Learnings From Food Blogs

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's hard to believe that until July of this year, I had never been on a food blog. I had never been on any blog. Then my mother got me started on The Pioneer Woman, and now I'm completely obsessed.

But my hours of surfing food blogs has not only provided me with a distraction from the real world. They have provided me with a lot of knowledge. Let me share with you some of the cool things I have learned from food blogs.

I've learned that EBAY sells food. Yup, its true. And CHEAP! I just ordered 1/4 pound of Tahitian vanilla beans, delivered for under $8. I got 1/2 ounce of organic basil, grown 60 miles from here, picked this month and hand dried, delivered for under $4. So I'm sure you can guess what my next obsession will be!

I've learned that http://www.foodgawker.com/ is like heroine. Impossible to kick. It collects all the best food blogs into one location. Thru it I have found some great blogs. Half of the things I've cooked in the last month have originated on foodgawker.com. I log on at least half a dozen times a day to scroll through all the updates.

I've learned that just because a recipe made it to someone's food blog, doesn't mean it's good. Take Hungry Girls 2 ingredient recipes. I was so excited about her chocolate muffins: a devils food cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Sounds good, right? The muffins looked like dirt clods, and tasted about the same. I was so dissapointed. Even cream cheese frosting couldn't help these poor things.

Simple and easy, right? (Hi Shelby!)

Dirt clod muffins. Mmmmmm!

Figs. Anyone that visits food blogs has to have noticed that figs are all the rage this year. There are several recipes every day featuring figs. I have to try them. Except, that I can't find figs here in the middle of the Mohave Desert. Maybe EBAY has them?

I've learned that all my children read my blog. My older ones think it's funny I talk about them. My youngest wants her own blog. Here is her contribution...Jiffy Blueberry muffins:

She set this picture up herself!
I've learned that there are types of food out there I've never heard of, never imagined, never, ever want to cook with! I'm all for experimentation, but there are just some things that really don't need to be tried. Ever.

What have you learned from food blogs?




mom said...

Loved todays post. You sound better, so I will trust you are feeling better. Your blog really is your escape. That is what I have learned from blogs. If it gives you joy, keep it up!

Love you

Bonnie said...

I agree with you 100%. I just went Taste of Home show here and they had some sad out comes also. Keep up the the blog I do enjoy it. Bonnie

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