First, a little boasting. We were notified on Friday that our blog was the July winner of “Food Stories Award for Excellence in Story Telling“. Back in May, 2012, I wrote a blog post that we had been nominated by Pop the Bubbly for the Illuminating Blogger Award. I was quite excited (so was Yes!Chef!) because this award is not just about blogging recipes or showing pretty pictures of food. It is about telling stories and not necessarily just about food. I am all about telling stories…Just ask my children.
I checked out the competition several times since I was nominated, and they are a great group of bloggers. In fact, I spent quite a bit of time perusing some of the entries. But then, life got in the way and I kind of forgot about it until we got the notification on Friday morning that we had won. Now, I can say: Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner! Hazaah!
There are two things I look forward to in the summertime: Farmers Markets and Great Tasting Tomatoes. It seems like I can’t seem to get enough of either. I try to go to the Farmers Market as often as possible and I can’t resist the tomatoes (both buying them and taking pictures of them.) So it’s natural that I would make Gazpacho with them. Well, maybe it would not be natural to anyone else, but it was natural to me.
I generally enjoy living out in the country, however, we do live 25 minutes from the nearest town and, more importantly, major grocery store. So, I have to plan carefully whenever I decide to coerce Yes! Chef! into cooking something for me. My youngest son works at Safeway in Placerville, so when I drop him off for work and I have planned appropriately, I can pick up what I need. I can’t just run into town every day because it is too expensive gas-wise and too time consuming.
What does this have to do with Chicken Gyros, I hear someone ask. Well, I think I might have mentioned in some earlier blog posts that I have been enjoying taking a Photography for Food Bloggers course over at PPSOP.com taught by Ron Goldman and Lara Ferroni. (Quite the high-powered duo, I know, right?) And this blog is my final assignment. I must say that I’m a little apprehensive about doing this post, but I will plow ahead anyway.