August, 2009

We are working on something neat for our members that have their own website or blog. We’ve put together a widget that shows your recipes on your own website. It’s pretty simple right now because we just want to see how popular it is.

 

An example of what it can look like is shown at the right. This one shows the 2 most popular recipes from BlackBirdPies, but it can show your recipes as well. It can also show new recipes.

 

You just copy and paste some HTML script into your home page, configure it by setting some variables and viola. If you’re interested in testing this out for us on your own website, let us know in the forums. Thanks

Saturday, 29 August 2009  #   

image Now when you search there is a new bar at the top of the search results. There are three tabs to choose from. The Current Search tab shows what you searched for and a link to do an advanced search. The Common Searches tab will give you a list of the most common search criteria to do a quick search. Finally the Recent Searches tab show the last 5 searches you made. This is a first stab at making the search results a little more friendly. Try it out, if you have any suggestions please let us know.

 

Provide any feedback in the forums

Monday, 24 August 2009  #   

File:Chickentandoori.jpgNot a recipe but a method of cooking. Tandoori is a marinated meat cooked over a very intense fire, originally in a clay oven called a tandoor. The meat is typically marinated in a yogurt seasoned with several spices. There are two such recipes that are very popular:

 

Tandoori Chicken and Tandoori Masala Spring Lamb Chops

 

Another recipe you may want to try is a Hot Tandoori Rub (which uses the traditional tandoori spices without the yogurt).

Thursday, 20 August 2009  #   

image We’ve found that a lot of our members do not fully decorate their recipes with photos or descriptions. This is fine except that the current recipe lists leave room for them. That has changed. Now you can choose how you recipe list is formatted. Choose to hide recipe photos, or hide everything except the title of the recipe.

 

There are some beneficial side-effects for by choosing these options too. Hiding the photos makes showing your list a little faster because it doesn’t have to download all the little pictures. Hiding everything but the title really allows you to show a lot of recipes on a single screen.

 

Try it out.  At the top-right of the recipe list there are 3 little buttons which let you toggle between what is shown. Right now the format you choose is applied to all recipe lists (bookmarks, friend recipes and public recipes as well as your own).

 

As always, give feedback in the forums.

Thursday, 20 August 2009  #   

image We’ve recently added a sharing section to each recipe. Now with a couple clicks you can share your recipe on Twitter.com, Facebook.com, StumbleUpon.com, Delicious.com and even include your recipe in a WeGottaEat status update.

 

To do it, just browse to a recipe and click the ‘share’ link at the bottom of the page. You can click on an icon to share it with your favorite social networking website or enter an email address and message to send it to a friend.

 

Try sharing your latest recipe now and see how many people have viewed the recipe by clicking on the ‘view’ link next to the ‘share’ link.

 

Try it out and reply with feedback in the forum.

Thursday, 06 August 2009  #