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I have four “Awards” that I need to respond to, my apologies for the delay.

I’ve been nominated by Uzo for The Liebster Blog Award. Uzo’s blog is;

 “85 Degrees ….a shelf of short stories and bite-sized poems” If you love reading you will certainly enjoy his small treasure trove of short stories, you will be glad you did. Thank you Uzo for nominating me.


liebawardThe Rules:

Post the award image on your blog. There are several varieties. Google them and find the one you like the most.

List 11 random facts about yourself.

Answer the 11 questions asked by the person/people who nominated you.

Make up 11 questions for those to be nominated.

Nominate 11 people to receive the award. They should have fewer than 200 followers on their blog.

If you’re nominated, your name and/or link will appear at the bottom of this post.


11 Facts About Me:

I am an avid “shark” lover. I have read many books and have studied sharks since 1976 when “JAWS” first came out.

I’m addicted to MMA and Boxing

I love the way fresh-cut grass smells right after it rains

I don’t watch Television except an occasional  cooking program or MMA events, I prefer to read instead.

I love living near the ocean as on a clear and breezy day you can smell the ocean air.

My favorite place to go is the Long Beach Aquarium Of The Pacific

A bit rusty, but I know how to use sign language

I do not like too be around negative people, I prefer a positive attitude no matter what is going on in my life.

I love the sound of a good old fashion V-8 engine

I would love to live in False Bay, South Africa

I love the fresh smell of pine and rosemary


My answers to Uzo’s 11 questions:

Science, religion or both?
Science, I don’t care to partake in discussions regarding ” religion”

One past hero you wish to meet?
Muhammad Ali

One thing you wish was never invented?
plastics and pharmaceuticals

Are you left-handed?

Your childhood cartoon hero/heroine?

Anger management: what’s your advice?
Anger isn’t bad, as long as it’s controlled. those who can’t should seek some kind of help/therapy

Does a book’s cover really matter to you, yes or no?

Why (refer to question 7)?
A book cover can give insight into the story, content, author

Favorite line in your national anthem (be patriotic)?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air

Do you believe in the existence of angels and demons?

Where do you fall in the zodiac diagram?

My 11 questions for my nominees:

What is your favorite time of year/or season

Camping outdoors or Camp grounds/time shares

if you could learn a new language, what would you choose?

Your favorite scary movie

Your favorite dessert

If you won a trip to go to Mars, would you go?

Who inspires you?

If you could change one thing, what would you change?

What is your favorite Indoor activities or outside, and why.

What is your biggest fear?

Favorite Sport

My Nominees:


About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

14 responses »

  1. Congratulations on your award and thank you for the nomination… 🙂


  2. Thank you so much for the nomination! 🙂


  3. jalal michael sabbagh.

    Hi, Clarissa, you have a great blog and you deserve these Awards.Wishing you more success. Thank you for your like on my post ( Martin Richard ) All the best.jalal


  4. Concerts, Clarissa, your blog is “delicious.” It’s amazing you enjoy boxing 🙂


  5. Congratulations! Your awesome blog is truly deserving! And thanks for nominating Vittle Monster, you rock! 🙂


  6. I loved reading this, I love learning those little details about a person that often go un noticed! Well done xx



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