Update: Blog merge, New header, New Categories – please come and see

I decided to merge two of my blogs into one. At first I thought it was a good idea to keep them separate, but in reality it is time consuming, so Little Kitchen of Mine has moved in at Baking with Sibella.

In addition to baking, I am a lover of art, cooking, travel, people, books, photography, architecture, all things creative, spiritual and humane. My posts will reflect, but will not be limited to, all of these…

Since the blog has some new content, I wanted to update the header and add new categories. Welcome to the updated and hopefully improved version of Baking with Sibella.

Thanks for visiting!



Liebster Blog Award pour moi

I want to thank The Intrepid Baker and Acorn in the kitchen for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award. I love both of your blogs for the variety of recipes and skills you exhibit! I defnititely want to try  Homemade Chocolate Sauce and Lemon cake with lavender flowers! THANKS! 🙂

Liebster is a German word and translates to ‘dearest’ or ‘favourite’ and can be awarded to new and exciting blogs with fewer than 200 followers.  This award is meant to be passed along or “paid forward” and the following rules apply:

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you
  3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog
  4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog

Out of all beautiful and interesting blogs that I am visiting on a daily basis, it is really hard to come up with only 5 favorite ones, but here they are (not necessarily in that order):

1. Bam’s Kitchen – Lovely, lovely blog about living in Hong Kong, Asian culture and food, written by a very creative American lady.

2. Food is My Life – Most gorgeous cupcakes I’ve ever seen, a lot of chocolatey treats that makes you wish you could bite right through the screen, travel and a lovely, cheerful person behind all of it!

3. Buttercream and Chantilly Factory – A very talented French girl’s “Journey through the Wonderful World of Pastry”. She is  writing in French and English, takes b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l photos.

4.  Violets and Cardamom – This is a blog about food, art, DIY, travel, photography and much more. It is writen in a very fresh and charming way and covers many of my interests.

5. From the Family Table – Well written posts and recipes with beautiful photos and just a dash of nostalgia.


Ha! Kreativ Blogger Award!

♦ I addition to a warm, spring, sunny day, blue skies and overall feeling of cheerfulness and joy, my day got even better when I learned that I’ve been nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award by Donna at Sugared Pecan! Donna has a lovely blog and her recipes and writting are full of southern charm! I would love to try Donna’s Pumpkin Butter and Smokey Shrimp and Grits! 🙂 Thank you Donna, I am honored that you find me deserving of this award!

Here are the rules of nomination for this award:

1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to them,  2. List seven things about yourself your readers may find interesting, 3. Nominate seven other bloggers, provide links and let them know, 4. Copy and paste logo and place it on your blog.

♦ Here we go, 7 things about me:

1. I believe in Truth and Love!

2. I paint. This is Mostar (a city in Bosnia) that I’ve painted in soft pastel.

3. I love dogs! (This is our Milo)

4. Tulips are my favorite flowers! (If you find yourself in Netherlands in spring time SEE the Tulip Fields – no words to describe the beauty!)

5. I am fascinated by old world architecture. (In this photo – city of Zadar, Croatia)

6. I live close to the Lake Michigan (This is my son in the photo and yes my hand was shaking as I was taking it, even though below is just sand, sand, sand)

7. I love knitting, especially  Irish Aran Pattern. This is on of my scarves I finished recently.

♦ Following 7 Blogs I nominate for the Kreativ Blogger Award:

1. http://homeingreece.wordpress.com/

2. http://korenainthekitchen.com/

3. http://katyarichkitchen.com/

4. http://sourdoughtheangrybaker.wordpress.com/

5. http://ilovekytheraen.wordpress.com/

6. http://justasmidgen.com/

7. http://theintrepidbaker.wordpress.com/

It is really hard to end the list here, since there is so many talented and creative people out there.

♦ Kreativ Blogger Award: