Blog Posts by Elba Harp

  • Learn How to Make Money Blogging

    There are two major types of business models that entrepreneurs utilize to make money blogging. The first and most common way to turn a blog into a profit making machine is to sell advertising to different companies and brands who want to attain that blog's readers. The second type of money making blog is one that helps a single brand improve its image by creating positive associations between the blog along with the product in the mind of consumers. Both kinds of blogs will make a lot of money, especially if the creator incorporates a keen mind for marketing.

    If you are blogging with all the goal of selling advertising, there happen to be two basic techniques that you can go about recruiting sponsors who might wish to put ads in your site; you can let somebody else do all of the legwork, or you can do the work yourself and will keep any of the revenue. Within the first group, many individuals make money blogging by selling space through Google's AdSense program. Some great

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  • Asparagus

    Asparagus

    Selland's market-cafe in Sacramento is an uncommonly good café and often a source of inspiration for foods to prepare. Recently I had some of their asparagus and loved the texture - slightly crunchy (definitely not mushy!) - and the hint of lemon flavor along with the olive oil and Parmesan. Upon inquiry I was told that the asparagus had indeed been parboiled for 2 minutes and then tossed with Parmesan, olive oil, and some lemon zest. So easy!

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    • Cook time: 10 minutes
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    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 bunch of medium sized asparagus, about 1 lb
    • 2 Tbsp of the most exquisite extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest - freshly grated lemon rind
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    METHOD

    1 Prepare the asparagus by rinsing them thoroughly, break off any tough, white bottoms and discard. Cut into 1 to 2 inch sections, slicing the asparagus at a slight diagonal.

    2 Fill a medium sized

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