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Apr 3 15 8:40 AM

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There has been a request to start a blogging thread here with in our little community.

This thread is going to start as a seedling that will grow and change according to the needs of both our community and our bloggers.

Our three starting goals are:
1) For members of our community to bring in blogs they have found that are just too good not to share.
2) To have a place where our community bloggers can share tips and help each other out in the world of blogging.
3) And the most important will be to discuss the good and the bad, the pro's and the con's of any and all blog threads posted in here.

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Apr 3 15 8:42 AM

This box is saved for posting link to the blogs brought over by posters, so that they can be easily found and referenced.
** will divide links into categories such as cooking, specail diet, gardening, blogging help and so on adding categories as needed. 



Blogers we like to fallow:
http://acadia2.com/ (AcadiaTwo – Deborah Kaplan)
https://artandkitchen.wordpress.com/this-is-a-new-place-for-my-creations-and-my-dreams/ (Adriana)
https://artandkitchenbyfoodfriends.wordpress.com/ (AAK’s Cooking Games – Adriana)

http://bunnyswarmoven.net/about (Mary Bostow, aka Bunny)
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/about-2/ (Katie Higgins, aka Katie)
http://cookingglutenfreewithbea.blogspot.ca/p/a-bit-about-me.html (Beatrice, aka QueenBea)
http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/cooking_with_paulag (Paula Wharton, aka PaulaG)
http://futureexpat.com/meet-karen/ (Karen Goodman, aka karenstl)

http://www.iheartnaptime.net/about/ (Jamielyn Nye)
http://www.kitchenfrau.com/about-me/ (Margaret Bose-Johnson)
http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/ (Karen Burns, aka French Tart) 
http://palatablepastime.com/ (Sue Lau)
https://randomcreativity.wordpress.com/about/ (Rachel Coates, aka Random Rachel)

http://wildflourskitchen.com/about-me/ (Kelly Williams)
http://www.archcityhomes.com/blog/ (Arch City Homes is about St. Louis and estate)
http://futureexpat.com/ (Future Expate is recipes, dogs, travel and life)
http://leggypeggy.com/ (Where to next? Riding in cars with dogs)
https://cookingonpage32.wordpress.com/ (What's cooking on page 32)
http://www.thedelightfuldelights.com/2015/06/07/ (The Delightful Delights)


Helpful:
http://www.recipegirl.com/2013/03/26/how-to-be-a-food-blogger/

Salad:
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/blt-salad-with-buttermilk-dressing-1/
http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/avocado-strawberry-spinach-salad-with-poppyseed-dressing/


Main:
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/03/dinner-tonight-jacques-pepins-quick-roasted-chicken-recipe.html?obref=obinsite
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/10/caprese-lasagna-roll-ups/
http://damndelicious.net/2014/02/07/honey-salmon-foil/

Cookies:
http://thesmoothielover.com/healthy-avocado-chocolate-cookies/

Cakes:
http://recipeforperfection.com/pretzels-peanut-butter-beer-cake-recipe-sundaysupper/

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/suelau1/good-eats/

FB Photos and Recipes with photos:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/foodphotosforum/ (Food Photos Forum)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/deliciousfoodrecipes/ (Delicious Recipes)
 

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Apr 11 15 9:49 PM

Debbwl wrote:
I saw twissis had posted a beautiful photo of Pretzels, Peanut Butter and Beer Cake from Katie Moseman blog Recipe for Perfection http://recipeforperfection.com/pretzels-peanut-butter-beer-cake-recipe-sundaysupper/ and thought it would be a good kick off for this new thread.

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It is a cute pic, isn’t it? Over time I’ve had to concede to myself that some cooks are just blessed w/the natural talent & creative imagination needed to make things like this come to life. I admire those cooks, but am sadly not 1 of them.

