And The Winner Is…

The contest is over. Looks like my daughter generated more interest than ice cream:)) Thank you for your nice words about her! Hmm, maybe it’s my fault – I shouldn’t have posted her picture:) She receives enough compliments from people wherever we go as it is:) When I told her that people who read my blog say you are cute and that nobody says I am cute:)), she replied, “I am so lucky! Maybe you should send an email to everybody and say you are cute too!”::)) And this comes from a girl who is only (almost) 5 years old. Looks like I am in big trouble:) Saswati, the name Meltem in Turkish means breeze – ocean or sea breeze.

Anyway, back to the contest. I enjoyed reading your responses although I was expecting more would participate. But thank you to all of you who took the time to answer. I thought it was a great exercise for everybody and fun too. But since there are only 4 gifts to give away, I had to pick the answers I liked the most – Honestly, there weren’t too many answers to choose from which made my decision easier:)

So, without much ado, I am announcing the 4 lucky winners:


– Elle at Elle’s New England Kitchen – everything you wrote is so true about Azerbaijani cuisine. And yes, since we have 4 seasons, we do take advantage of what’s available in season. We like things fresh. We usually don’t store anything in a freezer except meat and that is only if there is too much of it and it doesn’t fit in a fridge:)

– Mr. Moo at Dulcimoo Who simply impressed me by his “discovery” of Azerbaijan from reading my posts. I wish I could write WOW in Cantonese:)) because that’s what I think about your answer. What an intelligent person you are!

– Amy at Familia Bencomo – Whose genuine answer just won her two adorable kids a box full of ice cream!


– Diva at The Sugar Bar -Whose answer left me speechless – literally. It read like a beautiful story. Diva, you are such a talented writer! Those of you who haven’t visited Diva’s blog, please do so and you will know what I am talking about. She is only 20 and she is writing a novel!

Thank you for being such loyal readers of my blog. It makes me happy and inspires me to do more for you!

Enjoy your gifts! They are well deserved!


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  1. Farida, thank you SO much! I’m thrilled! Something is up with my e mail at the moment. I read your message, but it’s slowed down to a crawl. But you can definitely use that e mail address to pass along to them.

    Thank you again!

  2. Yay! Ice cream! Honestly, I’m so glad that I never lived in a world without ice cream. It’s funny that you mention my kids because they actually may not even find out that I won this….. Darn that guilt!

    Thank you, my dear, new, blogging friend. I wish you continued success, awards & happiness with your blog!

    xoxox Amy

  3. Oh, of course i arrive after the battle is over! Sowwy!
    Next time i’ll participate! 🙂

  4. whoopeee! i’m so pleased, thanks farida. of course i wish i had the ice cream but can’t wait for the magazine. i’ll treat it with lots of care. 😀
    and yes, your daughter is unbelievably cute, she’s gonna grow up to one gorgeous woman. wish i had those fabulous genes too.

    best love xxx

  5. I gotta say, now THAT is a creative giveaway!! Very nice of you to think of your readers and offer this.

  6. Congrats to the icecream winners..That was so sweet of u Farida

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