I am actually most excited about the fact that I have recently expanded my social media connections: I'm finally on Twitter! Thats right, just divert your eyes for a moment over to my sidebar and check out the new little button with that cute bird that we all know so well. If you love The Cilantropist (which I hope you do), then follow me on Twitter! By following you can be sure to get notifications for all my new posts, plus extra witty and hopefully interesting commentary on foodie related happenings, restaurants I visit, and life in general. Not on Twitter yet? Scroll down a bit more on the sidebar and click to follow me with your preferred Reader. And if you don't have Twitter or use a Reader, I plan to have both a Facebook page and the option for email subscription up and going soon. Basically I want to give you, my readers, as many options to connect with The Cilantropist as possible because I really love connecting with you too. :)
So on that note, I also just added my contact email to this page. JennieFurla just brought it to my attention that it was sadly missing, and I definitely do not want to shut anyone out. So if you like, shoot me an email, I would love to hear from you! Ask me about a recipe, tell me about your favorite foodie experiences, or even send me a picture of your cat Princess Fluffy. And if you try one of my recipes posted here, definitely tell me about it by comment/email. To email me, just click on my profile and go from there.
Next order of business: I received the Sunshine blog award from a foodie friend, Lauren Zabaneh of Foodie House! So excited and honored to receive the Sunshine award from such a lovely gal. I know she hasn't been blogging for long, but I think one of the things that really sets her apart is her inclusion of lots of really cool video content in each of her posts. Her posts are always really interesting to read, and usually make me laugh too, and her food is totally delicious. Be sure to check out these chocolate cupcakes in particular, YUM.
I am ashamed to admit that I got this same award from the Baking Barrister last month, and I completely forgot to pass that award on. Ugh, sometimes my mind feels like a sieve! So without further ado, I would like to pass the Sunshine award onto the following bloggers because they make me happy, I think their blogs are awesome, and they have the wonderful tendency to spread cheery rays of sunshine to other foodie friends. I decided to list 10 of them, since I got this award times two, and they are listed in no particular order:
Laurie of Simply Scratch
Azmina of Lawyer Loves Lunch
Kait of Cooking with Kait
Brian of A Thought For Food
Roxan of Kitchen Meditation
Chef Dennis of More Than a Mount Full
Jessie of The Messie Kitchen
Penny of Jeroxie (Addictive and Consuming)
Silvia of Citron et Vanille
My good friend Jill of Strawberry Spice
Please, please, please go and check out all of their blogs, I promise you that they are amazing. I would love to write a little bit about each one, but I am slightly pressed for time so I just want to give a quick shout out especially to Laurie of Simply Scratch; hers was the first site that I ever saw my own blog listed on a blogroll and I was just tickled pink! The little things...
And on that note, my last order of business for the day is my blogroll. I just listed quite a few more blogs that I love and I am adding more day by day. So if you are looking for a new food blog to check out, this is a good place to start!
Happy (almost) Friday!