Announcing Valentines Special – my 1st blog event and a Giveaway.!

Dear Readers and my darling fellow bloggers,

It is with immense pleasure, a beaming face and a pride filled heart that I announce the first BLOG EVENT to be hosted at my little space.  I had never imagined that I would be doing this , but here I am.  My blog completed 1 year in December. However I was unable to host an event or celebrate it in any manner. Hence today, I have combined my event along with a giveaway for one lucky reader.

Since Love is in the air and Valentines Day is due soon, I thought what better theme could there be than a Valentines Day Special. This day is celebrated not only by people who are dating or the young ‘ in love ‘ generations. This day is an expression of the love, affection and respect we a have towards our spouse, our family, our Mom, Dad, Sis, Bro, Kids, anyone who is near and dear to us. It is a day to tell them how much they mean to us, how special they are. In today’s times, when the world has us running on our toes and time is too precious to waste, we hardly express our feelings to them. So take some time out and utilize this day to tell them ‘ you are special ‘..! So cook up a meal and make your day a memorable one, full of treats and fun..!



The rules of the event are simple and universally the same.

  • The theme of the event is Valentine Special. It will be hosted form January 15th, 2012 to February 28th, 2012. This event is open to bloggers and non bloggers alike.
  • Old entries can be submitted if re-posted during the time frame and if the necessary links have been updated. You can send in any number of new entries, no limit whatsoever.
  • Both Vegetarian and Non vegeatarian recipes are allowed. The entry can be related to any aspect – appetizer, main course, drinks, dessert, anything sweet or savory – the choice is all yours.
  • Please link your post to the announcement page. The use of the logo is mandatory as it helps spread the word.
  • Send me your recipes to with the subject Valentine Day Special and the following details-
    1.Your Name :
    2.Blog’s name:
    3.Blog’s URL :
    4.Recipe Name :
    5.Recipe URL:
    6.Pic of the dish :
Grab the logo and link it to Valentines Day @Anzzcafe
  • In order to become eligible for the giveaway, please leave a comment on this space and be a follower publicly on either Facebook or Google Friend Connect.
  • The winner will be selected randomly from the comments. All bloggers and non bloggers alike are welcome to participate, just make sure you have an Indian address where I can send the book to.
🙂 Alright, Let’s move to the next interesting part…!
Coming to the Giveaway part, I have for you The flavor of the season, The first book of the first Masterchef of India, Pankaj Bhadouria. Yes, It is indeed the Masterchef cookbook that we have for you .
The reason I chose this book is because it is authored by a woman who made millions proud, a lady who emerged from simplicity and worked hard to win a world class competition and bring us a book of the most delicious food ever cooked. And also the book is red  and in accordance with our theme..! This book is not sponsored by anyone. It is a gift from me to you. It is open to anyone as long as you can provide me with an address in India.

So guys, put on your chef hats, roll up those sleeves and get to work and whip up some magical food for love..! Food that will entice, enchant and wow everyone.! I hope all all of you  will come together and make this event, my first blog event a success.!

🙂  Love to you all..


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  1. Deepak says:

    SO sweet of you mam 🙂
    should we write only recipes ? not a write up on Valentines day 🙁
    okies, all the best for your giveaway !
    why don’t you consider a iPAD2 giveaway for person who comments 1st ?? 😛 😛

  2. Ramya says:

    the event theme is coool….will send some entries…would love to try my luck in the following u thru google connect. do participate in my DESSERTS event too..

  3. simran kamath says:

    hi…love the fact that we can send you anything!all the very best for your first blog event and congrats on the anniversary,i just made this dessert keeping your event in mind…nuts ’bout you….hope i manage to link up correctly.i’d love the cookbook!

    • Anzz says:

      Dear, please folow me on facebook / google connect so that you can be eligible for the give away. Also don’t forget to mail me the entry soon.

  4. Melange says:

    First time here Anzz.Thanks for dropping in at my place.
    You have a nice place here.I loved it dear.
    All my best wishes for your first ever event.
    See you,

  5. Nisha says:

    Thanks for dropping by & sharing about the dosa, Ancy!
    And yes, I’m in for the giveaway. I’ve been following you via Google Connect.
    I haven’t watched all MasterChef episodes, but it would be great to receive her book.
    By the way, I’ve wondered why she (Pankaj) & her husband (Charu) have opposite names, you know what I mean? Did she ever mention in the series?!
    I’ll send in my entries soon!

  6. Surabhi Nayak says:

    Valentine the celebration of love…
    and to celebrate love there is nothing apart frm a beautiful candle lit dinner… with ur loved ones….:)

    Nice 2 see the contest….:)
    love to be a part of it… will post a love-dish soon….

  7. anita menon says:

    Hello !

    I am so glad you took time out to come and comment on my blog because it gave me the opportunity to discover your lovely space. I am thrilled to bits to know you are from Bahrain. Give me a shout out on my email id.. Would love to connect.

    I am most definitely going to participate in this contest, I have an apt write up and the only thing missing is a good looking valentine dish. The giveaway is fantastic and I wish you all the very best.


