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30 December 2009

December 2009 blog entries


Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Wordless Wednesday: festive dinner (30/12/2009)
summary: what followed the Moules Marinière (”Moules Meunière”??): roast duck leg on a rich stock reduction with steamed asparagus and oven-roasted potatoes (roasted in duck fat, of course);

Friday, 25 December 2009
Let the feasting begin!
summary: Merry Christmas!

Monday, 21 December 2009
Wordless: Giving and receiving... (21/12/2009)
summary: Giving and receiving; information about WFP, Menu for Hope VI, BloggerAid-CFF, WV Gifts to Canada and Canadian Aid organizations – to make a not-quite-wordless not-quite-Wednesday post;

Friday, 18 December 2009
Moules Marinière (WHB#214: parsley)
summary: Moules Marinière; information about parsley and Weekend Herb Blogging;

Tuesday, 15 December 2009
bran muffins with jam
summary: tyranny of the camera; bran muffin recipe; link to Advent calendar;

Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Eggplant with mint... (WHB#213: mint)
summary: recipe for eggplant with yoghurt mint sauce; information about Weekend Herb Blogging and mint; reminder that the BloggerAid-Changing the Face of Famine cookbook is now available

28 November 2009

November 2009 blog entries

Saturday, 28 November 2009
Yesterday was Cake Day
summary: Cake Day; annual vinarterta making; disaster averted (again?!)

Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Wordless Wednesdays: mmmmmm
summary: ice cream - guess what flavour

Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Fish Soup (mussels and shrimp)
summary: Niagara Wine Touring; mussels and shrimp soup; using parsnip as a garnish; Leily vineyards chardonnay;

Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Wordless Wednesdays: Ssffwwoooshhh!
summary: video of coffee making with our vintage Vesuviana; Wordless Wednesday post;

Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Announcement: BloggerAid-CFF cookbook release
BloggerAid Cookbook Promo

BloggerAid-CFF Cookbook Release – 1 December 2009 NOW available!

Bloggers Against Hunger Bloggers Against Hunger
Working together with the World Food Programme to fight hunger.

summary: BloggerAid – Changing the Face of Famine (CFF) Cookbook release date announcement; information about BloggerAid-CFF and UN's World Food Program (WFP)

Saturday, 7 November 2009
custard ice cream
summary: coconut ice cream; custard ice cream recipe; eggs are great in ice cream!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009
what to do with Hallowe'en pumpkins
summary: what to do with Hallowe'en pumpkins; pumpkin bran muffins recipe; Sorauren Park Pumpkin festival;

Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Event announcement: bloggeraid cookbook release
summary: BloggerAid Cookbook Release Date: 1 December 2009

Tuesday, 2 November 2009 (originally published Wednesday, 21 October 2009)
bloggeraid cookbook soon to be released
summary: BloggerAid – Changing the Face of Famine (CFF) Cookbook release date; information about BloggerAid-CFF and UN's World Food Program (WFP)

11 November 2009

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

31 October 2009

October 2009 blog entries

Saturday, 31 October 2009
Want to see something really scary?!
summary: wine pasta with ham, peas and mint in cream sauce based on a recipe in "Piano Piano Pieno" by Susan McKenna Grant; information about UNICEF: please remember that even though the children no longer carry UNICEF boxes, donations are still welcome;

Friday, 30 October 2009
Coconut Curry (Thai Style)
summary: Thai-style Coconut Chicken Curry; eggplants come in many shapes and sizes; information about the BloggerAid Changing the Face of Famine Cookbook;

Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Wordless Wednesdays: rrrfppzmmbgggh!
summary: Boo!! (hoo!!)

Thursday, 22 October 2009
penne with fried dried peppers (PPN)
summary: recipe for penne with fried peppers and bread crumbs, based on a recipe in the article "In Deepest Italy" by Francine Prose in SAVEUR magazine, issue #120; information about Presto Pasta Nights (PPN);

Wordless Wednesday: 1,000,000,000 for 1,000,000,000 (21/10/2009)
summary: a billion for a billion: fill the cup; addendum to Blog Action: Climate Change; information about WFP to make this a not-quite-wordless Wednesday post;

Monday, 19 October 2009
Blog Action: Climate Change

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. - Dr. Jane Goodall

summary: how much foil and plastic wrap does one household need??; tips for what to do to reverse climate change; information about Blog Action Day: Climate Change;

Thursday, 15 October 2009
Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Beer Sauce
summary: recipe for smoked pork tenderloin with beer sauce, based on an article and recipe in SAVEUR magazine; recipe for dry spice rub; cool rainy summers aren’t good for squash;

Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Wordless Wednesdays: 14/10/2009
summary: is it a boomerang?? is it a baguette???

