Chocolate Raspberry Tart served with Champagne
Chocolate Raspberry Tart served with Champagne

Two achievements today has me bubbly excited. The first happy news is winning the Judges Vote of the 2010 Black Weblog Award for the “Best Cooking and Food Blog.” Last July, My Life Runs On Food was nominated as a finalist. To gain recognition among the other popular food blogs is an honor. The second achievement was being mentioned in www.CuisineNoirMag.com’s article, Calling All Black Food Bloggers. Read more

2010 Black Weblog Finalist for "Best Cooking and Food Blog"
2010 Black Weblog Finalist for “Best Cooking and Food Blog”

{Top row, images displayed from left to right} The 2010 Black Weblog Awards’ Finalist logo; Ingredients for a Herbal Yogurt Sauce made with tarragon, chives and a shallot. {Second/Middle Row, images displayed from left to right} Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad displayed with a Boiled Egg Salad; Blueberry Pecan Cake; Frittata with Baby Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Young Fontina Cheese, Red Onions and Fresh Rosemary. {Third/Last row, images displayed from left to right} Banana Pudding; Pineapple Tomato Salad; and Strawberry Mint Smoothie.

It’s been less than a year since My Life Runs on Food started. In the beginning, it was a short-term project to learn about blogging applications for a beauty website. Being a Food Blogger, has introduced, or “woke up,” a new creative skill: writing. In addition, my knowledge of HTML, photography, food and Content Management Systems (CMS) continues to expand. Having a strong foundation in graphic design has made learning about blogging an easy endeavor.

Friends on Facebook were initially encouraging; for they would engage in updates about meals I cooked. They asked how-to questions and requested recipes. Then, someone recommended writing a blog. Last fall, I took a break from an entrepreneurial business. To make extra use of the time, I started using WordPress.com, because the website for the business was going to be based on that application. Once registered, I started writing posts to learn about the features. Naturally, the first few sentences were about food. Read more