Friday, September 3, 2010

I made it!

This week, I made it in the wonderful world of blogs.
Did I finally earn money from advertising, you ask? Or maybe I was featured in the national media? Or perhaps I made the shortlist for Australia's Top Bloggers?
No my friends, it was a far greater honour than any of these.
This week the lovely Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella featured one of my favourite childhood treats on her wonderful blog.
I've followed NQN for ages now, way before she got famous and began to be feted by top restaurants, travel companies, chefs, and airlines.
I love her writing, her photos and her passion for everything that is food, and goodness, and travel.
Sometimes I even try her recipes rather than just salivating over them.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, NQN tweeted the arrival of 8 delicious pineapples and her conundrum of what to do with them all.
Quick as a flash, I tweeted back that my Mum used to make a fantastic pineapple meringue pie when I was a kid.
NQN was intrigued, and I offered to ask Mum for the recipe.
Mum's a good country cook and rarely uses recipes, cooking by taste, memory, and from the heart. So I took down her instructions as best I could, and passed them on to NQN.
I was thrilled when she let me know the meringue turned out well, and even more delighted when she shared her new-improved recipe with her readers.
I love the way NQN tweaked the recipe and improved on perfection. Even better, she provided a link to my other blog NowhereLikeQueensland.
So that's why this week I feel I made it. Well actually Lorraine made it ... but you know what I mean!
Make sure you pop across for the recipe!

And just because I can, here are some photos from my week ...
Naughty kitten Hannah
My loving kindness exercise towards myself - my first ever foray into acrylic nails. Even better they cost a big $0 because a lovely student from the local training college did them for me.

My gorgeous young man, C.

And his sister with her furry 'little sister'


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww darling you are so sweet! And I can't thankyou enough for the recipe. It was one of the most delicious tarts I've ever had. In fact I don't make recipes twice but I'm itching to make more they were so good!

And in an eerie coincidence your cat looks exactly like a cat I used to have called Otto (and if you tell me their name is Otto, I will really freak out :P).

Unknown said...

Haha, thank you. Right back at you ... and now, the kitty is not Otto it is Hannah. Otherwise that would be too weird, huh?

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Haha now that would have been very strange and funny indeed! :P

CATE said...

Bravo, you. Yes, you've made it. I can hear the applause. And I'm going to wander over for the recipe too...

life in a pink fibro said...

Congratulations to you and your mum! I'm with Cate P - the applause is ringing in my ears, even a week later.