I am so humbled. In disbelief! Thank you to the thousands of you who must have voted for me!!
KERF won Best Food Blog tonight!!!! 2+ years. 3x per day. 700+ meals. Thank you!!
Tonight’s dinner was put on by Outstanding In The Field, which took place in Greenleaf’s produce warehouse.
There were Shrimp Fries (crackers?) on every table to much on
We all started with some of Bonny Doon white wine
The passed aps were some kind of delicious tuna puree.
Followed by a pickled veggie platter
And more wine!
The soup course was a little cold, but the flavor made up for it
Then came the calamari!! Cooked with veggies and udon noodles, which were so slimy and perfect.
I especially loved the tableside sparkling water!
And the blogger wild side
Entrees arrived with a garlic + curry crusted salmon
And a Mushroom Risotto
Both were excellent!!!!
So was the red wine
And the Brussels sprouts…OMG!!!!!!
The last entree was beef + oxtail, which I thought was actually pretty delicious. Very tender!
Dessert was rice pudding with local pears….mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
Then came the Foodbuzz Awards!!!
Jenna won “Blogger most likely to have a cooking show” and Tina reaped in multiple awards with “Blogger you would most like to have a drink with” and ” best healthy living blog” among others! Caitlin + Operation Beautiful won for “best humanitarian effort”!
And needless to say I was totally FLOORED to win Best Food Blog. Guess all of those meals posted over 2.26 years was worth it. Thank you voters. Thank you readers. Thank you Foodbuzz!!!!!
I had a little celebratory dessert wine on the way out!!
Once back at the hotel, Jenna, Tina and all decided on a celebratory drink + dessert!!! The chocolate torte was fantastic!!
And I got a Manhattan, extra sweet!!!!!!!
With FOUR cherries!!
Jenna and I can barely type in our beds, so we’re off to bed. Too bad it’s 11:42 instead of 9:42 tonight!!
Today was one of the best days of my life. I’m sorry for it to end!!
Congratulations Kath! That’s so awesome!
Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama says
Soo cool!! Congratulations!!! You deserve it =)
Congrats!!! That is amazing and very much deserved 🙂
Congratulations, Kath!!! That award is well-deserved.
Congratulations Kath!! 🙂 That’s so awesome.
All the food looks amazing and I’m a little jealous we don’t have these kind of events here in Portugal.
Portugal is AMAZING and blows anything in the US away… are you kidding me?!
Lara (Thinspired) says
CONGRATS, Kath! I voted for you 🙂 You so clearly deserve it!
Mama Pea says
You are the Queen. Congratulations, my friend.
Madelin @ What is for breakfast? says
Wow Awesome! Well done! I voted for you ;). I think the calamari looks the yummiest! I’m hungry just looking at all this amazing food!
kath! congratulations! I am so happy for you. you totally deserve the win. your blog is so amazing and inspiring for me. I love it! enjoy the rest of the foodbuzz weekend!
The award was most-definitely well-deserved! I am so jealous of all the fun you food bloggers are having this weekend – enjoy!
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
Congrats, Kath! 🙂
Leah @ Simply fabulous says
Congrats Kath!! You definitely deserved the title!!!
christie @ honoring health says
Congratulations, you deserve it!
Congratulations! you deserve it 🙂
and food looks amazing!
Simply Life says
Congraaaaaatsssss!!! you are so, 100%, totally deserving of the award and every single vote you got (including mine 😉 ) The food you make is not only delicious and gorgeous, but you’re one of the many bloggers who helped me see that happy, healthy women eat REAL food!! 😀
sarah (ghost world) says
CONGRATS KATH!!!!! woohoooo!!!!!!!!!
Congrats Kath, it was very well deserved! You pracitce what you preach and you’re real, that’s why I voted for you 😉
Congratulations! A well deserved win!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Totally deserved, you rock girlfriend!
You so deserved that award! You were my first food blog and I have come back daily and watched your blog just get better and better everyday for the last 6 months!
The dedication you put into you blog shows!
From a very appreciative reader and someone you’ve inspired,
PS. And note the blue willow dishes!
Kristin (Kristins Nibbles) says
CONGRATS!!! You deserve it =)
and all those pics are making me DROOL…
Food Makes Fun Fuel says
Congratulations! You deserve it!
