Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stuffed Cabbage is Popular Worldwide

On Sunday, April 19th, I was surprised by a special blessing when I logged into my Squidoo account and saw on my dashboard that my Stuffed Cabbage lens had hit the #1 spot on Squidoo's Top 100.

Stuffed Cabbage #1 lens on Squidoo
If you check the Top 100 in the Food and Cooking category, you'll spot the top food experts on all of Squidoo.  At any one time, you should find a couple of my fabulous food recipes there.

To have attained the top spot for Stuffed Cabbage is quite meaningful when considering that April marks the anniversary of the loss of my grandparents. We lost grandpa Alex Nagy on April 21st; followed a few years later by grandma Julia Nagy on April 28th. It was my grandma Julia Nagy who inspired my top article -- and we all know that grandpa ate LOTS of Hungarian stuffed cabbage in his lifetime!

stuffed cabbage is popular worldwide
Stuffed Cabbage Worldwide Readership Base
Stuffed Cabbage is quite popular worldwide as demonstrated by this reader map. Can you name all the different names as stuffed cabbage is known worldwide? Check out that cool list of names of stuffed cabbage as it is known throughout the world.

Do you know that Martha Stewart is always making her version of Polish stuffed cabbage rolls on her TV show? Want one of her recipes for Polish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls?

Why do YOU think stuffed cabbage is so popular -- is it because of Martha Stewart or for some other reason? Weigh in on the debate and check out what other people think about this!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Our Recent Vacation in Costa del Sol Southern Spain

Malaga, Spain airportWe returned on April 7, 2009 from a 12-day vacation to Costa del Sol, the Southern part of Spain. My hubby had made plans for this vacation, an RCI timeshare exchange, for a number of months. He takes care of the arrangements for all our vacations as he is quite skilled at arranging the best exchanges in super locations and gets us great deals on airline flights.

What was so funny about this trip is that we ended up staying an extra day as the return flight was booked on DL 163 departing April 6, 2009 from Malaga, Spain at 12:40pm and landing at JFK airport in New York. It so happened that when we reported to the Malaga airport check-in desk, there were probably 250 or more people already waiting in line with much baggage. This happened to be a tour group of plumbers and contractors from New York and New Jersey -- husbands and wives and/or significant others. It was like a cast call for the Sopranos TV show; I really thought that I met Joe Pesci! Honestly!!!

tabby cat in Marbella, Spain
P.S. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a tabby cat that hung around the Heritage Resorts. She happened to be pregnant, and I know that she will be on my mind for quite some time wondering when she delivers her litter and wanting to know if she is OK.

BTW, I'd love to share a slideshow of our vacation -- be sure to check it out and let me know what you think. There will be lots more information to blog about regarding our eventful trip! Stay tuned.