So – We’re talking blogs here, huh? I follow several blogs. Most of them are by FF&F members, but there are others I also favor. I first decided to make a list for myself & then decided to post it here for those who might be interested. I believe there are 2 blogs by FF&F members that are missing from my list. Mia has a gluten-free blog, but I wasn’t able to find a link to it. I also think Starrynews has a blog as well. -- All that said, here’s my list & I’ve bolded those by FF&F members. image

http://acadia2.com/ (AcadiaTwo – Deborah Kaplan)
https://artandkitchen.wordpress.com/this-is-a-new-place-for-my-creations-and-my-dreams/ (Adriana)
https://artandkitchenbyfoodfriends.wordpress.com/ (AAK’s Cooking Games – Adriana)

http://bunnyswarmoven.net/about (Mary Bostow, aka Bunny)
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/about-2/ (Katie Higgins, aka Katie)
http://cookingglutenfreewithbea.blogspot.ca/p/a-bit-about-me.html (Beatrice, aka QueenBea)
http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/cooking_with_paulag (Paula Wharton, aka PaulaG)
http://futureexpat.com/meet-karen/ (Karen Goodman, aka karenstl)

http://www.iheartnaptime.net/about/ (Jamielyn Nye)
http://www.kitchenfrau.com/about-me/ (Margaret Bose-Johnson)
http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/ (Karen Burns, aka French Tart) 
http://palatablepastime.com/ (Sue Lau)
https://randomcreativity.wordpress.com/about/ (Rachel Coates, aka Random Rachel)

http://wildflourskitchen.com/about-me/ (Kelly Williams)

Edited to Add: My apologies to any blogster whose info does not appear above. I assure you my intentions were good & any omission was accidental.


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Apr 12 15 7:25 AM

Hi tissis yes we had some request for a blog thread so I am hoping it takes off and am tickled to death that you have come to share some of the from our members and from our FFB friends.

  Like you I quite often lack the originality but love getting ideas and trying things I find in blogs and pinterest.

  Think I will put all your links under a category for members so that we know were all our friends are.

  I checked out a blog called Smoothie Lover the other day that had a very interesting recipe called Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies. Well with a photo like the one below and a intro of no grains, flour, no butter, no sugar of course I had to check it out. Well Josefine an 18 year old vegetarian in Copenhagen peeked my interest and offered a helpful tip that just made me have to try her cookies. http://thesmoothielover.com/healthy-avocado-chocolate-cookies/


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Apr 12 15 10:00 AM

image Hi again image -- I noticed in your posting box dedicated to the blog links that my list of blogs has been grouped under the title "Members Blogs". It actually combined member blogs w/others that I also follow by non-members. Sorry that was a little unclear. The following are the blogs by FF&F members & I guess the others can be worked into your categories:

http://acadia2.com/ (AcadiaTwo – Deborah Kaplan)
https://artandkitchen.wordpress.com/this-is-a-new-place-for-my-creations-and-my-dreams/ (Adriana)
https://artandkitchenbyfoodfriends.wordpress.com/ (AAK’s Cooking Games – Adriana)
http://cookingglutenfreewithbea.blogspot.ca/p/a-bit-about-me.html (Beatrice, aka QueenBea)
http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/cooking_with_paulag (Paula Wharton, aka PaulaG)
http://futureexpat.com/meet-karen/ (Karen Goodman, aka karenstl)
http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/ (Karen Burns, aka French Tart)
http://palatablepastime.com/ (Sue Lau)
https://randomcreativity.wordpress.com/about/ (Rachel Coates, aka Random Rachel)

Edited to Add - Apparently I didn't fully read your post above which explained the list being in 1 place together, so you may want to just ignore this. NOTE TO SELF - Remember to only post when you are fully awake & have carefully read everything that was posted B4 you start any activity on your keyboard. image


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Apr 20 15 5:19 AM

Ohhh...I just found this thread and am thrilled! 

Thanks twissis for including my blog in your list. As an FYI...people may remember me also as aka karen67 from F.com days. I still have the account under that name but go by karenstl everywhere else now. 

So I thought I would kick off with a tip for anyone with a Wordpress blog (it might work on other platforms...not sure).

