Ladies and gentlemen: We won the best food award! We could not have done it without YOUR support along with the St. Andrew Old Girl's Assoc. We are humbled. The best is yet to come. Keep connecting with us here. If new we hastily offer a warm welcome and invite you to subscribe to our blog :-)
|Winners with Miss Jamaica World. |
The JamaicaBlogAwards was created by 23-year old Corve DaCosta. Let me tell you attracting 276 blogs in Jamaica coupled with landing NCB, LIME and Jamaica Pegasus as sponsors was an amazing feat. The awards has made an indelible mark and has brought awareness to lesser known micro-businesses such as ours. We take this opportunity to say "thank you" to Corve and his team for a good first showing. Heartiest congratulations to all nominees. We are all winners!
Blogging isn't always easy. It requires discipline to do consistent and timely posts for which we pale in comparison to Ingrid Riley's Silicon Caribe - winner of the best Technology blog and Blogger of the Year awards. The good news is: We will be stepping up our game and will be aiming to frequent Nell's Cafe (Grosvenor Terrace) for wi-fi connection, lunch, celebratory drinks (like the iced sorrel beverage shown below), poetry nights or just because the customer service is superb!
In 2010, we connected with like-minded entrepreneurs, clients and generally sweet people via social media networking tools. Here are some successes: -
Andrew Zimmern (Food Network's Bizarre Foods Host) is now following us on Twitter!
We were interviewed by Island Buzz Magazine for their coverage of Kingston's Restaurant Week. [See the 3:07 mark]
Our megalicious Jamaican plantain tarts and cookies were featured on the blog of Philadelphia-based Jennifer Beaumont - Educator, Film maker & Writer
Also met luxury food and travel journalist, Jennifer Aranoff from Cravings South Florida magazine [See the 2:30 mark]. She is now a Facebook fan!
The Jamaica Observer re-tweeted (re-posted) our video blog of their Food Awards event
As I went about my usual Sunday activities, my mind swirled around the many comments and calls for well-wishes. I was and remain humbled.
I also reflected on Sacha Page my dear friend and featured guest blogger who wrote 'Eating Tapas, Eating Spain' that highlighted her Spain trip as they played in the World Cup quarter finals. Click to see why it is one of my favorite posts followed by these 10 ice treats.
What to expect of us in 2011?
Look out for our Megalicious Plantain tarts, Coconut macaroon cookies, twisted whole wheat bread and baked goodies at CariHome Supermarket, Upper Manor Park Plaza, Kingston 8.
We will continue to have an Upcoming Events list in our blog posts.
Recommended grocery items, tips and or our usual Food Trivia
Revamping our blog by converting to WordPress.com
More food, more food and more food :-)
Although we are small, corporate social responsibility is important. We have therefore thrown our support behind the JMDaily Heroes calendar and video project that seeks to highlight the positives about Jamaica and her public servants starting with the Jamaican fire fighters and the Police. Calendars are NOW AVAILABLE.
|Chris Barrett (Global Courier Servs) w/ Francois St Juste (FAME-FM) & Dean Fraser (Awesome Saxophonist)|
Contribution: Only J$500 (in Jamaica) and US$9.95 (outside Jamaica). Part proceeds are in aid of a slain cop's 10 year old son and the Fire fighters homework program for kids in Rollington Town & Trench Town. They would like to replicate in more communities. Every calendar purchase helps!
Copy Cat - Loshusan's Barbican Center
FORM Architects - Technology Innovation Center, University of Technology
Global Courier Services - 23 Lady Musgrave Rd, Kingston 6