I’m running low on special interest posts for my redcrosse10999 blog which has been stuck in the mud from the start. So, since I review recipes online for my part-time hobby when I am not researching other things (that never end up in a post because I consider them point of my own interest), I also have made it over this year to building up two foodie sites with my favorite shares from around the internet.
So I can tell you, I am not running low on special interest posts to find, but there are either too few or two many or they are the kind I don’t want to share because I am still reviewing them for myself and who knows how long that will take. And besides, I did in fact post the Doctrina Antiqua find from Google Play Books that is on my main page somewhere. I thought that was just amazing. How often do you run across a piece of literature like that? Most calloused sophisticates will tell you “whenever I should feel like it.” And frankly, that’s witty and useless information. Most people practically don’t have the time to hunt down Thomas Burnet’s Doctrina Antiqua; you sort of have to hunt for it on purpose. It is a miraculous find for me, in that sense. Even though, of course, it has already been found. And that’s about as special interest as any post may get. Well, for that matter, if I had thoughts to share on it, they went into a book that I worked on and haven’t published yet and so, having few thoughts on it even there — this is a good thing though because it leaves me with so much to think about for more research — I have nothing else to say about it in a post, “wow, what a find!” The long way about it has been to say, I’m short with special interest posts.
Whereas, my foodie blogs (reprinted yes; I don’t cook; I seem to have an acute awareness of good recipes and how to pull them together on a page), — are in fact doing quite well. So I made a mistake before of posting some of what I thought were interesting and difficult to find recipes, which I thought might be constructive content for this site. Usually, if you read my pages, they are loaded with tacos. I think that you can’t have enough taco or ground meat recipes in your personal stock, in anyone’s stock. But I have shown the ability for some discrimination and so I thought my choices for this site might also show some discrimination of cultural accountability concerning recipes. I hope this isn’t offensive to too many people, meanwhile; in my wildest dreams, I don’t understand it that way; cultural accountability in recipes = bigotry. There was one group of postings from some earlier day in January 2018 that were reblogged and were not my own and I did not believe I was asking anyone to think that, and I thought they were of some cultural importance as rather difficult to assess for the ordinary cook, but they were an English/Moroccan group of recipes that are nearly impossible to reduplicate, however popularly redone they are these days, that’s true. I was asked to remove them and so my apologies to whoever may have wanted to see them and to whoever I offended — I have removed them. Meanwhile, I have lost the Cheddar, Potato & Carraway Buns that I ran beside Eggplant Salads and many other things including the Tuna Tartare. (And I thought in reblogging them, that they were divinely inspired. Working with seeds and raw fish and eggplant isn’t easy for everyone) And you know, food posts here do in fact look a little funny as out of place, though I hope I explained my intention and I DO in fact put silly captions on all my posts and I don’t in fact mean anything by that but as anything but a few words to present a post.
So in relation to all this disexclamation and assumption on my part, I thought I would go to some corporate food sites and be assuming with them under more appropriate terms of open shares; and therefore try to bring back the Cheddar Caraway Bread and Tuna Tartare and Eggplant Salad tastes, which were the point of those reblogs anyway, being grantedly otherwise ignorant for a way to do it myself. (Let me see, eggplants, tomatoes, onions, celery, mayonaisse, potatoes, raw tuna, more onions, rice vinegar, rice, what else — carraway seeds, right. Alright! We are done now.) As for that I might do something original — well, okay, that was rather cruel. But thanks for the criticism. May I ask that I do not hear the criticism again if that’s okay, since I have no more connection to the incident as I understand it? (If I was not asked to remove those posts, then that is all some news to me; I consider the matter closed. But thanks; I WILL tell you why — this gives me the opportunity to turn off my comments. And I will surely; surely.)
Next order of business. I don’t want this to reflect on the other group of posts which were all about Arctic based cuisine. I did not in fact delete those, except that I am thinking of deleting them. Food on this site doesn’t like right and actually the idea of cultural based food is maybe something I rather avoid in a community of other bloggers when I’m not a cook. So, for the record, I thought that was rather cultural and interesting and useful all at the same time as well and I was thinking of featuring something like that again with whoever I could find to do it with, but maybe not then.
In the meanwhile, I seriously regret this post. It’s a rude awakening to me to be in a reblog community with the reblog button allowance attached but I intended to amend my mistake and move on. I hope to consider to be doing that with the following posts, since I can’t say that I didn’t promise some tuna tartare. That’s at the bottom. The rest is for the interest values of food. Finally, since I have recently gotten some severe criticism (I also get some ludicrously good criticism, but okay — about my handling of vegetables and being an authority about it. For the last time, I am not — I thought I would feature some vegetables then, since I like them very much. Good things ahead! Great, let’s all have a great day, I hope!)
Caraway Cheese Bread | Taste of Home
Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant & Tomato Salad | Taste of Home
Easy Vegetarian Recipes with 5 Ingredients | Taste of Home
Pesto, Pasta & Potato Salad
Vegan Recipes Even Meatlovers Will Love | Taste of Home
Thyme Sea Salt Crackers
The Reasons to Get Behind Meatless Mondays | Taste of Home
Rustic Summer Vegetable Pasta
Recipes from Across the Country | Taste of Home
Junk Food Recipes Authentic & Classic in Style | Taste of Home
Spaghetti & Meatballs
(Another Disclaimer; I have no way to say how ridiculous it should seem to some of any of my followers that I might agree to the idea that Spaghetti & Meatballs counts for Junk Food. But in the case of Junk Food meaning just a name then, it doesn’t bother me.)
Soup & Sandwich Recipes | Taste of Home
Chunky Beef Vegetable Soup
Tuna Tartare (no picture available) | Epicurious
Cashew (Thai) Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce | The Recipe Critic
I thought a salad would be a good addition to Tartare.
Vegetarian Pad Thai with Cashews & Peanuts | Food & Wine
Cavatelli (Pasta) with Tuna & Broccoli | Food & Wine
So there is one realistic criticism I can relate to. I make no offer of alcohol at the menu site of my posts. Well, in that case, I think I will be very unfair and say, “So I do not… (Bite me!)” I hope we can still be friends.