Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Few Orders of Business, Plus Blog Awards (Part Two!)

Hi there!  So my dear friend has politely pointed out that it seems I have not posted in over a week.  Yikes!  Not to worry, life has just been a little hectic and I have been traveling, but am here with new posts and exciting Cilantropist updates. 

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! 


  1. Love love love! I keep thinking all of us blogger 'friends' should get together somewhere and actually meet :)

  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! You are wonderful and I'm so glad that you are on Twitter... now you can procrastinate with the rest of us!

  3. Hi Amanda
    first of all congratulations on your much deserved award, you do brighten our days! And thank you so much for thinking of me, I am truly honored....
    as for the magazines, I would find yourself a well stocked Barnes and Noble and go thru them to see which strikes your fancy, they all have so much to offer...I do have some of them linked on my page if you want to check out their web sites, most of them have a lot of their recipes on them too!
    all the best

  4. Great stuff, Amanda! :) Congratulations on the awards- well deserved!

  5. So well deserved to receive the Sunshine award! And thanks for passing it on to me as well. My day is looking so much brighter now. :)

  6. Thank you so much for the kind words! wow. that was so sweet. big hugs to you, my dear!

  7. Yay! You're on Twitter. Just followed you.

  8. Congrats on the award! Glad you are now on twitter - it is a lot of fun and a good group of foodies! Enjoy your weekend!!!

  9. Felicidades on the award x two. With a name including cilantro - my favorite herb - you are bound for glory.

  10. It makes total sense that someone would give you a sunshine award. You are lovely :) Thanks for thinking of me! And I only recently signed on to Twitter and it's taking me FOREVER to get the hang of it :)

  11. Pure Mama: I am always thinking the same thing! I am probably going to the Camp Blogaway day camp this fall and then the Foodbuzz blogger conference, are you going to either?

    Chef Dennis: thanks again for the suggestions, it will be hard, but I guess I can force myself to head to B&N and look through all those food magazines... ;)

    Azmina: I know what you mean about Twitter! It is actually more confusing than I thought, but I am definitely getting the hang of it thanks mostly to BakingBarrister! :) She sent me some info that was super helpful since I think she is a Twitter master.

  12. Thank you for the shout out! I love reading your blog and your recipes and photos are beautiful! Thank You Thank you!!

  13. Congrats on your award:) Will follow on twitter, and with a facebook page you will be going full steam:)

  14. You certainly are working hard to make it easy for all of us to follow you! You're in my Reader now and following you on Twitter!

  15. Congrats on a well-deserverd award and I just "followed" you on Twitter. Nice to see you there. :-)

  16. Oh thanks so much for the award and congrats for getting it, so well-deserved!...and my apologies coming to visit you so late. I have not been well lately and hardly on my computer, I hope I will get back on my feet soon and catch up. Well, I just want to tell you that I truly appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness, and I am honored to be on your list. Merci infiniment.

  17. Thank you for the blog love! I'm late to the party, but still delighted. ;)