Friday, April 01, 2011

sisterhood of world bloggers award

I made a new friend recently.

Her name is Nami and she is the author of Just One Cookbook, her blog has delicious recipes and yummy photos too.

We actually "met" through Foodbuzz.

She is actually from Japan and now lives in the States.

She recently presented me with the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award.

Part of the award is that you have to share 7 random things about yourself. I've done something similar like this before, so I'm going to "re-share" these answers (if you don't mind...)

1. I like to wash my dishes in a particular order (cups, dishes, utensils) and stack them to dry so they look neat and organized.

2. I used to save my favorite food to eat last, but have since changed my ways and now eat it first, so I won't be totally full at the end of the meal not to eat it.

3. If I want something, like a cookbook, gadget or book, on the market, I usually cannot sleep and will hunt all over for it until I get it. (OCD? maybe.)

4. Most people think I'm "type A" (in Japan they consider this blood type to have characteristics of be quite controlling and anal) blood type, but I think I'm actually "type B" (in Japan they consider this blood type to be quite relaxed and easy going). (I actually don't know my blood type, do you know yours?)

5. I can usually wake up without an alarm clock at the same time every day. (changing of the seasons usually jams me up)

6. Only when I used to drive my father's Buick did the odometer go backwards.

7. I love tuna with kim chee sandwiches.

I usually don't pass on these awards, but I think we all need some "virtual hugs" these days, here are some great blogging women:

Deb of Kahakai Kitchen
Jalna of Photos by Jalna
Rowena of Rubber Slippers in Italy
Kathy of A Passion for Food (her site is now called "Kathy YL Chan")
Manju of Three Tastes
Barbara of Winos and Foodies
Su-Lin of Tamarind and Thyme
Paz of Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz

Just because I didn't list you, you can participate too, just write 7 random things about yourself and pass the award onto 15 people and link your post to this one.

To end this post, I want to share with you a recipe that I tried from Nami's site...horenso goma-ae (spinach with sesame sauce).

I didn't follow her preparation method, just the measurements for her sauce because I usually don't boil spinach, instead I wilt them in a non-stick pan.

So, I pre-cut my spinach, washed it well then wilted it in the pan. The water helps "steam" and wilt it.

Then to stop the cooking I blanched them in cold water and squeezed the water out with my hands.

I then coated the spinach with the sesame sauce.

This was delicious. I'm pretty sure you can use the sauce for other veggies as well.

Thanks Nami for a great recipe and for the award.

It is Friday here, hope your weekend is a nice one.


Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Kat! You are SO SWEET! Thank you for writing about me and my site. That was a really lovely introduction! And it was great that you actually shared the bloggers because I have never discovered them unless you mentioned. Thanks! Haha I enjoyed reading your 7 things... From #1, I thought you are Type A. Mine is Type 0 although people think I'm Type A because I like to be tidy and neat. My friend actually told me that she's doing exact the same way to cook spinach. My way is very old fashion way. I always wonder if all the good nutrients go away while boiling... Thank you again for your introduction and I'm really happy that I met you. :-)

Parisbreakfasts said...

I love anything with seseme so this looks like a winner to me.
Why is there no sesame gelato?
Sadaharu Aiko makes the best black sesame eclare!!!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Thank you Kat--you are too sweet. I will try to get 7 things posted. (BTW--my blodd type is B+!) ;-)

I love that sauce on the spinach--yum!

Kathy YL Chan said...

Super thank you Kat!!! I love your seven facts - they are so totally guilty of #1 as well ^_^

manju said...

Thanks for the Hug, Kat! Yes you're right, we can all use an extra hug during these times of world wide stress.

Here's the scary thing... I share 4 out of your 7 characteristics! Talk about great minds thinking alike, eh? ; )

Su-Lin said...

Thank you so much, Kat! I am honoured!

Hehe, I think a lot of people would say I'm a Type A too...

K and S said...

Thanks Ladies :)

Take care.

Barbara said...

Thank you Kat. Nice to know a little more about you too. Enjoy your weekend. xo

Japan Australia said...

I sound very similar to you and I am definitely a type A in Japan. Love horenso goma ae, it is one of my favourite Japanese side dishes. I usually like anything with goma in it!!

Japan Australia

K and S said...

Carol, there is sesame gelato in Hawaii :)

Have a nice weekend too Barbara :)

I like goma too J-A :)

Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh! Thanks, so much, for sharing this award, some more tidbits about yourself and Nami's recipe with us. Awesome! Thank you!


Rowena said...

Haha! This is the Sistahhood award if you come from Hawaii. Thanks Kat, you iz da firstest sistah dat I met on da net. ^-^

jalna said...

Thanks Kat!! Mmmwa to you (kiss in case you can't figure it out)! I've posted my award already . . . so proud! Hahaha.

K and S said...

you are welcome Paz :)

you are the first sistah from hawaii I met on the net, Rowena :)

mmwa back Jalna, I read your post and it made me laugh (smile) :)

Take care everyone.

KirkK said...

Congrats Kat..... still, my favorite little known "Kat-fact" was the one about the CIA!

K and S said...

Kirk, and I also interviewed with the FBI too :)

Take care.