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:
ICE CREAM 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!
A WINNER OF AZERBAIJAN INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE:
- 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!