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28 June 2011

June 2011 posts

Tuesday, 28 June 2011
grilled shrimps on a bed of spinach
summary: grilled shrimps in Pernod; garnishing with tarragon; SAVEUR's definition of grilling vs. barbecue; stir-frying spinach; how to ensure the spinach doesn’t get grey and slimy;

Sunday, 26 June 2011
Wordless Non-Wednesday: Have you tried Champfleury?
summary: Champfleury, made by the Fromagerie de Corneville in Quebec, is a "washed rind soft ripened fine cheese that has the interior texture of a double crème brie enveloped in a delicious copper orangey rind". It is the best cheese. Too bad it's only available at the supermarket downtown;

Friday, 24 June 2011
We have the best no-stick pan
summary: a well seasoned cast iron pan is the best kind of no-stick pan; brief review of "A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: a history of American women told through food, recipes, and remembrances" by Laura Schenone;

Thursday, 23 June 2011
Phooey?? ...Clafoutis!
summary: red grape clafoutis; being off-line for several hours; how comforting information on an updates page can be;

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
new favourite barbecue sauce
summary: recipe for our new favourite barbecue sauce; sometimes ketchup is good; childhood memories of cheese soufflé;

Monday, 20 June 2011
mmmm... blue cheese dressing
summary: steamed artichokes are great with blue cheese dressing (Hellmann's mayonnaise mixed with blue cheese); I am the run-on sentence queen; barbecue season is upon us; what has happened to Yukon Gold potatoes?

Friday, 17 June 2011
Soda Bread Baked on the Barbecue
summary: recipe for Soda Bread baked on the Barbecue; follow-up to BBBabes’ June 2011 task; playing with the ingredients by adding an egg;; soda bread is great toasted with asparagus and cheese sauce; history of Soda Bread; information about YeastSpotting;

Thursday, 16 June 2011
Herbed Irish Soda Bread (BBB June 2011)
summary: recipe for Herbed Irish Soda Bread; information about Bread Baking Babes and YeastSpotting;

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Thin-crust Pizza on the Barbecue
summary: making thin-crust spinach pizza by accident; importance of taking humidity into account when making pizza dough; two peels are better than one; inexpensive stone is perfect for the barbecue;

Monday, 13 June 2011
I love asparagus season....
summary: Eggs Fauxrentine with Asparagus revisited; New (for us) Copper Bowl;

Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Who says guacamole has to have tomato?
summary: recipe for guacamole WITHOUT tomatoes; it's easily as good as guacamole with tomatoes;

Tuesday, 7 June 2011
It's asparagus season at last!
summary: steamed asparagus with Hollandaise sauce; garnishing the plate with garden herbs; other ideas for how to prepare asparagus;

Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Mmmmmm... jerk chicken and black-eyed peas with rice
summary: black-eyed peas and rice (inspiration: "Hoppin' John" p.78,79) with barbecued Jerk Chicken; what to do with sprouting onions; brief review of "A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove" by Laura Schenone