Hi everyone. How was your Monday? tough? Mine too! :( I’m seeing new “faces” so I want to WELCOME all new readers! :) Thanks for stopping by, hope you like it and come back soon! And don’t be shy, leave comments or email me if you want to know more about me or anything that I didn’t say it clearly (sorry by my poor gramma and spelling).
Today I want to present you two programs that I’ve been using lately! :)
Disclaimer: I present these programs to you because I find them really helpful. As I love you so much, I want to share the best with you! :) Nobody asked to me do it and I paid for my copy. (just in case if someone’s wondering why I’m doing this)
So many recipes to try but don’t know how to organize them? Here’s the solution that worked for me!
I was looking for an easy way to save the recipes that I find online, and then be able to find them later easily. Sometimes I bookmarked a web page, but it didn’t help when the internet was down, or it had been deleted. I tried saving them in Word files, but they were hard to search for, and I couldn’t always remember the recipe names. As result, I had recipes disorganized that I never go back to try them.
Evernote made it easy to organize them. When I find a recipe online, I just highlight what I wanted to save on the page (including the photo), click a button, and that was it! You can add tags to your notes, so it’s really easy to search if you want to look for a specific recipe or ingredient. If you don’t remember the name of the recipe, you can preview the recipes scrolling through them. The format is extremely simple, you need exactly 30 sec to save a recipe. And you know what’s the best part? it’s FREE!!! Seriously, it worth trying. Go try it.
Are you a Mac user and blogger? Are you looking for an editor to blog offline? ECTO might be a good choice. I was spending like 90 min in every post because it takes a lot of time uploading pictures (one by one) which was very annoying. So I asked Tina and Zesty which program can I use since I have a Mac and Windows Live Writer doesn’t work for me. They both recommended Ecto to me, so I had to give it a try.
Ecto publish to almost any blog from you Mac, it’s easy to use, it has almost all the features as you blog directly online, uploading pics takes 2 sec ;), you can blog offline, publish later or save it as a draft.
I used the 21 days trial first, and after 10 days I already decided to buy it. I think it was <$20. I am so happy with it so I strongly recommend you to try it! :D
Okay. Enough technology talk, lets get back to the food business. I’ll warn you, food wasn’t spectacular yesterday. Although I spend $50 on groceries on Sunday, I realized that mostly they were lettuce and cauliflower. :(
Breakfast: gigantic navel orange + Nature’s pride 12 grains + 2 toppings: almond butter (homemade) and preserve
look how yummy was this toast: AB was almost as thick as the bread :mrgreen:
I worked at office so brought lunch, which was the most exciting part of the 7 hours I spent there :-? Krista’s cauliflower & barley pilaf
Dinner was floral themed! :D not because of the ingredients, but because of the container!
tofu stir fry with mini corns and black fungus
celery oat bran
All together: a pretty floral dinner~~ :D (did I trick you? ;))
I run out of kabocha so I had this lotus powder
it looks like this after pouring hot water
And Mint Dark Chocolate, recommended by Veggiegirl
I loveeeee it!!! Another great find! :D Can’t wait to try their other flavors!
Q1: How do you organize recipes that you find online?
Q2: How long do you spend on writing a post?