misslynx: (Misc - Small Manageable Goats)
[personal profile] misslynx
I happened upon the blog at Post-Punk Kitchen last night (that's the web site run by the authors of Vegan with a Vengeance, The Veganomicon, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, etc.), and when I went to add the RSS feed to my LJ friends page, apparently it didn't have a syndicated feed set up here yet, which somewhat astonishes me. So I made one for it - if anyone wants to have awesome vegan recipes regularly showing up on your friends page (whether or not you are actually vegan - most of these recipes look delicious purely on their own merits, and can probably be enjoyed by anyone), add [livejournal.com profile] theppk_blog.

In related news: despite my hair-raising adventures in baking stuff for [livejournal.com profile] the_moogie's Christmas party, I am filled with the desire to bake again. My spiffy new Serious Cupcake Pan demands to be filled again, and I am contemplating trying my hand at Irish soda bread as well (largely because unlike other forms of bread, it sounds relatively easy and nearly idiot-proof). Or cornbread, for which there is a tasty-sounding recipe in the Veganomicon.

I think I most desirous of making something that is not sweet first, because I have eaten a lot of sugar over the past few days. It is dangerous to send leftover cookies and cupcakes home with me, especially when the cupcakes are too sticky to hand out to random people as I did with a few of the cookies. Thus the idea of making bread or biscuits or something. But the directions for making yeast breads are terrifyingly incomprehensible to me, and sourdough bread (which I actually like better than yeast bread as a general rule) requires complicated microbiological voodoo. But soda bread pretty much just requires grade-school chemistry (put an acid and a base together, and presto foamy), which I'm pretty sure I can handle. And cornbread doesn't even require that.

Stay tuned for the further baking adventures of our intrepid heroine...

Butternut Squash Salad

Date: 2011-01-03 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ricki heller (from livejournal.com)
Hi Ms. Lynx,

Thanks for your comment on my blog and for pointing out the editing error--I am sure it's not the only one! (it's a constant battle. . .). I'll get it corrected asap. Whether or not you combine the degrees Fahrenheit with the squash, I think you'll love the salad. :)

(PS Did you know that commenters are forced to watch a commercial before their comments are posted?)

Re: Butternut Squash Salad

Date: 2011-01-03 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misslynx.livejournal.com
Eek, no - I didn't know that! I have a paid membership on here, so I never see any ads. I've heard a few people complain that advertising on LJ has grown more intrusive over the years, but I didn't realize it had gotten quite that bad. :-(

When I first joined LJ (around 10 years ago), it didn't have any ads, and just relied on paid memberships for its income. But not enough people took that option, so eventually they started adding ads (though paid members don't see them). Now a lot of people seem to be, for that and other reasons, defecting to Dreamwidth (kind of an LJ clone, with no advertising - yet), but given that Dreamwidth seems to be relying on the same business model LJ originally did (no ads, just paid memberships and hope), I don't know how long they'll stay afloat without having to make changes.

I do own my own domain (several, actually), and could just put my blog there, but I like the community here... Still, this has got me thinking that maybe I should join the increasing number of people who've moved to Dreamwidth but mirror their blogs here so that they can keep a toe in both ponds. That way people could at least comment on the DW version without dealing with video ads.


misslynx: (Default)

April 2011

34 56 78 9

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 26th, 2017 03:39 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios