Liebster Award Nomination

Hello everybody. I was so excited to know that my blog A Hint of Spice has been nominated for the Liebster Award by a fellow food blogger The Journey & Destination. I am really honoured to be nominated – it’s a great motivator obviously. A great, big thank you for nominating me. The Journey & Destination’s blog features amazing food from Starbucks and other cafes and dessert bars and also focuses on delicious food from different parts of the world. There are interesting posts on travel and lifestyle – https://thejourneyndestination.com. The author of the blog explains that the journey and destination are equally important to him.

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The Liebster Award is a great way to connect with the blogging community and to promote not only one’s own blog but also others’ blogs as well. The rules are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and share a link of their blog on your blog.
  2. Answer the five creative questions given to you.
  3. Write a small post about what motivates you in life.
  4. Nominate other blogs.
  5. Create five unique questions for your nominees.
  6. List these rules in your post.
  7. Inform the people/blogs nominated by you.

Here are the questions that were presented to me and my answers.

1. What is your most memorable post in your blog?

The most memorable post in my blog is a cake that I made recently – Strawberry Meringue Cake. I just love that it has all my favourite foods together – cake, strawberries, meringue and cream in one bite! It was easy to make and looked spectacular and these two things are very important for me.

2. What is your most favourite place that you’ve visited in the world?

Of all the Asian countries I visited, my visit to Singapore in 2008 was very memorable. I loved the cosmopolitan feel of the island. The people were friendly. I was with my family and we had planned our trip. We had breakfast with the chimpanzees at the zoo and visited all the popular tourist attractions. We also did a lot of shopping (obviously). The famous Raffles Hotel was quite charming. I have a bucket list of places I want to see. I hope to travel to the West soon.

3. What is your favourite cuisine?

My favourite cuisine is Indian. Italian comes a very close second. I like to experiment with spices and Italian cuisine pairs beautifully with Indian spices.

4. Which do you prefer, sweet or savoury food?

Sweet of course! I love all things sugary and sweet – just can’t resist it.

5. Which spice do you use the most when cooking?

That’s a very interesting question. The spices I use most are cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, cumin, pepper, coriander, red chillies, turmeric and fennel seeds. It depends on the dish I’m making. I’m also very partial to Black Stone Flower which is a kind of lichen that grows on trees. It’s a taste and aroma like no other – absolutely unique.

What Motivates Me In Life

I set goals and work towards achieving them. I have some future plans and a legacy that I would like to leave behind. These really motivate me to take up new projects in order to fulfill those ambitions. I think about this every day.

As far as people are concerned, kindness and compassion for others is what motivates me. The love and acceptance of family is very important.

Faith in my abilities, gratitude and an unswerving belief that the universe is going to make things alright is what keeps me going.

My Nominees for the Award

Tastes of health

The gastronomy gal

Michelles crazy busy life

Vivienne’s Foodie Diary

Into the light adventures

Questions for the nominees

  1. What inspires you?
  1. Three motto’s in your life are…..
  2. What is your favourite comfort food?
  1. What beverage do you like the most?
  1. Which is your favourite city?

I would like to acknowledge the support and friendship of all the people who have visited my blog A Hint of Spice. It’s great to know that there are so many people who love food. It’s an inspiration to do better and be more creative. A huge thank you to everyone.

For rules, information and FAQ’s please visit https://theglobalaussie.com/the-liebster-award/

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A Hint Of Spice

Hi. I am Padma and I am passionate about delicious food. Food is amazing in that it can take you to another place and time in your life just by the taste, smell and touch. Even a photograph evokes memories that lie dormant within us. I still remember a coconut candy that I used to eat as a child. Even though it’s not available now, I clearly remember the taste. It takes me back to my childhood pleasures as nothing else can. Being Indian, my palate is so used to spices. I started experimenting by mixing spices with European and other Western cuisines. The result is truly delicious. I love trying out different spices with different recipes. Sometimes I use the powder and sometimes I grind the spices with other herbs, onions, etc in the blender. The result is quite spectacular – a lovely fusion of the East and West. I hope you like my recipes and are inspired enough to try out a few of them. I would love to hear back from you. You can contact me at pvardaraj@gmail.com.

6 thoughts on “Liebster Award Nomination

  1. Congratulations sweet Padma! You deserve this award and all the others that will surely come your way in the future! I love your blog, your heart and how you share your thoughts on our blogs too. You’re very special. Thank you for being you!

    I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions asked of you. 🙂 I never really considered how Italian spices paired well with Indian cuisine but I could see how you’d feel that way. Your dishes must be absolutely delicious. What I love is how you are so passionate about cooking. It is contagious here in your writing.

    Most of all, I adored how you said kindness and compassion motivate you. Amen my friend, amen! Kindness and compassion are two qualities we need to see make a come back in this ol’ world, aren’t they? I’m grateful for yours and am sending my love and kindness your way. Praying you & yours are well! ♥

    1. Thank you Holly. I’m glad you like my blog. I am passionate about cooking and spices. 🙂

      I think that the work you do for people and animals is very special. I enjoy reading your posts, especially about cats. They are magical beings, I think. 😀

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