Saturday, 9 October 2010

Quicklinks from my archives

I often remember my friends by the things they taught me. When I play Sudoku I think of Jane who insisted on teaching me, I think of Kathleen when I clean the bathroom because she introduced me to microcloths, and as I check the eggs for cracks before I buy them I remember it was Yarrow who taught me to do that. I learnt to drink more from one friend's example and to drink less from another's. I still part my hair the way a school friend showed me and I know that fruit juice has as much sugar as soft drink thanks to a former housemate.

Similarly, I have learnt much from blogging. When my blog reader, Bloglines, announced they were closing down last month, I found I had accumulated an embarrassing amount of bookmarks in the reader (almost 1,500). It was the push I needed to sort through my bookmarks. Many had to go. Quite a few ended up in my new Delicious account that lets me search for bookmarked recipes by ingredient.

Some posts that I had bookmarked weren’t recipes but just snippets of wisdom and beauty. Most are now deleted but I don’t really need the bookmarks for the choice ones. They are like those moments with friends that stay with me. So today I will share a selection of my favourites (in no particular order).

Posts that resonate and fascinate:

Beauty that makes me sigh:

Good advice:

Useful references:

Something to make me smile

You will also notice that I have posted two new posts I have been working on for easy reference to pizzas and salad dressing. Sadly, my blog is easier to organise than my house – sigh!

11 comments:

  1. Fun links! I think I need to get a Delicious account. I need some way to organize the bookmarks in my life!

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  2. Aww thankyou so much Johanna! I;m going to check out some of those links now! :)

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  3. Oh my goodness, your delicious account bookmarks look incredible, and the delicious account itself is brilliant! I'm about to sign up for an account myself now! Thank you!!!!

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  4. I am honoured to be included. Thank you.

    There are some great links on that list. And some new blogs to me too.

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  5. Glad my Sweeney Pie makes you smile. I'm thinking of reincarnating the pie this year. I always remember you for your broccoli burgers. We still reguarly eat them here.

    Jules
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    (nee Trainee Domestic Goddess)

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  6. Always good to have a good clear out, but now I've got loads of blogs to looks at!

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  7. I love link-posts like these! I always find a new blog to explore... and there's a Sondheim reference in this one! Hurrah! Now excuse me a minute...

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  8. Thanks Joanne - I am finding that the delicious account really helps me to search my bookmarks so easily and to find recipes when I have an idea of what I want to do

    Thanks Lorraine - enjoy

    Thanks Astra - delicious is great for sharing bookmarks as well as searching them - good luck with opening an account

    Thanks Helen - will get around to tofu making one day

    thanks Jules - now I need to remember my broccoli burgers - they are so good - am also trying to use my indexes as well as searching the rest of the internet!

    Thanks Choclette - My life would be far less cluttered if I had a few more clean outs but at least one is done

    Thanks Hannah - I haven't seen Sweeney Todd (because I am squeamish) so it took me a while to work out what was the sondheim ref

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  9. haha I know the guy that salicylate free potluck was held for :) I love how small Melbourne is... And it's cool how many people love to challenge themselves to try and cook cool things he can eat :)

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  10. a lovely post Johanna and I'm touched to have been included on your list.
    I like what Lisa wrote about blogging ... 'intrigued, amused and challenged' by the process. That resonates with me too. Non-bloggers would be surprised by just how much thought goes into creating the patchwork of words and pictures that is a carefully considered blog post. And yours are always so informative too!

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  11. Great links- I had fun going through these.

    And your first sentence really resonated with me, Johanna. How very true.

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