A big thanks to all those you suggested some fabulous ideas. To the uninitiated, here is a quick recap.
I was unable to decide on a Halloween special recipe and I wanted to give away a small pack of whole all-spice , the last of the three packs my grandmother gifted me when I visited India last summer. It was from the local spice store.
In truth only two of my good blog friends: Nat and Ramona. Both of you suggested such different recipes and their variations that it was difficult for me to figure which one I like. So we have to divide the give away, ladies. So the give away goes to
1. Nat of girls are made of
2. Ramona of The japanese redneck.
Thank you ladies and I will soon post the pictures of how they turn out by tomorrow :).
Now, to awards.
Any guesses on the name Tarramtoo? Well, as a child Sunday used to be a big television day for me, my sister and my friends. We would all watch our sunday shows together over mid day snacks. Almost no homework that morning. It was gorgeous. The very popular shows used to be between 9-10.30 AM. Followed by rather boring shows later on. However, me and sister used to watch this show-- very tacky-- by today's standards and even then. But we used to love watching it. It was about a few people in animal costumes who lived in a village (a single room) and would live and enjoy just by themselves . They would mimic a close knit animal society..much like the jungle book.
So this one show had an award ceremony going on..where one person gives awards to others in the animal village..for being what they were and helping the small community by being themselves. This little room/ society was called Tarramtoo. So was the name of the show.
I always refer to close-knit-fun-people-communities as Tarramtoo. Food blog community is one such Tarramtoo. Where we live, share and give awards and learn so much...enjoyment being the bottom line. I am truly lucky to be a part of such a great community and here is where I pass on the awards (my very first ones too).
I got the this award from Rebecca of Chow and Chatter
I adore this one (it is special for it is my first one) and would like to pass it on to a few people whose blogs and recipes I enjoy thoroughly
Eat live travel and write :- lovely style of writing and great stories to boot
Erica of my columbian recipes:- She is a goddess. Makes me go yum yum every-time I read her simple posts. Also columbian recipes has such similarity to bengali food. At least ingredient wise :)
Natashya of living in the Kitchen with puppies: She should be into food business and her fantastic food photographs
Ancoo's hobby: Love her simple japanese dishes. Made some last friday! Turned out great. Will write about this one day
Nat of Girls are made of :- She is my heart throb. Her blogs make me smile and think that life is after all simple and cute.
And the following award (my second and very precious) is from Nat of Girls are made of. Thanks a lot for your encouragement!
And I would like to give it to a few people whom I have come to know over this short period (52 blog posts) and whose comments mean so very much to me
Trish at Mad Chemist : I like her inputs and suggestions and her cooking style
Palidor at Crazy asian girl : Thanks for your support and her blog is one which I frequent almost everyday. Good asian food
Ramona at Japanese red neck : her honest comments help me with my recipe. Also I adore her new horse stories!
The Ungourmet: Lovely writing and nice recipes
Fairy Footprints: Great blog lay out. How do you do it? :)
Thanks everyone for it has been most so pleasurable for me!
It is friday evening...almost. The table will be empty tonight. The fantastic food and dinners have all been gobbled up over the week. But have no fear..for its going to be monday soon and we will all be back -- with scary stories, fun and Recipes! For now, the ghosts are about to creep out. Let us grab our costumes and dance with the devils... get intoxicated with spirits over bonfires under the starry sky, beneath warm quilts and marshmallow smells...