The Left Over Queen
The Left Over Queen
Making food masterpieces from leftovers. Cook and create beautiful, food from simple ingredients which are in most refrigerators and pantries. Full of secrets and tools to fill in the blanks of your menus with a healthy, passionate and ethnic flair.
Earth?s Sweet Pleasures : Organic Fair Trade Fudge
(Picture courtesy of earthssweetpleasures.com) Yes all you chocolate lovers out there, I speak the truth. This is really good fudge from an excellent company. I have had the pleasure of exchanging emails with Reonne otherwise known as the “Choco Mama”, over the past few weeks. She and her husband, Hawk, known as “The Fudgemeister” started Earth ’s Sweet Pleasures because although Hawk has been making fudge for 40 years, they wanted something better than chocolate, chocolate that is both earth-friendly and socially responsible. They found themselves among concerned consumers who feel it is important to transform chocolate trading practices through donating generous proceeds from the profits of their business to earth friendly and humanitarian causes that promote economic fairness for cacao farmers and their families. Well done. So, Hawk went to work creating their delicious organic recipe using fair trade chocolate and 2 1/2 years later, after setting up...
More About: Product Review , Chocolate , Trade
Finest Foodies Friday: June 6, 2008
Another Friday , another Finest Foodies Friday! FFF is a weekly Friday post featuring favorites from The Foodie Blogroll! We do this so we can share in the rich diversity of what The Foodie Blogroll has to offer by featuring some of our favorites and some of yours! What is the Foodie Blogroll? It is the fastest growing blogroll for food bloggers and has become a wonderful community to share ideas about all things food related. The only requirement to be featured here on FFF is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll and be displaying The Foodie Blogroll code on your blog. If you are not yet a member, but you have a food blog and would like to join us, please click here. If you have a favorite foodblog on The Foodie Blogroll, that you would like to be featured here on FFF, please join us over on The Leftover Queen/Foodie Blogroll Forum, and post your favorite Foodie Blogroll foodblogs here. Now on to this week’s picks! Rita from Mochachocolata Rita describes herself as “un...
More About: Awards , June , Contests , 2008
Cooking with Anna: Involtini e Melenzane
So we are going to go back in time a little with this post. I hope you all don’t mind the time warp this blog sometimes is! It is hard sometimes figuring out when to post what! The life of a food blogger is all about organization…and sometimes the lack thereof. Anyway, as you all know, the week before our wedding, Anna, Roberto’s mom came to stay with us. She is a food blogger and member of The Foodie Blogroll! Her blog AnnaGarau.com features recipes from her native Sardinia. It is a great blog, full of wonderful anecdotes about Sardinia as well as beautiful pictures and she is quite the chef. It is in Italian, so if you want to check it out, and I recommend that you do, use one of those handy dandy translators like this translator from Google. You can even watch a video of traditional Sardinian dancing and singing - something Sardinians are known for. When she was here at our house, she was updating that post and we were having such a good time. I was really ...
More About: Cooking , Vegetarian , Recipes , Vegetables , Meat
Herbal Abundance: What to do with a plethora of herbs?
Summer is here and with it comes a fresh plethora of herbs! If you are like me, sometimes you get really excited about that and can’t help but scoop up big bunches of fresh herbs when you see them at the Farmers Markets or the grocery store. Then you end up throwing half of them away after they have sat rotting in your fridge for days on end…well that is just no good. Herbs are a wonderful way to get more greens into your diet and many of them also have other health properties - not to mention they improve the smell of ones breath! So what does one do with an over abundance of herbs? On a recent trip to the Farmers Market I procured rather large bunches of Arugala, Basil, Mint and Dill. I brought them home, filled up some vases with water, stuck the herbs in the vases and put them promptly into the fridge to use whenever the mood took me. Then, said herbs, sat all pretty in my fridge for about 2 weeks. I had barely touched them. They were still looking pretty good, but ...
More About: Vegetarian , Recipes , Abundance , Drinks , General
Finest Foodies Friday: May 30, 2008
Here we are, time for this week’s installment of FFF. It is a weekly Friday post featuring favorites from The Foodie Blogroll! It is a small way to share and discover all the wealth of food information we have at our fingertips with The Foodie Blogroll, the fastest growing blogroll for food bloggers. The only requirement to be featured here is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll and that you are displaying The Foodie Blogroll icon on your page. If you are not yet a member, but you have a food blog and would like to join, please click here. If you have a favorite foodblog on The Foodie Blogroll, that you would like to be featured here, please join us over on The Leftover Queen/ Foodie Blogroll Forum, and post your favorite foodblogs here. Now on to this week’s picks! Today I am going to start off with Susan of Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy (don’t you just love that name? It is so vivid and makes you want to lick your fingers out of instinct!) Susan is a professi...