Wednesday, 7 October 2009
more beets for dessert please
summary: beet cake and cream cheese icing recipe; beets are delicious for dessert!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009
WHAT kind of ice cream??
summary: beet ice cream recipe (eggless);

Monday, 5 October 2009
No more Gourmet Magazine!?!!
summary: Gourmet Magazine closing

27 October 2009 - YUP

sigh. The server (where my real blog is) is suddenly and inexplicably unavailable. No idea when it will be back but it's likely to be sooner rather than later.

As always, the way to know whether etherwork is back online is to refresh this page. If you see a leafy image at the top of the page, then you can access the real blog.

edit: I'm happy to report that etherwork is once again back online.

25 September 2009

September 2009 blog entries

Friday, 25 September 2009
mmm... more pie please
summary: meat pie for dinner; isn't fall wonderful?

Thursday, 24 September 2009
I think I have finally gotten rid of the stray Âs
summary: After hours of angst, combing the wordpress forums, and pitifully begging for a solution to how to decipher sql in various forums, I finally managed to finish (I think) this latest wordpress upgrade

Sunday, 20 September 2009
mmmmm... coronation grape pie
summary: the joys of September include coronation grape pie;

Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Augh!!! I loathe change
summary: How to spend two or three hours (ha.) tidying up coding and then give up and just whimper pitiously;

Monday, 14 September 2009
apricot preserves (oven-roasted apricots)
summary: recipe for apricot preserves (oven-roasted apricots) based on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's "River Cottage" really easy way to make fresh apricot preserves; a little information on toxicity of apricot pits

Sunday, 13 September 2009
dangers of dull paring knives
summary: How to spend two or three hours in emergency room; do NOT try this at home!!

Saturday, 12 September 2009
Wish me luck....
summary: Well, rats. Nothing like going away on a holiday and coming back to a "Be afraid! Be very afraid!!" message - upgrading wordpress to the latest version

24 September 2009 - quel relief


I'm pleased to say that is at last back online. Here is an excerpt from the server's updates page:

September 23, 7:07 PM - Emergency Maintenance Complete!

It is finished!

The data has been kept safe, the drive replaced, an additional drive added. The file system is up and running well, all services have been restored.

I do apologize for the extended downtime.

I think there may have been a typo on the completion time. lalala It wasn't until about 08:30 today that things were restored. (Actually, I don't know if they returned last night and disappeared again; I wasn't online at all from about 19:00 until early this morning.)

23 September 2009 - ONCE MORE with feeling

When I left this morning at 09:20, the server (where my real blog is) had been offline for about two hours and from reading the updates page, it appeared that everything was going to be back online imminently. And indeed, it was. The updates page says:

September 23, 9:26 AM - Complete and Up [...] the partition has been brought back online. Sites are visible, no data was lost and we are live!

Alas, though, in my absence, things went awry. And the server is once again offline. For who knows how long....

September 23, 12:33 PM - Emergency Maintenance [...] The second drive that started to go bad after the first is apparently causing issues with system. [...] The system is currently offline to ensure no data corruption.

- excerpt from updates page

As always, the way to know whether etherwork is back online is to refresh this page. If you see a leafy image at the top of the page, then you can access the real blog.

22 September 2009

struggling with switching from latin1 to utf-8 in wordpress database tables


Sigh. Still fighting with trying to fix things on the etherwork blog (my real blog). So far I've had to restore the database twice. Thank goodness for backups!!

As a result of my experiments with sql, there are several stray Âs in the posts. After the initial upgrade, there were ûs instead of üs, és instead of és, âs instead of âs, etc. etc. too but I think (I hope) I dealt with them by using the wordpress "search and replace" plugin.

I have enabled comments for this post in the wild hope that someone knows the answer to how to change the wordpress database tables to be utf-8 - without causing explosions. Any realistic suggestions will be most welcome. (Please refrain from suggesting that I leave wordpress entirely; that would mean having to move the database to another program. EEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeek!!)

I have two different character sets for the tables in the wordpress database: latin1_swedish_ci collation and utf-8 collation labels

Unfortunately, I am not comfortable to just go ahead and blindly change the tables to utf-8 (as if I know how!); I only know enough about SQL to get myself in trouble.

