Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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Bread Baking Babes (BBB) December 2014
A while back, I saw the most beautiful loaf that had been baked by a number of different bakers in the Facebook group, “Artisan Bread Bakers”. I immediately made a mental note to make one just like it.
And then I forgot about my mental note. (There’s a big surprise.) Luckily, Cathy didn’t forget and decreed that this would be the BBBabes’ December challenge. (continue reading…)
Monday, 24 November 2014
That’s 28 Years!
…but not for cats
Monday, 17 November 2014
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Bread Baking Babes (BBB) November 2014
My motto is: Always put off for tomorrow what could easily be done today.
And suddenly, tomorrow has arrived!! I don’t know why it takes me by surprise every time. (Sigh… late again.)
This month the BBBabes have been making Bakharkhani. Or is it Bhakarkhani? Or maybe it’s Bakar khani?! Or perhaps Baqerkhani. That’s the beauty of translating a Bangladeshi word into Western spelling. There are so many permutations!
However it’s spelled, it’s generally agreed that the actual bread is wonderful. And some people claim that it’s a healthy snack too!
SOME HEALTH FACTS RELATED TO BAKARKHANI
It is a healthy dish, which contains some good nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
-About Bakarkhani, ifood.tv
One of the things required for making this flatbread (heh – that’s one way of getting out of spelling it), is mawa. Or khoya, if you prefer, as T does.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Don’t let looks fool you….
(the above image is housed on flickr)
Sunday, 2 November 2014
This year we decided to buy a large Hallowe’en pumpkin and a small Golden Nugget Squash to use as Jack-o-lanterns. Even though the pumpkins get composted, it still seems like such a waste.
We were going to buy a Pie Pumpkin, but we couldn’t find any anywhere. Even the jack-o-lantern pumpkins were on the scarce side by the day before Hallowe’en, the time we finally got around to buying pumpkins. But when I saw a lovely Golden Nugget squash marked at $1(!!), I couldn’t say no. (continue reading…)
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Now that it’s getting chilly, I’m craving soups and stews
We roasted a chicken the other day and, of course, made stock. Wonderful, flavourful, aromatic stock.
Then as we breathed in the life-giving fragrance, we talked about what we’d make with the stock. I kept vying for chicken stew with leeks and dumplings and couldn’t understand why T kept turning his nose up at it. (continue reading…)