Note: Yes, this is a random post, but I paid for this domain and I’m determined to use it!
Lately I’ve been busy– but not too busy to try out some delicious new recipes. Three of them came out particularly well, so I thought I’d share my shoddy iPhone pictures and the recipes themselves!
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
When I found this recipe on The Healthy Apron, I could not wait to try it! I got almost all of the ingredients from Eastern Market, so it was extra delicious. It took a long time– lots of chopping and a long time in the oven, but it was so worth it! All of my roommates enjoyed it, and the leftover filling was pretty good by itself the next day.
My roommate Justine and I used this super-easy Food.com recipe for margherita pizza one night last week after a game of tennis. It was quick and we got to use basil from our backyard– two thumbs up overall. I ended up cooking it for a bit longer after taking this picture since the dough wasn’t quite done.
Saffron Chicken, Boiled Lemon, and Green Bean Salad
My roommate Justine found this recipe and thought it sounded great since we had all but three ingredients (saffron, chicken, and green beans) on-hand. We had NO idea that saffron is the “spice of kings” and that a small bottle would be nearly $20. Oh well– we’re determined to do a lot of cooking with saffron now! This Food Network recipe came out pretty yummy, but I’d say it was a little bit more effort than it was worth.
Chickpea and Spinach Tapas
My friend Heather hosted a very cute birthday celebration– each attendee was tasked with bringing a great food/drink combo, i.e., milkshakes and fries, beer and potato chips, etc. I decided to bring along sangria and then set off to find a simple tapas recipe. I found this recipe from Padma Lakshmi’s Easy Exotic cookbook and LOVED it. I actually didn’t concoct it– after buying the ingredients in advance I got caught at a work event and my roommate LW threw it together for me– but it was quite simple according to her. We served it with baguette, and it was delish! I had the leftovers for lunch the next day and really enjoyed it. Everyone at the party loved it too!
I forgot to snap a pic, but it looked just like this:
Did you check out my last post, sharing a SlideShare presentation on marketing to women in the ski industry? It certainly was better than most of the examples in the Death by Powerpoint presentation, but I thought it could still be a bit more dynamic.
With that in mind, I’ve adapted the info for a Prezi presentation– it won’t embed, but check it out here:
I found this SlideShare today and thought it was great. It’s based on a panel discussion about marketing to women in the ski industry featuring Donna Carpenter of Burton, Eileen Ogintz of Takingthekids.com, Lisa Densmore, a former U.S. ski team member and brand consultant to Head, and Katja Presnal, founder of skimbacolifestyle.com, moderated by Krista Parry, Director of Marketing & Communications at Park City Mountain Resorts.
Dr. Rosenblatt’s Frogloop series on the Impact and Rules of social media gives a great idea of how to wrap your head around social media endeavors. As you know, I already covered these posts in this blog post.
For this post, I’ve revisited both the blog posts and my original blog post to see what my thoughts are:
The impact post focuses mainly on Twitter. I LOVE using backtype.com so I was glad to see that there— I am always surprised at how many people have never heard of it. I am obviously familiar with hashtags, but this got me thinking about it— I feel like people are much more likely to use event-specific hashtags than general ones— simply because they forget. For example, I tweeted #OgilvyExchg during a 2 hour long panel discussion probably like 10 times, but I don’t use #DC when I tweet about DC on a daily basis.
Per the post’s suggestion, I decided to try out My Tweeple. I loved that it gave a very straightforward look at the influencers in my audience—sometimes visual depictions are confusing, especially for those not as familiar with social media.
I also learned alot from the Rules of Engagement post. For example, I had no idea that alternative, niche #FollowFridays, like #ecomonday’s existed. I like Twitter’s day-specific focuses, like #MeatlessMonday and definitely think that organizations should take part in them as much as possible.
I agreed with much in the post— I’ve always wondered why organizations still use tinyurl.com when they could gather data from bit.ly or ow.ly links.