I’m extremely pleased to introduce you to the new and improved Healthy Green Kitchen. I’ve been eager to update the look of the site since, well, pretty much the day I started blogging, so I’ve really been looking forward to this day.
I’ve always been a DIY kind of person, so I initially planned on figuring out how to make my blog more attractive and more organized on my own. But I finally “got smart” and came to the conclusion that that was never going to happen. I realized that cooking, photography, and writing are things I love and love improving at… but my penchant for web design? It’s non-existent and always will be. So I contacted Lindsay of Purr, and I am so glad that I did.
Working on matters of design has always been a challenge for me. I know what I like when I see it, but it’s quite hard for me to visualize and explain to others how I want things to look. It can also be hard for me to make choices and decisions. Working with Lindsay was great, though. She really facilitated the process, and for that (as well as her talent) I am extremely grateful.
I’d love for you to explore the site and let me know what you think. But first let me tell you a couple of things. You may or may not know that Healthy Green Kitchen was previously a “subdomain” of this website that I started a few years ago. That’s why the former address of the blog was a little funky (blog dot huh?)…
So apart from the new design, another piece of good news is that Healthy Green Kitchen now resides at a it’s own, more logical domain: www.healthygreenkitchen.com. If you’ve bookmarked or linked to any of my recipes in the past, don’t worry- there is a forwarding system in place so you won’t end up with a dead link.
Once you take a look around, you may notice that there are some sections of the site that are “under construction” (see the navigation categories up top ex. nutrition, green living, and natural remedies). My plan is to bring over content from my website that’s appropriate for those sections (and then I’ll be shutting down the website- I just can’t keep up with it in addition to the blog). All of this will take a little time, and I appreciate your patience while I add to those areas of the blog. Something else I’ll be doing in the near future is reformatting the old recipes so everything has a consistent look and is “printable”. This will take some time, as well, so again, thank you for your understanding while I work to get everything finished.
Moving forward with this fresh and clean new design comes at a great time: I’ve just returned, fully inspired, from the Food Blog Forum conference in Atlanta. I met many wonderful food bloggers there, and I learned a ton from Jaden and Scott and Diane. I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow…promise.
One last thing I want to let you know: I’m competing in Project Food Blog (PFB). I’m extremely nervous, but also excited, to be taking part in this blogging competition organized by Foodbuzz…look for my first post related to PFB later this week.