Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lemon Berry Scones – Sweet Freedom Saturday

You got a peek of this week’s Sweet Freedom treat covered in strawberries on my last post. Ricki’s Lemon Berry Scones are so light and absolutely bursting with fresh lemon flavor. The recipe bakes up six huge scones.







I really really wanted to bake these for my lemon lovin’ mom, even though I had apparently eaten all my fresh blueberries and I let my strawberries get moldy. Thankfully I have a big sack of dried mixed berries and they were an excellent replacement for the fresh ones. As I said, the scones are quite big, so mom and I split one, and mom provided fresh, non-moldy strawberries for the top.




I know I keep making changes to these Sweet Freedom recipes, but they’ve all been honest mistakes. I don’t think Ricki’s recipes need any alterations. I just consider my changes a testament to her perfect recipe writing, which allows for adaptation and screwups!

By the way, I fixed the Carrot Ribbon Salad recipe in my previous post into a more readable format. I made the recipe Mexican style, but the original recipe was Asian style with sesame oil and sesame seeds – yum! Lots of you commented on it. Please let me know if you try either version.

Finally, thank you to everyone who alerted me that my posts (and others) are being uploaded onto another site claiming them as their own. You might want to check this site to see if any of your posts are there as well.


My content isn’t copyrighted, so I guess that’s a risk I take. I don’t understand starting a blog to steal other bloggers’ posts. I do, however, get a kick out of seeing my posts translated on one site that seems to pull them up in French, then retranslated them into English. There I’m known as Vegan Nutriment & Recipes - I love it!

29 comments:

Andrea said...

Just like all of Ricki's recipes, this one looks wonderful. Can't wait until I get my copy, though it's so hot right now I'm not sure I can turn on the oven!

The site you linked to is very interesting. My posts are there, too, and it's a little disturbing. They don't link to the original blogs or give any credit that I could see. Can people do this without permission?

Mihl said...

Diann, those scones look fantastic! Yay for the bag of dried fruit. I am such a strawberry lover, I can imagine that these must have been great.

Anonymous said...

DuckDuckSoup didn't have the decency to change the wording!!!!! that is outrageous!!!!

Ricki said...

Your scones look amazing--and I love the strawberry topping! I bet they were just lovely with the dried blueberries, too. :)

I am always appalled at sites like that one, that simply steal outright; I've started putting a link to my OWN blog's home page at the end of each post, as an effort to foil just such stealing (at least, that way, people will know it originated with my blog!).

Andrea said...

Ricki is right about adding the link to your own site at the end of each post. You could also link to the post itself.

I now believe that "Cassie" from duckducksoup.com is a splogger. That's someone who steals other peoples blog posts with the intention of increasing hits to their fake "blog" for the purpose of making money from ads. That explains the massive number of ads.

Here's a link that was very helpful.
http://thesustainableearthproject.blogspot.com/2007/09/someone-is-stealing-my-blog-posts.html

miss v said...

i had no idea about that site - thanks for making me aware.

Judy said...

Wow that blog stealing site is so lame - I am constantly amazed by what some people will do. I guess I am naive. Perhaps it should be taken as a twisted compliment, something akin to that stupid saying 'imitation is the best form of flattery'. 'Blog stealing is a form of e-flattery' or something....but no, that actually still sounds ridiculous.

Yummy baking though!

shellyfish said...

The scones look great!
Wordpress blogs are alerted when sploggers steal content - that's how I found out my stuff was being stolen. I tweeted about it, and Mihl recognized your stuff, too. I was able to block most of the thivery, but it still really annoyed me. Grr.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

I love Ricki's recipes! Those look great!

Your work falls under copyright laws regardless.

I have had to deal with post theft before, on a few occasions. Simply do some searches online to find out the host of that blog, and contact them. They have to take action by contacting the owner of the blog, and if they do not remove the content the host can shut their blog down. It works.

Alisa said...

I couldn't find your email Diann. I have the info you need on "the duck." Email me through godairyfree.org :)

Still Life in South America said...

How heinous to steal other peoples' work. It is just creepy and rude. I echo Shelly: Grrr.

On a positive note, I love the look of those scones. I need to get my behind in gear and order Ricki's book now!

Sophia.Pflieger said...

I've never made scones before, yours look great!
http://whatyourmommadidntknow.blogspot.com/

urban vegan said...

The scones look so tasty.

I can't believe that site plagiarized your posts. That is lower than low.

Usha said...

These scones looks really inviting !

Oraphan said...

The scones look perfect and mmmmmm, I love it! =D

Veg-a-Nut said...

Those scones look amazing! I got strawberries in my CSA, which will go great on some scones. I don't have that book yet, but I am sure I can come up with something after seeing your great dish!

Hannah said...

How perfect- I got a great deal on blueberries the other day so I have 2 pints just waiting to be used. I'll have to go look up this recipe!

jodye said...

I've heard so much about Sweet Freedom recently and I'm beginning to get jealous of all the treats everyone is making. Looks like I'll have to get myself a copy! The scones sound wonderful!

I Am Gluten Free said...

Ooh, these look great. Are they gluten free? What kind of flours do they use? I'm definitely going to order Ricki's Sweet Freedom cookbook. Thanks!

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