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29 January 2010

January 2010 blog entries

Friday, 29 January 2010
chickpea soup with harissa and croutons (MLLA #19)
summary: recipe for chickpea soup with harissa; chickpeas are tender using soaking technique in "Mediterranean Street Food" by Anissa Helou; brief review of this wonderful book; information about My Legume Love Affair and YeastSpotting

Tuesday, 26 January 2010
raisins, curry powder, mango chutney and naan (BBBwB)
summary: recipe for naan with kalonji (nigella seeds); Bread Baking Babes wannaBe; information on Bread Baking Babes;

Monday, 25 January 2010
using dried chickpeas
summary: how to get dried chickpeas to soften; chickpeas that haven’t been soaked overnight;

Saturday, 23 January 2010
what's with the plastic egg carton?!
summary: President's Choice packaging for free-run egg; how much room do the PC hens really have to range?

Friday, 22 January 2010
buttermilk cluster (bookmarked recipe)
summary: bookmarked recipe for buttermilk cluster based on Floyd's "Freshloaf" recipe; submission for YeastSpotting;

Wednesday, 20 January 2010
some remarkable bloggers
summary: bloggers working to raise funds for Haiti; tips for donating; links to relief agencies working in Haiti;

Monday, 18 January 2010
fuhl without favas (MLLA #19)
summary: recipe for Fuhl made with kidney and romano beans and tahini; fuhl can be made with any dried bean; opposing views on soaking techniques: "Brilliant Bean" by Sally & Martin Stone vs. "Mediterranean Street Food" by Anissa Helou; cutting back on meat consumption; information about My Legume Love Affair

Friday, 15 January 2010
re: Earthquake in Haiti
summary: urgent call for donations to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti; information about WFP, Canada and Canadian Aid organizations

Friday, 14 January 2010
prune onion blue cheese tart – revisited
summary: recipe for prune onion blue cheese tarts with whole wheat pastry;

Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Wordless Wednesday: comfort food (13/1/2010)
summary: The ultimate comfort food... claypot chicken

Sunday, 10 January 2010
dhokla (WHB#215: curry leaf)
summary: recipe for dhokla with coconut chutney; information about curry leaf (Murraya koenigii) and Weekend Herb Blogging;

Friday, 8 January 2010
Where to get eggs?
summary: information about "Cage Free", "Chicken Out", egg labelling, Toronto bylaws about backyard chickens;

Thursday, 7 January 2010
winter broccoli rescue
summary: recipe for broccoli with garlic and anchovies - very loosely based on the recipe for purple sprouting broccoli with anchovy and chile dressing in "The River Cottage Cookbook" by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall; rescue for inferior broccoli;

Wednesday, 6 January 2010
broccoli blahs
summary: broccoli tastes terrible in the winter in Toronto

Tuesday, 5 January 2010
leftovers are the best part of Christmas dinner
summary: comfort food: chicken a la king with puff pastry;

Friday, 1 January 2010
nothing says "Happy New Year!" like paella
summary: Happy New Year; Paella is perfect for New Year’s Eve feast; reminder about the BloggerAid cookbook;