There was a two day student competition event at Babson College (Celebrating Student Venturing) that finished today. My husband attended – I was at The Little Mermaid* with children. Anyway, here is a link to Bostinnovation where Kyle Psaty writes about the student showcase of best company ideas – not that my husband didn’t fill me in but I thought I’d give you a well-written link by a professional (Thanks for the info, honey). While there were lots of great ideas, the one that works for me personally is Recipe Key (by Ben Saur). It is a recipe search web site that allows users to search for recipes based on ingredients that they already have on hand. How handy would that be? Pretty darn handy. In fact I could have used it tonight to save the 5:30 pm Whole Foods run. Am sending it over to litl webbook and bakespace – I bet they can do something great with this.
*We went to the Wheelock Family Theatre and the production was as always wonderful. The performers are always incredible and the sets are stunning. It looks like next year (their 30th) is going to be amazing, too. Here is the line up for next year: Annie (October 22- November 21), The Secret Garden (January 28 – February 27)and Alladin (April 15 – May 15). Also, WFT will be partnering with BalletRox with The Urban Nutcracker (in December) and with the Boston Lyric Opera for Hansel and Gretel March of 2011. If you get a subscription, you get 15% off and first choice of seats. It is a great theatre and there probably isn’t a bad seat in the house, but center orchestra always rocks.
I am dragging my laptop to the kitchen counter and upping the zoom level to 150% – this looks like a job for a litl webbook if I ever saw one. The recipe looks great but leaving out pine nuts and changing golden raisins to cranberries (reason: a dinner guest has nut allergy and I don’t have golden raisins).
Last night I got to go to a food blog party! – Well, I am almost a food blogger…anyway – it was held by a company called litl.com who hosted it with Bakespace. These are two really cool companies that are working together – the litl webbook is a computer that flips to an easel (see above – it is way cool and that is not me in the pic, thanks, though) and Bakespace is a recipe swap and food social network. There were wonderful people and lovely, lovely cupcakes from Sweet. A nice glass of white wine for me (okay, okay, I had a cupcake, too, chocolate with chocolate frosting if you need to know) and some chatting with interesting people who love food and blogging about food. Sounds rough, right? Oh, the hardships of the blogging world (Is now a good time to mention what I had to clean-up in the mudroom? No, let it remain a mystery). So maybe I deserve an hour out? I just ran three errands (including grocery store) and walked the dog (the party responsible for what I cleaned up in the mudroom). So. Litl gave away a seriously sweet webbook (okay, I am covetous) – the winner was a super nice woman who has a food blog called Sliced and Diced – Check it out. Well, Off to a field trip now.