Before I begin, thank you SO much for your support in what has been going on for me. I feel like I’m on a roller coaster with far too many dips. My dad was indeed released today from the hospital (once again) and I will update you on the changes.
So this was what I meant to post yesterday….
I don’t know if any of you are familar with the website, Stuff White People Like, but aside from being hilarious, they are pretty accurate.
I’ve realized, I could devise a short list of stuff I’ve noticed being widley liked on the blogosphere. Don’t feel bad if you find yourself indeed in love with some of the things on the list. But I wouldn’t be surprised if you your fed up with some stuff either. Anyhow, like most of my writing, take this with a grain of pink himalyan gourmet salt.
This is where I feel left out, but I pick five food related blogs and I gaurantee you a mention of some form oatmeal from at least two of them. Boy do bloggers like their oatmeal. They like it soaked overnight, with eggs, with pumpkin, cinnamon, peanut butter…..they even like it savory with cheese and herbs. I won’t bash oatmeal because if I do I’ll be on the blogger hit list, but I personally am not a fan. I dont hate it, but I dont prefer it. I do like using if for baking like for cookies or granola, but not in the traditional bloggers breakfast.
Whether or not they will admit it, bloggers like comments. Even the bad ones (sometimes). I don’t expect to get hundreds of comments, but I do hope to get a few. It gives me some sort of gratification someone at least too three seconds out of their life to at least skim through my blog. I don’t think all commenters read my whole post, but I dont care. A little encouragement from a few commenters is always appreciated. Don’t be in denial, you know you love comments.
I dont think this is a singled out to bloggers, because even non-blogger and non-jews like free stuff (and I’m a certified jew, so I can say that!). They can be a little annoying because they can make a usually creative blogger sound totally generic because they have to adhere to guidelines given by the company giving away the product. But giveaways are a great avenue to also get readers to donate to charity or at least bring awareness to a cause. And I personally love giving more than recieving (I know, what planet am I from???). Believe me, if I could, I’d go all Oprah on you and giveaway Ipads and hybrid cars.
I blame foodbuzz for this one. Annie the Baker from Napa Valley show cased her cookie dough balls this year at the foodbuzz tasting pavilion. Mama Pea got a hold of them and once Mama Pea pimps something out, the word will spread and before you know it, every blogger will start to make balls. Snowballs are SO last year, cookie ball fight anyone?
#6) Greek Yogurt
This isn’t a bad thing, I for one love greek yogurt and wondered what the world was like before it became so popular? And vegan bloggers aren’t off the hook, sometime during their food blogging life, they will attempt at recreating it. But to be honest, I actually eat regular fruit flavored store brand yogurt because its cheaper. I told you I was a frugal Jew!
And since blogger tend to have short attention spans and wont read uber long posts, I’ll save the 1-5 for tomorrow.
In the meantime….Feel free to add to the list? What do you as blogger (or reader!) love? Don’t be surprised if it makes it to the 1-5 tomorrow.
And for today’s recipe…you will need:
- 1 Cup Masa Harina (aka corn flour
- 2 tbs honey (or maple syrup, brown sugar, sugar, stevia, etc)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 cups milk
- 1/2 Cup Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
- Cooking spray or butter for greasing your muffin tin
Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Grease the muffin tin. Mix masa (corn flour), baking powder and salt together.Add eggs, milk and honey. Mix wet and dry ingredients together thoroughly adding more flour or milk as needed. Fold in the cranberries.Spoon into muffin tins (only make four muffins, perfect for the single ladies).Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.