Why I’m Not a Food Blogger

September 16, 2010

in Bloggers I like, Food, Moochie

Moochie looks understandably worried about what mommy’s making for dinner.



Did Kermit fall in the food processor?

Nope; mommy’s meddling with perfectly good recipes again! A few days ago, Karen at Mignardise posted a beautiful-looking turkey burger photo and recipe. I’ve been cooking a lot with Mooch and have been trying to get back to eating right since our cruise, so I figured this was a perfect opportunity to sneak some healthy fare onto the table in the guise of burgers.

But I think we went a little overboard processing the spinach. And maybe I shouldn’t have added that dollop of pesto, because it really looks like we made Kermitburgers for dinner.

Actually, because we are Jews, we called them Greenbergers.

Lesson learned, because yesterday I did manage to keep my addled brain from changing a recipe and made a very delicious pesto with basil from our garden. How Martha Stewart does that sound?

I had to use or lose the basil “crop” before it ran from the garden to buy teeny little sweaters from Target, because it’s suddenly Fall here, even though it’s still technically Summer. (I hate it when that happens.)

The recipe came from Susan at Farmgirl Fare, which I stumbled upon when googling for a “light” pesto recipe. The sauce is very low-calorie and light because it’s padded out with fresh tomatoes and has less oil, nuts and cheese than regulation pesto. But it was very, very tasty, as were the greenbergers, BTW. (Despite their frightening appearance in the above photo.)

I don’t have any pictures of either final dish because, well… did you read the title of this post?

That’s why.
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Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) September 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I was just getting ready to eat lunch and decided to read this post first.

Yum. :)

Seriously, though, this post is freakin' hilarious and has made its way into my next Links I Liked roundup (whenever that will be published, we shall see.)

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Amandasaurus September 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I would eat your greenbergers. You could be a food blogger as long as you targeted vegetarians with good imaginations, who could imagine you creations without seeing pictures of them.

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Kate Coveny Hood September 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Those burgers made me laugh. Good call on the pesto though. You can even freeze that!

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Smooshiest September 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Totally laughed out loud – you could have a cottage industry going there with the Greenbergers (or you could offer your services to people of all denominations who don't know what to name their recipes)…

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Connie W September 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I love the name of your bergers.

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Cruella Collett September 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Ha! I do this too – make things that are supposed to have a recipe but I tweak and "fix" it to the point where it isn't really possible to tell what the original was.

I think this is one of the more entertaining food blog posts I've read, though, so maybe you shouldn't be so hard on yourself ;)

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anna see September 18, 2010 at 2:10 am

I love pesto!

Not sure if my family would have been on board w/ the turkey burgers. Impressed Moochie was!

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The Empress September 18, 2010 at 3:06 am

Oh, my, poor things.

Send them here for awhile, will you please? I just can't stand it.

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bernthis September 19, 2010 at 8:12 am

be a good Jew and order in next time will you? I'm SUCH a good Jew, I go out.

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Rochelle September 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm

I love the image of little Basil plants heading to Target to buy little sweaters.

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K a b l o o e y September 19, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Thanks, gang of mine. (You're a small, but coveted crew.) Moochie is, as she says, "a trying kid". (In more ways than one.) Besides greenbergers, she's tried raw oysters, mussels, octopus salad — all thumbs up (stop cringing, Rochelle).

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nonamedufus September 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Greenbergers! Love it. lol

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WhisperingWriter September 21, 2010 at 3:26 am

Ha, they would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

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Quirkyloon September 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Moochie has had raw oysters, mussels, octopus salad and these green bergers?

I bow down to Moochie!

She's a braver woman than I!

hee hee

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Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite September 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm

You're a great food blogger because you keep it real!

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