The rules to accept this ABC award are to share some facts about myself using each letter of the alphabet before sharing it along.
Thank you, Balvinder! I am touched by your kindness!
A to Z about me
A - I love adventure, and I have an ambitious attitude towards achieving my goals.
|Kirkland Marina (WA)
B - Believe in blogging!
Blue is my favorite color, any shade and any close "neighbors" on a color wheel.
Anthony Bourdain and his No Reservations.
C - Cats. These creatures are so cute, I am melting just from the thought of cats.
|He is so adorable, my friend's cat!
D - dill is my favorite herb. I even add dill seeds to my tea sometimes.
E - endurance. "homas Carlyle
"Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage" by Alfred Lansing is my favorite book.
F - family, friends, flowers, flour.
|One of the quilts at the Pacific Quilt Show, 2008
G - Grandmother - for all my skills in the kitchen, for life's wisdom I own it to her.
Google, garden, gym, grapes, GPS.
Gorgon Ramsay, and amazing chef and interesting person. You may know him by his Kitchen's Nightmares and Hells Kitchen, but actually it's his stage image. I think the real person can be seen in Gordon's Great Escapes, and in his books Gordon Ramsay's Playing With Fire and Roasting in Hell's Kitchen.
H - health is priceless.
I- Internet, ingredients.
J - joy of home cooking, Julia Child.
July - my dad was born on 4th of July, my daughter and I were born in July. What not to love about July?! :)
|Vacations in July are so much fun!
K- kimchi. I use to work with Korean ladies, and they introduced me to a great Korean cuisine.
L - to laugh with people I love makes me happy.
M - I am a mother to two beautiful children, my daughter and son, and I love them so much!
N - natural living. My dream is to build an eco-friendly home somewhere on the Pacific coast...
O - Oceans: Pacific, Arctic, Atlantic. Haven't been to Indian yet.
|Parents on Pacific coast
P - Parents. They are my friends, they are my coaches, they are my salvation when I need it.
Q - Quilt shows. Exhibits there are incredible. Imagine art gallery, but instead of paint someone used a small pieces of fabric and thread.
|Art : just fabric and thread...
R - I am a big fan of any Road Trips, short, long. And I need to be a driver. Best therapy ever!
|Hwy 101 entering Golden Gate bridge
S - Sun. A friendly sun, not the aggressive 120F (50C) flame breathing sun.
I hate snakes, spiders, scorpions - to the point that when I see it, my first reaction is to scream, and then to deal with it. Just a few days after we moved to the South, my son went outside the house, we rented, and stepped on a snake. Fortunately, he decapitated it with his soccer cleats. When we asked landlord about it, his respond really shook me off: we got lucky as cottonmouth snakes are very poisonous, he said.
T - My all time favorite is tomato. My friends sometimes give me a tomato on a vine instead of flowers for my birthday.
I am frantically afraid of tornado.
U - understanding. The world would be a paradise if we could just understand each other better.
V - Vegetables, from artichoke to zucchini.
W - Washington state. Even though I live in the South, my home in my heart is Seattle.
|City we call our home
X - XBox :) Gotta have some fun!
Y - yoga makes me a better person, and thinner.
Z - zest: lemon, orange, lime give such an incredible aroma and taste to anything from salad to tea and coffee...
|Deception Pass, WA
Here are my nominees:
Love for food
The skinny architect
Project little Smith
and I hope they will accept it!