If someone shares a photo here and you want to add it to their comment, it's easy. Go to your comments and click edit. You'll see this:

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If you click the IMG button above the comment text, it will ask for the URL of the photo. Do a right click over the picture from the forums here or wherever you found the photo, and then copy image URL. Paste in the pop-up and it will insert the code you see on the last line of the image above. If you aren't on Wordpress, you can probably use the code, subbing the image URL for the one following src=. Don't forget to put it in quotes. Not sure what alt="null" does and you can probably leave it out. The result is a full size picture added to the comment. You can see how this comment looks here: http://futureexpat.com/2014/01/white-bean-dip-pita-chips/

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Apr 20 15 9:13 AM

I link images as a two part tag in the html or text section of a blog editor. In basic html
(between brackets)
"a" tag for linking the image combined with href which stands for hypertext reference. Followed by a relationship tag (if used) such as ref="nofollow" which means Google does not follow the link out of the website. This is followed by "title" which is important for Google to place an image within search results.
The next set of tags is for "img" or image tags. The first combines "img src" which is the image source, and is separate from the href since href is the destination page, and the src is the image itself. The "alt" tag is for alternate text which is for when an image does not appear, this text will appear in its place. This is also where Pinterest grabs a bit of text from when you go to pin it. This can be followed by height and width sizes if different from the pixels of the original stored image.
So with brackets on either end, my image tags look like this with appropriate info between the quotation marks:
a href="" rel="nofollow" title=""
and
img src="" alt="" height="" width="" />

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Apr 20 15 7:52 PM

image-- Good Morning Ladies!

image First of all, let me share some love B4 I share my issue. image  I follow your blogs for several reasons I think are probably common to most cooks:
… We are all members of the same cooking community. Some of us call a recipe storage website our cooking home & some of us are bloggers, but we all have a lot to share & need to work together.
… I love most of your recipes because I can find ones that are down-to-earth for our daily meals, ones I admire as company-worthy for entertaining & others I can use to challenge myself & widen my cooking horizons plus enjoy my kitchen.
… Each of you have already added 1 (or more) recipes to my growing list of “Best of 2015” recipes & I bet there will be more B4 2016 arrives. image 

All that said -- For the most part, I still try to photograph recipes I make (even when I see no way to post them to a blog). I do that so I can share the pics in the game threads & hope others will be tempted to make your recipes as I was tempted. I know most of my pics are not special in the wide world of food photography, but I use my time to take & share them anyway. If you look at Posting Box #1 where Deb listed the links I posted, you’ll see I posted 15 blog links & even mentioned 2 others I believe also exist in my original post. You have just spoken for the photo posting methods of your blogs (2 from the list). They may be easy for you, but think about trying to learn 15 different methods so you can show the same courtesy to all the bloggers. image 

I know we’re in “Sharing Mode” here, that’s the goal of this thread & may well be what prompted your posts, but now I have a question for both of you -- I’ll direct it to Karen, but it’s meant for both of you. Karen – I’ve seen you “capture” pics from threads & post them to recipes on your blog. If it’s so easy to do & you already know your methods … Shouldn’t it be a courtesy on your part to do that when you want a pic posted rather than expect the non-bloggers to learn all the methods & do it for you ???


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Apr 20 15 8:36 PM

Thanks Twissis for your compliments and thoughts. I agree completely that I don't expect anyone to try to post an image in the comments of my blog. I didn't do a very good job in my intro of that post. What I was suggesting was that if other bloggers wanted to be able to pull photos from the threads and add them to the comments left by members, here's how I do it.

I was in no way suggesting that people leaving comments should be burdened with adding the code to add pictures. I just figured other bloggers might like pictures in the comments too and if they are on Wordpress, as I am, it's easy from the admin area.

Since I need the shortcut buttons in order to write code...or I have to find a sample somewhere and copy/paste/edit it...I don't even attempt to add my pictures to my comments on other blogs. It's hard to know which platform a blog runs on and what is capable in the commenting system...and none of the commenting systems give you the easy image insert button like I get in the admin side of my own blogs.

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Apr 20 15 10:06 PM

twissis wrote:
image-- Good Morning Ladies!



I know we’re in “Sharing Mode” here, that’s the goal of this thread & may well be what prompted your posts, but now I have a question for both of you -- I’ll direct it to Karen, but it’s meant for both of you. Karen – I’ve seen you “capture” pics from threads & post them to recipes on your blog. If it’s so easy to do & you already know your methods … Shouldn’t it be a courtesy on your part to do that when you want a pic po
sted rather than expect the non-bloggers to learn all the methods & do it for you ?

 

Well, technically without express written consent of the photo owner, it is against the law (DMCA). (Places like Zaar had the TOS that granted them usage rights all spelled out in their legalese).
I won't add photos to my blog that way. I don't want to get sued. What if it isn't even their photo?  That's a lot of risk.
And I know all my friends here are good upstanding honest people. Except that "one person" and one person is all it takes to wreck your life.
I really think it is quite easy to drop a link to a photo within the comments even if it is not embedded (showing up as a pic on the site). Very legal, and very easy.

