Let’s talk business for a moment

Owl made of cantaloupe, watermelon, lettuce, peppers, etc - Food art


First things first: I’m not at any of my normal residences right now and while I did everything I could to minimize roadblocks during this time, things didn’t go as planned. I brought my various hard drives, CDs, DVDs, memory cards, etc, with me….however, not only did I have some hardware fail not long after getting up here, but I also have some compatibility issues. 

What does that mean for you? Some of my posts might look a little funky for a while. I don’t have Windows Live Writer, my main blogging program, so things may be a little less consistent. 

Worse news? All of the drafts that I had saved and ready to go before I left, are stuck elsewhere now. I can’t access them. So Kayla, I had some of your creations writen up and ready….like the icing sandwiches and bunny cookies from a while back…. but no go for now. Kyli, I thought I had yours scheduled to post and that it would’ve gone up by now, but apparently I just had it saved as a draft…which means it didn’t make it to the internet at all, like I assumed. I can either re-write it or wait until later….which sucks. Vegas stuff in general is in a mix of places. BlogHer conference photos will go up eventually, but they’re currently on my camera still and Photoshop is flaking out with converting my watermark and whatnot, so editing has been a pain. 


Second things second: I’ve got a bunch of pictures already watermarked that will be coming your way as soon as I crawl out from underneath this pile of bill-paying freelance work. I also have a ton of stuff from other people that are awesome. 

And in the meantime, if anyone wants to guest post, please please, send it my way. I know you guys are incredible and I’m happy to post any of your creative strokes of genius. 

Shrimp fried rice pineapple boats


Pineapple fried rice

In case you hadn’t noticed, I have this little thing for odd presentations. I like being able to eat out things that aren’t conventional dishes, too. I’m looking at you, avocados and watermelon bowls.

So obviously I want this, right? Not only does it sound delicious (hello chili mango sauce…how you doin’?), but it’s also in a fun, summery pineapple bowl. The only thing that might make it better is if it involved some awesome grill marks on the pineapple. Mmmmm.

Football, baseball, basketball – What shape is a strawberry?

Wiltons chocolate covered strawberries painted to look like a basketball, baseball, and football with icing

Obviously all three, right? And these chocolate covered strawberries could easily be tennis ball shaped, too, or just about any other ball that has distinct markings that could be drawn on. Nobody cares what the actual shape is.

According to Lori from RecipeGirl, these are an absolute hit, too. From an online store, these will cost you a whopping 25 bucks for only 6 of them, but it’s guaranteed you can make them yourself for a lot cheaper with the same results.