The Meat Awards

I am delighted to have been nominated for a few awards for my meat musings. Those of you who visit more often will know that I use the term ‘meat’ rather loosely. Not that I approve of loose meat. Tender yes. Loose no. Back to the awards:

Silver Winner – Blog Awards Ireland 2018

Getting the silver in 2018 has been a great pleasure.

Gold Winner – Blog Awards Ireland 2016

Delighted to be awarded the Best Food and Drink Blog in Ireland for the third time. Really pleased with this one. Thanks to Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards.

Freshly Pressed


In 2015 I was lucky enough to have one of my posts selected by WordPress for ‘WordPress Freshly Pressed’. This was picked for special mention and promotion from over 64 million blogs published during the month when I posted it. In fairness, they picked another couple of dozen too.

 Best Overall Blog – Blog Awards Ireland 2014 

Blog Awards

I was very happy to win the Best Overall Blog Award in the 2014 Blog Awards Ireland. Very happy and absolutely surprised. I’ll take it all the same.

Best Food / Drink Blog – Blog Awards Ireland 2014

Delighted to win again in 2014. There are so many excellent food blogs out there. I am thrilled. 

Best Food / Drink Blog – Blog Awards Ireland 2013

Shocked and awe-struck, if I can borrow from George W to talk about winning this. I made it to the awards in 2013 and met some fantastic people, old friends and new. The Blog Awards Ireland team put on a great fun event with the biggest goodie bag I have ever seen.

The Real Deal - Delighted.

Best Food / Drink Blog 2013.

Glenisk Recipe Competition – Blog Awards Ireland 2013

Two trips to the stage on the night was nearly too much for me. The fine people at Glenisk ran a competition for the best recipe using one of their products. My very commercial post did the business. So I celebrated the award with another to curry favour.

The Real Deal - Delighted.

Glenisk Competition Winner 2013.

Best Blog by a Newcomer – Blog Awards Ireland 2012 

I was a bit surprised to make it to the shortlist in the Irish Blog Awards 2012. I was amazed to become a finalist in the Best Blog by a Newcomer category and I was stunned when I won it. Sadly, I was not there on the night of the awards and missed a great session by all accounts. Still, there’s always next year, if I can fool the judges again.

Winner, Best Blog by a Newcomer 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

If I were more versatile, I would feel more worthy about having been awarded this.

The Versatile Blogger award

Thank you to Happiness Stan Lives Here who first nominated me some time ago. At the time, I did not know what it meant and just ignored it. Apologies for that faux pas.

Give it up too for foodashion.com who also saw fit to mention my versatility through a nomination.

Thank you too to Steph at Cultural Quirks. I don’t deserve it. I like it, but I don’t deserve it.

And, as if that were not enough, The Wanderlust Gene has done likewise. I am not that versatile, I assure ye all.

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I have to admit to not feeling very inspiring or inspired most of the time. Thank you to Tasha at foodashion.com for also nominated me for this wonderfully artworked award. As did Anna Shortcakes. Far too generous in their praise for my ramblings.

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

The Sunshine Award

If I can bring a little sunshine into your day, then it’s a good day for me too.

The Sunshine Award

Thank you to Four Blue Hills for nominating me for this.

The Liebster Award

If I can bring a little Liebster into your day, then it adds to the Sunshine. This one was  thrown to me by my daughter from her then Decidedly Delicious blog. I am unsure of her real motivations.

The Kreative Blogger Award

That’s Creative with a K. Very creative in itself, for sure. Another nomination from my nemesis, sorry, loving eldest daughter. I’ll take the plaudits from anywhere.

That’s Creative without the ‘e’ at the end too.

The Two Chances Award

This is the one that everybody really wants. It is not passed out like rice at a wedding. It is really, really exclusive. I launched it in early June 2012. See the post here. If you are lucky enough to be brought within the tiny exclusive band of magnificence that is the Two Chance Award Winners Circle, welcome. If you are not, you know how many chances you have.

The 7*7 Link Award

A big thank you to Mama Miyuki Easy Pantsy for nominating me for this one.


One Lovely Blog Award

The Super-Sweet Award

The Liebster Blog Award (Mark 2)

The Shine On Award

Latest comments
  • I hope you know how you know how I’ve been enjoying our blog since I discovered it – I’ve nominated you for a(bother) Versatile Blogger’s award – I hope you don’t mind? Just wanted to spread the word! Follow this link, I think: http://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/twice-nominated-how-can-that-be/

  • Congratulations on all of your awards. You are the Meat Man!!

    Chef Randall

  • Thank God I found you ! Who else but your blog can offer me such inspiration, such humor, such fun? – God bless.

    • Thanks for such kind comments and a blessing to boot. I appreciate that.

  • Congrats on the Best Food & Drink & recipe awards yesterday. Love your humour, pics and recipes…

    • Thanks Pamela. And thanks for visiting. I’d better update this!

  • I’ve nominated you AGAIN for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I know you already have it, but your use of totally gratuitous meat shots, pouring shots and exact measures forced my hand. You don’t have to do anything about it, of course, but if you want to see what exalted company you’re in, go to: http://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/inspiration-has-struck-2/

    • Thanks Kate. Very kind of you indeed. I don’t feel very inspiring today. Perhaps it’s the looming Christmas that is making me nervous.

  • All deserved. I could hang out here for ages.
    The chicken pie was lush BTW. The pastry tasted good, but was hard because I used gluten free flour(I’m Intolerant). It did not detract. The filling made my husband get teary(and it wasn’t because it burnt his mouth). Many thanks

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