Posted in Competitions, Results, and Awards

Best Moment Award.

This award is way, way overdue….

I was given this award several months ago from James/Supernova 

Awarding the people who live in the moment, The noble who write and capture the best in life, The bold who reminded us what really mattered – savouring the experience of quality time. (Please check out

RULES: Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees  The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners tell them the great news.


What makes a good acceptance speech?
Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way

Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in
Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in



I’ve sat in front of my computer for the last week trying to figure out how to write an acceptance speech as this is the first for me. I’ve won a scholarship, and a few other awards when I was in school some years back, but I never had to give a speech before. I do want to thank James for nominating me, its humbling to be acknowledge among ones peers. That is how I see all of you, as my fellow peers and not followers. We are all different, in many ways and very supportive. This has been an experience for me, when I started out I’d post a basic recipe and now I can see a huge difference in my posts. Those little changes made a huge difference, and I learned those from all of you. My best moment has been right here growing and its been awesome and you are all who I need to thank too.

For me personally, I regard the best moments as the ones shared with other people! Live in the Moment and remember –

Were not promised tomorrow, so live for today, laugh as much as you can, love with all your heart, and Eat!!!!!

It is my pleasure to present this award to a group of talented and amazing friends who live in the Moment, congratulations to you all!




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.

2 thoughts on “Best Moment Award.

  1. Ack…an award. You are so kind to think of me. I’m slow with these things… I’ve got some from oodles of time ago. I intend to make an awards page…really *see my batting eye lashes…*

    So much happening and yet this is supposed to be a quiet relaxing time of year…
    I’m not sure if I live in The Moments or just pen them. 🙂

    As you say we all are peers and express ourselves differently and that is a very good thing!
    Hope you are also.

    I’ve also joined a food co-op thingy…CSA so I’m learning to experiment with my veggies. I didn’t know you could use turnup greens and there is a smaller relative of bok-choi that you can use like spinach.

    Now I’m going to see what ‘Getting Fit’ is about…as I could stand to lose just a few pounds. Sometimes though when your body changes…you’ve just got to change with it. Age does that.


    1. Hey Ms Jules.

      Mine was given to me right after i got out of the hospital, so no worries.

      You live in the moment with your pen, which is why i gave it to you. Your words are comforting, soothing, your words awakened in me the desire to be my best.
      Thats why u sooo deserve this.


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