Tuesday, July 28, 2009

searching, summer shakes, and somen

I love my free blog template I use for Mamatouille, but something that's been bugging me from the beginning about it is that it doesn't have a way to search for recipes within the blog. Evidently it bothers a friend of mine, too, because she emailed me and asked me to make it searchable, PLEASE!

Well, hubby to the rescue. I'm not really wanting to change my template right now, but he's got a handy-dandy way to search within a site that lacks a search box.

Let's say you remember seeing Mamatouille's peanut butter balls, but you didn't bookmark it and now you can't remember what month I posted that recipe in. Here's what you do - go up to the Google search box (or whatever search engine you're using) and type in (exactly like this, with the spacing just the same):

site:mamatouille.com peanut butter balls

Make sure there's no space between site: and mamatouille.com, and there needs to be a space between .com and peanut.

Let me know how it works for you!

In other Mamatouille news, the kiddietouilles and I had a great after-nap snack today: I blended about 400 g (2 c. or so) plain yogurt, 1.5 overripe bananas, about 1/4 c. toasted wheat germ, and a couple of tablespoons or so of honey. Must be drunk with straws so your shinkansen (bullet train) DVD is not missed, even to lift up a cup to your lips. Precious train moments might be lost.

Lately we're eating loads of fresh cold fruit, chopped fresh veggies, plain yogurt mixed with fruit-juice sweetened jams, Camembert cheese (the Japanese version), fridge-cold peanut butter balls, and a bit of ice cream to stay cool. So I'm curious - what are you and/or your kiddiewinks eating/drinking this summer?

I loved this cold somen (noodles) lunch my friend made for us the other day - isn't the art great? Her 3-year-old daughter helped use special cutters to make the food designs with omelet, ham, and carrots. Kawaii! Cute!


Coffee and Vanilla said...

What a cute car! I do that often with my daughter scrambled eggs in the morning, teddy bear shape :)

Have a nice day, Margot

Cate said...

i am right there with you about the recipe index. i did the best i could using no technical knowledge whatsoever, but it's just a temporary job till i figure out the actual way that you do it. your little guys are so, so cute, abigail!

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Margot - Making shapes with scrambled eggs is such a good idea, and I can't wait to try your Greek eggs!

Cate - Thanks about the little guys - I'm a bit biased, but I think they're the sweetest things around.