Well, my paying work managed to drag me away from this project for almost six months.  It’s time to get back on track.  I hope to have my first recipe up within the week.   I’m also going to begin blogging on current events in nutrition.

For my work on this site, I developed a recipe analysis tool in LibreOffice, an open source office suite.  I really like LibreOffice and work in it regularly, but it occurred to me that if I drew a Venn Diagram of the people who would be interested in my work in nutrition informatics and the people who use open source software, the overlap would be very small.  In order to make my work more accessible, decided to rebuild the tool in MS Office.

I’m hopeful that, once the tool is complete:

  1. It will be useful (or at least interesting) to others
  2. It will serve as a prototype for my efforts to develop a recipe analysis application

If all goes as planned, I’ll be posting again shortly.