In less than a couple of months, this blog is turning 4! Funny how time flies.
Despite being busy, even going semi-hiatus as a result of so much personal adventures that include moving to a new country of residence, ISKAndals moving from kitchen to kitchen and a time without a kitchen of my own!… I’ve come to realize that keeping this blog is a big part of what makes me tick. Cooking for my family definitely makes me happy and the precious time I spent in the kitchen plus the joy of reading your emails and comments… that takes out all the pressures and stress of work, the worries of everyday life and the gloomy mood of global recession.
Enough said. This year, I feel it’s time for a blogoversary blowout! ISKAndals.com’s first time. I just want to celebrate this blog’s birthday with you.
How to join? It’s easy. Tell me something about your comfort food.
The term comfort food refers to a variety of familiar, simple foods that are usually home-cooked or eaten at informal restaurants.
Comfort food is typically inexpensive, uncomplicated, and easy to prepare. Many people turn to comfort food for familiarity, emotional security, or as a special reward. The reasons a dish becomes comfort food are diverse but often include pleasant associations of childhood. Small children often seem to latch on to a specific food or drink (in a way similar to a security blanket) and will repeatedly request it in high stress situations. Adults eat comfort food for a sense of continuity. – Wikipedia: Comfort Food
Mine is sinigang na baboy. Warm summer days. Cold rainy nights. Bonding with either mom or dad when I was sick kid. Definitely a trip down memory lane.
Tell me by leaving your answers in the comments section below. If you’re a blogger, do the same or you may wish to post about it in your blog. Link back to this entry for me to get the pingback or alternatively leave a comment below to let me know. You may also wish to email me at edxperimentsATgmailDOTcom.
I haven’t decided yet on what to give away to the lucky 1st placer but will be announcing it here soon. (Too excited to announce the blowout hahaha!) Please stay tuned, hopefully I won’t disappoint. I am giving away a Toshiba 2GB thumb drive together with a cookbook featuring essential healthy dishes for everyday cooking – recipes from drinks and muffins to stir-fry and noodles.
For consolation prizes, these are ready to go. Little kitchen designer items that I don’t normally buy for myself but would love to give away as gifts or memento.
Skinny notepad with matching pen and magnetic bookmark from swedish Kikki.K. The 90-sheet notepad is handy with a sturdy card cover and elastic band for pen at front.
Shown above is the bookmark on a page of the Pasta Recipe book I got from Cafe Munchkin. You’ll never lose your favorite page by using this stylish and practical magnetic bookmark.
You may be one of those people who have piles of recipe clippings and notes from magazines and all. Get them organized with these A4 size recipe inserts. Matched with a 60-page magnetic shopping list you could place on your fridge and practical recipe sticky notes. All from Kikki.K.
With these sticky notes, wouldn’t it be easier to track down your favorite recipes?
Because we still have almost 2 months to go before my actual blog anniversary, there may be a long list of responses (or NOT). I’ll see how it goes and may end up giving away more!
You may start leaving comments below or blog about it… now!
You have until 8 am on 27 May, regardless of your time zone. Like everyone else, I would be using Randomizer to pick the winner/s after midday on the 29th of May, and announce the results later that day. That’s a Friday. Don’t forget to leave a valid email addy because you might be one!
Celebrate with me and have fun!