Saturday, January 16, 2010

We really do want to hear from you!

Dear readers,

Getting comments from you is really important to us. We want your ideas, your recipes, your anecdotes, your feedback -- and most of all, we want to know what you're interested in.

Frankly, we've been a little frustrated that more of you don't comment more often. Maybe this recent note from a reader holds a clue:

"A novice finds your comment section interesting and difficult to locate. Might be viewed more if others aren't having the same problem."


We're the first to admit we're novices, too. Neither of us had much experience with the Internet before we started this blog last year, except for surfing the Web and sending email.

We thought it was best to start with Google's Blogger platform because it's so widely used and designed for people like us who aren't Web designers. Mostly, it's worked very well -- but the "comment" setup has frustrated us as well as some of you.

I guess you were supposed to know that clicking on the word "comments" at the bottom of each post would give you a form for adding your own as well as reading comments posted by others.

We finally figured out how to change that to "Make a comment here!" But apparently, that's not good enough.

For now, we're stumped. But we'll keep on looking for ways to make commenting easier and clearer. We're open to suggestions and truly appreciate your advice.

Meanwhile, please click on "Make a comment here!" and join the conversation around our kitchen table.

-- Robyn and Doug


  1. I love everything you post. Last night I made
    lule-kebab with bulgur (with sundried tomatoes
    which was great). I have recommended you to
    everyone I know. One problem: I have to go
    on a diet.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks so much for enjoying our website and recommending us to others!
    Diet? What's that?
    Only kidding... recipe testing is just one of our occupational hazards, so we know what you mean.

  3. I have posted a link to you on both my myspace and my facebook accounts. This site is on my "must check everyday" takes me on culinary journey every time...

  4. That's awesome!! Thank you so much!

  5. Thank you for your blog! I check it regularly and it has come in mighty handy. My husband is Lebanese Armenian and we have recently moved away from his family. Now I am on my own to create his favorite dishes. Thanks for your videos and step by step instructions!!

  6. Thank you for tuning-in to our website!
    If you have any recipe - or video - requests, we would be happy to accommodate you, if possible.