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Let’s spoon.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

The Well Fed Network announced the nominees for the 2007 Food Blog Awards yesterday. Bon Appegeek’s “Spoon Swoon” post has been nominated in the Best Post category. I firmly believe that my post about measuring spoons is the greatest measuring spoon post posted on an amateur food blog that starts with the letter “B” in […]

Fourth Annual Menu for Hope and ice cream (updated).

Monday, December 10th, 2007

It’s back! Last year’s Menu for Hope raffle raised more than $60,000 for the UN World Food Programme. We hope to beat that record by raising even more money for the same program, and this year the money has been specially reserved for the school lunch program in Lesotho, Africa. Pim has posted amazing pictures […]

A Transformers groom’s cake: more than meets the eye.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

This is a conversation with my brother half a year ago, shortly after he and his fiancée asked me to bake their wedding cake. Keep in mind that I am not artistic, had never baked professionally, or really decorated a cake. My cake specialty up until then had been pound cakes baked in bundt pans […]

A wedding cake.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

I had planned thousands of words on the ordeal of making a wedding cake for the first time, but now that it’s over, my brain is in a state of quiet, transcendent peace. Or…I’m sleep-deprived and loopy from the marathon of baking, bridesmaid duties, and dealing with hordes of family traveling into town for the […]

I am an aesthete!

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Food and Paper, host of the July edition of Does My Blog Look Good in This? granted my pea photo the award in Aesthetics. I…don’t think I’ve ever won anything before. Not on merit, I mean. I won $50 in a drawing in high school and own a mug that says World’s Best-Looking Shoemaker, but […]

Be one with peas.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Clipping fingernails is risky. You can’t just trim them willy nilly like I did yesterday without considering the consequences. Today I bought three pounds of fresh peas in the pod from the farmer’s market and had to shell them with blunt thumbnails. I admit it—I wasn’t thinking. Three years ago if you told me that […]

Wild garlic mustard pesto for the heart.

Friday, May 11th, 2007

I’ve been kicking myself for not participating in The Heart of the Matter event. This blog may not show it much (I guarantee more buttercream photos before the year is out), but I generally eat a healthy diet to maintain my weight loss and keep high blood pressure in check. When you have a father […]

My list fetish and Five Things.

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Life is a list, not a box of chocolates. You never know which item you’ll cross off last. Despite that, I love lists. That might be why I love cooking so much. New dishes means reading over lists of ingredients, making shopping lists, and adding to the list of recipes to make next. I maintain […]

Does My Blog Look Good In This? YES!

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Results are in! The four judges and I went through the 64 fabulous DMBLGiT entries and somehow managed to score them in Aesthetics, Edibility, and Originality without pulling out our hair in agonized indecision. But I’m not complaining—stiff competition is a very good thing. So without much further ado… Drum roll… Trumpets… DMBLGiT? pom pom […]

Does My Blog Look Good In This? deadline tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

The DMBLGIT? event is running strong. If you haven’t taken a look, please visit the gallery to drool and ah at the beautiful entries submitted so far. I want to remind bloggers that this edition of DMBLGIT? ends January 24 at noon, Chicago time. Submissions guidelines are here. The submission e-mail address will shut down […]

The best medicine.

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Congratulations to Smitten Kitchen for the Well Fed Network’s Best Food Blog Award in Humor. It’s a beautiful blog with stunning photography and inspiring recipes, do visit and admire. In addition, visit the other winners, the nominees in every category, and other funny food blogs that I’ve listed below—some nominated, some not—but all more than […]

Does My Blog Look Good In This?

Monday, January 8th, 2007

UPDATE: Winners have been announced here. Bon Appegeek is hosting the first 2007 edition of DMBLGIT?, a photography event that highlights some of previous month’s sexiest food and beverage photography from blogs around the world. Please take a look at the gorgeous submissions in last month’s event hosted by Matt of Abstract Gourmet, full gallery […]

And in kindergarten all the teachers pointed at my corncob saddle and laughed.

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Bon Appegeek has been nominated in the Humor category of the Food Blog awards at Well Fed Network. Cast your vote here through January 9. It’s a cliché to say this, but with all the wonderfully funny food blogs out there, I feel honored and flattered just to be nominated. It’s especially surprising because Bon […]

How pasta-draped nudity can feed the world.

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

The Menu For Hope III raffle campaign has officially surpassed last year’s total! There’s still time to play, so please consider donating to feed the hungry and maybe win stuff. It’s way more fun than buying a lottery ticket at the gas station where you have to hang out with warty people buying cigarettes. Here […]

Menu for Hope III: Fight world hunger, get shiny stuff.

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Food bloggers are kind, passionate people. I’m not just saying that because I’m a food blogger. Last year they raised more than $17,000 for UNICEF. This year another teeming army of knife-wielding food bloggers has donated awesomely shiny raffle gifts to raise money for the United Nations World Food Programme. Even I’m participating, though I’m […]


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