Congrats! BTW I love how there are multiple cameras on the dining tables! 🙂
Kelly from Bridges and Bites says
Way to go, KATH!!!!!!!!!! What an awesome night and a well deserved award!
congrats!!! definitely well deserved 😉
and i love the cmnt from your mom heheh
Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) says
Congrats and thank you for brightening up our days with awesome yummy posts!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Congrats Kath! You deserved to win!
Ryan @ Greens for Good says
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You definitely, definitely deserve it!
I am SO happy for ALL the most wonderful things that are happening in your life! I mostly just stalk around, but I’m a loyal reader and really enjoy your blog. I made your Potato soup just just night. It was a hit! Best to you!
You rock Kath!!! Way to go! 🙂 Keep on bloggin!!
CONGRATULATIONS! Your food blog definitely deserves that award. Healthy living, amazing (and nutritious) recipes, beautiful photography… everything in one blog 😀 Shrimp crackers are sooo good; I used to eat them every day. Everything looks fantastic! Have fun!
Way to go! Congratulations!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
The award is well deserved.
Congrats girl!! That’s awesome!!
Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!! You shouldn’t be floored, you have an awesome blog! Keep up the great work 🙂
Sarah R says
Awe 🙂 Congratulations Kath. You absolutely deserve it! Love the 2.26… always throwing it out there 🙂
katherine (blissful-body) says
yippee for you kath! congratulations on the win! excellent photos from the event, too!
Congrats! Excellent photos, excellent food and excellent company. Sounds like a blast. You deserve the award. You are so dedicated. Congrats and enjoy it!
Madeline @ Greens and Jeans says
congrats kath! what a perfect evening!
CONGRATS!! I have no idea how you find time to do it all, so it is a well-deserved award! Glad you are having such a wonderful time in San Fran.
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
Those brussell sprouts looks like Heaven. No wonder you enjoyed them.
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
CONGRATULATIONS KATH!!! You 100% deserve this award. You spend so much time and effort on this blog and we appreciate it so much! I’m just glad we could reward you in some way for everything you do. 🙂
Looks like an amazing time in San Francisco! So glad you’re enjoying it. And congratulations on your award…you definitely deserve it for all the hard work you put into blogging!
congrats kath =)
Congratulations my dear! Your blog is really wonderful 🙂
Way to go. You work hard and it obviously pays off! Thanks for being a blogspiration 🙂
Congrats, Kath! That’s awesome.
Krissy (Single Serving) says
Congratulations!! So amazing and exciting.
Yay Kath!! Congratulations! So well deserved!!
laura dishes says
Congrats on the award! It has been so much fun to read about your weekend in San Fran!
CONGRATS! You rock, Kath!
Way more than 700 meals!
Katy @ These Beautiful Feet says
That’s amazing Kath, so happy for you! It must be an amazing feeling to find that what you put out there everyday is being read, and that people love it! I’m so happy you’ve had an amazing trip, amazing food and now you are an award winner! Congratulations on winning for best food blog. I can’t wait to see what the next 2 1/2 years brings!
Congratulations!! We’re going to have to have a celebratory dinner when you get back! 🙂
While I have rarely commented on your postings, I have read every single one for a daily inspiration for 2 years…you completely deserve this award and I want to congratulate you on such a monumental achievement!! Way to go.
Anne K. says
Wow, congrats! That’s a huge honor 🙂 The dinner pics are gorgeous–it looks like an amazing night!
Congrats Kath!!! I am so happy for you. I want you to know that I LOVE your blog! I just came across it the other day and I am hooked! Keep up the awesome work and enjoy the rest of your time in San Fran!!!
Gelareh @ Orange Truffle says
Kailey (SnackFace) says
Woohoo!!! CONGRATS, Kath!! You are more than deserving of this! I wouldn’t have started my blog had it not been for yours, and i know a lot of people could probably say that.
Have a fabulous Sunday in San Fran!
Joelle (The Pancake Girl) says
Congrats Kath!!! I’m super happy for you!:)
Bravo,enjoy the accolades!
Is there an actual prize gift as well?
Jen - This Vegetarian Life says
Congrats! You definitely deserve it! Yay!
Congrats on your award, Kath! Looks like you girls are having a great time…so much good looking food!!
very much deserved. congrats!
congrats, kath! you definitely deserve it!! keep up the great work; we’ll be reading!
Congrats! Enjoy the win!
Congratulations! That is so awesome, and you totally deserve it!
PS — the dinner looks amazing!