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Apr 21 15 12:56 AM

Sue Lau wrote:

twissis wrote:
image-- Good Morning Ladies!



I know we’re in “Sharing Mode” here, that’s the goal of this thread & may well be what prompted your posts, but now I have a question for both of you -- I’ll direct it to Karen, but it’s meant for both of you. Karen – I’ve seen you “capture” pics from threads & post them to recipes on your blog. If it’s so easy to do & you already know your methods … Shouldn’t it be a courtesy on your part to do that when you want a pic po
sted rather than expect the non-bloggers to learn all the methods & do it for you ?


 

Well, technically without express written consent of the photo owner, it is against the law (DMCA). (Places like Zaar had the TOS that granted them usage rights all spelled out in their legalese).
I won't add photos to my blog that way. I don't want to get sued. What if it isn't even their photo?  That's a lot of risk.
And I know all my friends here are good upstanding honest people. Except that "one person" and one person is all it takes to wreck your life.
I really think it is quite easy to drop a link to a photo within the comments even if it is not embedded (showing up as a pic on the site). Very legal, and very easy.

I agree you have to be careful. I always ask if it's ok to add the photo to their comment. 

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Apr 22 15 7:43 AM

Welcome Karenstl, Sue and twissis, image

 So glad to see you all jumping in and enjoying the new blog thread!

I tried to post yesterday but got kicked out and could not get back in.image 

Karenstle, great tip about commenting on photo and linking photos.

Sue, fantastic break down of what the html’s mean.

Yes twissis, one cannot be too carefule these days.

Remember all this thread is for all types of blog talk so if you see a blog you would like to share or one you would like to have the link saved to this is the place for it.image

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Apr 24 15 9:47 AM

I just saw your comment here and I fully agree about posting or referencing photos. I already posted photos to other blogs, but I also would never post their photos into my blog if I'm not asked for.
As Sue and Karenstl I'm working with wordpress where I'm discovering slowly slowly HTML language. I make my experiments in a post that I don't make public and I switch from the visual to text view and back to see what "happens" and I copy the HTML parts I need.

I also copied my profile page from F00D.C0M into a dlosed post. In this way I have all my banners stored in worpress. I found this much easier and faster as to copy them one by one into an excel spread sheet.
 

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Apr 24 15 11:07 PM

artandkitchen wrote:
I just saw your comment here and I fully agree about posting or referencing photos. I already posted photos to other blogs, but I also would never post their photos into my blog if I'm not asked for.
As Sue and Karenstl I'm working with wordpress where I'm discovering slowly slowly HTML language. I make my experiments in a post that I don't make public and I switch from the visual to text view and back to see what "happens" and I copy the HTML parts I need.

I also copied my profile page from F00D.C0M into a dlosed post. In this way I have all my banners stored in worpress. I found this much easier and faster as to copy them one by one into an excel spread sheet.

 

I'm the same as you with html. Am not able to write it from scratch. I've used a draft post a lot to create something I want to go in a text widget, or even on a site that accepts html (craigslist used to let you use html). I crate what I want in the wyswyg editor and then grab the code from the html tab. Then I usually delete the draft post when I'm done. 

One thought about your comment of copy the banners from Food.com and saving them in a closed post. You might want to look at the source URL for the images. If they are still pointing to the Food.com server and they ever decide to eliminate profile images from their servers, they would be done. The only way to save them forever for sure is to download the images to computer, then upload them to your media gallery in Wordpress. 

But it was a good idea to copy the profile page. You never know if they will take them down. 

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Apr 26 15 8:29 PM

Food Blogs

Some specific recipes from blogs I like are:

Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups from Cooking Classy

http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/10/caprese-lasagna-roll-ups/

Honey Salmon in Foil from Damndelicious

http://damndelicious.net/2014/02/07/honey-salmon-foil/

Several recipes from Seriouseats. One is

Jacques Pépin's Quick-Roasted Chicken

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/03/dinner-tonight-jacques-pepins-quick-roasted-chicken-recipe.html?obref=obinsite

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