Alas, the wordpress "guide" is not written in layman's terms, except for this phrase in the opening paragraph: "character set conversion is not a simple process". And the official wordpress forums are pretty much useless because they are filled with people like me - the blind leading the blind. But luckily, googling revealed that someone has attempted a translation at

[I]n existing WordPress installations that are upgraded from earlier version of WordPress or not explicitly set a Unicode UTF-8 charset collation, the default database character set is normally set up as Latin1 (default on almost all MySQL installation) with latin1_swedish_ci collation. If you run a bilingual or multilingual blog with WordPress, you may face problem on character encoding when your blog posts are written in other foreign languages, or when you export and backup the database and later attempt to re-import the database dump in the event of database failure or server migration and moving. The symptom is obvious, your WordPress posts or pages will contains garbled, weird and funny characters, sometime just lots of ????? (question marks), rendering the WordPress database with your hard work useless and output unreadable. (May cause also by wrong charset collation)

This is EXACTLY what happened to me (thank goodness for copies of database backups kept in separate folders!)

In the Guide to Convert WordPress Database Character Set to UTF8, it says:

Ensure that your post_content and post title fields on wp_posts table DOES NOT belongs [sic] to any indexes or FULLTEXT indexes. Else the type of the fields may not be converted to BLOB with one of the errors list below. Some plugins, such as related posts tend to add indexes to these fields. In this case, temporarily drop the indexes.
I've asked the following question in forum, but the thread is dated 2007, so the question may be overlooked. I am hoping that someone here will help.

What exactly do I look for in phpMyAdmin to find out if fields belong to indexes or FULLTEXT indexes?

(I'm running WinXP, firefox, SQL 4.1.21-log, PHP 5.2.8, Apache 1.3.37 (Unix); screenshot of what I see in phpMyAdmin at (etherwork)

I am reluctant to simply dive in again and hope for the best, having already TWICE restored wordpress from a backup after the first disastrous result from running the wordpress plugin to Convert WordPress Database Character Set and the second most recent disaster.)

12 September 2009


Augh!!!! I have just upgraded my real blog (wordpress) and all Hell is breaking loose. All the posts appear to be there still but NONE of them are showing up.


edit a little later.... I've got the posts to show up but the sidebar is still messed up. RATS. (Fiddly dee dee, I'll think about it later....)

10 September 2009

Joy of joys... ONCE AGAIN

Rrrrrrrrrr. The server (where my real blog is) is unavailable ONCE AGAIN. No idea when it will be back.

As always, the way to know whether etherwork is back online is to refresh this page. If you see a leafy image at the top of the page, then you can access the real blog.

Edit 14:58 EDT: I'm happy to report that server is now back online. Quel relief.

25 August 2009

August 2009 blog entries

Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Beranbaum's bagels from "The Bread Bible"
summary: recipe for bagels based on Rose Levy Beranbaum's "Bread Bible" bagels;

Sunday, 23 August 2009
bagel making and Rose Levy Beranbaum's instructions
summary: review of "Levy's Bagels", pp 152-161 in "The Bread Bible" by Rose Levy Beranbaum; rambling on about nothing much of anything;

Thursday, 20 August 2009
Ah!! peach lassi at last!
summary: peach lassis; when will we get tree ripened fruit in Toronto? Warning: some portions of this post contain incoherent foaming at the mouth

Wednesday, 19 August 2009
cold comfort
summary: how to beat the heat: make lassis; another less successful method; how do we get rid of all these fruit flies?!!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009
a fabulous mole - what? no chocolate??
summary: recipe for pecan cashew mole; wonders of dried shrimps;

Friday, 14 August 2009
Fried Mandolined Potatoes
summary: hash browns, latkes and/or potato pancakes recipe; Benriner mandolin guard;

Wednesday, 12 August 2009
mmmm... plum pie
summary: recipe for plum pie (includes pastry made with lard); great cafe latte; Saveur magazine bonuses

Saturday, 8 August 2009
I ♥ Cauliflower
summary: three ways to cook cauliflower: au gratin, steamed with grated cheddar, Greek Stifado; recipe for cauliflower stifado-ish; charcoal-grilling chicken takes a LONG time;

Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Guavas? Here?!
summary: in search of apricots; buying guavas and plums instead; does all fruit have to be picked green and ripened off the tree?!

10 August 2009 - YET AGAIN

Big Sigh. The server (where my real blog is) is unavailable YET AGAIN. No idea when it will be back.

