Showing posts with label Lashings and Lashings of Ginger Beer. Show all posts
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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Follow Us on Twitter!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we're now on Twitter! Follow us at the link below, where we'll be posting site updates and whatever related 140-character ideas might pop into our heads:

Friday, 20 November 2009

We won something!!

As you may have noticed thanks to Emily's recent posts, Lashings & Lashings of Ginger Beer is back. From now on, we are going to update the blog a lot more frequently.

But first, I want to thank Kitty at Fahrenheit 350 for giving us a wonderful Lemonade Stand Award. I'm not so sure we really deserve this award, as we've been terrible about updating, but I think we will take it as a gentle encouragement to keep this blog going and to show gratitude to all the people who comment and read us. Thank you!

It's also a great opportunity to make a note of some blogs that we love, since the rules of accepting and sharing this award are:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude
3. Link to your nominees within your post
4. Comment on their blog to let them know they've received this award
5. Share the love and link to the person who nominated you
6. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude

Well, though I don't think we can bestow the award back, let's focus on Fahrenheit 350 first. I would not at all recommend going to this blog if you are hungry or attempting to lose weight. It's the visual equivalent of walking past a bakery at 6am in the morning, or someone shoving a freshly baked cinnamon bun under your nose, or envisioning a world where everything is made out of chocolate. If you don't believe me, look at these moon pies. I could die.

The 10 blogs who get the award from us are (in no particular order):

1. Amy at Blue Lotus - this beautiful blog details the meals that the author makes and eats in her adopted home of Japan. Unlike many other blogs, the food is presented simply, without pretension, and in the midst of her normal family life. It's a great glimpse into all aspects of another culture, and I've learned so much about Japanese food from it.

2. Elly, Sarah & Alix at Vintage Cookbook Trials - we've been planning to do a collaboration with them, but due to my laziness and general chaotic-ness, haven't gotten around to it yet. Anyway, I think this is one of the best ideas for a food blog, and their efforts to create some alarming sounding recipes from old cookbooks are both respectful of the food they're dealing with and quite humourous. My favourite has to be the ill-fated Party Pyramids, from the drunken cook to the way that the recipe, which must have been so sophisticated in its time, now appears as exceedingly bizarre.

3. Mr. Dave at The Ridiculous Food Society of Upstate New York - this blog is just immensely enjoyable to read. His willingness to try the most horribly packaged of foods alongside his obvious enjoyment of carefully creating dishes out of scratch is great. I wish Mr Dave was my next door neighbour and I could poke my head out of my window and ask him how the primitive beer he is brewing is coming along, or to eat some bacon-wrapped fudge. He also has an enviably adorable child.

4. Meg from Queenie Takes Manhattan - one of the first blogs to be nice to us. A lady (as in, one really classy lady) with perfect taste in everything, from food to interior decorating. She also has great advice on where to eat when in Paris or New York.

5. Maud Newton - needs no introduction, and isn't technically a food blogger, but it's fine because she's fantastic.

6. Eric Hanson - Eric is an illustrator whose work has appeared in a range of illustrious publications and who has written 'A Book of Ages', described as: ""An Eccentric Miscellany of Achievements, Misdeeds, Crossed Paths, Bypaths, Inventions, Scandals, Child Prodigies, Late Masterpieces, Marriages and Breakups, Fueds, Dead Ends, Second Chances, Adventures and Misadventures, Novels Written and Battles Won and Lost, All Organized by Year of Age." He also has made a picture of a crocodile riding a bicycle.

7. Sonya at EpiCute - cute, cute, darling, adorable, lovely, sweet, pretty, gorgeous food. Look at this! WTF how cute is that?!

8. Michael at Forgotten Bookmarks - this too is not a food blog, but Michael is considering branching out into a blog that makes recipes found in books, so this award is our encouragement to do that (perhaps an entrepreneurial food blogger can approach him?). It is also my favourite blog of all blogs ever, I think.

9. Food Snob - Food Snob is so famous that people are impressed that I am his Facebook friend. That's real fame.

10. Amuse Biatch - they haven't updated in a million years which is an absolute travesty when you consider a) how unbelievably good this season of Top Chef is, and b) how funny their blog is. This 'award', is, when applied to them, more of a warning to update immediately or I will punish them.

11. Laura Schaefer at The Teashop Girl's Blog - the author of a book that is going to be featured on this blog very soon, I hope.

12. Readable Watchable Edible Potable - our sister blog in a way, who is far better at updating than we are, and includes film, too.

And there you have it! Back to your (now) regularly scheduled programming soon, with more Proust, Wells Tower and Ancient Romans coming up in the next few days, I promise.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

New Contributor

As the few loyal readers of this blog may have noticed, it hasn't been updated for a while. That's because I've been totally overwhelmed with my PhD work. I would like to therefore ask if anyone else would be interested in contributing to this blog with me - it seems a shame to leave it without a new post for so long, and between the two of us we may have a better chance of keeping it updated. If you'd like to, email me at llgb at me dot com, introducing yourself!

Update: Please welcome Emily, the kind soul behind this excerpt, who will now be blogging alongside me. If anyone else would like to contribute too, please email me.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Lashings and lashings of ginger beer


This is the first post.

This blog is going to contain a new and delicious description of food from a novel every day.

The inaugural posting is from 'Upper Fourth at Malory Towers', as this blog is named on honour of Enid Blyton's constant and wondrous pornographic descriptions of food.

Tongue sandwiches with lettuce, hard-boiled eggs to eat with bread-and-butter, great chunks of new-made cream cheese, potted meat, ripe tomatoes grown in Mrs. Lucy's brother's greenhouse, gingerbread cake fresh from the oven, shortbread, a great fruit cake with almonds crowding the top, biscuits of all kinds and six jam sandwiches!

Feel free to comment with suggestions for future posts!