Monday, November 19, 2012

Food Blogs & Search Engines - Choo Choo!

A few weeks ago I caught a cold. Not just any cold, but the mother of all colds. Or so it seemed. It lasted the usual few weeks, migrating from its original source in my head to my poor tightened lungs. Lucky me, I was blessed traveling whilst sick, which doesn't normally bode well for my head cold. By the end of a head cold flight, I'm often begging for reprieve from the aching torture. Bloody Marys immensely help. This one is a favorite of mine from TNTs in Peoria, IL.
And a few weeks pass, presto, panda is back! A bit jet lagged and with sleep still in my eyes, but I made it. The down time did allow me to do plenty of research for my annual cookie trays (squeeee!). From the looks of it, this holiday season is shaping up nicely around our kitchen.
With a gazillion reasons to bake, cook, saute, sugar, freeze, whip up or other form of motion involved with your food making upon us, let me share a few of my favorites when it comes to food research. I often peruse the following list of fabulous foodie blogs and way stations.

In addition, I highly insanely seriously recommend FoodGawker. It is a pretty awesome app as well as website dedicated to assembling the best and brightest food blog postings in real time fashion (or as a search feature, or random gathering of awesome recipes, get the picture). Another fabulous find is PunchFork. For what FoodGawker doesn't catch, PunchFork does. And last but not least, the good old standby Food Blog Search. Enjoy!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Recipe WishList

Well, I bet you noticed I haven't been around much lately. I tend to do that from time to time. Too much travel, or as most recently too much sickness, keeps me busy and I don't get to post as much as my foodie urges press me to. Believe me my inbox is full with ideas for future baking endeavors and the 2012 cookie trays, however any actual time spent in the kitchen has been close to nothing. Don't fret, I will return here shortly in full baking form! And yes, that is a peakcock...just a random bird I was blessed in spending the afternoon with on my recent travels.
In the meantime, check out my wishlist of recipes to whip up as soon as my two feet stay on the ground (and out of bed) long enough to bake something decent. They are a mishmash of various recipes, derived from many hours spent (uselessly) researching new and fun ways to put food into my mouth. Hopefully you will see a few of these soon!