Okay folks, small blog update before I get into this one.
I started a new job this week.
I’ve transitioned from being a freelance writer on the side, to being an actual, full-time, writer and editor for a well known marketing company. This is awesome.
In lieu of the big changes happening in my life, I thought it was time to take a gander at the Difference Between category on this blog – the one I post in the most frequently.
I started this blog in April of 2013. (Three year anniversary!) My first Difference Between post was in July of 2013, on Russian dressing and Thousand Island dressing. I’ve done a Difference Between post once a week, with few exceptions, for two years and nine months.
And I think it’s time to switch it up.
I have an idea of what I want to take my once-a-week post place, but I’m not sure enough to announce it just yet.
In the meantime! Feel free to continue emailing me with Difference Between post ideas, because I’ll probably pick it up at some point.
Here’s the last Difference Between post for awhile: coffee versus decaf coffee.
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Grapes! They’re great for snacking, good for salads, and can be made into jams, jellies, raisins, and wine.
What’s the difference between red grapes and green grapes?
As in turns out, not too much – this will be one of our quicker Difference Betweens.
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For today’s Difference Between, I thought we’d check out the varieties of carbonated water available – specifically seltzer water and tonic water, but we’ll delve into club soda as well.
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Oh my gosh. This is so. Good.
And if you try to stay away from red meat, I bet it works great with chicken too.
Thank you to Better Homes and Gardens for this one, and a hat tip to FlavorMosiac.com for the salsa topping.
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef round steak
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 3 chipotle peppers with adobo sauce, minced (come in 7 oz cans)
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 6 (9 or 10 inch) flour tortillas
- 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (optional, seriously tastes great without it)
- Pico de Gallo salsa*
*Pico de Gallo salsa – this is the recipe I use, which I love, but by all means use a different one if you wish. Once again this is from FlavorMosiac.com, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite recipe sites.
- 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp salt
Use your judgement here – keep your own personal preference in mind in terms of spiciness (remember, the beef has chipotle peppers in it, which is also spicy), and the size of the vegetables can of course vary greatly. The recipe calls for one onion but I didn’t end up using the whole thing. Also, you can omit the salt if you really want to.
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Let’s talk about nuts and why they cost so much.
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