I was looking at cloud based recipe sites with a good iPad app recently and decided on Pepperplate. The iPad app looks great and they have really good options for importing recipes from over 20 cooking related sites. There’s also a great browser bookmarklet to make the importing of web based recipes simple.
I’m running VMware Workstation on Windows 7 with an Ubuntu VM. After expanding the root filesystem, my shared folders stopped showing up under /mnt/hgfs.