Show me your food!

March 4, 2011

in Blog

It seems like the heart shaped egg fever is finally dying down and also my blog seems to be stable.

Last week was pretty stressful. My blog and my boyfriend’s webcomic site ( kickinthehead.org ) got suspended. It’s all good now but after asking our webhost PowWeb what went wrong, they could only tell us that spam comments on Derek’s site caused too much activity in the database and they had to suspend both of our sites. (My blog was also suspended because it’s on his account.) Which was a bit strange because they told Derek to delete the spam comments three days before the site got actually suspended to PREVENT that, so he did. But our sites got suspended ANYWAY.

Then the customer service chat…  We chatted with a couple of people, and they weren’t rude or anything but all we got was copy-and-paste responses from a script with no new information at all.

To web database and SQL savvy people out there, do you know if spam comments stored on the database can cause too many queries? Or is it receiving spam comments that overloads the database?

Anyhoooooo, for the past couple weeks I got a surprisingly big response to “how to make a (or “an” for reddit users) heart shaped egg.” Seems like many people were surprised that it actually worked when they tried it. So I thought it’s a good time to do a post about the your food page on my blog.

The “your food” page is to showcase the food created by YOU which has been inspired by my bento or made from following my how-tos.

Just check out how awesome this food is! This is a screenshot of the “your food” page (as of March 4). When you click it, it’ll take you to the “your food” page, where you can click individual photos to see more details or go to the creator’s blog/flickr page.

your food screenshot

Nothing makes me happier than hearing someone saying “I made this for my [insert the name of loved one] after I saw it on your blog!” If I can make anyone who’s never cooked or made kyaraben before try preparing food for someone they love, that makes spending the time making how-tos all worth it.

I only started cooking “real food” (everything from scratch) after seeing Derek cook. It really made me appreciate each ingredient and the work that goes into it. By cooking for someone, you get to learn more about food while making someone happy, so making your own food is a win-win! Of course, the fun doubles when you cook with someone you love. ;)

So yes, go cook! And if you happen to make food from looking at my how-to or even a reproduction of my kyaraben, feel free to email me at AnnaTheRed[at]gmail.com!

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.

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radmeganNo Gravatar March 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Your food is SO inspiring! I was completely unfamiliar with bento-style before I found you on flickr! You singlehandedly changed the way I look at food! So glad to see that you have inspired soooo many people. I sincerely hope next week is far less stressful for you!



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