Watch the Treats in Washington and Colorado: Tricky THC-Laced Candy Could Be In Your Treat Bag

This is the first Halloween since legal recreational marijuana sales began, and one thing offered by pot dispensaries are cannabis-infused edibles such as candies containing doses of THC, the chemical that gives the “high” in marijuana. Some are worried that the candies might be mistakenly (or intentionally) given to children during trick-or-treating....more
(I live in WA, where medical cannabis has been legal seemingly forever and recreational is more ... more

My Kid Can Read and Now My Life Is Ruined

We have a new “issue” in our house that has me rethinking every written word we’ve ever come across. Something recently clicked in our five-year-old son’s head and he can read. Anything. Exciting, right? It is! I love when he reads to me from his books. I think it’s adorable when he reads to his brother. So what’s the problem? He can read. Anything. ...more
You think reading is bad, wait til they learn to use a Web search engine..and find your blog. more

What's Not to Love About Google's New Recipe Search? Plenty.

Whether you’re a food blogger who publishes recipes or you’re trying to find a great mac and cheese recipe for dinner, you just might not love Google’s new Recipe View. I don’t love it. Now, I’m neither a programmer, nor a webmaster, nor an expert. I’m a magazine food writer turned part-time blogger five years ago. I have two food blogs, a decent page rank on the more established blog, and a published archive of more than 800 recipes -- not one of which you’ll be able to find with Google’s new recipe search feature. ...more

I am annoyed and boggled at the moment. Try this on for size.

I have a tool that rocks and it ... more

(UPDATED) Lift a Blogger's Post? But Honestly, Cook's Source, You Can't Do That

In yet another case of misunderstanding blogging, Cook's Source magazine reprinted a blogger's piece without her permission. But wait! It gets better! When the author of the piece inquired about it, she was told by the editor that everything on the Internet is free domain. And! The author's piece was in need of so much editing, the author should compensate her for a job well done. I'll wait while you stop boggling. Done now? I'm not. ...more

I wrote two things, both in response to the responses. I am feeling so meta!


Apple's iPad: Love? Hate? Now With Wings?

With Steve Jobs' introduction today of the Apple Tablet computer they're calling the iPad, everyone's oohing, aahing, and/or cracking feminine hygiene jokes on Twitter. Jezebel's rounded up the best of the maxi-humor. What do you think? Are you thinking about buying Apple's iPad?(survey) PS: And all of a sudden this MADTV skit from 2006 is a lot more funny: ...more

This seems to be an object lesson in why your development and marketing teams should be ... more

Canning Across America: Join the Canvolution by Canning Some Pickles, Relish, or Chutney

By now surely you've heard that there's a nationwide canning revolution going on. This Canvolution (Canning Across America) is all about getting people into the kitchen preserving the bounties of the harvest. ...more

Thanks for including me in this marvelous list of canning recipes. I just finished putting a ... more

In honor of the BlogHer Book Club group: and...

In honor of the BlogHer Book Club group: and...

In honor of the BlogHer Book Club group: and...

In honor of the BlogHer Book Club group: and...

Cooking with Fresh Herbs: Chives

I'm going to have to start this latest installment in my series on Cooking with Fresh Herbs by admitting I've only recently become a member of the Chives Appreciation Club. Just as I did with dill, I ignored chives for quite a while in favor of other herbs. But now that I've started using the chives from my garden, I've discovered I really, really like chives. ...more

Hi Kalyn,


Great post and list of recipes! My current favorite use for ... more

Food Bloggers Test Out Every Recipe You Need for a Festive Holiday Meal

In the U.S. we're now only days away from the biggest food holiday of the year, Thanksgiving. Naturally, food bloggers have been testing potential Thanksgiving recipes for weeks, and fingers are now flying over keyboards recommending what you might serve with your traditional turkey or tofu for the holiday meal. Here are some great recipes I've discovered, many of which would be perfect for Christmas dinner too. Check the list and see what sounds good, and if I've missed your favorite holiday recipe, be sure to leave a link in the comments. ...more

Oh, Kalyn! Apparently Thanksgiving is at my place this year, the place where I still have boxes ... more