|Herring potato salad (strange photo!)|
Food Diary (December 27, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with raisins, coconut, almonds and flax seeds
Lunch: Herring potato salad (without beets)
Dinner: Lentils with bread and pasta
I’ve been having some issues with blogger. Some of my posts refused to appear on blog readers such as dashboard and google reader. I am no techie but I found the following explanation and solution on a forum that worked for me. I hope you aren’t having any issues and if you are, maybe the following may work for you.
FeedBurner will not process an original feed from your blog if it is greater than 512K in size. (This limitation only applies to the actual size of the feed file itself and does not include any images or media files you may have linked to or embedded in your posts.) To get a feed larger than 512K back down to size on Blogger, you need to add a parameter to the address for your original feed's URL — the one that FeedBurner checks for updates in order to keep your FeedBurner feed current — that tells Blogger to shorten it to a specific number of posts. To add this parameter:
Sign in to your FeedBurner account.
Click the title of your FeedBurner feed on the My Feeds page.
On the feed management page that appears, click the Edit Feed Details
In the Original Feed Address field, change the address listed there from an example like the following:
to the following format:
(Note that max-results sets the number of posts you want to have appear in your FeedBurner feed. Any integer value between 1 and 500 is permitted.)
Click Save Feed Details. Your changes are immediately applied and FeedBurner re-burns the newly shortened (or lengthened) feed.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Gourmet Estorie
Pan Fried Foie Gras served with Miso Sauce and Black Truffle
Today’s Favourite Blog
ecosalon describes “10 Types of Foodies”. I am not a big fan of the term foodie and I probably don’t agree with the categories but I will put my prejudices aside. It is interesting that someone has taken the time and effort to put foodies into categories.
1. I Made it Myself!: this refers to people (foodies!) that prefer to make items themselves. I wonder if exceptions can be made for store bought pastry, especially filo and puff?
2. The Organivore: They like to shop at farmer’s markets, prefer authentic eateries that serve wine in Mason jars and asks questions such as whether the yogurt in the house-made tzatsiki is goat’s milk or cow’s milk and which local farm, exactly, it has come from.
3. The Europhile: “I was eating Nutella before you could even buy it in the States,” they say, pronouncing the word “Nutella” in the European accent of their choice. This is the friend who’ll take you to French bistros because they’ll know exactly how to order. I guess you will naturally find less Europhiles in Europe.
4. The One Upper: “You like this calamari? Its nothing compared with the raw octopus I ate on my last trip to Southeast Asia”. They are always one better. I know a few people in this category, they try to be one up, not just in food but in every possible way
5. The Snob: Soup is returned because it’s not the right temperature, wine pairings lacking “nuance” are rife, and if the meal does not begin with two pounds of freshly steamed mussels, you’re in for disaster.
6. The Anti-Snob: “Foodie culture has totally taken over this city. At least there are still food carts keeping it real,” says the anti-snob while ordering a wood-fired pizza smothered in truffled gorgonzola, figs and prosciutto. Anything that’s served in a cart, from a trike or out of a small window – preferably in a back alley – is acceptable.
7. The Avoider: refers to foodies avoiding things like gluten and dairy. The avoider follows the advice of the latest health book, they may not necessarily have the actual food allergies.
8. The Blogging Food Pornographer: “Let me get just one more shot. Wait, can you move the fork just a little to the right? Can we change the lighting at all?”
9. The Bacon Lover: “I don’t eat meat, except for bacon.”
10. The DIYer: They make most things at home. They are different from those in the “I Made it Myself” category. The DIYer is a little more low key with their cuisine, making things like kombucha, bean sprouts, pesto and ricotta salata.