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August 15, 2011
Gazpacho is a cold, raw vegetable soup which originates from Andalusia in Spain. Because of it’s bread, oil and garlic base, there’s a certain amount of speculation on where it came from – most probably it arrived in Spain with the Moors or Romans (the name itself may even be pre Roman in origin). It’s very popular as a cold food during the long hot summer months and there are many variations, though generally it contains tomatoes. As London literally burned around me this week, gazpacho seemed like an excellent soup to cool things down. Shame the police didn’t think of that!
August 14, 2011
On our way back, some blackberries caught my eye. Now, surely it's too early for blackberries? This is early August.
August 13, 2011
Butterflying the chicken will reduce the cooking time. This recipe can be adapted to use 2 smaller chickens, just reduce the cooking time again. The chillies can be adjusted up or down according to your taste.
August 12, 2011
There's really nothing like homemade curry and it's so worth it to make your own curry paste when time (and your mood) permit. Living in Malaysia which basically means year-long summer (humid though), you might think that we would be eating more cool foods but apparently spicy foods are great to combat the humidity which is also the reason why most Sichuanese food is hot and spicy - think the Chinese philosophy of balance, the heat in spicy foods supposedly help to balance out the 'wetness' due to the humidity.
August 11, 2011
These adorable pizza puffs are fun party appetizers and also make a great lunch for kids. Much like making any other muffin recipe, you simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl, spoon into muffin cups and bake. Serve with warmed pizza sauce (I used this one and omitted the Parmesan cheese).
August 10, 2011
Think about it. Your mom’s recipes taste just that much better when she makes them, rather than you trying to re-create. Dishes at a restaurant can taste divine, but they taste just that much better when you can make it at home. Christmas gifts, birthday cards, cake, cookies, pie, donuts.. all better homemade?
August 9, 2011
I find it appropriate that I am following up a post about summer tomatoes with a post about summer peaches. Brian and I have long had the argument over which is our favorite summer fruit, with him typically landing on the tomato side of the line and me on the peach. It is a close race, for sure. Both are delicious only during their season, each overlapping the other during July and August in Virginia.
August 8, 2011
We started off meandering through the blueberry aisles. It was quiet, serene, and we were alone. I like the alone part. After about six minutes we all looked at each other with amazement in how intense the heat was getting. Swollen, sweaty, and determined are the words I am going to use here.
August 7, 2011
Somewhere around the fall of last year, I went on a Japanese cooking jag, inspired by and anticipating our upcoming trip to Japan. We were taking Japanese language courses and I was shopping at Nijiya, weekly. The Japantown neighborhood suddenly became familiar, where it hadn’t before. My mania for Japanese cooking reached somewhat of a turning point when I took a Japanese Kaiseki cooking workshop through the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California in December, and cooked up a multi-course Japanese holiday dinner.
August 6, 2011
To Form Individual Tarts Use a round cutter or a sharp knife to cut the dough into six 4½ -inch rounds. (You will need to gather and reroll the scraps to make the final 2 rounds.) Peel the rounds from the film and press them evenly into the pans. The baking time will be about the same.
August 5, 2011
Ingredients Sauce 2 Cups Whole Cherries 1/8 Cup Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar ¼ Tsp Vanilla Extract 1 Tsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
August 4, 2011
Only three more days until Fritz gets to take his test and then it is SUMMER! Which is weird, because I’m already craving fall like nobody’s business. I want apple pie. I want cinnamon spice. I want pumpkin…anything. And knowing that the weather in Canada is going to be in the high 70s and 80s is just heaven. Bring on the sweaters for those chilly nights, baby.
August 3, 2011
Visiting my local farmers market has been my favorite weekly activity lately. I love sourcing for fresh seasonal produce and find baking and cooking inspirations from these trips. During one of my recent visits, I found a popcorn stall. Besides the usual suspects (butter popcorn, caramel popcorn, honey popcorn), their chocolate cinnamon popcorn had me intrigued.
August 2, 2011
Back to being miserably hot, we put a twist on an ice cream float-grandpa, it’s just as good as a root beer float we made back in the day but the adult version. After seeing it float (ha ha) around the food blogosphere for a little while, I finally made the lambic float that always caught my attention.
August 2, 2011
Sounds totally indulgent, doesn't it? Trust me, it's actually pretty healthy. (Just don't tell my kids.)
August 1, 2011
As a novice gardener, I was so proud to pick up some fresh French breakfast radishes today. I grew them from seeds a few months back, and these little beauties grow so well.
July 31, 2011
I created this recipe with every intention of making 4 individual pizzas that could be frozen for later small-project-that-turned-into-ginormous-time-suck emergencies. But who am I kidding. This pizza tastes waaaaay too good to not eat immediately for dinner and lunch the next day
July 30, 2011
As a result of my slight hangover and complete exhaustion, all I can think about when I try to write about this recipe is the bit from Austin Powers where Dr Evil demands 'a hundred billion dollars'. Which is hilarious but hardly earth-shattering.
July 29, 2011
It is a decided fact that you cannot take a good photo of beautiful, snow white mozzarella once it’s been tossed with balsamic vinegar. The good news is, this salad is DELICIOUS.
July 28, 2011
I'm sure you want to know a little about these pretzels before committing. yessum. These pretzels were a total experiment. I've never made pretzels before. I've eaten many pretzels {who hasn't}, just never made them. I did some research.

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