I’m sorry. I know you came here today expecting something. After all, I’m a pretty regular blogger. I sorta stress out if I go more than two days without a new post.
But Sippity Sup is dark today. Very dark. That’s right. There is nothing here and you are not reading these words.
Because starting midnight tonight (tomorrow? oh that’s so confusing) you won’t find any of the usual gorgeous photos or genius recipes on Sippity Sup, for 24 whole hours.
Instead, you’ll be greeted with a message about anti-piracy bills (which you are reading now) that are topics of heated debate in the U.S. Congress– stirring opposition from tech companies in Silicon Valley and support from media companies in Hollywood.
Wikipedia, one of the highest-traffic sites on the Internet, will also shut down for 24 hours (copy cats) in protest of these laws. Their website says it would make it very difficult– maybe impossible– for community websites (such as Sippity Sup) to continue to operate.
The blackout starts at 12 a.m. ET on Wednesday. So you’re probably not reading this now…
But I hate to leave you hungry so how about some deeply chocolate totally DARK chocolate truffle to hold you over? GREG
Thanks to CNN for all the facts I quoted here, practically word for word…
Deep DARK Chocolate Truffle makes 30 CLICK here for a printable recipe from Ghirardelli
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 3/4 cups Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/3 cup Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa
In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer. Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and pour into a shallow bowl.
Cool, cover, and refrigerate the mixture until firm, at least 2 hours.
Using a melon baller or small spoon, roll the mixture into 1‑inch balls. Roll each ball in the cocoa or nuts. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Greg Henry writes the food blog Sippity Sup- Serious Fun Food, and contributes the Friday column on entertaining for The Back Burner at Key Ingredient. He’s active in the food blogging community, and a popular speaker at IFBC, Food Buzz Festival and Camp Blogaway. He’s led cooking demonstrations in Panama & Costa Rica, and has traveled as far and wide as Norway to promote culinary travel. He’s been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, Los Angeles Times, More Magazine, The Today Show Online and Saveur’s Best of the Web. Greg also co-hosts The Table Set podcast which can be downloaded on iTunes or at Homefries Podcast Network.
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I feel the same way on every tour I have taken these past two years. I’m humbled just to be invited and then I see the “bigger players” along the tour with me. Then I just remember, I was invited for a reason. I’m bad ass and worthy 🙂
So are you, Greg.
Luv ‘ya Greg!
all the other bloggers were thinking the same thoughts when they saw you climb aboard the boat. “I wonder if I’m good enough to hang with Greg Henry?” Beautifully written, Sup.
Can you see me winking Greg. I often need the help of someone outgoing to have me mingle, but I am a keen observer and feel that I love that role. I smile, wink and enjoy my way through life as a follower.
” Because there is power in believing in yourself.” great post my friend.
well a few others stole my line, but what the heck WINK! 😉 i loved this post a lot.
I know from curmudgeons, and I would never describe you as such- or a snob for that matter-just a big sweetheart.
that first picture of you on the boat is SHARP! So rugged and stoic!
Oh, and great blog post!
Aww, Greg—love you even more now!
Very sweet writing Greg. I loved to see you at the end of that boat. Mostly I wanted to know you were ok. And was always glad to hear you were. We had fun, didn’t we? With the power of nature in your face indeed as the wind blew strong and consistent.
Thank you for sharing your trip, both inside and out. Lovely.
and you are at your absolute best when you dig deep and write from the heart. Wonderful post and photos. You’re more than o.k. the way you are … you are my blogstar!!
What a beautiful, touching post, Greg.
I guess no matter how big of a fish you are (and you ARE a kind-of-a-big-deal fish), the pond can always feel too big and overwhelming. I’ll be the friendly fellow non-joiner small fish winking from below the water.
I relate completely and had a similar experience. I recently was in New York for the Sunday Suppers workshop and dinner with Nikole Herriott. There were some amazing people present over the two days I was there. Obviously the aforementioned Nikole and Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers… but Michael Graydon, Jen Causey, Amy Merrick, Suann Song, and Nadia & Aran as well. I hid behind my camera for the most part. And on the first day I happened to get very ill & had to leave early. It was a little sad, but they were so kind! I have to admit I was intimidated, and I think that makes me awkward. I hung back. I didn’t bake with the other women. I just snapped, snapped, snapped. And I drank so much coffee out of nervousness I think that’s what made me ill! I have always been a fringe kind of person. I keep very few close friends, preferring one single very close relationship. On the exterior I can actually appear outgoing. But that is learned. I’m shy. I’m learning to just accept it but I so often feel like I should be more at ease, more of a joiner. But no, I too live on the bow of the boat. But when another soul sees through my apparent (but not actual) stand offishness & joins me, I’m always glad for the company.
Oh, my sweetness…you’ve no idea just how lovely you are. I would go to the P‑Bar with you any night of the week! And I would not wander the rainy, dark streets of Sitka with just anyone, thank you very much.
BIG hugs from VA…
Wink, wink, Greg… you are.
Loved your post, very authentic and visual. It sounds like an amazing trip, too. You are inspiring 😀
Something about boats that breeds introspection, for sure. I never think of you as shy, but maybe that’s because we’re part of the same community…for which I am continually grateful. 🙂
I’m winking at you right now.…from the bow of my own boat. Hope you’re winking back.
Great post, Greg. And there I was, thinking I was the only one freaked out about hanging out with a group of “blogstars” and wondering where exactly I fit in. (Although, let’s face it, you are Kind of a Big Deal, while I just sort of hope to be the same one day.) Anyway, this post really hits home, and it’s given me a lot to think about. I do hope our paths cross again — it was such a pleasure to have met you.
Beautifully written. I, too, had lots to think about when I was in Alaska earlier this summer. I returned home healed in ways I hadn’t known needed mending.
Hi Greg, Well, I barely know what to say. You have simply taken my breath and words away with your honest and revealing, and (oh, how reluctant I am to use this word )sweet post. I am touched. Really touched. Because it is as if you put your little bloggy fingers right inside my little bloggy brain and pulled out its essence. Thank you.