Wooohooo congrats on your award! This blog is awesome and you totally deserve it 🙂
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
yay kath! you totally deserve it; your food blog was the first i discovered more than a year ago and inspired me to start my own.
Janna (Just Flourishing) says
CONGRATS KATH!!!! You totally deserve it. Way to go!
And all that food looks delicious!
Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl says
Congrats, Kath! You SO deserve it!!! All your hard work has paid off!!! Yay!!
Congrats on the award!
Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says
Congrats on the award!
Kasey (Fit For Wellness) says
Congrats Kath!!! You totally deserve it. 🙂
Congrats, very well deserved!
You totally deserve it! Congratulations!
Congrats, Kath!! So well deserved. 🙂
Tamara Lea says
Congratulations!! I love your blog, and I love that there is never a shortage of posts to read. Your committment to your readers is truly appreciated!!
Amazing! I really wanted you to win so that’s great!
You SHOULD be so proud!!! Congratulations to you and KathEats!!! How wonderful to be rewarded and recognized for something that you have put SO MUCH of yourself, your time, and your heart into. It just goes to show that when you love what you do and you work hard at it, you will reap the benefits. So proud of you and SO excited for you. I hope you know that this award just officially confirms what the rest of us know. You go, girl 😉 Awesome.
Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) says
Congratulations Kath! You deserve every last bit(e) of recognition for your wonderful, helpful, and inspiring blog. Keep the glorious posts and meals coming!
Congrats, Kath!!! You deserve this award a million times over. You can tell you love blogging and it shows through you amazing dedication.
Hi Kath! I’m a total lurker, but I love your blog and you completely deserve to win! Congrats!!!
You totally deserve this Kath. Your blog is amazing, your food is inspiring and has changed many lives, I am sure. I would never have been adventurous enough to start eating healthy, new foods without your inspiration! Now I love real food, too!
Congratulations! So excited that you have been acknowledged and rewarded for your dedication to your readers and for your love of everything food and healthy. Totally deserved, celebrating in CA right along side of you. Woohoo!
Congrats on your very much deserved award your blog is wonderful. 🙂
Lauren @ eater not a runner says
Congrats! Your blog is great, you deserve it!
Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats says
Congratulations Kath – you truly deserve it. I look forward to reading your blog each and everyday!
I want to join in and extend my heartiest congratulations on this huge accoloade. I am certain there will be many more to come. You are so very deserving of this award – you are creative and talented and you work hard every day to inspire your readers (and you remain sweet despite your success.)
WOW!! CONGRATS!! You really deserve this!! you have worked so hard! You are amazing!!
A well deserved award!!
Congratulations, you deserve to be recognized!
Emily Beth says
I’ve never commented before but I have been reading your blog every day for the past 6 months. You’ve inspired me and helped me to get through a tough time in my life (bulimia). Thank you for eating REAL food, writing REAL words, and being a REAL woman. On behalf of all the readers you’ve acquired and thus inspired- congrats! You deserve this award more than you’ll ever know.
Congratulations!! I only started reading your blog recently, but I love it and can definitely tell the award is well deserved.
CONGRATULATIONS! I’m also a fairly new reader, but got attached very quickly. You do good work!
So proud of you and the girls!!! Congrats!
That picture at the top of the post is ADORABLE….you look so humbled and happy accepting your award…and the girls are looking on with such pride on their faces.
So cute to have that captured on camera!!! Wish I could have been there to see. Enjoy your glow!
Yeah!! Congrats on the win – so glad all your hard work paid off and was rewarded 🙂 I totally agree about the brussel sprouts – they might just be the BEST brussel sprouts I’ve ever had.
Congratulations, Kath! You’ve earned this recognition:)
Congrats on the award Kath! You totally deserved it! 😀
john caplan says
congratulations! that’s a great win!
Anne [email protected] Weigh of Life says
Congrats!! You deserve it!
Kath: Congrats. Well deserved!!!!! – Alan
I know I texted you this, but I’m seriously crying. Congrats-you so deserve it!
Congrats on the win!
Congrats! I’m so happy for you!!!
P.S. I’m also the one who eats all of the celery 😉
Kath! I’m so happy for you! I loved reading you back in the CK days (I’m geekrunner 🙂 ) and I love love LOVE your new blog! I got all inspired a while ago and started my own!
Meal Makeover Mom Janice says
Congrats Kath! Love your photography. Sorry we weren’t able to meet at the Foodbuzz dinner. Maybe next time…