Q & A: Comments on Food Blogs

[ yes, I collect food cartoons! ] QUESTION: Is it okay to comment on food blogs? A reader asked via e-mail, "I am not a blogger ... but a real 'food blogger' junkie. I have often wanted to comment but since I don't have a blog I wonder if I would be doing the right thing or would I 'sorta' be intruding? So my question is then, is it appropriate to comment when you do not belong to the food blogging community? Most of the comments I read are usually from other bloggers." ANSWER: Yes! And everyone is welcome! For one moment, I'll speak on behalf of all food bloggers: we love, covet even, the comments from outside the blogging community! If you're intrigued by a food blogger's post, or if it triggers a memory, or if you make a similar dish or ... whatever comes to mind ... SAY SO. If you don't understand a technique, wonder about a substitution, question a quantity (most of us are writing fast, it does happen!) ... ASK. If you trie

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Artichoke Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

Tired of the same old steamed artichokes? Find new inspiration here, whether you're wondering how to cook artichokes in the microwave (so quick!) or what goes into the stuffing for a stuffed artichoke (so sumptuous!) or looking for a spinach and artichoke casserole for a spring-y party dish. Here'll you find all you'd like to learn about artichokes (and maybe a bt more?!) plus artichoke nutrition and of course, well-tested, well-loved recipes for home kitchens across the world, some with fresh artichokes, others with frozen and canned artichokes. IN A RUSH? Skip Straight to the Recipes Prefer Another Vegetable? Switch to the A - Z of Vegetables

Rhubarb Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

IN A RUSH? Prefer Another Vegetable? Skip Straight to the Recipes or Switch to the A-Z of Vegetables . RHUBARB: THE BASICS Pronounced [ROO-barb]. Also called "Pie Plant". The Season. The rhubarb season is "spring and early summer". Fruit or Vegetable? The rhubarb plant is technically a vegetable but its crisp, sour stalks are most often cooked like fruit with sugar. Like celery ribs, rhubarb stalks are long and smooth, sometimes thin and sometimes thick, sometimes pale green and best of all, "rhubarb red". Don't Eat the Leaves! A rhubarb's triangular leaves are inedible at best, toxic at worst. Rhubarb Love Rhubarb is especially appreciated in the Midwest and Scandinavia, especially the red varieties that add glorious color to pies, muffins, cobblers and other treats. Something you might know about me, Alanna? "Rhubarb red" is my favorite color! RHUBARB NUTRITION INFORMATION Per 1/4 pound raw rhubarb : 24 Calories; 0g Tot F

Green Bean Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

Tired of the same old green beans? Your veggie evangelist is here to help! Find new inspiration in this collection of seasonal green bean recipes from simple sides to special suppers, from salads and soups to holiday specialties. (Ever hear tell of the World's Best Green Bean Casserole or the "Best Ever" New Potatoes & Green Beans ? Now you have!) Explore, have fun, get inspired!

Sweet Potato Recipes – Alphabet of Vegetables (Yam Recipes)

Are you tired of the same-old sweet potatoes? Prepare to be inspired! Here you'll find A Veggie Venture's entire collection of sweet potato recipes, from simple to special, savory to sweet, seasonal to essential, sides to salads, soups to suppers. I hope you love this collection of recipes!

Kale Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

IN A RUSH? Prefer Another Vegetable? Skip Straight to the Recipes or Switch to the A-Z of Vegetables . Kale 101: THE BASICS Pronounced (Duh) [kale]. The Season. The growing season for kale is "late winter" to "early spring". Thanks to the miracle of our global food distribution system, however, beautiful kale is easily found year-round in grocery stores. Other Names for Kale. Also called Scots cabbage and borecole. What's some times is called Chinese kale isn't kale but Chinese broccoli aka gai-lan or kai-lan. Taste Kale is a bitter green , this can be countered with a splash of vinegar. When added to soup or stew, usually near the end so it doesn't cook to mush, kale actually adds a lovely savory-sweetness. Kale = Super Food. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. Special Diets. Kale is gluten-free, paleo approved, South Beach diet approved (Phase 1), Weight Watchers friendly and Whole30 approved. (Naturally, specific preparations matter to each o