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Blog Day 2005

Like the tart? Check out this article about making fruit tarts. Mine isn’t from the recipe given with the article, but it’s close. I used a cream cheese filling, which went very well with the strawberries. I must say that the lime marmalade glaze mentioned in the article sounds like it would be divine with the raspberries in their tart.

Today, apparently, is World Blog Day. I love how there is a day for everything now.
For example, today is National Trail Mix day. Tomorrow is National Cherry Popover Day. I know that I have never seen a cherry popover, let alone eaten one. I want my own day! Wait. I guess that my birthday counts as my own day.
In honor of World Blog Day 2005, I am going to share with you 5 links to sites I like. I am also going to get around to updating the links section on my blog today, so you may get a few more than 5. These sites are probably not new to many of you, but I really enjoy them all.

The Food Whore makes food for money. Unfortunately for her, you can’t always pick your clients. And if you have ever worked in any job that required you to interact with the public, you’ll know that if you could pick your clients, there wouldn’t be too many of them. Love her.

Waiter Rant is another food service blog. I think the Bistro is lucky to have him, though probably not so lucky to have some of their customers. He has great stories and great tips. I’d point you to a favorite post, but I like them all.

Who doesn’t like candy? Cybelle of The Candy Blog does, and so do I. She tests and reviews a new type of candy every day: foreign, domestic, high quality or a mystery item on sale at the local discount store. Tasty.

Susan is living out her dreams of opening an artisan bakery at her farm in Missouri. At Farmgirl Fare, she posts a picture of ferm life every day. If we’re lucky, she’ll throw in the occasional recipe or useful tidbit about baking.

My last link of the day is not to a blog, but to the Red Cross, to support their efforts in helping the victims of Hurricaine Katrina and the City of New Orleans, which, at the time of writing this, is 80% underwater with water still coming in.

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  • Cybele
    August 31, 2005

    Thanks for the link!

    Great idea putting a link on your page to make it that much easier to help Katrina victims.

    I’m planning at least a donation to Red Cross (I’m waiting to hear about some other charities and what they’re doing).

    Here’s a tip on that front – most CoinStar machines (those coin counters that you find at grocery/drug store chains) let you donate change directly to charities. Red Cross is one of them. I did it for the Tsunami relief earlier this year.

    Most people won’t notice the missing spare change, but it all adds up.

    I’m off to the store this evening on my way home with probably $30 in coins (maybe more).

  • Cathy
    August 31, 2005

    I think the Red Cross site must be a little overwhelmed right now – I couldn’t get through. You can get through to the Salvation Army and they are also providing hurricaine relief: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

  • Fanny
    September 1, 2005

    It’s great you made me discover one new food blog “candy blog”. Cant’ wait to give it a check…

  • Melissa
    September 1, 2005

    Nic, It was a very nice gesture to put the Red Cross link in your BlogDay write-up. Really heart felt!

  • Nic
    September 1, 2005

    Cybele – My pleasure. I loveyour site. And thanks for the tip about donations!

    Cathy – The Salvation Army is a great organisation, too, thanks.

    Fanny – Just like the real thing, it’s addictive.

    Melissa – Thanks. =)

  • Lynn
    September 5, 2005

    Nic, I only had time to check out one link so far (Food Whore) and she is hilarious! Thanks a lot and I will check out the others in time.

  • farmgirl
    September 6, 2005

    Hi Nic,
    Thanks so much for listing Farmgirl Fare. I’m flattered. I was over here the other day but didn’t make it past the English Muffin Bread recipe. Came back this morning to write it down and caught a glimpse of that divine strawberry tart peeking up from the bottom of the screen–and found your Blog Day List. Can’t wait to check out the others you recommended. Thanks again! : )

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