I think I subconsciously went on an Internet diet.
Naah. I was just cut off from an Internet connection for a while.
Then I had to deal with concrete, non-web life elements, like family and work. But now I’m back to face all my open tabs.
Particularly, ones that seem to revolve around food.
First up, let’s have fun stuff from Buzzfeed, like…
1. 13 Life-Changing Ways To Eat Food
Click to see full “story”
2. The Jill Scott Cookbook. Funny homage.
“‘Hello,’ she smiled as she rung me up / Orange juice $3.29, Croissants $4.85 / She sniffed, Butter 89 / She sniffed, Strawberries $1.50 a pint / She sniffed, and sniffed, and sniffed, and sniffed again / And then replied, ‘Raheem, right?’ (Exclusively)” – Buzzfeed caption
4 large day-old croissants 3/4 cup milk 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons powdered sugar Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional) Fresh Strawberry Syrup
Directions 1.Slice croissants in half lengthwise. 2. Whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into a shallow dish. Dip croissant halves into egg mixture, coating well. 3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add four croissant halves, and cook about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. 4. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and croissant halves. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; top with Sweetened Whipped Cream, if desired, and Fresh Strawberry Syrup.
I’m still…hmm..getting a feel of it. What it’s voice is like. It’s definitely female-oriented, and female-“written”. It seems…mommy-ish. Which I’m not saying is a bad thing; it’s just descriptive. Also the frequent White House family
features, although interesting to me, makes the site feel slightly like a PR machine.
Oreo Pancakes – from 8 Oreo Treats You Can Make At Home
Chipwiches – 11 Iconic Frozen Treats to Make at Home
And, yes, this is from an entry in the food site:
First Dance Songs – from the Sugar Wedding Roundup
4. And, Lord, as if I did not like enough food blogs – You introduce me to EatBoutique, through the YumSugar Frozen treats entry.
Just the site tagline makes me smile – “Food that hugs you back.”
I like the branding and clean site design. Straightforward, with big enticing visuals.
Quite an interesting platform – a group that not only discusses homegrown artisanal food, but crafts “gift boxes” for people to actually try sets of ’em. Smart. On point. And, needless to say, yummy.
EatBoutique’s Classic Ice Cream Sandwich
5. And, not really a foodie entry…
Just an Instagram picture of a bubble-gum covered wall from GeekSugar (also one of YumSugar’s many many siblings), from Seattle by iwife: