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30 June 2013

June 2013 posts

Sunday, 30 June 2013
BBBuddies' Nan e Barbari
summary: June 2013 Bread Baking Buddies; Nan e Barbari gallery;

Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Action! ...making corn tortillas
summary: Making corn tortillas from scratch WITHOUT a tortilla press is really easy; we had so much fun that we made another video (with sound!!); redrafted video (with titles AND sound!!); who says black cats are smart?

Monday, 24 June 2013
Corn Tortillas from Scratch (Bookmarked Recipe)
summary: recipe for corn tortillas from scratch; no need for a tortilla press; information about Bookmarked Recipes

Sunday, 23 June 2013
Not-Quite-Wordless Black&White Not-Quite-Wednesday: I love Summer Lawn Sales!
summary: Lawn Sale Brotform for just $1; entry for Black and White Wordless Not-Wednesday; experimenting with sepia and black & white on a colour image. Photos taken on FujiFilm S3100 digital camera. Then using Irfanview, I desaturated by 100% to remove the colour, then upped the contrast and added -1R, 1G and 3B. To create the sepia version, I altered the colour again by adding 20R, 5G and -10B

Sunday, 16 June 2013
Barbari Bread: hand-kneading fun (BBB June 2013)
summary: recipe for Nan e Barbari (Persian flatbread); a Bread Baking Babes project; submission for YeastSpotting;

Monday, 10 June 2013
Rhubarb! Rhubarb! Rhubarb!
summary: SAVEUR magazine's rhubarb mousse in "Good Stalk: Rhubarb" By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl; what's with the price of rhubarb - if rhubarb grows like a weed, why is it so expensive?; great dinner at The Local restaurant on Queen West;

Sunday, 9 June 2013
not-quite-wordless b&w not-Wednesday: peeza pieey
summary: Experiments with Irfanview with 2013 pizza; link to CBC Digital Archives video of Mrs. Brady's 1957 peeza pieey recipe: it's grand. It turns out that the "nippy cheese" she calls for is aged cheddar. She also says you can use parmeesian if you want; I find Mrs. Brady's suggestion to add blood sausage particularly disturbing. (Pizza Photos taken on FujiFilm S3100 digital camera. Then using Irfanview, I upped the contrast on the b&w image and added 2G and 10B. Then to create the sepia version, altered the colour again by adding 25R, 7G and -15B)

Saturday, 8 June 2013
chapli kebabs
summary: anardana is great in kebabs; mint is equally wonderful; I love a good coffee table book that includes terrific text and recipes; brief review of "Green Mangoes and Curry Leaves" by Jeffery Alford and Naomi Duguid

Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Great Pizza but Augh!!! Missing Comments!
summary: Approved comments not showing up; new images not appearing; pizza cooked on the barbecue is great;