More About: Awards , Contests , Blogging , 2008
Daring Bakers: Let Them Eat Cake?at L?Opera!
I want to start off by saying this is by far my favorite Daring Bakers Challenge yet. Why? Well, true to its name… It was very challenging, and it was a lot of firsts for me as well: first buttercream (that worked), first mousse (that worked), first time making almond flour and first time making dulce de leche. So after creating this cake, or 15 mini cakes, in my case, I felt really really accomplished and super happy about how delicious they were. So thank you very much Lis and Ivonne, our fearless founders for this wallop of a pastry! So here we are, just getting back from our wedding (there was cake there) and then our fabulous honeymoon in Jamaica (yes, there was cake involved there too) and when I check to see what the DB challenge for May is, I am faced again, with cake. Opera Cake to be exact, and when I printed out the directions and it was 9 pages long, I almost passed out from spiking glucose levels!!! BUT, I had missed the challenges for March and April and I was n...
More About: Baking , Recipes , Fruit , Ice Cream , Eggs
Finest Foodies Friday: New Favorites!
It is Friday again, which means another rendition of FFF - a weekly Friday post featuring favorites from The Foodie Blogroll! It is a small way to share and discover all the wealth of food information we have at our fingertips with The Foodie Blogroll, the fastest growing blogroll for food bloggers. The only requirement to be featured here is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll and that you are displaying The Foodie Blogroll icon on your page. If you are not yet a member, but you have a food blog and would like to join, please click here. If you have a favorite foodblog on The Foodie Blogroll, that you would like to be featured here, please join us over on The Forum, and post your favorite foodblogs here. Now on to this week’s picks! I have just started to get to know Ingar from Taste Memory and I am really enjoying her blog and her personality! Her blog is so much fun, and every time I go there, I learn something new. She is a fellow Floridian and fresh, organic food advo...
More About: General , Blogging , Favorites , Finest
My Foray into Artisan Gelato By Way of Ice Cream: Recipe: Tamarind Ice Crea
For the longest time I have had a dream that one day I would own a Gelateria - a quaint little storefront brightly colored and smelling of heavenly delights. The setting would of course be in a quaint little town, preferably historic and with cobblestones, where I would hone my creative juices to a simple yet delectable gastronomic experiment. This town would be full of people who appreciate fine foods and artistry or maybe just a constant stream of tourists looking for a unique snack. My life would essentially be like the movie Chocolat, but instead of chocolates, I would be making gelato, because just like Vianne, I believe that good food, filled with fine ingredients, that speak to people’s hearts and souls, can change lives and ultimately make people happier. I have always had a deep respect for artisans of food. Those craftsmen and women who dedicate their lives to a single creative outlet and do it great - with purpose and passion. I am talking about cheesemakers, ha...
More About: Recipes , Recipe , Fruit , Ice Cream , Dessert
Recipe: Leftover Chicken Pasta with Artichoke Hearts, Sun Dried Tomatoes, O
I really thought twice about posting this recipe. It is so simple, but isn’t that what The Leftover Queen is all about? Simple, yet delicious meals using leftovers and ingredients you already have at home? I also decided to post this, because it is the first thing I actually “cooked” in my kitchen when we came back from our Honeymoon, and therefore it is sentimental, as am I. We stopped at my mom’s house on the way back from the airport to say hi and pick up our kitty. She had a nice chicken dinner ready for us. I was so food-ed out from the trip and the chicken breast was so big, that when I was full, it looked like I had barely touched it! So she wrapped it up to go - just like a good mamma! The next day, I was faced with a kitchen that was mine but unfamiliar after almost 2 weeks without really cooking. The fridge was empty, but luckily the pantry was still full of canned and jarred goods, including artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes. I love chicken...
More About: Recipes , Wine , Recipe , Pasta , Cheese
Finest Foodies Friday: Readers Choice
Another Finest Foodies Friday , already? I really feel like I just did one! That must mean this week is going by really fast and I can’t complain because that means it is Friday and the weekend is here! I hope you all enjoy yours. For those of you not familiar with FFF it is a weekly event, where we showcase favorite blogs from The Foodie Blogroll. It is a way to share and discover all the wealth of food information we have at our fingertips with The Foodie Blogroll, the fastest growing blogroll for food bloggers. The only requirement to be featured here is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll and that you are displaying The Foodie Blogroll icon on your page. If you are not yet a member, but you have a food blog and would like to join, please click here. If you have a favorite foodblog on The Foodie Blogroll, that you would like to be featured here, please join us over on The Forum, and post your favorite foodblogs here. A word to the wise, if you are listed on The Foodie Bl...
