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28 October 2014

October 2014 posts

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Dumplings, the right way
summary: comfort food: chicken stew with dumplings; evil bots still preventing commenting

World Food Day, 16 October 2014
Feeding the world, caring for the earth

Thursday, 16 October 2014 is World Food Day, a yearly event put together by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to raise funds to feed the world's chronically hungry.
[A]bout 805 million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished in 2012-14.   - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Please remember to help feed the truly hungry. 

October 16 is also World Bread Day (WBD).
World Bread Day 2014 (submit your loaf on October 16, 2014)Announcing World Bread Day 2014 - 9th edition!

Einladung / Deutsch - Convite / Português - Invitación / Español - Invito / Italiano- Zaproszenie / Polski

Preheat your oven – on October 16 is World Bread Day again! Since 2006 every year hundreds of bloggers from all around the world bake bread for this special day.
Please read more about WBD here: 1x umrühren bitte aka kochtopf

Thursday, 16 October 2014
Caramelized Onion Bread (BBB October 2014)
summary: recipe for Caramelized Onion Bread, based on a recipe in Canadian Living Magazine; a Bread Baking Babes project; submission for YeastSpotting; information about World Food Day;
Monday, 13 October 2014
green bean sabzi (WFD 2014)
summary: recipe for green bean sabzi; reminder about those in need and that October 16 is World Food Day; FAO's World Hunger Map 2014 | Prevalence of Undernourished in the Population; list of some of the aid organizations working to feed the hungry;

15 October 2014

Double Shriek!!!!

I was all set to report that everything is almost back to normal with my real blog. Over the past couple of days after the site was restored, I spent a fair amount of time locking things down there, to stop the malicious bots from accessing areas on the site that are none of their beeswax.

And at some point tonight, the bots got really mad and... you guessed it... I'm once again locked out of my site.


It looks like I'm going to have to resort to using this blog to post about the BBB's October 2014 bread that I made today and was planning to post about tomorrow. 

edit 16 October: My real blog is back online again (for now). I have a bad feeling that it will be on and off until the malicious bots get tired of their stupid game.

08 October 2014


I don't know WHAT has happened. But my real site at has been inexplicably erased. I'm spitting mad and will try to find out what happened and hope that everything will return to normal soon.

edit 8 October 2014: Well, isn't this just swell.... It turns out that the reason for my site being erased was because of a "brute force attack" by malicious bots. My webhost reconnected the site earlier today for a few minutes. During that time, I tried to install a plugin to block those bots but the server was getting hammered so severely that my webhost had to suspend my account !!! That's right. Suspend it.

All this because of jackasses who have nothing better to do than try to infiltrate any site at all.