A while ago, Elisabeth Bell over at Everyday is Yummy nominated me for a Liebster Award. I was so chuffed as I still find it strange that people I don;t know read my blog, let alone that they might enjoy doing so! It's taken me far too long to blog about this and pass it on but I am very proud to be writing this post.
The Rules of the Liebster Award:
•Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.
•Post the award to your blog.
•Give the award to five bloggers with less than 200 followers who you appreciate and value (please do not be offended by this, I don’t think you have less than 200 followers I am sending on some blog love because I think your blog is great!)
•Let your award winners know!
So these are the blogs that have inspired me and I want to pass on the award to:
Jessica Eats (Food) is a blog written by a student studying French at Warwick University. I was introduced to this blog by my sister who is friends with Jess. Jess' posts are a mixture of restaurant reviews and details of her own cooking adventures. She spent the last year in France as part of her degree and I was amazed at what she achieved without a kitchen!
I think I discovered this great blog on twitter and only later realised that she works for Fair Cake, a company that runs cake courses and which I discovered and fell in love with a couple of years ago when my baking addiction was relatively young. Emine is not only a wonderful baker but also a fantastic photographer and beautifully captures the fruits of her labour.
Adventures of a pastry apprentice I discovered this blog after recently being paired with Emma for Foodie Pen Pals (see previous blog post for more details about foodie pen pals). Emma has just finished an NVQ as a pastry chef and is working in a bakery. To me this is the perfect life. Her baking creations look wonderful and I'm sure they taste just as good. I'm completely in awe of how much she gets done as well as having 3am weekend starts at the bakery!
Blue Kitchen Bakes
I dicscovered Jen's blog through baking challenges run on blogs and through Twitter. She bakes a lot of bread which is something I really want to do more of but also conjures up some wonderful, cakes, biscuits, tarts and even souffles!
The Mixing Bowl
My blog namesake and yet another blog with beautiful photographs (I need to get these talented people to photograph my bakes!) Maria posts recipes and great baking tips. She also writes boook reviews of cook books which I think is a great idea!