As always, the way to know whether etherwork is back online is to refresh this page. If you see a leafy image at the top of the page, then you can access the real blog.

edit: I'm happy to report that etherwork is once again back online.

06 August 2009 - AGAIN

Sigh. The server (where my real blog is) is unavailable AGAIN. No idea when it will be back.

As always, the way to know whether etherwork is back online is to refresh this page. If you see a leafy image at the top of the page, then you can access the real blog.

edit approximately one hour later: I'm happy to report that etherwork is back online.

30 July 2009

July 2009 blog entries

Thursday, 30 July 2009
summary: Richard Bertinet's "slap and fold" kneading method; no pre-heating on oven; how not to bake bread;

Wednesday, 29 July 2009
when mandolining... always use the guard!
summary: using the mandolin to julienne the radish for radish butter; lime juice isn't always the best substitute for lemon juice;

Saturday, 25 July 2009
apple rosemary pie
summary: apple rosemary pie recipe, includes pastry made with lard; superpeel is great for lifting pastry;

Saturday, 18 July 2009
Herbed Radish Butter (WHB#192: mint)
summary: recipe for radish butter with mint, chives and parsley; information about mint and Weekend Herb Blogging;

Monday, 13 July 2009
The SuperPeel is super!
summary: making baguettes; SuperPeel works fabulously; what happens when oven is too hot;

Saturday, 11 July 2009
Whoohoo!!! Look what I got!
summary: I got a present - a fabulous present!!

Friday, 10 July 2009
radish leaves are great on pizza
summary: rave about radish leaves, including that they are not just great in omelettes, palak paneer and bubbly squeak but terrific on pizza as well

Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Stir-fried Asparagus (WHB#191: black beans and ginger)
summary: stir-fried asparagus with black bean peanut chili sauce; links to information about black beans (Glycine max) and ginger (Zingiber officinale), Weekend Herb Blogging and more ways to prepare asparagus;

28 June 2009

June 2009 blog entries

Sunday, 28 June 2009
Radish Leaf Omelette
summary: radish leaf omelette made with onions, goat's cheese and havarti; how to "cook" greens using salt; cast-iron pan rave;

Friday, 26 June 2009
And we have oven spring!
summary: recipe for baguettes and boule; the need for better fridge management; using an inverted roasting pan to create steam and oven spring;

Wednesday, 24 June 2009
yeast + summer temperatures = oh oh!!
summary: summer temperatures make yeast very active and dill collapse;

Monday, 22 June 2009
fettucine Alfredo (PPN#119)
summary: recipe for fettucine Alfredo based on an article and recipe by Todd Coleman in SAVEUR magazine; information about Presto Pasta Nights (PPN);

Friday, 19 June 2009
wine poached pears with goat's cheese and pecans (WHB#188: thyme)
summary: recipes for wine poached pears with goat's cheese, toasted pecans & thyme, oven-dried pear slices; information on thyme and Weekend Herb Blogging; information about Lisa Orgler's Lunch Box Project

Thursday, 18 June 2009
importance of tamping when making espresso
summary: coffee made in a Vesuviana Coffee Maker; finding the right tamper; who uses all the spoons?

Monday, 15 June 2009
Lawn Sale Find: Vesuviana Coffee Maker
summary: Cafe Latte made in a Vesuviana Coffee Maker; Kona coffee from Hawaii;

Wednesday, 10 June 2009
grilled shrimps in Pernod (PPN#117)
summary: recipe for grilled shrimps in Pernod on spaghettini; information about Presto Pasta Nights

Tuesday, 9 June 2009
eggs fauxrentine revisited - asparagus rules! (WHB#187: chives)
summary: "Eggs Fauxrentine" (hard boiled or poached eggs with ham, asparagus and Hollandaise on toasted multi-grain bread); information on chives and Weekend Herb Blogging

Saturday, 6 June 2009
asparagus omelette
summary: asparagus omelette made with chili flakes, goat's cheese and chives; ode to EoMEoTE

Friday, 5 June 2009
oh great. now it's the comments button...
summary: comments "say it" button malfunctioning; easy fix; whine about no pulp in orange/grapefruit juice

Thursday, 4 June 2009
Farinata ...or is it Socca? (bookmarked recipe)
summary: recipe for farinata/socca inspired by reading Laura Schenone's "The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken"; information about Bookmarked Recipes; information about YeastSpotting

21 June 2009


Alas; etherwork is off line again! No idea how long it has been in this state or how long it will be. I've been outside playing in the garden on this glorious first day of summer. I hope that's where you are too.