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Product Review: Freida?s Garlic Delight
Recently I was sent another great product to review. I was contacted by Hazel over at Freida’s Inc. about a new, fresh garlic product that is now on the market. Hazel told me that the product is made using all natural ingredients and no preservatives: fresh USA-grown garlic, canola oil, lemon juice and salt — that’s it. It sounded too good to be true, a dream come true product review. Something that sounded great and totally fell into pace with my Mediterranean eating habits. So of course I agreed to sample it. The package from Frieda’s arrived overnight in a cooler with ice. I recieved the original Freida’s Garlic Delight as well as the chipotle flavor - imagine my delight. Immediately I checked out the ingredients and it was just as Hazel had said - all natural and no preservatives! Each tub is 7 oz. and so my head was just swimming with ideas of what to do with these tubs of garlicky goodness. This package could not have come at a better time. It ...
More About: Product Review , Review , Product , Movie Night
Movie Night: A New Tradition - Recipes: Olive Cheese Balls, Lentil Koftas,
I am all about tradition. Even as a young child, I always enjoyed re-occuring events based on a date, an event, or time. I don’t know what it is about me that just loves a good ritualistic event. Maybe it’s the food. Most likely…Now that I am an adult and getting older and recently married, I have started thinking more about traditions, what they mean to me and what kinds of traditions I want to start for my own family. When we lived in Vermont, we used to have Roberto’s girls with us every other weekend, and I loved cooking special things when they were there. Especially in anticipation of Movie Night. We would rent a movie and then make fun food, perfect for watching and eating at the same time. Recently Roberto and I decided that we really need to bring back Movie Night ? even if only for us. A time to get our jammies on and eat fun foods. We have done this three times so far and it seems to be sticking. We have prepared some really fun finger foods and m...
More About: Vegetarian , Recipes , Vegetables , Meat
Finest Foodies Friday - We?re Back!
It has been a while since our last installment of The Finest Foodies Friday . But now that I am back from all the hub bub and settling in to what qualifies as a “normal” life here in the Leftover Queen household, it is time to get back to our regularly scheduled programs here on The Leftover Queen. For those of you not familiar with the Finest Foodies Friday, we have it every Friday (Duh!), and it is where we showcase favorite blogs from The Foodie Blogroll. It is a way to share and discover all the wealth of food information we have at our fingertips with The Foodie Blogroll, the fastest growing blogroll for food bloggers. The only requirement to be featured in an installment of FFF is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll. If you are not yet a member, but you have a food blog and would like to join, please click here, to join in on the fun.If you have a favorite foodblog on The Foodie Blogroll, that you would like to be featured here, please join us over on The Forum, ...
More About: Awards , Blogging , Back
A Taste of Jamaica
Well here I am guys, trying to get back in the swing of regular, full-time food blogging. I am pretty caught up with emails from all you lovely folks out there - thank you for all your well-wishes, they are much appreciated. I have been hanging out and catching up with my peeps on the forum - we have this month’s Royal Foodie Joust underway. The voting has started, and as always, it is our biggest competition yet. You have one more day to cast the vote for your favorite. Some lucky winner will not only get their personalized apron, but also some Tupperware prizes from Ben at What’s Cooking, who is not only sponsoring the Joust this month, but also hosting it in my stead. So big props to Ben. *woohoo* Now on to the food, because that is why we are all here isn’t it? For the food? Well I am going to start at the end - the honeymoon and work my way back to the wedding food and the week before the wedding. I am still waiting on pictures from the wedding, so it kind o...
More About: Wedding , Musings , Honeymoon , Taste , Jamaica
Married, Alive and Well!
Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for all your kind words, thoughts and well-wishes for our wedding day! We have not gotten our professional pictures yet, but here is a candid taken by my cousin, Patrick. I am happy to report that Roberto and I are now husband and wife. I must say it turned out beautifully. There were a few minor snafus as there always are, but it was a perfect day in every other way. We spent a lot of lovely time with family and friends and of course we ate well from the day Roberto’s mom arrived from Rome all the way through the honeymoon! (as if eating well is a change in our normal routine)… Currently I am sorting through loads of emails, making my way over to the Forum and slowly starting to make my presence online again. So bear with me, as I am still on Jamaica Time. If you have emailed me directly about anything to do with The Foodie Blogroll, I may not get back to you personally - our first order of business after we get settled is to implement ...
