The Sunshine Award


I am very excited that I have been nominated for the Sunshine Award!

Thank you to for nominating me (and check out the recipe for Red Bean Paste Pancakes – – they look SO good!).

Part of this award requires me to answer some questions about myself, so here goes…

1. Who is your favourite philosopher?
I don’t have one.

2. What is your favourite number?

3. What is your favourite animal?
My son asks me this question every day, and every day my answer is different.  Today I am thinking tiger.

4.  What are your Facebook and Twitter?
Baking Bohemian and @BakingBohemian

5.  What is your favourite time of day?
Late afternoon / dusk.

6.  What is your favourite physical activity?

7. What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?
Definitely tea.

8.  What is your favourite flower?
Another one that might change from day to day. Thinking right now about gerberas and tulips, and all those gorgeous jacaranda blooms enveloping my back porch.

9. What is your passion?
So many passions: family, cooking, reading, writing, gardening, music, craft, and suddenly, watching lots of soccer.

I also get to nominate other blogs for the Sunshine Award. Here is my list (in no particular order):

About baking bohemian

My name is Jen and I am the baking bohemian. My blog identity comes from the cultural background of my mother’s family, (Bohemian), and my mother’s more left wing lifestyle (bohemian). The big ‘B’ Bohemian refers to the rich cultural heritage of our family that emigrated from Bohemia when it was still its own country (it now comprises two thirds of the Czech Republic). Food featured prominently in the family and broader social life of that part of my family. No social interaction was without sustenance, and any celebration, large or small, was an invitation to cook up a storm. My own family emigrated from the United States to Australia when I was a child. For the most part we lived with our mother, and my dad eventually moved back to the US. The little ‘b’ bohemian relates to the semi-alternative lifestyle we led with our mother. I hesitate to refer to her as a hippy, for that conjures up so many misconceptions, but certainly she was on that side of the fence. She was probably more eccentric than radical at the end of the day, but she could really cook. We always set extra plates at the dinner table because inevitably people would visit at dinner time. I started cooking when I was about eight. Cookies. Obviously I was motivated by desire! I loved cooking, I loved that the kitchen was always, in every way, the heart of the house, so I was always part of anything else that was happening while I was cooking. I loved people loving my food. With all the different things that I have done in my life and am interested in, food has remained my most consistent and enduring passion.

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