iPhonography and blogging

October 14, 2012 in Food Porn, Meta Talk

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In the past year i have shot so much food and thought of many posts but they have not been posted due to problems with my laptop. I have been meaning to change the theme of my site so that posting from my iPhone is effortless but have not found that theme yet.

I am going to go ahead and post for a while even though the photos will not display correctly in thumbnails – I apologize ahead of time!

Thankful things

November 21, 2010 in Food Porn, Meta Talk



Some years Thanksgiving seems to float in, stays for a vague day of pointless overeating, and then slips away into dim memories. This year I feel genuinely thankful for so many things.

Wild Turkeys!


I am profoundly thankful for:

  • the health of my children
  • their hard work this year in school
  • the 4 yo progressing so very much with his ASD challenges
  • the 14 yo getting student of the quarter in her first year of high school as she rose to so many challenges
  • the 7 yo for being so explosively creative and sweet and spicy
  • the DH getting a job (saving the bacon just in time) but not only that, getting a job that is PERFECT for him, that he loves, and his work people love him!

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In the sphere of blogging it has been an interesting year. As always, BlogHer has been a source of inspiration and community. They have given me many opportunities to review and giveaway food related things.

I got to know MyBlogSpark this year and I can not say enough nice things about them. Goodness, have I had some fun with their activities! I got hooked up with Quericavida.com and was whisked off to Miami to meet a whole “new to me” world of latina/o bloggers. After that I was invited to General Mills up in Minnesota and got to meet a whole other world of people who are passionate, friendly, knowledgable and devoted to food – both the bloggers and the people at General Mills / Betty Crocker. They treated us bloggers to such a fantastic time, its hard to explain how welcomed and pampered I felt!

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As always I am so thankful to get to know the people who visit my blog, it makes it all worth it.

I am looking forward to the holiday food season and then the new year. What new blogging horizons await?

Its my hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

pumpkin pie capuccino

Comment problems

November 3, 2010 in Food Porn, Meta Talk

Jeeeeeepers I have been having problems with my commenting system. I would get your lovely comments and entries into the various giveaways I had going but I could not get the system to accept them.

I have upgraded my blogging software, further hardened my security and gone through and accepted all qualifying comments and now will be selecting winners in three recently closed giveaways – stay tuned.

Halloween 2010

In search of a few good themes ..

February 16, 2008 in Food Photo 101, Meta Talk

my workflow

I thought I was blocked before, the hacking didn’t help matters. I strongly urge you all to backup your databases and all blog related files. You wordpress people, you need to upgrade and not delay.

I also suggest that you keep an eye on those plugins that become classed “dangerous” because the wretched small-minded hackers have figured out how to exploit the plugin’s weakness to access your blog. In my case I am thinking its the forums (wp-forum 1.7.4) so I have disabled it. I am sorry to you all who use it but right now I have to figure out two things: a secure forum and then how to import everything from the current forum onto the new forum system.

The forum is not my highest priority right now tho because I have to do the following:

  • write up my Lou Manna post
  • find, test, and customize a new theme
  • Write the next food photo 101 class (so darn behind from all this disruption and I am so verrrrrry sorry)
  • catch up on my other posts!

There is more but I am trying to concentrate on these few things.

I am sorry if there are parts of the site that do not work correctly yet, thats part of the process. You may also find that the theme changes erratically from visit to visit or even during the same visit .. I am testing new themes when its like that. Sorry if it makes you feel dizzy!