Prominent Food Blogger Discovers Plagiarized Ebook

The constant war against content scrapers and plagiarism on the web has become a standard annoyance for food bloggers, whether they have large or small readerships. But this week, Elise Bauer of the popular food blog Simply Recipes (which is a member of the BlogHer Publishing Network) discovered a new twist on the phenomenon: an ebook "author" had stolen pasta recipes and photos from her site and repackaged them for sale via Amazon.com's Kindle Store....more
@JeanettesHealthyLiving How did you find out about the other websites? Was it through Google ... more

Mr. Cain, Veggie Pizza Is Not "Sissy"

Dear Mr. Cain,Forget your politics, your abrupt way of dealing with journalists or even the alleged sex scandal that is putting a wrinkle in your campaign. You, made a major error in your interview with GQ magazine  -- you called a veggie pizza "sissy." "A manly man don't want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza," you told GQ....more
@Michelle Maskaly I'm not a vegetarian, but I am wholly supportive of PETA's intent - but wow, ... more

Beet Greens on Orzo with a Spicy Basil Cream Sauce

We received some beautiful beet greens in our CSA, but there weren't enough to make a full side dish of greens alone. So I decided to try something different. Instead of spinach with pasta why not have sauteed beet greens with orzo and a spicy basil sauce? It was a delicious combination of fresh greens and a decadent cheese sauce.Beet Greens on Orzo with a Spicy Basil Cream Sauce½ box cooked orzo...more
Because I love you? :) But, seriously you should try this. It's easy and I'm positive that the ... more

Mr. Cain, Veggie Pizza Is Not "Sissy"

Dear Mr. Cain,Forget your politics, your abrupt way of dealing with journalists or even the alleged sex scandal that is putting a wrinkle in your campaign. You, made a major error in your interview with GQ magazine  -- you called a veggie pizza "sissy." "A manly man don't want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza," you told GQ....more
I couldn't believe it when I read that quote either. I don't think vegetables (or the lack ... more

Holiday Meals: Pork Wellington and a Roasted Grape Sauce

 Not many good things come out of being home sick over the holidays, but this pork wellington is one of them.  My husband and I have been married for 17 years and even though we don't have children, Christmas is one of our favorite days of the year....more
Victoria, I don't know whether to apologize or not... :) more

Beef braised in wine with summer savory

I haven't had beef in 15 years. I used to live on red meat, but I burned out on it in 1996 and have rarely looked back.Then last week happened.That's when I started craving beef and I decided to jump back into the world of red meat with style.Beef and root vegetables braised with red wine sauce and topped with bacon and summer savory.To quote George Costanza from Seinfeld, "I'm back, baby!"...more
I had never had summer savory before, but I tasted it and it just made sense. Now I want to put ... more

Garlic Scape Pesto on Grilled Scallops

We received a bunch of garlic scapes in our CSA a couple of weeks ago and we are getting more this week. But, I don't get to enjoy the garlic fun. For some reason I just really have never acquired a taste for it. But, I made this pesto for my husband and he was as happy as a garlic lover could be. He loved the citrus playing off of the garlic with the nuts and cheese bringing up the rear. The meal also had the bonus of being just the right size for a hot summer night....more

I swear I'm not trying to torture you. :) There is just something about scallops that makes ... more

Robot and Alien Jewelry

That's some gorgeous jewelry and a really well written post.
Thanks!

~Launie   ... more

"Pickled" fiddleheads with horseradish

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You should totally try them. They are only around in the grocery store in the spring - and ... more

Chicken and olive salad with homemade marinated artichokes

In the early to mid-1990's there was a restaurant in Burlington, VT named Carburs and it was a place where people in the service industry hung out. Or at least where my co-workers and I would go after waiting on people all day – when we could afford to go there. If I was feeling somewhat solvent after the rent was paid, I would splurge on their chicken and artichoke salad....more

Have I ever told you that you're my favorite? :)

~Launie   more