Wednesday, August 8, 2007
A Rockin' Girl Blogger Shares the Love
Last month, I was honored by kind Jenn over at The Leftover Queen with a nomination as a Rockin’ Girl Blogger. Many thanks to Jenn, whose gift for creating community enriches so much of the food blogging realm – as does her lovely cooking (hello Fresh Fig & Sage Grilled Pizza!)
I’m sure, Jenn, that you’ve been wondering if I’d ever get to this (I also owe her an interview, which I’m still working on, really!) It’s been awfully hard to whittle down all the great girls out there – there are so many female bloggers that I think are pretty darn rockin.’ But here are a few special women whose work I've greatly enjoyed and highly recommend.
Rules I’ve found for this award range from nominating 3 to 5 blogs, so I decided to split the difference. No pressure to nominate anyone yourselves, ladies. We’re all busy, and sometimes it just doesn’t fit into the format of your blog. But I wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks for all the great reads and eats! In alphabetical order by blog title:
Wendy at A Wee Bit of Cooking in Inverness, Scotland -
I admit to a ready soft spot for this fellow Scot – she's not afraid to get good and bruised up at a ceilidh for starters. But following this gifted cook and gardener and warm–hearted dog-lover on her travels around her vegetable patch, Britain, and beyond has become one of my favorite things to do.
Jo at Naptime Writer here in New York City -
Jo’s a close friend of mine, but this nomination isn’t a bit biased. She’s a feminist with her Phd. who embraces her domesticity, gave birth watching the Terminator movies for inspiration, and stays home with her 3-year-old to write kick-ass chick-lit. From the horrors of discovering a toddler practicing tantric sex breathing in public to commentary on the patriarchal influence over romantic comedies in Hollywood, this rockin’ girl’s blog makes for a great read.
Lucy at Nourish Me in Melbourne, Australia -
Lucy’s lovely spirit shines through her poetry, photography, art work, and recipes (anyone for making your own ricotta cheese?) It all makes me suspect there’s nothing she can’t do, and anyone this accomplished is rockin’ in my book.
Aileen at Quixote’s Tart in Alaska -
A flying greenmarket? Check. Tundra-grown cucumbers and sweet turnips grown under the midnight sun? Check. Check. Four years ago, Aileen was living two blocks from Union Square here in New York. Now she’s up in Alaska, and her blog reads like a food-lovers version of Northern Exposure - without the eighties haircuts, that is. Utterly addictive.
Congratulations to all of you, and thanks again to Jenn for the nomination!