for this lovely award". Ha Ha! I've always wanted to say that! And since I do not expect to be nominated for the Oscars any time soon I'll take this opportunity to thank Owen of Tomatilla and Alberto from Il Forno respectively, who kindly created/organized and judged this first Paper Chef contest.
It was enough fun being afforded a chance to get creative in the kitchen--something I'm always game for-- with time constraints and inventive ingredient combos, but to have my little soup selected and been awarded my own little icon makes me, well, grateful, very surprised, and quite giddy with foodie joy.
Thanks again you guys! My toque is off to you! ;-D