Creativity. Isn't that what it's all about? Making something out of nothing, putting things together in a new way, stepping back from the mainstream media blitz to speak the truth in a poem, a metaphor, a story, a blog post.
Yesterday, I discovered that Alana Noel Voth nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger Award. It's an informal kind of thing, just a way of saying that you enjoy the sorts of things a blogger is exploring--coming from Alana, that is a true honor, not to mention I'm in the fine company of Emerald, Nikki Magennis and Craig Sorensen.
Now I'm supposed to mention seven bloggers I turn to for kreativity, and although three have already been mentioned and there are more than seven. But I decided to go ahead and play anyway, because it's always nice to honor cool people. I'm not expecting anyone to "pass it along" unless they want to, but here are some bloggers whose step beyond the bounds of the expected:
Aphrodite's Table by Gina Marie
Frequently Felt by M. Christian
Neon Fiction by Susan DiPlacido
Trollop with a Laptop by Alison Tyler
Year of the Books by Shanna Germain
I'm also supposed to list seven things I love, but I love so many things, it's hard to choose. So, given that I'm recovering from a flu and just getting my appetite back, I thought I'd list seven restaurants in Berkeley that are very kreativ with their kuisine. And this really is just the tip of the iceberg.
Breads of India--the piping hot fresh-baked naan filled with nuts or paneer or garlic or coconut is breath-taking
Ajanta--the classiest Indian food on earth with satiny curries and delicious kofta
Norikonoko--homestyle Japanese cooking on Telegraph, the place I go when I'm "homesick" for Japan
Genki Sushi--these guys are very kreativ with the sushi
Pizzaiola--crispy wood-oven pizza with gourmet toppings, hauntingly good
Cafe Mattina (used to be Intermezzo)--the Veggie Delight salad is so darn good, I request it for my birthday dinner every year
Sabuy Sabuy 2 (on San Pablo)--recommended by a Thai friend, this is a super friendly Thai restaurant that should be jam-packed, but isn't; every dish is mouthwatering
Now I'm definitely getting my appetite back! Kreativ blogging and eating to you all!