ANALYSIS OF THE BLOGdreamaboutfood.blogspot.com
THE AUTHOR-Carolyn-Canadian-Housewife-Three children-Boston
CONTENT- The author’s purpose : to sharerecipes and thoughts with familyand friends- Initiating event : diagnosed withgestational diabetes- Started to learn cooking and bakinglow carb food- Narrative and non-narrative
PRESENTATION- Simple layout : blog post at the left bars, thewidgets are on the left bar- Readable font size, type and colour- Blog archives- Links- Advertisements- Pictures
Introduction, body, conclusion• Introduction- narrative, tells about whatis happening that the author decides topost the recipes in the first hand• Body- non-narrative; the recipes(process), temporal, one-sided argument• Conclusion- truth; the nutrition factEg.: Makes 24 cookies. Each cookie has atotal of 9.2g of carbs, but only 3.2 if yousubtract erythritol.
PARTICIPATION FRAMEWORK• The blogger acts as the storyteller –author, principal, figure• Author- states in the post that the recipes featuredare low carb and/or gluten free- includes the nutrition facts at the end ofeach post, reminding the readers that therecipes are always low carb and/or glutenfree
PARTICIPATION FRAMEWORK• Principal-committed to what the word says• Figure- she is the one who does the cooking thatshe retells what she has done in written form
Every week in my little blue uniform, I wouldbe dropped off at some local churchbasement, led through various songs andencouraged to work on my various badges.And every year we were charged with the taskof selling cookies, just like little girls inAmerica. But heres where there is a glaringdifference. A huge difference. A staggeringdifference. We only sold one sort of cookie. Orrather, two sorts, chocolate andvanilla, contained in the same box.
Collocation• words staggering, glaring andhuge, all of them are used to putextra emphasis on the noundifference• word sold, it appears as anotherform of the word selling in asense that they are both derivedfrom the same word which is sell
Coherence• makes the text semantically meaningful• the main purpose of the author: to share low carbrecipes that she creates herself. It does make sensebecause her blog posts are all about her coming outwith new or modified recipes which are low carb• repeatedly mentioned the phrase low carb, lowcarbers, diabetics
…So when I thought about making low carbgingersnaps, my mind went to the next logicalstep of sandwiching lemon cream between them.How could I possibly go wrong?For the gingersnaps, I took what is basically a lowcarb snickerdoodle recipe (there are manyversions online, but I followed the onefrom Kalyns Kitchen) and added in the spices thatwould normally be found in gingersnaps….Continuity
Shift…This rectangular box would normally hold sixsmaller, quart-sized containers, and it didnt comecheap, so we piled it as high as we possibly couldwith the sweet, red berries. And by "piled", Imean PILED.What do you do when life hands you a mountainof strawberries? Make strawberry jam, of course.It was my first canning experience, and I tackled itwithout a canner, just a large stockpot, some Balljars and some fruit pectin….
RepetitionIs my blog looking a little fat to you? I think maybe its hada little too much chocolate lately, and is starting to lookpaunchy around the middle. Maybe it needs a cleanse, oneof those detox diets. Or maybe it needs to give up chocolatefor Lent. Except that I am pretty certain my blog is notCatholic. And I am very certain that it would fail miserablyat such an endeavor. Forty days without chocolate?Impossible.
ParallelismThis is by no means a low carb meal, as both lentils andbarley have a lot of carbs. But they also have a lot offiber and there is little question that this soup ishealthy with a capital H. It was a welcome break in myhouse after several meals based around meat, andevery single person gobbled up their bowl happily.Including my picky, picky baby!
ParaphrasingI am also willing to ship them Priority to anyaddress in the US, so that they get there in asfresh condition as possible. I want my buyer toexperience the true peanut-buttery, candy-coated awesomeness of these cookies.
Lexical Patterning• involves the element of collocation includingparaphrase, repetition, synonymy and antonymy; those whichlink the lexical items to each other
Tomorrow is the first day of April, April Fools Day, and it seemsonly fitting that Mother Nature is about to play a big trick on ushere in New England. After the winter weve had, it has finally felt atiny bit like spring. Bright, sunny, and with the thermometer slowlycreeping upwards I actually got out to the park yesterday with myson, and it was glorious. But now they are calling for a Noreastertomorrow. Youve heard of our famous Noreasters, yes?Wind, rain, snow. The jokes on us! Mother Nature just wanted tosee us put away our gloves and hats before she decided to dump onus again. She wanted to seduce us with a tiny taste of spring beforeblasting us with one last (oh lordy, please let it be the last!) round ofsnow.
DISCOURSE MARKERS• Fortunately, the main star of Thanksgiving dinner, theturkey, is already low carb, as long as it isnt drownedin floury gravy.• At first, you might not like them all that much, but aftera while you realize that there is more to this nut thanyou first thought.• However, not being one who willingly concedesdefeat, I grabbed the bull by the horns, I got back in thesaddle, I (insert your own favourite cowboy metaphorhere).
METALINGUISTIC EXPRESSIONSAnd now I am about to present you with anothercranberry recipe. I would say that this would be the last ofthem, but I shouldnt make promises I cant keep. The truthis, I really like cranberries, and I dont just use them duringthe holidays. When fresh cranberries become available inthe fall, I buy bags of them and store them in my freezer foryear-round use. So lets just say that this will be the last ofthe cranberry recipes...for a little while..
PROPOSITIONALChocolate and pecans go so well together, Iwonder why I hesitated at all.This recipe would lend itself well to any nut mealas the base. Hazelnuts would be a wonderfulchoice. I made my own sugar free driedcranberries because I have had difficulty findingany unsweetened in local stores.
IDEATIONAL RELATIONS• We also have to search high and low for some ofthe ingredients, as they arent always readilyavailable in the suburbs of Boston. (reason)• Every fall, we make vats of it for the freezer, andevery time I eat it, I feel cozy and warm. Its alittle like slipping into your favourite jeans andsweatshirt and cozying up on the couch with adog-eared copy of your favourite book, while yourloved one does the same. (elaboration)
AWARD WINNING BLOG• Named one of the 50 Best Blogs for South Beach Dieters byMastersInHealthcare.comhttp://www.mastersinhealthcare.com/blog/2010/50-best-blogs-for-south-beach-dieters/Named on of the 50 Best Blogs for the Low-Carb Lifestyle byNursingSchools.nethttp://www.nursingschools.net/blog/2010/10/50-best-blogs-for-the-low-carb-lifestyle/Banana Oat Bars were featured on Glamour.coms Health andFitness pagehttp://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2010/11/afternoon-snack-banana-oat-bar.html
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