What's the problem, you ask? Well, I have a goal. I want to submit my blog to the FoodBlogSearch.com folks. These are the qualifications:
- Written in English (yup)
- Subject is about food and cooking (uh huh)
- Provides a substantial number of recipes, most original or adapted and not just copied word for word from other sites (now what exactly do they mean by "recipes"??)
- Includes accompanying stories or notes (check)
- Offers attractive original photos or illustrations (I can do attractive-ish)
- Follows classic scratch-cooking methods with whole food ingredients (my favorite type of cooking!)
- Presented in a blog format, including comments (no prob)
- Is at least a month old, with at least 20 entries (getting there!)
- Is a current, active blog, with at least 2 entries a month (will do)
- Includes an "About" section with information about the blog author(s) (I'll expand on mine)
Truthfully, I don't want to write recipes but I'll happily give instructions. If Last Night's Dinner and the incredible Jennifer Hess can make it to the Food Blog Search darn it I can too - recipes or not!
I mean do you really need them folks? Now if I'm baking or if something is super complex or calls for a ton of ingredients (like AB's rib rub) of course I'll include recipes. But otherwise, I think I'll skip them. I'll leave them up to the real culinarians. We'll talk "dashes" and "spoonfuls" and "splashes" here - okay? My tastes are different than yours, maybe you don't like to add way too much cumin to every other night's dinner like I do - then leave it out, substitute something else! Don't like cilantro, add flat leaf parsley. Allergic to honey (mom), add some brown sugar or corn syrup. But if you have questions about quantities or anything else please just ask!Oh and by the way Food Blog Search is seriously awesome - I'm on it several times a day. I still love the epicurious and food network searches but this is completely different. Check it out right over there on the right hand side of my blog.