More About: Wedding , General , Honeymoon , Alive , Married
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Farewell Foodies, The Queen is going on a Royal Tour!
Last week, my good buddy Dharm hosted the April edition of The Royal Foodie Joust. His post about itwas the funniest thing I have read in a long time, and I thought it would be fun to emulate his style of writing, but a little different genre. But after re-reading this post I just wrote, I should have just asked Dharm to write it for me! Anyway… Can you see me waving the Queen’s wave to all of you? “Hear Ye, Hear Ye! It is decreed that the The Queen of Leftovers is officially beginning her Royal Tour of the provinces. She will be stopping first in the Southern Coast provinces of San Augustino, where she will marry the beloved Lord Roberto, Duke of Technical Support. They will be attended by her retinue of their family and friends on the white sandy beaches where their joining will bring much food, libation, merriment and technical where withal to the land. After a few days of rest and enjoying the salty ocean breezes they will leave and head on to the Land of the...
More About: Holidays , Musings
Finest Foodies Friday: My favorite blogs that make me think of summer?.
Summer is definitely closing in on the heels of spring here in the Sunshine State of Florida. We finally had to succumb to putting the AC on yesterday. The humidity here is getting out of control - so we use the AC to take the moisture out of the air. This always portends the coming of summer in this climate. Since by the time we get back from the wedding, summer will be in full swing here, I thought this week I would feature blogs that make me think of summer for various reasons. That way, if you are still in the beginning of spring where you are, you can use ideas from this blog to get your summer on! First off, we must talk about Cynthia’s Blog Tastes Like Home She lives in Barbados, but is originally from Guyana and talks about Guyanese food (as well as other Caribbean cuisine). Everyone in the food blogosphere knows Cynthia - her blog is very popular and she has many loyal readers. I think it is because the way she writes about food and her food photography makes it f...
More About: Awards , Summer , Blogging , Blogs , Friday
Brussel Sprouts: I dare you to tell me you hate them!
Okay guys, Brussel Sprout season is coming to an end, so I wanted to give them a little tribute since I love them so much. I know they have a pretty bad reputation out there. I also know I am talking to people who really appreciate food ? so I am guessing you guys are a little more open minded about these cute little mini-cabbages and probably there are many of you reading this right now that also adore this vegetable! However, I am sure there are a few of you who are turning their nose up as we speak. So just hear me out, okay? Lately I have seen lots of recipes out on the net targeting people who hate Brussel Sprouts ? so here I am to give you a few more recipes for your arsenal to welcome the members of the brassica (Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and cabbages) family onto your plate. First, is my classic recipe where I just steam them and then throw them in a pan to sautee with onions, garlic and toss with a home made honey mustard vinaigrette. Sometimes I add a bit of bacon whe...
More About: Vegetarian , Recipes , Vegetables , Dinner , Lunch
Go Organic! for Earth Day and Win a Free Grocery Makeover!
There is a national campaign called Go Organic! that educates and increases consumer awareness of the benefits of organic food and agriculture. I was contacted by their marketing company to let you all know about a great contest. For Earth Day, Go Organic! is offering a chance to win a Grocery Makeover with celebrated Chef and Mom-a-licious® author Domenica Catelli. I think this is a great contest because it is spreading the word about something that I care very deeply about - organic products and educating the public about how you can live a more organic lifestyle which is not only good for health, but good for the environment. Even though it is not always easy, I think it is important to educate ourselves about healthier ways of living and do what we can to improve the quality of our lives. Especially being foodies, I think it is doubly important to learn more about the food that we put into our bodies and how it gets from the field to the plate. There are lots of great cooks ...
More About: General , Earth Day , Contests , Free
Recipe: Tiella di Cozze (Mussel Casserole) and Yogurt Carrot Cake redux
Recently we had my family over for an open house. We have been in our new place for a while now and not everyone had been here to see it. So we decided to do a luncheon. I had two ideas going into this party ? I wanted to make something rustic and old-school hearkening back to the times that Italians stopped what they were doing to enjoy a nice lunch spread together out in the fields, on a big slab of wood turned into a table. Also along this theme, I really wanted to make something using ingredients that we already had at home. Too many times when preparing for a party, I decide on a menu and then go and buy all the ingredients. This time, I wanted to challenge myself more and use what was around. We had been to the Farmer’s market the day before and had gotten our staples: potatoes, tomatoes, squashes, onions and beautiful bread. We also had a bag of frozen mussels in the freezer. So I decided to make a regional dish from Puglia, called Tiella di Cozze or Mussel Casserole ?...
