Same Food Blog with a New Name

As you can see, I have a new name for my food blog, Eclectic Recipes. This will still continue to be the same site, just under a new name. My husband pointed out that I really don’t have many southern recipes on this site. The collection of recipes here is a sampling from many different influences, hence the name, eclectic. I am very happy with the name eclectic. It really describes every aspect of my life.

Wikipedia states, “Eclecticism was first recorded to have been practiced by a group of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers who attached themselves to no real system, but selected from existing philosophical beliefs those doctrines that seemed most reasonable to them. Out of this collected material they constructed their new system of philosophy.” This describes every part of my life.  I, like most people can’t say I identity with any one particular philosophy, parenting style, fashion, religion, or political party; let alone a cooking style. The Greek term eclectic comes from, “ἐκλεκτικός” (eklektikos), which literally means “choosing the best.” So I will continue to choose the best recipes, pick the best ingredients for recipe development and show you the best cooking methods for my recipes.

When I first started this blog, it was under the name, Recipe Rooster, which only fulfilled my desire to have a two word title and url. The name was the product of late night brain storming, and I never liked it. I changed the name to Southern Grace Gourmet a few months later, when I was on the search for a name that attempted to describe my site. I realized that even though I grew up eating Southern food, it’s a very small part of my life now, and my recipes on this site have reflected that. I also realized that even though I grew up in Florida, and many parts of Florida are rich in Southern culture, its confusing to people in other parts of the country who are unfamiliar with the real Florida. Florida evokes feelings of sunny white sand beaches, Miami night life, and Boca retirement communities, not the farms, rural life, beautiful natural land and pristine waterways that I am most familiar with.

The url has changed on this site, so if you are linked to me, and when you have time, please update from to I will have a redirect from to for a while. My twitter account is now @EclecticRecipes to reflect the new site. @S_GraceGourmet will still be an active account directing people to the new twitter account though. The facebook page, Southern Grace Gourmet cannot be easily changed. I thought to keep the old facebook page with an rss feed going to it and just make a new facebook page and give people the option to update their facebook pages. Any suggestions?

Thanks to Julie from The Little Kitchen for giving me some advice yesterday with the transition. Much appreciated! If anyone else has any suggestions, let me know. Thanks!

I have some great recipes coming up, but have been a little pre-occupied with this transition, nothing ever goes as smoothly as it should. I did make the most delicious quesadillas from the pioneer woman a few days ago. I’ll share my photos next week, for now here’s the link to her Grilled Chicken & Pineapple Quesadillas.

I’ll leave you with a cute   the little guy having a nap on Daddy . This was at our most recent theme park trip to Hollywood Studios.

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  14 Responses to “Same Food Blog with a New Name”

  1. Lori @ RecipeGirl — May 26, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    Congrats! It’s nice when you can feel excited about your site’s name and image it portrays. I’ll get around to changing my links to you eventually from my site. It’s on my to-do list 🙂

  2. Tickled Red — May 26, 2010 @ 10:30 am

    Congrats’ on the new name darlin’ 🙂 I hope the transition goes smoothly and I can’t wait to see your new recipes. I hope to get back in the kitchen this week. The monkeys after school activities are running me ragged.
    .-= Tickled Red´s last blog ..Busted! =-.

  3. averagebetty — May 26, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    Love the new name! It’s changed in my blogroll already 🙂 And the photo of your son is precious!

    So funny, I grew up in Tampa with family in Alabama and Maryland… when I tell people I grew up in the south – they always say, Florida isn’t the south. I always reply… well you can’t get too much farther south than Florida! I know exactly what you mean!!
    .-= averagebetty´s last blog ..Foodstarstruck: Vegas Uncork’d =-.

  4. MaryMoh — May 26, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    Congrats…lovely name! You always have awesome recipes.
    .-= MaryMoh´s last blog ..Fish Fritters With Cucumber =-.

  5. Angelia McGowan — May 26, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    Same Food Blog with a New Name

  6. Tickled Red — May 26, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    RT @EclecticRecipes: Same Food Blog with a New Name

  7. Lori Vaughn — May 26, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    I just changed over my facebook page yesterday, I actually switched to a regular page from a fan page that way you can get notifications at the top when someone comments or has activity, it is much easier to follow, You just have to play around with it to get facebook to accept the name. Once I had my new page I went and invited each fan one by one to be my friend on my new page, I know it takes a long time, but that is one of the capabilities of having the page like your regular facebook page, you can invite friends. It took an entire day for me to do, but I am much happier with the regular page. Hope that helped.
    Two Southern Girls
    .-= Lori Vaughn´s last blog ..$50.00 Pear Tree Giveaway =-.

  8. Mary at Deep South Dish — May 26, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

    Congratulations on your new blog!
    .-= Mary at Deep South Dish´s last blog ..Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad =-.

  9. 5 Star Foodie — May 27, 2010 @ 8:49 am

    Great new blog name!!!
    .-= 5 Star Foodie´s last blog ..Alouette Extra Creamy Brie Review and Giveaway =-.

  10. Angie's Recipes — May 27, 2010 @ 2:01 pm


  11. Cristina — May 27, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    It’s a good food blog name. Must feel like a fresh beginning =)

  12. Belinda @zomppa — May 27, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

    What a perfect name! Congrats!
    .-= Belinda @zomppa´s last blog ..Photo of the Day: We Need Your Vote!! =-.

  13. JulieD — June 1, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    You’re so sweet and you’re very welcome! Glad I could help. I love the new name too!
    .-= JulieD´s last blog ..Gourmet S’mores =-.

  14. qualified nutritionist — June 20, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    Hello! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the superb work!

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