This page (set up just so I could see how Blogger works) is a portal
to our adventures in food and drink, recipes, disasters, triumphs...

Please use the links below or go directly to the real blog from OUR kitchen

` ` `

27 November 2007

November 2007 blog entries

Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Va va voom!!
Waiter, there's something in my...topless tart! (#11)

Monday, 26 November 2007
It's not a pretty sight

Sunday, 25 November 2007
roasted sweet potato pasta
Weekend Herb Blogging #110 - Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Tuesday, 20 November 2007
semolina fennel seed bread with currants & pinenuts
Bread Baking Day #04 - Spice(s)

Sunday, 18 November 2007
roasted sweet potatoes
Heart of the Matter #9 - Holiday Food

Saturday, 17 November 2007
stuffed mushrooms
Weekend Herb Blogging #109: oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Wild Bread Revisited

Tuesday, 13 November 2007
one fact, word or tidbit: meme

Monday, 12 November 2007
Event Announcement: Bread Baking Day #04
event deadline: 1 December 2007

Saturday, 10 November 2007
Pumpkin Cake Roll

Tuesday, 6 November 2007
Rice for all

Saturday, 3 November 2007
baking a pumpkin
Weekend Herb Blogging #107: Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)

(Yes, yes, I know. Pumpkin is NOT an herb. But the WHB rules allow vegetables too.)

19 November 2007

The Foodie BlogRoll

The Foodie Blogroll Even though I still have a horror of the word "foodie" and visibly cringe even when I type it, I must accept the fact that language evolves... this particular "F" word should not to be considered a disparaging term. My reluctant acceptance (almost - I'm still shuddering every time I see it) of the word is partially due to The Foodie BlogRoll (TFB), started and maintained by Jenn (The Leftover Queen). It is a handy (and growing!) list of links to food related blogs. You may have seen the TFB image on the sidebars of various blogs.

It's easy to join The Foodie BlogRoll - just fill out the form at the bottom of the linked page.

Take a look at the list of all the blogs already on the list! This community is HUGE!

Here is the javascript I have used to contract/expand the BlogRoll. Copy and paste it into a text editor (notepad) and save the file as "showhideblogroll.js" :

// thanks to

var showHeader=false;
function ShowHideNav()
var nav=document.getElementById("blogroll");
if (showHeader)
{"visible";"block";"none !important";"auto";"100%";
//"none";"visible";"block";"auto";"1px inset #def";"100px";

var nav=document.getElementById("showit");
if (showHeader)


Here is the stylesheet for the BlogRoll. Copy and paste it into a text editor (notepad) and save the file as "blogrollstyle.css"

#blogroll {
border:1px inset #def;

#showhide {cursor:pointer;color:#006;}

#fblogroll {
background:transparent url( no-repeat top left;
padding:23px 0 2px 4px;

Upload the blogrollstyle.css and showhidefoodblogger.js to your directory. Copy and paste the following coding somewhere above </head>

<script src="http://yourblogURL/showhidefoodblogger.js" language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

<link rel="StyleSheet" href="http://yourblogURL/blogrollstyle.css" type="text/css" />

And finally here is the coding to place the BlogRoll on the page. Copy and paste the coding into your sidebar (or wherever it is you want TFB to be displayed - somewhere below <body>)

<p><small><a href="" title="Click to Join the Foodie Blogroll (offsite link)" id="fblogroll">click here to join</a></small><br />

<span id="showhide" onclick="ShowHideNav();" title="The Foodie BlogRoll"><small><i><u><span id="showit">Expand</span></u> "The Foodie BlogRoll"</i></small><br /><br />

<div id="blogroll">
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src=""></script></div></span></p>

04 November 2007

upgrading blogger template

hmmm... have they really simplified things? I'm not so sure....

WHAT a mess!! I really dislike these WYSIWYG (sort of) programs. Oh brother. I should NEVER have made any changes!

I have now put the template back to the older version that blogger doesn't care for. Do I care? No.