May 16, 2007

Thinking and Blogging? Together?

Well, it's been a while. Excuses go something like this - transitioning from one job to the next while spending a long weekend hosting the parents and seeing all the sights in DC.

Some time between all of that, I was tagged with a Thinking Blogger Award! I'm happy that some part of this blog has resonated with some of you out there, even though, personally, I feel I'm doing more thinking these days than actual blogging! Nevertheless, I'm proud to wear the badge, so thanks to Mooncrazy of Peanut Butter Etouffee for the prize!

Since this is a meme, I'll continue the tradition with my pick of 3 blogs that really make me think, although there are many that come to mind.

David Lebovitz - Having lived in Paris, I feel so close to the topics he chronicles and inspired that he does so in such depth and with such passion for France and all it has to offer. Although I tried my best to devour everything to be found in Paris, David takes it to an entirely different level and I'm transported back there whenever I read his blog. The way he points out the idiosyncrasies of the French language and people truly makes me laugh and cry at the same time.

Tea and Cookies - Tea started her fabulous blog around the time I was starting mine and after having read only a little of her writing, I knew I would be going back again and again. Once I realized she was also a former American Expat, I knew our common experience would link us in a way that few others can understand. Her words and wisdom make me think about this crazy life a little bit differently and her honesty and thoughtfulness make me strive for those qualities in my own writing.

Do I just love cookies? Maybe. But, Milk and Cookies is another blog that I enjoy for quite a few reasons but mostly because of the fantastic photography, yummy recipes and the simple fact that JenJen blogs from Australia, meaning that I can read about cool ice cream treats in the dead of winter and autumn dishes in the spring, transporting me away to another season and another place.

So many more I could mention, but that will do for now. More recipes soon!


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...


Tea said...

Aww, you are so sweet! Thanks for the very kind words--and three cheers for former expats, we are never the same, are we? Such compliments, I can only try to live up to them:-)

Doodles said...

see that is what's so wonderful about this particular meme, you get to meet new folks that are fellow food blogger that you may just not have stumbled on.....thanks
from Doodles the 1/3 of pnutbutteretouffee

jenjen said...

Wow, I am very flattered and honoured. I never thought any of my ramblings would be much food for thought, sorry about the cheesy pun, but thanks, its a great compliment.

Katie said...

More new blogs for me to check out.
I was just back in the U.S. - I'm not certain I could go back to live. It would probably be as challenging as when we first left! I suppose that would make it interesting....