Foodie App: Evernote Food
I’m an enthusiastic user of Evernote as my “brain” – my go-to throughout the day for meeting notes, drafting articles and emails and keeping up with all sorts of information in a permanent and highly-accessible mobile file box. So, I recently tried out the Evernote Food apps for iPhone and iPad, and I’m pretty excited about them.
In addition to pulling anything food or recipe related from my main Evernote account and making it easy to find in a food-centric app, it also lets me access multiple food sites (Epicurious, Cooking Light, etc.) from within the app as well as record my own meals and recipes. The best feature is probably that it is just genuinely pretty and appealing in its design, and it occurred to me after using it to record the recipe and photos for my soup this week that I could simply use the Evernote Food format as a blog post itself: you’ll find the full recipe and photos via the link below. I’d like Evernote to consider one of the “share” options from within the app to be to send an entry directly to a blog. Currently, entries such as recipes or restaurant meals are shareable to Twitter, Facebook and via link. Let me know what you think and whether you’ve used Evernote or Evernote Food yourself. I can tell it is going to become part of my foodie arsenal.
Foodie Mecca: Planter’s Seed and Spice Company in Kansas City
The essential ingredient for the soup below (and many other soups and dishes Chez Stephens) is the Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic seasoning from Planter’s Seed and Spice Company. I can’t even begin to say how much I. Love. This. Place. It was founded in 1924 and is situated in downtown Kansas City near the at the Historic City Market, and I try to make a pilgrimage there a few times a year. It’s a great spot to load up on bulk spices and spring plants, herbs, seed starts and bulbs. I’ll share a separate detailed post on it soon, but highly recommend. Here’s a photo from the Planter’s website:
While there, you could check out all the nearby ethnic grocery stores and the Ethiopian restaurant Blue Nile that spawned “Ethiopian Week” on a new local food blog: One World Plate. I really like what he is doing – be sure to check out the blog!
Let me know what you think of both Evernote Food and the soup! I have some other upcoming reviews planned for foodie apps and sites and would be interested in what you are using as well. Enjoy!