An Elegant Breakfast and a $75 Giveaway

10 02 2011

Oh, and an award, too.  But we’ll get to that in a minute.

I’ve been given another opportunity to do a giveaway from CSN Stores, whose stores range from the general (office furniture) to the specific (a whole store devoted to beanbag chairs!) and include, of course, a cookware store.  Once again, the giveaway is for a $75 gift certificate, and is open to anyone living in the USA or Canada, or has a mailing address in one of those places.  Apologies to my more international readers.  To enter, just leave me a comment on this here post, and I’ll choose a winner via random number generator at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 15th.  This time, I’d like to hear about your favorite weekend breakfasts.

In the “One Meal, One Photo, One Sentence” tradition, here’s one I made recently.

Smoked trout, scrambled eggs, and biscuits

Smoked French trout, scrambled organic eggs, and buttery drop biscuits.

And now for the award.  The Mistress of Spices, a blog I found a few weeks ago, has conferred upon me the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

It acknowledges the amazing community of women in the blogosphere, and I’m so pleased that Ramya – an Indian-American living in Paris who writes up her adventures in vegetarian and spicy cooking – thought of me.  These awards work in a pay-it-forward manner, so I’m going to pass on the love to a few of my food blog sisters: five who are relatively new to me, and five I’ve been following for at least a year.

The new: Fiona of Life on Nanchang Lu, Jessica of Jessica’s Dinner Party, Lisa of Tarte du Jour, Grapefruit of Needful Things, and Mimi & Katie of Foodie and the Chef.  I’ve been enjoying getting to know all of you!

The old friends: Hopie of Hopie’s Kitchen, The Hungry Dog, Melissa of Researching Paris, Jennifer of Chez Loulou, and Hannah of Wayfaring Chocolate.

Just writing this list makes me realize just how many more blog friends I have made, and I’m happy to have each and every one of you in my life, online as well as off.  (Check out the links on the right there for more of them!)

So, to recap: leave a comment to win $75 at CSN Stores, weekend breakfasts rule, and blogging is a shockingly social activity for one that requires so much alone time at a computer.

On this day in 2009: Brownies Are So Hot Right Now (I’ve been remiss in posting these “day in history” notes, but I’m trying to get back on the horse.)

Apologies for all the broken links.  CSN wants it that way, and I want to have a prize to give you.

UPDATE 8:05 pm, Feb 15: The number has been drawn, and the lucky one is commenter #17 – Curt!  Congratulations, and I’ll be emailing you with the prize information shortly.  Thank you all for your comments and delicious breakfast suggestions!

Originally published on Croque-Camille.


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