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31 October 2011

October 2011 posts

Monday, 31 October 2011
Fougasse BBBuddies (October 2011)
summary: October 2011 Bread Baking Buddies; Hallowe'en fougasse; information about Bread Baking Babes;

Friday, 28 October 2011
Mmmmmm... pie and pear chutney....
summary: meat pie with pear chutney; pear chutney woes; easy fix; information about "Not Far From the Tree"

Thursday, 27 October 2011
This tomato chutney is sweeeeeeeeeet!!
summary: recipe for sweet tomato chutney

Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Wordless B&W Wednesday: two chutneys
summary: an experiment in sepia and b&w; two kinds of chutney: sweet tomato; HOT pear

Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Wordless B&W Wednesday: there are too many empty bowls
Please help fill the bowls. FAO of the UN: Get involved; What we can do about hunger and need;

Sunday, 16 October 2011
Give us this day our daily bread (WBD/WFD 2011)
summary: recipe for Poppy Seed Fougasse ; information about World Bread Day and World Food Day
fougasse IS different from focaccia! (BBB October 2011)
summary: recipe for BBB Fougasse; information about Bread Baking Babes and YeastSpotting;

Thursday, 13 October 2011
Amazing Sandwich Bread
summary: interestingly shaped bread; what to do with dough that has over-risen overnight; make sure there’s plenty of flour under shaped bread before transferring to the oven;

Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Wordless B&W Wednesday: Is it Indian Summer?
summary: Ooops!! experiments in sepia and black and white; bread dough mixed late last night and left to rise overnight in the unheated section of the house by the back door; it's not as cool at night as we thought;

Thursday, 6 October 2011
RED apple sauce
summary: Apple Sauce; necessity is the mother of invention; “Joy of Cooking” always comes through on the basics.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Catching up: Croissants and Pain au Chocolat (BBB January 2009)
summary: recipe for Croissants and Pain au Chocolat; getting rid of unwelcome visitors; information about Bread Baking Babes and Lynn's High5; submission for YeastSpotting;
Wordless B&W Wednesday: Breakfast of Champions
summary: an experiment in sepia and b&w; Breakfast of Champions: cafe au lait, croissant, pain au chocolat and home-made apricot jam

16 October 2011

Today is World Food Day

World Food Day (WFD) - 16 October 2011

World Food Day - 16 October World Food Day is an annual event put together by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to raise funds to feed the world's chronically hungry.

[T]here have never been so many hungry people in the world.

- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2010

World Food Day is on October 16 to remind us that every day there are empty bowls and critically hungry people world wide.

Let's make every day World Food Day.

World Food Day: Fill the Cup
fill the cup
Acute hunger or starvation are often highlighted on TV screens [...] These situations are the result of high profile crises like war or natural disasters, which starve a population of food, yet emergencies account for less than eight percent of hunger's victims. [...] Daily undernourishment is a less visible form of hunger - but it affects many more people [...] By 2001-2003, the total number of undernourished people worldwide had risen to 854 million and the latest figure is 925 million.

WFP: Hunger Map 2011 Today, almost one person in six does not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life, making hunger and malnutrition the number one risk to health worldwide - greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

- UN World Food Program, Hunger FAQs

WFP Hunger Map 2011 Undernourished: Blue <5%; Yellow 5-9%; Orange 10-19%; Red 20-34% Maroon; >35%; Grey incomplete data (source: FAO: The State of Food Insecurity in the World)

Please note that there are impoverished and hungry people everywhere in the world. And while there are many of us more fortunate who might want pretend that nobody is hungry, happily there are also many who are not ignoring them but working hard to feed these people. Here are just a few possibilities of viable organizations. Please look in your community for others:

Remember when giving your donations to ensure that the relief agency you have chosen already has operations set up in the area. Also, it's a good idea to ask their advice about whether it is best to specify "greatest need" on your donation. They know best where the moneys really need to go.

And don't forget about these sites online.


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