Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Power of Sugar

Sweet!

It is time to celebrate, as Manisha of Indian Food Rocks, sent me this pretty pink 'Rockin' Girl Blogger' award, which is easily my first award in the world of blogging. Even though it would take a good stretch of the imagination to call me a girl anymore, I love it. I also really don't see myself so much as a blogger as much as someone who has a blog - is there a subtle difference? I still love it. Thanks, Manisha.

rockinggirlblogger

In the tradition of passing on the awards, I started making a list of people I would have liked to send it on to, and the list kept growing, so I pared it down a lot.

Even though both my favorite food blogs incidentally also have some guy power associated with them, this is specially for the women, Melissa of The Travelers Lunchbox and Nicky of Delicious Days.

With so much professional acclaim and press to their credit, I am a complete nobody to give them an award, but this is a token of my appreciation for the huge inspiration that they were to me, and for all the things I am continuously learning from their sites. So I am sending it over to them anyway.

This was also a perfect chance to sing their praises. Detailed crisp writing and the dreamy photographs are what drew me to 'The Travelers Lunchbox', and have kept me there, making me come back, again and again.

To add to all of this, her recipes are excellent. Like this flourless chocolate cake that I made for a potluck dinner that a friend had hosted. Luscious.

'mise en place' for Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake

Her Avocado Milkshake (you read that right) and Pesto Rosso are amazingly good too.

With Nicky's blog, first those photographs hooked me, but once I started reading her posts, it was her attempts to recreate German classics, including those from her grandma's kitchen, that struck a chord with me, as it resonated to a great extent to the way I sometimes try to reach out to my roots via food. From her site, I chose these Sponge Cake Rolls, that I made half with strawberry jam and half with an Alfonso mango jam.

Jam Rolls, still unrolled

Jam Rolls, just rolled and cut

Jam Rolls, finished

If you are not already lost in their site, I recommend this Bircher Müesli too.

Last but not least, I want to pass it to desiknitter, who doesn't yack about food like me, but instead knits knits knits and keeps a lively blog full of interesting episodes in her life. Although, sometimes she slips, and talks about food too. Try that raw mango chutney, it's the best.

kairichi chatni

20 comments:

Suganya said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Just wow!

Manisha said...

See? You totally rock!

Saju said...

Great Choice, what an array of delicious stuff

Kelly Mahoney said...

What beautiful dishes. Congratulations!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Your chocolate cake and swiss rolls looks so good.

Cynthia said...

Those awards are richly deserved - yours as well as the awardees. I am hooked.

bee said...

congrats. you absolutely rock!!

TBC said...

Congratulations!

Cinnamon said...

Congrats on the award!! And what a wonderful spread of desserts!!

TheCooker said...

Of course you are a girl and of course you rock!

Roopa said...

wow what an awesome post!see you are rocking :)

Richa said...

those rolls are tooooooooooooooo
good :)

Desiknitter said...

Congratulations! Manisha is right, you totally rock. In the midst of fogs of jetlag my hand is reaching out to those rolls, man, they look del.ic.io.us. And hey, don't I recognize that flourless cake?

And eeeek! Thank you, thank you!!

Priyanka said...

The rolls are so amazing... classic... am bookmarking the recipe

evolvingtastes said...

Thank you all for pouring in the wishes. I had been travelling for the last few days and hence couldn't respond. Yessss, those rolls and that cake, as you all have spotted correctly, are the real winners!

Rachna said...

hey evolving.... congrats for the award, i can see u defintely rocking... i love the jam swiss rolls..yum

evolvingtastes said...

Thanks Rachna, and welcome to my blog!

Anita said...

Not only do you rock, you roll too!

evolvingtastes said...

Anita, good one, but hopefully not downhill. Nahin toh rock bhee aur roll bhee. :D

Anamika said...

Dear Evolving Taste
Nice blog content. Discovered your blog by clicking through the maze of the URLs and have found it interesting.
Compliments to you from Botswana.

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