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29 June 2008

June 2008 blog entries

Sunday, 29 June 2008
rhubarb pie revisited (Mmm...Canada!/SHF#44)
summary: recipe for rhubarb pie; includes recipe for pastry made with lard; high cost of local and/or organic ingredients; information about "Sugar High Friday: Mmm...Canada!"

Saturday, 28 June 2008
Pasta with Nettles and Cream Sauce (Mmm...Canada)
summary: recipe for nettles on fresh pasta with cream sauce, garnished with fresh herbs; information about "Mmm...Canada!"; what makes something taste Canadian?

Wednesday, 25 June 2008
cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread
summary: cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread recipe (yeasted bread made with wholewheat and all-purpose flours and rolled oats); things that went wrong and what was rescued; question about baker's percentage; submission for "YeastSpotting" and "Bookmarked Recipes"

Friday, 20 June 2008
More Halloumi please... (WHB#138: marjoram)
fried halloumi garnished with fresh marjoram and basil; rave about Monforte Dairy at the weekly farmers' market; information about marjoram and oregano for Weekend Herb Blogging

Wednesday, 18 June 2008
brown rice is good, eh?
trying brown rice again; method for cooking long grain white rice; link to "Spanish Rice" recipe

Sunday, 8 June 2008
A great read and the best cheesecake...
recipe: New York style cheese cake with sour cream topping; brief review of "Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise" by Ruth Reichl

Sunday, 1 June 2008
cassia vs cinnamon
why we had butter chicken instead of curried chicken and what happens to ground cinnamon sticks when they are cooked. Includes a thrilling video.