More About: Baking , Recipes , Vegetables , Wine , Recipe
Finest Foodies Friday : Your Favorites!
Okay, so the theme for today’s FFF is yours, the readers’ favorites. I have spent the last several weeks introducing you all to my favorites (and believe me, there are still more to come), but today I wanted to educate myself even more and feature blogs that you all have recommended, that I am not very familiar with. If you would like to nominate your favorite blog, please click here and write in your favorite blog. Remember the only rule for nominations is that the blog has to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll! With almost 2000 blogs, that can’t be too hard! If you have not joined The Foodie Blogroll, click here to join! Now onto the blogs. I know there are a lot of lovers of pork out there. There have been many discussions about this, the finest of meats, over in the forum. So this one is for you: Bacon Unwrapped. Now, sausage is personally my favorite way to joy in the pork, but I think the majority’s favorite is Bacon and Heather, who runs this blog must...
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Jam-Packed Post: Friends From Faraway, Birch Ice Cream Recipe and a New Foo
I can honestly say I am overwhelmed daily by the generosity of the Food Blogging Community. People are supportive of new ideas, helpful when you ask, and it doesn’t take long to feel like you have a whole world of friends out there. One day I have dreams of traveling around the world, and meeting up with all my friends from the community of foodies I have met online. So what does this have to do with this picture of ice cream? We will get to all of that, in due time… It is almost a year since I began this journey into food blogging and it is one of the best things I ever did with my time. It has helped me re-affirm my passion for food and has made me realize that food and networking with other foodies is where my future lies. I am getting married in less than a month, so I will continue to post regularly until the first week in April (- after which I am taking a 3 week hiatus), but I may not be able to make my normal rounds to all my favorite blogs. Just know that it is...
More About: Friends , Recipes , Recipe , Ice Cream , Dessert
Farmer?s Market Costs vs. Grocery Store Costs
I love veggies! Roberto took this picture of me showing off my newest farmer’s market find - this beautiful head of green cabbage that was a dollar. Roberto loved the expression of “pure joy” on my face, showing off the latest foodie find! I am a HUGE geek. Okay, as you all know I am a big, huge fan of the Farmer’s market here in Saint Augustine, Florida. I am beginning to feel like their poster child because I talk about it so much on this blog! Roberto and I go at least twice a month and have produce for the whole month. Lately, we have been eating very little but vegetables and fruit. We supplement with beans and grains from the store, of course, but with anticipation of spring and summer we are eating less and less meat. Plus with food costs going up we are trying to make the best of our food budget, especially with our wedding coming up in a few weeks! So I decided to do a geeky Farmer’s Market experiment…after the market, we went to the gr...
More About: Musings , Store , Costs , Grocery
Finest Foodies Friday - New Favorites!
It never ceases to amaze me how many interesting food blogs are out there. You could try a recipe every day from every single blog on The Foodie Blogroll and it would take over 4 years! As it grows it will take longer and longer and with blogs hailing from all over the globe there is an education to be had out there! Every week there are new blogs that join The Foodie Blogroll that are so interesting, so I have decided to take a little break from highlighting old favorites to talk about some new favorites this week. Next week, I am going to feature 5 blogs from the Nominations List. Remember to nominate your favorite Foodie Blog-rollers and if you haven’t joined The Foodie Blogroll yet, what are you waiting for?! Join us today! It is a great way to network with foodies from all over the globe, learn about new styles of cooking and cuisine and chat with them on our Foodie Forum. Remember to be featured in The Finest Foodies Friday , you must be a blogroll member! Now on to this ...
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Product Review: Matisse and Jack?s Bake at Home Energy Bars and Snacks
I have a confession to make….I forgot to do something…and I feel really bad about it…. I get a lot of offers to do product reviews for a variety of different companies whose products either are or relate to food in some way. Some products I just refuse right away because I cannot support the ingredients - either they are not healthful or just full of preservatives. Then there are the many that I do try that just aren’t very good ? either once I get the product I realize it is full of nasty ingredients or the taste is just bad? so I won’t feature them on this blog because it is not fair to you, my faithful readers. But there has been one very strong exception to the rule, and here is my confession. I received 2 boxes of Matisse and Jack’s Bake at Home Snacks a loooong time ago and I tried them and LOVED them. But for some reason the first box I made, we forgot to take pictures and then it took me a while to make the second box ? which I did do ...
