It’s a Bright Sunny Day

I have been nominated for another Sunshine Blogger Award.  This time, I was nominated by Dorothy from Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen  With the way last week went, this is a very welcomed surprise indeed.  Thank you Dorothy.  I really needed this boost in spirits, and it was perfect timing too.  Dorothy and I seem to be on the same wavelength quite often.  Dorothy’s blog will make you very hungry indeed.  Stop by and say “hi” and see what’s cooking in Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen .Image result for sunshine blogger award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to peers who they feel are creative, positive, and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. The award also helps other blogger receive recognition and exposure for their blogs.

Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award, How it Works:

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 (or so) questions the blogger asked you.
  3. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your blog post.
  4. Nominate 11 (or so) new bloggers & their blogs. Do leave a comment on their blog to let them know they received the award and ask your nominees 11 (or so) new questions.

Dorothy’s questions to me:


How would you describe your blog?

The best description of my blog is in the name itself “A Jeanne in the Kitchen”.  It is a food blog, although there is so much more to me than just cooking and food, so I have made it about living and enjoying life both in and out of the kitchen.

Of all the posts you’ve written, which is your favorite?

Obviously there are some posts that are better than others, but I still have yet to write my favorite post.  I let you know when I write it.  🙂

What was the last book you read, and how did you like it?

The Alice Network.  I love spy books and things about WWII, and I really love historical fiction.  This book was a combination of all of these things, and was actually a lot more factual than fictional.  It was a very good book.

Have you ever written a short story or a novel?


Do you speak more than one language?

I try.  I can get by in both broken French and broken Spanish in most places.  I am always trying to improve both.

What are your three all-time favorite films?

Mr. Holland’s Opus; The Great Escape; Chocolat

What is your favorite thing about spring (if you are northern hemisphere) or fall (if you are southern hemisphere)?

I love the changing of the seasons, and both Fall and Spring are my favorites.  I love the colors and all the rich traditions of the Fall and all the new plants and flowers springing up and blooming in the Spring.

What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

SCUBA DIVING, or anything else swimming related, and of course, cooking, food and wine.

What is your favorite holiday, and why?

Thanksgiving.  It is about being with friends, family and loved ones and it is all about being thankful, giving thanks and showing appreciation for what you already have.

What bird makes you smile when you spot it?

I love all birds.  My dad and I loved to watch all the birds fly around us.

Do you prefer the ocean or the mountains?

OCEAN.  I have always been the quintessential beach bum and the water just calls out to me, but ironically I live in the mountains.  The mountains are beautiful too, don’t get me wrong, but they do not speak to me like the ocean does.


My questions to you are:

  1.  What is your favorite hobby?
  2. What really makes your blood boil?
  3. If time travel were possible, would you do it?  What time(s) would you visit and why?
  4. Who has influenced you the most in your life and how?
  5. Pets?  Are they your fur babies or just pets?
  6. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  7. What is your favorite color and why?
  8. Where is your favorite place to go?
  9. What are your strengths?
  10. What are your weaknesses?
  11. How do like relieve your stress?

This is always the hardest part for me.  As I have said many times, there are so many great, interesting blogs out there, with a wide range of topics.  Rather than nominating 11 bloggers, I like to only nominate a few at a time.  This group of nominees include:

Good luck to all of you.  You all deserve a little sunshine coming your way.  Keep doing what you do, making the world a little brighter each day.

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Anyone else who would like to participate is always welcome to do so as well. I always say, the more the merrier.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

23 thoughts on “It’s a Bright Sunny Day”

  1. I like your witty response to the “favorite post” question.
    As I get older, I appreciate mountains more than I used to. Of course, back then I used to live there. Now, no mountains for… miles and miles. Grass is always greener.
    But as much as I like hiking, the water has always had a special place in my heart. I’m not as crazy about it as you, but it’s like I’m in a whole other world when I’m near it.

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