Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been most graciously nominated by Travel and Click for the Sunshine Blogger Award, her “recent post” are listings of a world traveler from one who enjoys solo trips to key things to do while in Istanbul… a most eclectic range of information! Thank you so very much for the nomination!!!

Award’s Rules

  • There are some basic rules to follow if you decide to participate:
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog so everyone can visit.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees by commenting on their blog post.
  • List the rules and display the Award logo on your blog post.

Answers to 11 questions asked by the author of the blog Travel and Click.

  1. Which is the first blog you wrote?
    My first blog was “Beignets & Books”, which I wrote for those who loved to read cookbooks and then test a recipe or two.
  2. Do you get paid to write a blog or it’s a hobby?
    Blogging is most definitely a hobby.
  3. Have you had anyone sponsor your stay or travel?
    Not yet, but may look into the prospect.
  4. How many countries have you visited?
    So, far I have visited 12 countries, and there are several we have visited because we love them so much!!!
  5. Do you like to try out local cuisine each time you travel?
    I absolutely love the  idea of tasting local cuisine when traveling, it is one of the top reasons for traveling.
  6. Have you made local friends while traveling?
    Yes, and these friends have been kind enough to give tips on places to eat {locally}.
  7. Do you prefer tour buses for traveling?
    No, I prefer drafting my own itinerary and love the idea of walking everywhere!
  8. What’s your dream destination?
    Machu Picchu
  9. How many visitors do you get per day on your blog?
    On average.. probably, [5]- five people… and more depending on what I am posting.
  10. Do you reply to all the comments on your blog?
    Most definitely, I enjoy when someone takes the time to leave a thought or two!!!

Questions for my nominees:

  1. What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done for a blog post?
  2. What inspires you to write?
  3. What are your favorite genres to read?
  4. How much time do you spend in researching and drafting your blog post?
  5. What was the best dish you ever tasted when traveling?
  6. Are photographs an integral part of your blog?
  7. Which social media app gives you the most blog traffic?
  8. What is your favorite style of art?
  9. Do you have a favorite muesuem that you visit regularly?
  10. What is on your travel playlist?
  11. What is your favorite TV show?

My nominees are::

  1. Andrea/ Cooking with a Wallflower
  2. R and B International Travel, Our Travel Blog
  3. Autumn Whewell
  4. Sheryl, A Hundred Years Ago
  6. Leanne Cole
  7. Sportsdiva64, 30 Plus Teams 30 Plus Dreams
  8. french ideas
  9. Lidy, French Garden House
  10. brushes ad papers
  11. joshi daniel, Joshi Daniel Photography

Enjoy the fun of blogging and stay stylish,

Taste of India

Monday afternoon was the first time a few of us indulged in tasting Indian food, and may I state here and now that it was not only flavorful, but absolutely delicious. Are you intimidated by cooking Indian food? Well don’t be, after perusing the menu I felt confident that I could try my hand at preparing a few of the dishes such as Tandoori Phool {cauliflower florets with mint chutney} or Sarson da Saag {which are mustard greens and spices such as garam masala, ginger and garlic.

Visiting the Punjab Grill allows one to dine in luxury as if the invitation came from the Maharajah himself. The excessive interior is striking upon entering the restaurant, each room was assembled in India and then carefully transported in five shipping containers to the United States. The result is decadence at its best with white mother-of-pearl inlay walls, emerald chairs along with polished granite surfaces.

Before closing I must focus on an ornate dessert that was served with coffee; it’s a treat called “shahi tukra”, which is a mango mousse, kulfi and saffron bubble glass, and was most tasty.

Article: Inside the Punjab Grill, a Ridiculously Luxurious Ode to Royal Excess

Punjab Grill
427 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
{202} 813-3004