We at the Digital Union pride ourselves on many things–not the least of which is our highly developed (and often exercised) appreciation for all things delectable, tasty, and delicious. To that end, what follows are a number of recommendations to delight the palate, shared by the Digital Union staff along with some friends and colleagues. We hope you will enjoy every one, and extend to you our very good wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving weekend.
Jon Diehl just discovered the No Gluten, No Problem blog.
Tom Evans recommends Apple Cinnamon Scones–for those brisk fall mornings.
Vicky Getis’s favorite food website is Epicurious. Here, users can search by meal, type of recipe (“healthy”, “dessert”), or even by ingredient. Each recipe comes with a rating, reviews, and the ability to save it to your own personal recipe box. The reviews clue you in to possible modification. Have leftover cranberries? Try their Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones! (On the scones, one user suggests substituting the orange zest for the lemon; another tells us that using a food processor is a must.)
Another great resource that Vicky recommends is the Splendid Table website – the website of Lynne Rossetto Kasper, who hosts The Splendid Table on National Public Radio. Vicky especially likes the Splendid Table’s newsletter (sign up on the lower left of the main page): once a week, Vicky receives a Splendid Table by e-mail, with ideas for a quick and easy dinner. Vicky reports that the ones she’s tried have been good; perhaps her favorite recipe discovered this way is Janice Cole’s Toasted Chicken Sandwiches with Caramelized Apples and Smoked Gouda, which now makes a regular appearance at Vicky’s home. The Denver Post has reprinted the recipe.
From Cindy Gray: I like to look through Pinterest for interesting recipes. Websites like Greatist have Pinterest boards you can follow. If you see something you like on one of the boards, you just click on the image to go to the website, or repin it to your Pinterest board. Often when I find a recipe on a website outside of Pinterest, I’ll pin the image to my food board to remind me to try it sometime. Once I find a recipe I like, I add the entire recipe to my files on Evernote so I can easily access it whenever I want to make it.
David Lindstedt likes the Drink Roulette app for iOS – the app helps you choose a drink at random and gives you directions on making it. He also belongs to Menu For the Week, which selects a week’s worth of dinners for you and gives you the grocery list and recipes as well.
From Cricket Nardacci: Even though I’ve tried it and found it … well, let’s err on the side of diplomacy and say it’s not a favorite dish … nonetheless I love the tradition of hearing National Public Radio correspondent Susan Stamberg’s recipe for cranberry relish–which is actually not Susan’s recipe, but her mother-in-law’s. The recipe and a photograph of the relish (which ought to be enough to deter anyone from making it) is available on an NPR web page dedicated to Mama Stamberg’s cranberry relish recipe. If you’d like a cranberry relish recipe that’s sure to please, and guaranteed to be 100% devoid of horseradish, try my great-grandmother’s cranberry orange relish recipe (which also includes pineapple). For me, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it.
Travis Ritter likes the Mixology App for iOS – learn how to mix any drink.
Justin Troyer likes the Green Bean Delivery service, where you get a bin full of fruits and vegetables once a week, delivered to you.