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06 February 2008 @ 03:50 pm
Mod Post: Posting Guidelines  
The Hippiescramble Community Guidelines and Ideas

Welcome to hippiescramble!

We, your humble mods, would like to offer up these posting ground rules in oder to keep mayhem to a minimum and information easily accessible. If you have questions or concerns about these guidelines, please don't hesitate to comment. Mostly, we're just glad you're here.

What and how to post in hippiescramble:

1. Post recipes

Post recipes after you’ve tried making them yourself. Any of us can open a cookbook, but insider commentary is invaluable. Try to include notes about ingredients, prep, cooking and serving that will help others have a smooth experience.

Please use this form at top of each recipe post:

Name of Dish:
Type of Dish: [for instance, snack, lunch/dinner, dessert, etc]
Vegetarian/Vegan: [Enter “vegetarian”, “vegan”, or “no”]
Allergens: [note if recipe contains common allergens, including nuts, soy, wheat/gluten, dairy, or egg]
Budget Recipe: [note yes or no]
Kid-Friendly Prep: [note yes or no]

and then put the actual recipe under a cut. If you don’t know how to do any lj cut, let one of the mods know. We’ll walk you through it.

As a point of clarity, let me say that we in no way discourage the posting of recipes that, say, have common allergens in them or are not very kid-friendly to prepare. It’s just helpful to have the info up front when you’re deciding if you want to try a particular recipe.

Please also include in your post any out-of-the-ordinary kitten tools or cookware required, and about how many people the finished product will feed.

Pictures of prep and/or finished product are not required, but are always a fun addition to any recipe post.


2. Post reviews of cooking/kitchen products.

If you tried a new food product or kitchen gadget, let us know what you think. It’s helpful if you can include the price range of the product, where you got it (provide a link if you can), and what you love/hate about it.


3. Post beauty and cosmetic creations made in your kitchen.

If you’ve homemade a shampoo, face mask, diaper cream or some other goodie from your groceries, we’d love to hear about it. Again, please use this form at the top of your post:

Name of Product:
Type of Product: [shower gel, lip- balm, potpourri, etc.]
Vegetarian/Vegan: [Enter “vegetarian”, “vegan”, or “no”]
Allergens: [note if recipe contains common allergens, including nuts, soy, wheat/gluten, dairy, or egg]
Budget Recipe: [note yes or no]
Kid-Friendly Prep: [note yes or no]

and then, again, post the recipe under an lj cut.

Pictures, as always, are welcome but not required.


4. Post ways you balance your kitchen budget.

Have you discovered a cheaper substitute for an often-called-for spendy ingredient? Do you buy certain products in bulk? Do you know of a store or website that offers great deals on certain products, or is running a not-to-be missed sale right now? Share your knowledge with the community!


5. Post food news.

If it was interesting to you, it’s probably interesting to at least some of us. Please put long articles under a cut and/or link back to the original source.


6. Post questions.

If you have general cooking/kitchen questions, post away. Hopefully there will be at least one smarty pants in the bunch who will be able to get you the info you need.


Again, thanks for joining up. You may now return to your scheduled deprogramming.