Sunday, August 31, 2008

Culinary Artist Appreciation Day!


That's right. It's Culinary Artist Appreciation Day at the Pond! Can't you hear the trumpets blaring, the people cheering, feel the confetti sprinkle on your face?


Well, ya'll know I have the technical knowledge of a flea. Let's meet the nominees shall we?

1) Marie of A Year From Oak Cottage. Nominees said:
  • "Not only is she a wonderful cook but she is so wise and you leave her site contemplating not only yummy food but the goodness of life."
  • "I feel like I'd be well fed and cheerful if I ever made my way to her kitchen."
  • "She makes me crazy happy with her recipes!"
2) Prudy at Prudence Pennywise. Nominees said:

  • "Her music makes you want to dance and her food makes you want to stuff yourself to the gills!"
  • "She's the best!"
  • "These are simple, family-friendly and budget friendly recipes that even a moron like me can cook!"

3) Bunny at Bunny's Warm Oven. Nominees said:
  • "An amazing baker..."
  • "She has a chocolate bread that has me drooling in my slippers! Pass me a napkin!"
  • "An encouraging friend and creative baker that comes up with the most delicious treats..."

4) Gattina of Kitchen Unplugged. Nominees said:

  • "Simply exquisite."
  • "She has the skills of a chef and a talent of an artist. You can see her creativity not only in her recipes but also in her photography. I feel strangely refreshed every time I visit her site."

5) Deep Fried Kudzu at Deep Fried Kudzu. Nominees said:
  • "One post had scrambled hot dogs. How can you not like a blog about the South, food and frying things?"
  • "I love to read her blog. She is so well informed and so well traveled."

6) Lidian at Kitchen Retro.
  • "Her old recipes are fun and scary at the same time!"
  • "It makes me feel like I'm having lunch at my grandmother's house. Not only do I get to travel to a different era, but I feel all cool and retro!"
What wonderful nominees!! While these are all wonderful artists who leave us drooling into our keyboards daily, like American Idol, there can only be one. The winner of the Blond Duck Culinary Artist award (you can copy the duck at the top to post to your blog if you like) is.....


Marie from A Year From Oak Cottage!

Congratulations! Marie was chosen by all the lovely Invisible Friends out there to be the winner of the Blond Duck Culinary Artist award!

In recognition of your award, your prize is that you get to take over the Pond for the day! On next Friday, Sept. 5, you get to do whatever you want in the Pond! You can request that I write a specific story, submit questions for me to answer, write your own guest post or make me stand on my head and post pictures of it. Whatever you like!

Congratulations to all nominees! You are all wonderful culinary artists, chefs, cooks and bakers and I feel blessed to know you.

And Marie--decide what you want to see on your computer screen Friday!

Thanks for participating!

11 comments:

Prudy said...

Congrats to Marie- my top pick! I can't wait to check out the other food blogs. Thanks so much for including me in this fun appreciation day. I feel very appreciated! I've got to scuttle off now because I see that Miss Pickles is up again! Thanks for your kind comments about Grandpa, too.

Lidian said...

Thanks for the nomination! Can't wait to check out the others!

Prudy said...

Oh, and Marie-please request another installment of Miss Pickles. Please!

jenjen said...

Congratulations to Marie and the other nominees! I just love reading your blog and can't wait to hear more from Miss Pickles! Hope you had a great weekend!

noble pig said...

Congrats to the winner!

Bunny said...

Thank you so much for the nomination! Marie you deserve this and more!! I love your recipes and pictures!!

Marie said...

Oh gosh, I am thrilled Duckie! I'd like to thank my grandma and my mom and . . . well all of you! This is wonderful I do want another installment of Miss Pickles but I shall have to think on what I shall doooo....got my thinking cap on now. :-D

Am I mistaken Duckie or is something missing??? I popped on briefly last night and saw something about Ben meeting a glug, but it has dissappeared. I didn't get a chance to read it, it was so late and I was on my way to bed and so was saving it to cheer me this morning and now it's gone . . . . *sniff * sniff

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Great nominees! Congratulation to Mrie, hope she takes good care of the pound!

Marie said...

Duckie I think I would like to see another Miss Pickles story and in honor of it I will do you a lovely pictue of Miss Pickles. How does that sound...and I am sure I saw a story about Ben meeting the glug . . . but can't find it now . . . .

Lore said...

Duckie this was a terrific idea! Congrats to Marie, can't wait to visit all this blogs now :)

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