Citrus at Its Best: Orange Ricotta Pancakes

This weekend, I am so excited to be speaking at  Food Blog South, a conference and workshop in Birmingham, Alabama on Recipe Development along with the talented Virginia Willis. It’s going to be wonderful weekend filled with bloggers, writers, photographers and so many others from around the country. Proceeds from the conference go to support a charity to restore the Gulf, and also support The Desert Island Supply Company, a Woodlawn-based writing center for kids. Recently, I was working on a recipe development project for a client creating recipes made with citrus fruits. I loved how these Orange Ricotta Pancakes turned out: so light and fluffy with the perfect hint of orange flavor. This makes a great breakfast idea for this weekend since oranges are at their peak. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Food Blog Conference With A Cause & Discount: Food Blog South

I am so excited to be a speaker at such a great event coming up on January 22, 2011 in Birmingham, Alabama: FoodBlogSouth. If you’re looking to be a better food blogger and be proud that you can tell the world where to find the best shrimp & grits, join in. With names such as Kim Severson, Lisa Ekus, Virginia Willis, Christy Jordan and more, this is a conference not to be missed.

This idea was Shaun Chavis’ brainchild.  Shaun Chavis is the Associate Editor at Health Magazine. She manages “The Birmingham Foodie Book Club” and wanted the club to do something to contribute to the community. Somehow that turned into a blogging conference to benefit the Desert Island Supply Company, the new non-profit writing center that started earlier this year in Woodlawn, AL. This is a place where volunteers teach after-school writing and blogging workshops to 4th and 5th graders. Shaun said, “I really think FoodBlogSouth has the potential to do other good things too… I think it’s cool to bring Southern food bloggers together to network, learn from each other, and talk about the things that are unique to Southern food bloggers. For example, Southern food is a big trend now. People are looking to us for comfort food, and there’s a revival of classic American flavors.”

To get $20 off your registration fee use the code: FBSingredients when you register, a special Ingredients, Inc. discount.

Here’s a look at some of the topics that will be discussed in this great event:

Chitlins and Boiled Peanuts in New York City?

Why Southern Food is Trendy Across the USA

Southern Seafood After the 2010 Oil Disaster Blogging for beginners

Developing recipes

Food photography

Videoblogging

Blog to Book: Becoming a published author

Food writing

Growing an audience and making money blogging

Mom&Pop.com: Blogging for small food businesses and restaurants

Reviewing restaurants