Super Sweet Blogging Award

I have been nominated by Vijay Shah for a really sweet award – for the Super Sweet Blogging Award.  Vijay is the writer of the blog – Half-Eaten Mind, and I really appreciate his sweetness in nominating me for my first ever award.   I also  nominate him for the award too, and he is my first nominee.   Vijay, thank you so much for your nomination.
Since I have never been nominated before, I admit to copying and pasting a little here from Vijay’s blog, but I had to copy the rules.

The Rules:

  • Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.
  • Answer five Super Sweet questions.
  • Include the Super Sweet Blogging award image in your blog post.
  • Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other bloggers.
  • Notify your nominees on their blog.

(c) Pallak Sharma/original designer , The Be-All and End-All

Since, I am supposed to include the above image on my blog post, I want to thank Pallak Sharma for it.

According to the rules I have to answer 5 questions and here they are:

1. Cookies or Cake? 

I have a sweet tooth, and I love both cookies and cake, but if truth be told, I think I prefer cake just a little more.  I like cake with custard in it, and love Napoleon Slices – I believe we call them Vanilla Slices in England, you can see them in this picture – they are the second ones over on the right from the fruit tart in the middle at the bottom of the display, and they have a delicious fondant type icing on the top.  Yummy!  I miss some of the cookies, or biscuits as we would say in England – from the UK – especially Digestives and Hobnobs.

Tempting Treats at Champagne Bakery

Tempting Treats at Champagne Bakery

However, when my daughter makes cookies like these, I can’t resist!  My sweet tooth always gives in!

Yummy Cookies

Yummy Cookies

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? 

I love chocolate, and especially if it’s milk or white chocolate.  Cadbury’s from England is definitely one of my favorites, and I have to tell you that I miss the chocolate in England.  If you go into a store in England, you will be amazed at the selection of chocolates – from Rowntrees’ Yorkie bars to Cadbury’s bars and Galaxy’s, not to mention Aero bars, both peppermint, orange and milk chocolate – these are out of this world with airy bubbles and chocolate that melts in your mouth.  I haven’t mentioned Crunchies, oh, how I love Crunchies.  My kids also love Cadbury’s Milky Bars and Cadbury’s Buttons.   We do get some limited selection of Cadbury’s bars here in the USA, but not the Crunchies, Aero’s or Yorkies unless you go to British stores or even Indian shops, that really inflate the cost of these bars to something outrageous.  Why can’t we have chocolate like this here in the USA?  I also like Toblerone chocolate – it is so good! Ghiradelli Chocolate is quite good too (although I’m still more of a Cadbury’s fan), and they are based here in San Francisco.  I had the pleasure of visiting their chocolate factory last year, and you won’t be surprised to know that I definitely sampled their goodies.  However, when it comes to chocolate or vanilla ice-cream, then I would have to say – I would choose vanilla over chocolate as I enjoy chocolate more in chocolate bars than I do in ice-cream.  The same goes for cake, I prefer vanilla sponge cake over chocolate sponge cake, but do like chocolate gateaux.

Ghiradelli Chocolate Factory, San Francisco, CA

Ghiradelli Chocolate Factory, San Francisco, CA

3. Favorite Sweet Treat? 

I have to say chocolate and also Mithai – Indian sweets that consist of anything from Burfi to Rasmalai or Jalebis.  Burfi for example, are sweets made from condensed milk, that are rich and creamy in taste, and can include such yummy ingredients as coconut, almonds and pistachios.  I love pistachio burfi from a certain favorite sweet shop in Birmingham, England and mango burfi (second from the left on the top shelf of the picture below) from Surati Farsan Mart in Mira Mesa, San Diego.  I also love French Fancies (little cakes sold in a box) in England, as well as Mr. Kipling’s Apple Pies, Mince Pies, Jamaican Gingerbread, and Jam Tarts – I miss all those and would gladly devour them upon sight.  Oh, and I also love coconut macaroons, scones, and custard with rhubard crumble!

Burfi Display at Surati Farsan Mart in San Diego

Burfi Display at Surati Farsan Mart in San Diego

Jalebis, Surati Farsan Mart, San Diego

Jalebis, Surati Farsan Mart, San Diego

4. When do you crave sweet things the most? 

Every day, and every time I drink coffee or tea.  I do not always indulge my sweet tooth, but most nights I have to give in to having a bit of chocolate with a cup of tea.  I think  tea tastes better if it’s preceeded with sweets.

5. Sweet Nick Name?

My sweet nickname for my little Chandi who is 4 years old, is that she is a piece of mithai – and though I speak to her in English only, with just a few words of Punjabi thrown in from time to time, and endearing words such as “mithai, laddoo, jalebi, rasmalai, or burfi” – I tell her that she’s one of those –  she now knows what these words mean.  Guess what?   She inherited my sweet tooth unfortunately (or it might not be that unforunate, as who says having a sweet tooth is bad unless it is taken to the extreme and I like to think that having a sweet tooth makes the person sweeter) – she loves burfi and chocolate, but she also loves all kinds of fruit.

