Saturday, September 05, 2009

Getting Kreative

Although I've been visiting other blogs to comment, in fits and starts, finding time to post seems to elude me. In August Marjoke of Company in My Kitchen, another bread baker, was kind enough to award me the Kreative Blog award. Thank you Marjoke! Sorry it took me so long to continue the awarding. It's difficult to have a true sense about one's blog and how it is perceived. Nice that you see me as creative.

One of the best thing about blogging is finding other bloggers who have similar interests, who make you think, who challenge you to try something new or make something a different way, or look at the world in a whole new light. This kind of award give one a chance to recognize a few of those wonderful bloggers who are virtual friends.

Choosing other bloggers to give the award to takes even more time than writing about it. There are a whole lot of wonderful blogs and since I only read food blogs those are the ones I choose.

Before we get to the awardees there are some rules and I'm supposed to tell you a bit about myself.


1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award (indeed!)

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog (look at the right side of my blog).

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award (check).

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting (below).

5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers (this is the part that took time).

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate (see below...and do click on them to see why they are so creative).

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated (love this part).

Seven Things About Myself:
Since this is a Kreative award, creativity is the theme:

1 - I had a wholesale muffin business when I was 20 some years younger.
2 - I put all my photos into Photoshop before I post them, if only to size them but often to make other changes.
3 - I know how to turn wooden bowls and spindles and things on a wood lathe.
4 - Color mixing is one of my favorite parts of watercolor painting.
5 - I don't actually like decorating cut out cookies, even though each are the perfect canvas for creativity.
6 - I have a collection of unusual patterned socks to put on some mornings when I need to feel extra creative.
7 - I wrote, directed, costumed, produced and acted in a play about St. Nicholas when I was in 5th grade. Our whole grade (about 75 students) saw the play. It was the last time I acted in a play, even though I loved it.

Now that you are wondering why you have read this far comes the good part:

7 awardees:

1 - Wish I were Baking - written by two super creative souls, DaviMack and Tanita, this blog combines food, photography, philosophy and literature in an eclectic and delightful way.

2 - Dad - Baker & Chef - written by a wonderfully creative and loving dad and husband, Dharm, you only have to read his take on James Bond when the Daring Bakers post to understand why he is receiving this award...humor, wit, style and baking combined with the cutest children.

3 - Cookie Baker Lynn - written by Lynn, combines an enthusiasm for baking and sweets with clear & enjoyable writing. great photos, and just enough about her life and family to charm you.

4 - A Food Lover's Journey - by Anh, whose posts are often a hauntingly beautiful photo whose creativity is profound and lovely.

5 - Culinary Concoctions by Peabody - by Peabody, is still one of my all time favorite food porn blogs, plus she writes in a totally engaging way, full of personal insights and appeal.

6 - Delta Kitchen - written by Andreas is low key but honest and I love his dry sense of humor, a hallmark of creativity. He is another crazy bread maker, too.

7 - Wild Yeast - Susan not only hosts a weekly yeast marathon, but she is amazingly creative, too. One has only to look at her apricot stuffed fritters...or are they see just how delightfully creative.

I could name a bunch more, and not every one of these will necessarily want to play along and keep the award going, but they are all worth a visit...or two...or three!


  1. Awwww...Thanks Elle!! Thats really sweet of you!!

  2. Thanks so much! You're so sweet to say such nice things about my blog.

    I love that you can turn wood on a lathe. That's awesome. Do you own one?

  3. Lynn, You really do deserve the award! I no longer have the equipment, but could take a class at the community college and use theirs. Truth is that my creativity at the moment is being expressed in other bread baking.

  4. You truly do deserve this award, Elle: you really get into it, and put a lot of effort into the creative side of things, for certain!

    Thanks so much for awarding us! I'm glad to know that you've enjoyed our blog!

  5. Thanks very much, Elle.
    I wouldn't see myself as especially creative, but "low-key but honest" is probably spot on.
    Now, to find seven awardees, who might appreciate this award. That might take me some time.
    And to find seven things about myself. No wait, that's seven interesting things about myself.
    Oh dear. Lucky me, there is no set deadline.

  6. Thanks Elle. You are making me blush. Though I will try and be creative since my brain is fried. ;)

  7. Anonymous11:24 PM

    Congratulations, Dahlink! It's very easy to see why you won this award.

    I just visited all of your awardees, most of whom I've visited before, but this time I enjoyed looking at the sites in a different way. Congratulations to all of them. It's also easy to see why they won.

    I also enjoyed reading the interesting things about you, and was surprised to find so many that I didn't know (or maybe forgot I knew?) You are so cool!

    Love, Natasha