As always, the way to know whether etherwork is back online is to refresh this page. If you see a leafy image at the top of the page, then you can access the real blog.

edit 22 June 2009 in the middle of the night: I'm very happy to report that etherwork is back online. I don't know when it returned but judging from a comment made to one of the posts, it was there by 10:00 PM. I'm hoping that it was back MUCH earlier.

18 June 2009 server is unavailable again

The server (where my real blog is) is unavailable again. This time there was a little bit of notice. The following was posted on the updates page:

June 18, 9:20 AM [EDT] - Emergency Maintenance [on]

[...] To keep things safe all services have been shut off while this is running.

ETA to completion is 20-30mins.

As always, the way to know whether etherwork is back online is to refresh this page. If you see a leafy image at the top of the page, then you can access the real blog.

edit 10:07 AM EDT: I'm very happy to report that etherwork is back online.

10 June 2009 server problems ...again

I'm not sure what's up but the connection to etherwork has been quite iffy today. Maybe it has something to do with the recent windows update for XP (I'm rolling my eyes - that's NOT it). At any rate, it's probably temporary. Still, it's a bit tiresome.

Refresh your browser; if you can see the image of the leaves at the top of the page, then etherwork is back online.

29 May 2009

May 2009 blog entries

Friday, 29 May 2009
Yay! It's asparagus season
summary: pasta with asparagus, toasted pinenuts, caramelized onion, grainy mustard and goat cheese; why there are no photos in the post

Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Tying myself in knots OR to lard or not to lard (BBBwB)
summary: recipe for Italian knot bread made with active dry yeast; fresh and active dry yeast equivalents; Italian 00 flour equivalent(ish); YeastSpotting post; information on Bread Baking Babes; information about Breadline Africa's Worldwide Blogger Bake Off Challenge

Tuesday, 26 May 2009
I think I've fixed the sidebar!
summary: sidebar error messages on appear to be gone

Thursday, 21 May 2009
yes, I know... the sidebar display is messed up
summary: No idea why, when or if it will be resolved.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009
imported(?!!) dandelion greens (WHB#184: dandelion)
summary: recipe for dandelion greens in anchovy sauce with optional fried egg; information about dandelion for Weekend Herb Blogging;

Wednesday, 13 May 2009
spinach and baby artichoke spread (bookmarked recipe)
summary: recipe for spinach artichoke goat cheese spread; information about Bookmarked Recipes

Monday, 4 May 2009
exercises in futility are strangely rewarding
summary: blog recipe index; spinach artichoke dip tease

24 May 2009

internal server errors plaguing etherwork blog

I have no idea why the etherwork blog (my real blog) is suddenly plagued with internal server errors. For the most part, it seems to be only affecting the sidebar display (ie: sidebar is NOT displaying correctly) but it also seems to cause the page to not display at all if there is an attempt at commenting - there is a redirect to the internal server error page. This is quite trying, to say the least.

I have asked my webhost and it looks like it has something to do with my Wordpress installation. Because I'm using the "legacy" branch of wordpress, alas, it's up to me to fix the problem. My webhost cannot be troubleshooting their or my errors. RATS!

I'm not quite certain what I'm going to do about it: whether I'll upgrade to the latest wordpress or whether I'll switch to a different blogging platform like "live journal" or "movable type". Whatever I do, it's going to take time.

Rrrrrr. I loathe change!

28 April 2009

April 2009 blog entries

Tuesday, 28 April 2009
black bean brownies (MLLA)
summary: recipe for black bean brownies; in praise of "The Brilliant Bean" by Sally and Martin Stone; information about My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) 10: Starters and Desserts

Sunday, 19 April 2009
yet another favourite: refried beans casserole
summary: refried beans casserole (quasi nachos)

Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Cardamom Bread for Easter
summary: braided loaf for Easter feast of ham, beet salad, green beans, scalloped potatoes, parsnips

Tuesday, 14 April 2009
weird internal server error
summary: I don't know why this internal server error is occurring on

Monday, 13 April 2009
Goat's Milk Yoghurt
summary: goat's milk yoghurt

Sunday, 12 April 2009
Hot Cross Cardamom Buns
summary: Happy Easter!; hot cross buns; how not to dye eggs;

Tuesday, 7 April 2009
more beans please...
summary: in praise of beans; bean curry; information about My Legume Love Affair

