Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very-Inspiring-Blogger-AwardI would like to thank “Strands of my Life” for nominating me for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. I’m humbled to receive this award and aim to make a positive contribution to the blogosphere.

Here are the rules to take part, once you are nominated:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Post the award image to your page (the first image on the post).
3. Share 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know they’ve been nominated.
5. Post the rules in your blog post.


Seven Facts About Myself:

I lived 6 years in the Caribbean.

I went to culinary school in Germany.

I like to pair good wine with good food.

I love scuba diving, running and skiing. (cooking is obvious)

I was 13 years old when I baked my first successful cake.

I owned and operated two restaurants and a bakery.

I’m happily married and have two wonderful sons.


My Favorite 15 Nominees for the Inspiring Blogger Award:


Lick My Spoon

Around My family Table

The Watering Mouth

Bake or Break

The Healthy Apple

Cara’s Cravings

Flavorful World

Pham Fatale

Danas Food For Thought

The Talking Kitchen

Flavors of Mumbai

Barbara Bakes

The German Foodie

Our Chocolate Shavings

To me all these blogs are created by inspiring bloggers who have learned the secret of great blogging. I love every one of them. Some I like because of their delightful stories and recipes and others for their fantastic pictures. Pictures – so incredible – that you have to stop what you are doing and wish you could have that food in this very moment. This is, in my humble opinion, what food blogging is all about. I know I have a long way to go in my blogging career; but if I can learn a bit every day from these inspiring bloggers, maybe one day my blog could be  as good as theirs, maybe :-).  Every one of these blogs is worth a visit.


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  1. Wow – thank you so much! I’m even more impressed that you picked Barbara Bakes after reading your seven facts. I would love to live in the Caribbean and love to go to culinary school. I scuba dive too. You must have had some amazing dives living in the Caribbean. Thanks again!

    • Barbara, Thank you for your kind words. I’m the one who is impressed with your skills. The Caribbean is truly a paradise. The diving is fantastic and it’s even better with a friend who had a diving school. He would call me up when ever a spot on the boat was available.
      I would imagine that a culinary school would like you to teach their students.- I’m so glad for the experience at the culinary school as it helped me finding my way through the culinary world. Thank you!
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  2. Like Barbara, I’m impressed that you picked me considering your background! Thank you so much! I have no doubt that your know-how and experience your blog will surely flourish 🙂
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  3. Thanks for considering my blog and nice to know so many things about you. I don’t know diving please teach me scuba diving sounds quite thrilling. So many years of culinary experience there would be lot to learn from you and Caribbean islands vow sounds dream to me 🙂 I am sure you will rock god bless !
    Maria Dsouza recently posted..Yogurt Almond Chicken Curry – Murgh BadamiMy Profile

    • Thank you Maria, scuba diving is a different world, once under water you forget all your worries, it’s beautiful. I learned a lot of different cooking techniques and recipes in the Caribbean. I actually like to fuse French with Caribbean cuisine, which works out great. However nothing beats the view over a beautiful blue ocean 🙂 God Bless
      Frank Kraemer recently posted..Pigeon Pea Rice with Coconut MilkMy Profile

  4. Hello Frank,

    Firstly thank you for nominating me . I feel honoured, coming from someone which such a rich background in the culinary world. I’m just a self taught home cook, and do dream of opening a restaurant someday, but am so intimidated by it. You on the other hand have opened 2 ! You have a lovely blog Frank, keep up the good work.

    Kajal recently posted..Plum Frangipani TartMy Profile

    • Hello Kajal,

      Thank you for your kind words. Opening up a restaurant is very exciting combined with a lot of work and organization. Don’t be intimidated, once you have a specific business plan, a fantastic location and a few savings 🙂 you are on your way. By the way your blog was one of the first I had seen and inspired me to create mine.

      Thanks again
      Frank Kraemer recently posted..Some Wine Pairing Principles explainedMy Profile

  5. Thank you very much, Frank. I’m honored by your nomination and am sincerely grateful to you. I enjoy your blog a great deal as well and look forward to enjoying your wonderful and inspiring recipes and food photography for a very long time.

  6. Frank! Thank you so much for this award! I feel totally honored and not even worthy! And now I have a new fav blog to follow, yay!

  7. Oh wow! Thank you so much…what an honor.
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  8. I know your blog has been around for a while and most likely has gotten much greater awards then this one, but your blog is just simply amazing.
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