Early Theme Adopters: Bushwick

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Bushwick has become the theme of choice for tens of thousands of bloggers since we launched it a few months ago. It’s easy to see why: its typography and layout make posts highly readable, while the vertical custom header image adds a distinct, easy-to-customize design touch.

Bushwick also allows you to create custom excerpts, and to tuck non-essential elements into a neat slide-out widgets area. All these features make it a perfect theme for bloggers of all stripes. Take a look at the sites below for some inspiration.

Call of the Wild Geese

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Blogger Anne created Call of the Wild Geese to document her thoughts and adventures during a six-month period of self-imposed unemployment.

The airy feel of her site perfectly echoes the blog’s evocative title. Anne’s uncluttered design focuses the visitor’s attention on her writing, which is complemented by beautiful custom drawings in the header area and in each individual post.

Fashion Backwards

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In Fashion…

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New Internet Income 2.0–Lesson #1: The Continuing Potential Of Internet Income

Lesson 2.0 very inspiring reviewing all the new Internet Training Lesson.s Thank you

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We kick off our revised course with Internet Income 2.0, Lesson #1: The Continuing Potential Of Internet Income. Course author, George Little, discusses three factors driving continued exponential Internet growth and how you can best position your business to take advantage of the digital opportunities that lie ahead.

About Internet Income: Each new lesson of SFI’s revised, exclusive course contains updated tips, real-world advice, and in-depth, step-by-step instructions on setting up your Internet-based business. Author George Little uses plain English to explain the ins and outs of starting and running a profitable online business in today’s ever-changing global market.


You can discuss this announcement with your SFI peers at the SFI Forum HERE.

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Presenting…”Your Choice” Auctions!

Your choice Auctions

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We are excited today to announce a new type of auction at Pricebenders.  We call them “Your Choice” auctions, and as the name suggests, you get to choose the item you want!  We are starting off with the following two types:

1. Your Choice Movies

No longer will auction slots be filled with auctions for just a single movie title (that you may or may not be interested in). Instead, when you win a Your Choice movie auction, you’ll get to pick the title you want!

auc_choicemoviepackWe are currently offering the following 14 choices (all in Blu-ray/DVD combo packs):

  • Frozen
  • Lone Survivor
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Man of Steel
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • World War Z
  • Avatar
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Hunger Games
  • Iron Man 3

And we’ll of course freshen the list regularly…

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Around the World (Cup) in Eight Photos

Around the World in 8 Days

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Whether your country is playing in Brazil this year or not, joining in the fun of this monthlong global festivity is hard to resist. Thanks to bloggers and photographers on the ground in Brazil and around the world, we all get to have the best views.

chile copacanabaCopacabana during the World Cup.

Just before their team dispatched the outgoing champion, Spain, these Chilean fans found time to hit the beach in Copacabana, where they were captured by Rio-based photoblogger Cristina.

rio-favelaWatching the game in Acari.

Across town, in a favela called Acari, Dutch student Steef Fleur watched the Brazil-Mexico match with some new friends. This photo is part of Steef’s ongoing project to document the World Cup across local communities in Brazil.

SF mexico gamePublic viewing in San Francisco’s Civic Center.

Fans on the other side of the equator watched the same game between the Mexican and Brazilian teams. Blogger Vonn Scott…

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Rainy dats


Since yesterday it is raining again in Rio. Like I wrote before rain makes this city stop, combined with the fact that it is an official holiday day today (asked every Brazilian I met the last two days why, nobody actually knew) these are days to stay inside or in a bar watch football or a movie. For me it is a day to spend behind the computer. Off course I went out yesterday to see Holland play Australia. I watched it at a friend’s house that I had not seen for 4 years, good times, not the best match though. At night it seemed dry so I walked around Santa Teresa for a bit and I went to listen to some Samba close to the harbor, but half way it started raining again, time to sleep and crawl behind the computer again this morning. To contact people and search…

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Ottolenghi’s Buttermilk & Pomegranate Aubergines

