instead :)

    Tasty Morsel: thanks – the spud is indeed a worthy subject…

  11. kickpleat

    aw shucks thanks for the award! and congrats on your nomination for best irish food blog!

  12. Lori

    Congrats to you! You definitely deserve both the award and the nominations. Have a great weekend!!

  13. Christine

    I wanted to come over here and thank you for your comments on my blog! Thank you for clarifying the matter about if cornbeef is traditional European Irish. I was aware of that but only recently..and I did forget to mention that. Congratulations on your awards! And your nomination.

    Much Love,


  14. Daily Spud

    kickpleat: you’re welcome and good luck with the bloggies :)

    Lori: thanks!

    Christine: thanks so much for visiting – I enjoy following your posts and food journeys – you’re a lady with somethin’ to say!

  15. OysterCulture

    Congrats on the award, I love the fact that it introduces readers to new and wonderful blogs. Plus being on the receiving end is just plain fun. I’ve taken a shining to your blog and look forward to more lively postings.

  16. Chef E

    Nice, and an Irish version as well…One day I shall come back and see what culinary adventures await…when I was there in 1994 I ate mostly soup, pie, and coleman’s mustard with a sandwich…oh and Cadbury chocolate fingers…

  17. The Other Tiger

    I was catching up on blog posts and comments (I hate the way travel throws off everything!) and found your link over here…thank you so much! I’m so thrilled! There definitely is more coming. And congratulations on receiving the award yourself! It’s easy to see why…your posts are great, and they’re about potatoes. You can’t help but win.

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