Need Advice? or Need to Vent!

I have to VENT!!!

I wrote a post about spring soup recipes recently and in it, I commented on one of my pet peeves.

LISTEN/SUPPORT: It drives me crazy when I read a bad review after the reviewer changed almost EVERYTHING about the recipe they were reviewing! Do not leave a review. It’s as simple as that.

On the other hand, I LOVE when someone leaves a good review then suggests some changes that can really upgrade the recipe. Or if the reviewer leaves any tips or tricks that aren’t listed in the recipe. That is a type of constructive criticism and it helps us other “not so adept” cooks. So, thank you kind reviewers.

Shame on you others who say the recipe was awful but used eye of newt instead of broccoli.

SIDE NOTE: I just learned “eye of newt” is actually a pseudonym for mustard seed. I discovered this at Please head there and read their blog post about it. You’ll also learn about the rough-skinned newt. Why is a spa blogging about these things? I don’t know.

Back to the Story

Phew. I feel better now.

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