More About: Baking , Product Review , Energy , Review
My NEW E-book: The Secret Energy of Love Through Food!
I would like to announce the launch of my new e-book called The Secret Energy of Love Through Food . As many of you have noticed lately, I have been talking about more esoteric food related subjects in my blog posts, and this book expands upon those ideas. It is a guide for a truely new way of looking at food and food preparation. As we all know, we are made of up energy, as is everything else on this planet. You can transform this energy in your food creations to add an unexpected twist. This guide will show you how to focus your energy to put your intention and love into your food, winning you high praises and giving each dish that extra special ingredient of LOVE. This book includes 28 recipes and secrets to help bring more love into your life. There are great recipes and tips for the expert and novice alike. All of the ingredients in these recipes you probably have in your pantry or refrigerator, or are easily gotten from your grocery store. The flavors may be exotic to entice ...
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Finest Foodies Friday: Top 5 Green or Sustainable Eating Blogs
I work hard everyday to make this day Green er in my household than the last. It is a constant struggle between convenience and doing what I know is better for the earth. This year I have made a commitment to my local farmers by purchasing over 75 % of my food items from the Farmer’s Market and changing my recipes to suit what is available seasonally. I am still as committed as ever to using leftovers and not throwing away food AND taking less trips to the grocery store because of it. I recycle like crazy ? people call me the ?recycle nazi?. I use recycled paper products when I use paper products ? but mostly use cloth napkins and placemats for eating. I ration paper towels and plastic bags ? rewashing them for later use. I use environmentally friendly cleaning products. We have even stopped eating non-organic meats and have cut way down on meat intake altogether. I am a self-professed Tree-Hugger, no I am NOT a hippy or flower child ? though there is nothing wrong with those ...
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Yogi Times Magazine Feature! :)
I am so honored and pleased to announce that I am being featured in this month’s (March 2008) issue of Yogi Times Magazine !!! It is a Los Angeles based Yoga Lifestyle Magazine and they contacted me to create a meal out of leftovers and staples for their Yoga Yummies Section in this month’s issue focusing on abundance. Roberto did the photo shoot and I created the recipes and made the food! It was a great joint effort. So thank you very much to Yogi Times Magazine for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I want to especially thank Nicole over there who interviewed me and wrote the article. It was such a pleasure to work with them and to speak with Nicole on the phone. Healthy eating and lifestyle is something that is very important to me and of course the use of leftovers is paramount in my cooking philosophy. So it was so great to be able to bring these two things together and create a whole new menu from that inspiration. And of course I must formally thank Roberto...
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HUGE FOODIE BLOGROLL UPDATE!!!! PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE ON THE FOODIE BLOGRO
HUGE FOODIE BLOGROLL UPDATE!!!! PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE ON THE FOODIE BLOGROLL!!! Well in the past several months 2 things have happened consistently that brought me to a major decision regarding The Foodie Blogroll and its fate. Number one, I have been wanting to use it as a better tool for community building. As I have said before, this is the first blogroll for foodies and we are over 1000 members strong. We have a forum, where we hold a monthly event ? The Royal Foodie Joust and it has been so great getting to know all the world’s foodies better. I have started showcasing the best of the best of The Foodie Blogroll each Friday in the Finest Foodie Friday installments. But I want more community! So Roberto and I have been working on a way to make this possible. We went through several different ideas, but finally decided to give The Foodie Blogroll it’s own home: www.foodieblogroll.com. In the upcoming months we will be making this more user friendly. Right now, as Rob...
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Royal Foodie Joust Winners: March 2008!More articles from this author:
Well it is that time of the month again! Time to announce the winners of this month’s Royal Foodie Joust! Last month’s Joust was won by Heather of Gild The Voodoolily . So she not only won her own personalized apron but she also picked this challenge’s 3 ingredients: Pork (or Barley), Citrus (any kind) and Pink or White Peppercorns. Every month this challenge gets bigger and better with the contestants bringing their best and most creative energies to the floor! If you are not familiar with this event ? 3 ingredients are chosen by the previous month’s winner. All the contestants must use those 3 ingredients and any other ingredients to create a new signature dish. We have had some very creative entries each and ever month! So if you have not joined us in the past, please stop by the forum today and sign up, so you can participate as well and get our chance to win the Queen’s Favor and your own personalized apron! Now for the winners: In FIRST PLACE ...
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