    • Anzz says:

      Hey Anita, glad you can make it. It was a pleasant shocker to see such a wonderful blog from a fellow blogger in Bahrain. The pleasure is all mine. 🙂

  8. Prathibha Sreejith says:

    Great Event Ann, I’ll def love to participate in the event though I might not qualify for it since I do not reside in India now. I’m in ur fb page n GFC way back, will try to sent in my entries n Happy Hosting. Best wishes dear 🙂

    • Anzz says:

      THanx Prathibha. But hey no worries… You are eligible for the giveaway if you have an address in India. No worries. 🙂 Thanx for joining in. I am so happy you are there.!

  9. Priya Sreeram says:

    HI Gal, it looks like a jolly good giveaway, i have been meaning to catch hold of this book and what better than to win it ?? I already follow your hearth adventures by email and thru Fb, now following them through google Connect too ! BTW, the event is spot-on, will send you some entries. and as always please kkep up the great work – kudos !

    • Anzz says:

      You can send me any number of recipes. And make sure you follow this blog of facebook/ GFC publicly, then you will be eligible for the giveaway..! Waiting for your recipes.

  10. amelia says:

    Hi Anzz, lovely theme. I have not enter any event before but I try to make this time even thou I don’t have a India address. I’ll just enter for the fun of it.
    Have a nice day.

  11. Rathai says:

    Hi Anzz!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can’t believe I haven’t found your blog earlier. I was honestly blown away by the recipes you have posted here and the beautiful clicks. I will certainly send in my entries soon. 🙂


    • Anzz says:

      :)That is great Rathai, It is a pleasure to have you here. Will wait for your entries. From what I saw of your blog, am sure they will be mind blowing..!

  12. Teena says:

    Hey great event & lovely giveaway!! Will definitely try to participate. Even i’m conducting a valentine’s day event. Do check it out & participate 🙂

  13. Quick Picks says:

    Hai Anzz,

    this is Sona, of “Quick Picks”. Got back to blogging on a fresh start after a long gap of about 3 yrs now.

    Would love to participate in ur first event. Will definitely sent something over..


  14. Shobha says:

    Hi Anzz,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I am glad to come across your blog and would love to follow it.
    Congrats for the 1st Anniversary and wow ! a recipe book by Pankaj for a giveaway lovely. Will send my entries soon.
    Happy hosting !

    Warm regards

  15. Sobha Shyam says:

    lovely event and will try to send some entries..Congrats on the anniversary..I am particpating in the giveaway..though I am in US, I can give u the indian address..:)…Following u in Facebook now:)

    • Anzz says:

      Rashida, I am so glad you are joining the event.. You have a wonderful blog. Its amazing. I am sure you will send in some rocking entries..! Thanx..!

  16. chitra says:

    Hi Anzz,
    Thanks a lot for visiting my space and for ur lovely comment,also letting me know about ur event and give away. I am glad to follow ur blog and would love to participate in the give away.i liked ur face book page also i am following u……Hope i will win the book..even i am one big fan of Master chef India….I will send some entries…..

  17. Manju says:

    Hi Anzz,
    Can’t imagine how I could have missed out ur beautiful space here…so glad u invited me to jon in ur event…all the best n I will def be taking part.

    See u soon.


  18. Sangee vijay says:

    First so sorry for my delayed response 🙁 great event dear…would love to participate 🙂
    Already connected via google and FB…Do I have Indian address!! Count me in 🙂

  19. Vani says:

    Wow, thanks for hosting such a wonderful event! Liked you on FB and sending my entry soon! 🙂
    Valentine Day will always be special; Let’s make it even more special with this event!

    Wish you happy hosting 🙂


  20. Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth says:

    Hi Ann, from the comments above me, this event already seems to be on way of becoming a roaring success !!! Wouldn’t be saying the truth if I didn’t say great giveaway too !! Have already emailed my entry to you.. Have fun 🙂

  21. Sadaf says:

    Hi, I’m just about to post something that will be very appropriate for this event…….will email it to you soon. I’m glad to join your lovely blog through Google Connect. Please count me in for the giveaway….would love to have the book.

  22. Teena says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Loved the cook book. Hey, I’ve mailed you 2 entries. Hope your event will be a great success! Will try to send you more entries 🙂 Happy Hosting Anzz!

    • Anzz says:

      LOvely to have you here Hema. Am still in shock over your coffee brownies. They look so delicious. And my nose is playing tricks on me… I can smell them too. the fact that it is lunch hour is not helping either 🙂

  23. Sukanya says:

    Hi, just emailed you five entries, hope you have got it.
    following you in FB too. you can count me for giveaway.

    btw first time here, and loving it every bit, you have an amazing space.
    will hop soon again

    goodluck for your first event

  24. Chandrani Banerjee says:

    wow…What a lovely giveaway…I was great fan of masterchef india cooking show and I was planning to buy this book for a long time, I liked your page in facebook.

    BTW I am from india too..So i am in for the Giveaway.

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