There’s no new big makeover for the blog (maybe next year), but there are a few quick updates that I wanted to share.
New RSS Feed Reader Options
I don’t know about you, but I was devastated by the announcement that Google Reader is closing. I know that some of Google’s ventures aren’t always successful, but almost everyone I know uses google reader. They’ve already started the phase out. I can’t even access my Reader link anymore from my gmail. I’m really sad that Google reader is closing and I hope that those of you who follow my RSS feed will continue to read the blog with a different feed reader.
I’ve done some research and my favorite is Feedly. The transition is pretty hassle free too since you can import all your feeds from google reader directly over. They even have a helpful tip post about transitioning over, which you can read here.
I’ve also heard a lot of people like using Bloglovin’
Have you heard of ZipList? I always feel like I’m a step behind on new social media and new internet web features. I recently partnered with ZipList, which allows you to save a recipe that you are interested in, rather than being forced to print, or to bookmark the page, etc.
If you click save on one of the recipes on my site, a little window ZipList window will pop up and the recipe will be saved into your ZipList account. Signing up for ZipList is free and it stores all your saved recipes from any site that uses Ziplist into your Ziplist account. They work with most of the big recipe sites like epicurious, martha stewart, cooks recipes, and many big recipe bloggers (simply recipes, steamy kitchen, etc) so most of the recipes you are interested in will be stored in one place. I didn’t realize how many recipe sites I follow have the ZipList feature until I signed up and now it’s rare for me to find a big recipe site without that save button.
When Sprinkles Cupcakes announced last year that they were debuting a 24-hour Cupcake ATM, I have to admit, I was pretty excited.
Yes it might sound a bit gimmicky, but it’s also super convenient if you want a cupcake late at night or you just want to order one cupcake and don’t want to wait in the long lines at the store. Currently there is only one Sprinkles Cupcake ATM in California and it’s in Beverly Hills.
It’s located right next to the Sprinkles Cupcake Shop and Sprinkles Ice Cream.
Thousand year egg/century egg/preserved egg isn’t actually a thousand years old. But it sounds pretty exotic doesn’t it?
I’ve neglected the Chinese recipe section of my blog so I decided to share this easy recipe. No cooking is necessary. You just need to assemble a few ingredients.
The Thousand Year Egg is actually a preserved duck egg. A common Taiwanese dish is to eat it with a tofu salad, often as an accompaniment to a light congee (rice porridge) breakfast.