Thank you for nominating us for the Liebster Award!

We’re very happy to say Letizia from “DUTCH goes ITALIAN” nominated our blog for the “Liebster Award”

liebster award

…THANK YOU so much Letizia! You add a special plus to this award, especially for Maple (Alessia), who grew up in Italy and came to explore her other culture in Canada, as you did with your Italian side!

It took us a while to post back and answer the questions, since we wanted to do this thing together…but we finally made it!

The rules of the Liebster Award:

  • When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (make sure you tell them you nominated them!) and ask them 11 questions.
  • You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated you!
  • Make sure the blogs you choose have 200 or less followers.

Maple&Saffron facts:

  1. We’ve started knowing each other thanks to food: we started dating after cooking together so many times!
  2. We share the passion for jazz and we used to perform together in different bands in Italy.
  3. We could never say we knew a place without first tasting its traditional dishes.
  4. We love salsa and we wish we could learn how to dance tango one day.
  5. When we were in Italy, we used to take the car and drive! We discovered many surprising places and met amazing people on the road!
  6. We think you can make whatever you want if you really believe in what you’re doing.
  7. We love cooking together for other people and see their happy faces after they ate our dishes!
  8. We are on a mission to let people discover our enchanting, breathtaking region of Abruzzo.
  9. We believe if you think about the good things that happened to you during the day, even the hardest days can become sweet!
  10. Never say “no” in front of a new dish: you can’t imagine what you could miss!
  11. When you decide what you want in your life, you’ve already made half of the trip.

Maple&Saffron answer:

 1. What was your favourite age? Saffron: “From 24 till now = when I met my wife!”; Maple: “From 22 till now = when I met my husband!”

2. If you needed to emigrate, which country would you choose? Maple and Saffron: “This one is easy…Canada of course!”

3. What is your favourite dish? Saffron: “Definitely arrosticini!”; Maple: “I could eat pizza everyday!”

4. Which city would you recommend me to visit and why? Maple and Saffron: “Our travel philosophy privileges small unknown places instead of big cities; so we’d say tiny little towns where time seems to have stopped, like the fascinating Scanno or the amazing Civitella del Tronto, just to mention a few.

5. What makes you smile? Saffron: “Watching people drinking cappuccino while eating lunch!”; Maple: “when I get into a good restaurant and the menu arrives!”

6. What is your favourite quote? Maple and Saffron: “Never give up”

7. Name one negative aspect of your home country. Maple and Saffron: “We’re not happy to say that but Italy doesn’t give young generations the possibility to express themselves”

8. Syrupy or Savory? Maple and Saffron: “Savory!”

9. How do you prefer to travel? Plane, car, train, etc.? Maple and Saffron: “Car, absolutely! It’s amazing how many things you can learn about a place by driving through its streets and stopping by its places!”

10. What does ‘injustice’ means to you? Maple and Saffron: “The lack of meritocracy”

11. What is your ultimate way of relaxing? Maple and Saffron: “Sitting outside our balcony in our Abruzzo house, with a glass of wine…and enjoy the view!”

Abruzzo hills

 Maple&Saffron nominate:

Emilialiveslife

International travel chick

Wedgeintheround

Bricolage

Cooking in tongues

A rainbow palette

The Paddington foodie

Grub blog

Arctic Grub

Jennifer’s journal

Hello world

Maple&Saffron ask:

  1. If you were to leave for a trip in 5 minutes, what are the 3 things you’d take with you?
  2. What instrument have you ever wanted to learn to play?
  3. Which recipe you really love cooking?
  4. What’s your favourite song when you’re travelling?
  5. You’ve just landed in Italy: what’s the first dish you wish to taste?
  6. Mountains, hilltops or beaches: where would you go on vacation?
  7. What’s the best thing about your country?
  8. How do you like spending your day off?
  9. What’s your favourite world cuisine?
  10. If you could only save one of your books, which one would you choose?
  11. What role/part would you like to play in a movie?

THANK YOU again!…we can’t wait to read your answers!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Nikki says:

    Thank you for the nomination! I’m very humbled 🙂 Loved your answers…especially your favorite ages! So sweet!!!

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  2. Thank you, Maple&Saffron. I am touched and honoured that you thought of me. Have a fantastic day. Ciao!

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    1. Thank YOU Jennifer! We love your blog 🙂

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  3. Thank you! 🙂 I think we’ll never get used to it! 😉

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  4. Lovely answers. Love the quote and the fact that people who drink cappuccino at lunch makes you laugh….makes me laugh too 😉 Ciao, Letizia!

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