Friday, 3 April 2009
my other favourite spaghetti sauce: skyliner chili (PPN)
summary: recipe for skyliner chili (spaghettini with Romano bean chili, cheese, onions, blackened chilis, crackers); information about Presto Pasta Nights

Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Conserving Energy with a new (for us) diet
summary: recipe for bannock cheese pinwheels; a little information about raw food diet;

30 March 2009

March 2009 blog entries

Monday, 30 March 2009
another breakfast treat: aloo chops
summary: recipe for aloo chops (fried battered potato patties - batter made with chickpea flour)

Sunday, 22 March 2009
Our recipe for the BloggerAid cookbook
summary: Our recipe for the BloggerAid cookbook; reminder about Earth Hour 2009;

Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Pulla: Finnish Cardamom Bread (bookmarked recipe)
summary: recipe for sweet cardamom bread made into 12 buns and a braided loaf; information about Bookmarked Recipes and YeastSpotting

Thursday, 12 March 2009
Do You Have an Unpublished Recipe?
summary: BloggerAid (Bloggers Uniting to Aid in the Alleviation of World Hunger) is putting together a cookbook and asking for your help; information about Earth Hour 2009 (turn off your lights for one hour on 28 March)

Monday, 9 March 2009
pierogi, perogy, pyrohy... what's in a name?
summary: recipe for pierogies stuffed with potatoes and cheese; brief rant about daylight saving

Saturday, 7 March 2009
Mango Ice Cream at last
summary: mango ice cream recipe (eggless); quality and ripeness of the mango

Sunday, 1 March 2009
We have mishti doi!!
summary: homemade mishti doi recipe

23 March 2009

Earth Hour 2009

VOTE EARTH Only a couple of days before it's time to turn out your lights for an hour on 28 March!! Too bad it isn't "Earth Hours". (Turn off your lights whenever you're not using them!)

04 March 2009 server problems

The webhost for is not available right now. No idea why or how long these downtimes will be. If, after reloading this page, you see the bar of ivy at the top, it means that any links to the real "blog from OUR kitchen" at are functioning again.

edit: I'm happy to report that is back online

27 February 2009

February 2009 blog entries

Friday, 27 February 2009
ISO: small unglazed clay pot(s) for yoghurt
summary: 1st attempt at making mishti doi; where to find smallish unglazed clay pots;

Tuesday, 24 February 2009
homemade yoghurt
summary: homemade yoghurt recipe; reminder to have shroves

Monday, 23 February 2009
Essential Equipment for Bread Baking
summary: re: epicurious' bread primer "essential equipment"

Sunday, 22 February 2009
Caraway Rye Bread from 'The Bread Bible'
summary: recipe for caraway rye bread based on Rose Levy Beranbaum's "Bread Bible" rye bread

Monday, 16 February 2009
whole wheat bread in a warm kitchen
summary: whole wheat bread rises fast in a warm kitchen; awards galore! (one lovely blog, lemonade stand, best friend, sisterhood)

Friday, 13 February 2009
photos of refried chura
summary: photos of rescued chura (flattened rice)

Sunday, 8 February 2009
cooking in foreign kitchens
summary: disastrous attempt at making chura (flattened rice with peas and peanuts) and how it was saved from being relegated to the compost bin

Tuesday, 3 February 2009
baked squash with cream and cheese
summary: comfort food: baked squash with cream inspired by a recipe in The River Cottage Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

27 January 2009

January 2009 blog entries

Tuesday, 27 January 2009
chicken and ham a la king
summary: comfort food: chicken a la king with a biscuit topping with broccoli and leftover oatmeal dressing (stuffing)

Saturday, 24 January 2009
6-strand braiding video
summary: video of 6 strand braiding;

Tuesday, 20 January 2009
baguettes at last!
summary: recipe for baguettes made with active dry yeast, based on a recipe in "The Bread Bible" by Rose Levy Beranbaum;

Monday, 19 January 2009
adding insult to injury
summary: cold kitchen; power failure; 2nd attempt at making rye bread

Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
summary: dulce de leche ice cream recipe (eggless); instructions for making dulce de leche with sweetened condensed milk; information about mishti doi

Saturday, 3 January 2009
six strand braiding
summary: 6 strand braiding for festive bread

Happy New Year!

Thursday, 1 January 2009
festive bread (bbd#15)
summary: recipe for festive bread made with eggs, butter, milk and sugar; 2 loaves: 6 strand braid and "s" occhi di Santa Lucia; information about Bread Baking Day, information about YeastSpotting and Breadline Africa's Worldwide Blogger Bake Off Challenge;