Recipe for blog

A Feast for the Eyes


In Season: Aubergines


Oh Ottolenghi, you’ve done it again. Often slightly overwhelming, with recipes that require extensive lists of unheard of ingredients, this is actually a relatively minimalist recipe for him. An incredibly versatile Middle Eastern spice blend, za’atar is something that you are unlikely to have lying around but once bought is a welcome addition to any spice cupboard. These aubergines are interesting without being overbearing, which makes them a really great accompaniment to meats. I served them with this Shredded Lamb recipe and they worked really well. A great way to celebrate the seasonal arrival of aubergines!

  • 2 large and long aubergines
  • 75ml olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 3 tsp za’atar

For the sauce

  • 140ml buttermilk
  • 100g Greek yogurt
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle to finish off
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • Pinch salt


Preheat the oven to 200C

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20 Minute Thai Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe for Potato Soup

A Feast for the Eyes

In Season: Sweet Potatoes
It is fair to say that soups are having a bit of a moment on here. So quick to make and always comforting to eat, what makes them particularly good is that you can pretty much use up whatever vegetables you have to hand. This Thai Sweet Potato version makes the most of their seasonality coming to an end, the result being a rich and deeply flavourful soup.
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Serves 5
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or vegetable oil if you don’t have coconut…)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp Thai curry paste, red or green
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • 1 can reduced-fat coconut milk
  • Handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • 750g sweet potatoes, grated
1) In a large pan, heat the coocnut oil. Add the chopped onions and garlic and slowly fry until they have turned translucent. Stir in the curry paste…

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Shredded Lamb with Pomegranates & Mint

Feast for all

A Feast for the Eyes


In Season: Lamb (& Mint)

It’s safe to say that I’ve become pretty obsessed with slow cooking meat, purely because you just can’t shortcut the melt in your mouth texture that comes from a good stint in a low temperature oven. However, this recipe offers a little alternative by achieving soft shredded lamb in just 3 hours – which may still seem a lot but actually, in slow cooking terms, equates to a flash fry in a pan. The lamb is marinated in spices to increase the depth of flavour, but at a push you can rub the marinade on just before it goes in the oven, not quite the same but delicious nonetheless. We ate this warm with Ottolenghi aubergines and tzatziki, and it was rich without being cloying or heavy. If you can manage to salvage some for lunch the next day, the flavours will intensify further and will be…

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Soup of the day blog.

A Feast for the Eyes

It may not seem like the right time for a soul soothing soup, especially now that London is being drenched in beautiful sunshine day in day out, but I’ve been really ill over the last few days and this was all I wanted to help me feel better. Quick to rustle up and nourishing with every spoonful, this is a really simple soup that packs a lot of flavour. Using miso paste and soy sauce gives it a deep saltiness so refrain from adding any additional salt until you taste the finished result.


Serves 2

  • 650ml good quality chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp brown miso paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 red chilli
  • 200g raw prawns
  • 200g rice noodles
  • 100g edamame beans
  • Handful coriander & fresh mint


1) Cover the rice noodles with boiling water and leave to soften for 15 minutes. Drain and…

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Early Theme Adopters: Pictorico

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Launched last month, Pictorico is a free theme that combines a dynamic portfolio-style home page with a simple, single-column layout for posts and pages. It’s great for pro photographers, casual photobloggers, and anyone who wants a sleek space for personal blogging.

Let’s take a look at a few sites using Pictorico:

A Feast for the Eyes

British blogger Issy shares recipes at A Feast for the Eyes, a name that perfectly captures the focus of the site: food and photography. Pictorico‘s front-page grid displays her mix of dishes beautifully — her images are crisp and bold, while her plate setups are stylish and carefully considered.

Issy sets featured images on individual posts, adding color and sophistication to the header area. She also takes advantage of the theme’s clean, single-column layout, letting her images shine on the page:


The traveler and outdoor enthusiast at Ubuntu sets a wide custom header…

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