Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kale Blog Shout-out

Michigan has many women food bloggers, and when some of us first actually met face to face instead of just via the internet, we created a common name for ourselves, The MIchigan Lady Food Bloggers (MLFB for short). We also slightly changed Michigan's state motto "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you" to create our group's own motto "If you seek a pleasant recipe, look about you..."

We do have a group blog, but primarily we each post on our individual blogs. Currently I believe there are 106 members from all over Michigan. I have met many of them (not all) and have many of their blogs (again, not all) listed with links on the left side of my blog at www.dianadyer.com.  I enjoy reading what many of my Michigan blogging friends are cooking up and writing about (it is just amazing how completely different we all are!), and I'll just bet that the group blog has the links to each of our members listed for you to explore. Someday, I'll have to dedicate an afternoon to finally visiting each and every one of our MLFB group's blogs. 

In the meantime however, I am honored to have this blog given a "shout-out" in an article written for the Washtenaw Community College faculty, staff, and students entitled "Swapping Sugar". I don't use a lot of sugar in recipes on my kale blog, but I sure like the title and agree with the concept.

I learn a lot from these new friends through-out Michigan, and yes, I really did use my connections in this way to help my new daughter-in-law's family find a caterer in their part of Michigan who was both enthusiastic and experienced with a wide array of outstanding vegan options for my son's wedding reception this past August. Currently, I am using this same network of friends to help with the planning of the cake and food for my older son's wedding in 2011, too. 

I'll just bet that you will be able to find food bloggers (men and women) who live in your state, too, many of whom are highlighting locally-grown foods and recipes that are traditional for your locality. If you cannot, then maybe you'll be the first to start one and you can pick your own food and topic(s), a narrow focus like this kale blog or a very wide variety of interests like my www.dianadyer.com blog! 

Happy reading, cooking, and eating to all my readers, and maybe happy writing, too. Please let me know if you have a blog! And if you are a lady food blogger from Michigan but not yet on our list, the group's main blog has instructions for joining. 

Thanks for including my blog in your article, Brian!

Where kale is more than decoration on my plate!

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

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