I nominate the following for the Super Sweet Blogging Award:

1) http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com

2) http://sartenada.wordpress.com

3) http://retireediary.wordpress.com

4) http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com

5) http://dilipnaidu.wordpress.com

6) http://stanfordsa.wordpress.com

7) http://remediesforhealth.wordpress.com

8) http://getsetandgo.wordpress.com

9) http://prideinphotos.com

10) http://greenhornphotos.com

11) http://seamlessstyle.wordpress.com/

12) http://arjungabriel.wordpress.com

13) http://rarasaur.wordpress.com/

After this article is published today, I will be messaging all the above nominees on their ‘About’ or home pages.    Have a very sweet day, and a sweet May!

https://luchanik.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/super-sweet-blogging-award/

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About luchanik

I love travel, and cruises, and exploring the world. I also like taking pictures, and treasuring those memories.

16 responses to “Super Sweet Blogging Award”

  1. Green Cathedral of South Africa says :

    Thanks for nominating http://stanfordsa.wordpress.com. Very much appreciated despite the fact that we don’t value blogger awards highly. The fact however that there are people out there convinced that we should be awarded in some way is just awesome! Thanks again!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. rarasaur says :

    Congrats to you! I haven’t had burfi in years, since I went sugar-free… but those pictures look delicious! 🙂 And thank you for passing the nomination my way! 🙂

    • luchaniktravel says :

      Thank you so much! You are very welcome, and highly deserving of the award. I wish I could go sugar-free, but my sweet tooth will not let me at this point. Have a super terrific and sweet May, and thanks for commenting.

  3. arjungabriel says :

    OMG …..Thank you so much, It is always heartening to know your fellow bloggers like your blog. I love all those sweet things photos specially those cakes. Thank you once again.

    • luchaniktravel says :

      You are very welcome! I enjoy hearing others admit that they like sweet things too – I know there’s a very big club of us. What I would do to have some of those things that I mentioned right now, but perhaps it’s good that most of them are out of my reach! Thanks for commenting, and have a very sweet May!

  4. halfeatenmind says :

    Thanks so much for nominating me, and for mentioning me in your own article. I really enjoyed reading it. You’re right about the choice of chocolates here in England. It’s pure chocoholic heaven. I get so confused every time I walk into a newsagents’ or Tesco, Sainsbury’s etc – although I do have my firm favourites, Yorkie Honeycomb being one of them.
    I did always used to think that there was a greater range of chocolates available in the U.S., but still, you can’t go wrong with Hershey’s and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups 😛
    Just like chocolate, it is a sweet pleasure to read Luchanik Travels and I always enjoy the pics and articles you put up. Great work!

    Once again, thank you so much,

    Kindest regards,
    Vijay (or Biday as my 3-year-old niece calls me!)

    – HalfEatenMind

    • luchaniktravel says :

      You are so welcome, Vijay! I am glad that you enjoyed reading my post. I miss the choice of chocolates so much that you have in England – what we have here in the USA is nothing like what you have there. I don’t really like Hershey’s as much and definitely think Cadbury’s is better. Walking through a newsagents or store such as Tesco’s is like being in Paradise when faced with all those choices. I need to try Yorkie Honeycomb when I next go to England. Thanks so much for nominating me, and for saying such nice things about my pictures and articles – I appreciate it. Have a fabulous and sweet May!

  5. halfeatenmind says :

    Hi,
    I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Award for your services to blogging and encouraging teamwork and co-operation in the blogging community.
    Please check this link for more info:
    http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/wonderful-team-member-award/

    Regards,
    Vijay
    – HalfEatenMind

    • luchaniktravel says :

      Thanks so much Vijay for this nomination too! I am honored, however, I don’t think I can accept this one right now as much as I would like to…..only because I won’t be able to commit the time needed for complying with requirements. I really am grateful though that you thought of me for this award. I hope you have a fantastic May!

      • halfeatenmind says :

        Oh you’re welcome, and don’t worry about accepting the nomination right now. Certainly I spent most of today dealing with the technicalities myself. It’s hard work, harder than I thought!
        The same to you too!!

  6. Dilip says :

    My heartiest congratulations Davinder for a well deserved award. I find your blog always enriching. I am also grateful for the encouragement and nominating my blog.

    Kind regards!

    • luchaniktravel says :

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Dilip! It is nice that I got nominated, and it feels good to pass some of that same joy to someone else. I enjoy reading your blog, and you are are definitely deserving of the nomination. I hope you have a fabulously sweet May!

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