Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ripple Effect--Ready, Set Blog...

a couple of years ago, i wrote a post called  grandma's china
and in it i wrote
My husband can trace his family back to American Presidents and Early Settlers. I can trace my family to an apartment in the Bronx. I am very proud of my Italian heritage, and can be frequently heard complaining about how "white" my name is. I would love to have a name that rolls off the tongue like a sonata, but I am third generation and my name proves it.
Because I don't come from a long line of prestige; instead of passing down linens, monogrammed silver, or anniversary diamonds, we pass down generations of funny stories, old fashion Italian pride and great recipes
although my style has morphed from matter-of-fact story telling, to a gentle nudge of fact and imagination, 
the truth and enthusiasm remain
 i like to tell stories
and somehow
some way
these stories involve food
and most of the the time
evolve around food

rather than leave behind
dusty notes 
yellowed journals

i blog

and those who will
are invited to

laugh with me
cook with me
travel with me
celebrate with me
and i
with them

my initial intention with this post was to fill it with compelling reasons
that would move a jury to nod in agreement
that my blog, and i, for that matter
should move on to the next round of the
foodbuzz project food blogger contest
and while this remains an intention
really, who doesn't like to win?
i have stumbled upon the memory of why 
i blog
because it is fun
and fun
is a good thing


  1. Oh my gosh....I accept that invitation! These are also the reasons I love to blog. You are beyond sweet and thank you for your kind words at my place. I'm honored to be in the company of such passionate bloggers (including you, lady)!! Best of luck to both of us ;)

  2. Just stopping by to say that I gave you a blog award. Check it at Around My Family Table

    Have a great day!

  3. I just discovered your blog through Project Food Blog. Excellent job on the first challenge!

  4. Love you post thank you for sharing. Check mine out when you get a chance and let me know what you think.

  5. Yah christy! I was cruising around the foodbuzz contest visiting a few friends to vote and I saw your profile so BAM, you got a first round vote from me! VERY COOL post sweets and best of luck! Hugs! Alex@amoderatelife

  6. Good luck! You have my vote!!!! Letizia xoxo

  7. Very creative! Lovely way to put yourself forward. You have my vote!

  8. hey ya! you have a lovely blog here. Stumble upon your blog through foodbuzz. :) I voted for your blog. hope that helps. feel free to drop by!!

    have a lovely weekend
    jen @


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