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Succulent – Well Sweet to be Exact…

August 7, 2013
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Succulent – definition: full of juice : juicy

I’ll stretch this word’s definition slightly today to fit with a blogging award I received from http://www.swatichavda.com/  The Super Sweet Award.

The Award Picture:

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So here are the rules:

I must thank the person who nominated me.

Thank you, Swati for your nomination and for following my blog.

I must answer six Super Sweet questions – see below.
I must include the Super Sweet Blogging Award pic in my blog post – done.
I must nominate a baker’s dozen of deserving bloggers see below.
I must notify my nominees on their blogs – done!

The questions:
Cookies or cake?  My preference would always be cake. (You get more!)
Chocolate or vanilla?  I’m not a big chocolate lover and everything goes with vanilla.
Favorite sweet treat?  Now I will contradict myself and say white chocolate but good Swiss white chocolate. English scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Anything with caramel.
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 Favorite memory of eating sweets: I over indulged at secondary (high) school with the tuck shop. Sitting on the lawn munching my way through was pretty good. At that time wagon wheels and sherbet dips were favorite. A friend introduced me to her Aunt’s homemade Gulab jamun, which were absolutely divine and addictive. My mother’s Lemon meringue pie and apple pie with cloves, reminds me of Sunday dinner.
When do you crave sweet things the most?  I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but just occasionally a craving hits me. There is no rhyme or reason when or why.
Super sweet nickname? Haven’t had a sweet nickname ever. Mostly plays on my names, Mandy and Eve. Although my husband calls me Blodwen!
And my nominations are:
http://suddenlytheyalldied.com/
 http://liviaellis.wordpress.com/
http://lightningdroplets.wordpress.com/
http://lifewithchocolateandcoffee.wordpress.com/
http://likestrawberrytea.com/
http://nicholasconley.wordpress.com/
http://www.nicolechardenet.com/blog/
http://wherelemonsblossom.wordpress.com/
http://gerribowen.wordpress.com/
http://ashortaday.wordpress.com/
http://andyszpuk.wordpress.com/
http://cancerkillingrecipe.wordpress.com/
http://susanleighnoble.wordpress.com/
Have fun everyone and remember to visit these other blogs.

Favorite Foods…

July 8, 2013
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Voracious – definition: great craving, or consuming large quantities of food; exceedingly eager or avid

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The best part of vacationing is the food. While I vacation in England I sample favorites, such as Cornish pasties, clotted cream, Welsh lamb and  Melton Mowbray pork pies, all of which are unavailable or extremely expensive in Canada. Although more and more outlets are catering to the English crowd.

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When we first visited Canada and discovered food courts it was totally overwhelming. There were so many culture’s to sample. Over the last five years or so we have indulged in as many as possible – its been a hard task – NOT. We have found new favorites and added them to our culinary list.

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When I visited Italy, I found my taste buds home. Everything is so fresh and the combinations of flavors are amazing. I have also sampled food in Swizerland, Menorca, Malta, France and America.

Each country has specific recipes, which I hope remain in the everything is available whether it is in season or not culture, we experience nowadays.

Do you experiment with new tastes?

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