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Use ALL of the Asparagus for Asparagus Risotto

Monday, May 28th, 2012

summary: asparagus risotto recipe without added cream, butter or cheese; how to use the stalks for added flavour; garnishing with chives – including the flowers; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) It’s asparagus season!! It’s asparagus season!! I love asparagus season! A while back, when we discovered the wonders of orzotto, […] Continue reading »

beet salad as a garnish

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

summary: we love beet salad! It’s great with just about everything. (click on image to see larger views and more photos) One of my very favourite vegetable dishes is stir-fried beet greens. When we’re at the vegetable store, I cannot resist beets if they still have their lush leafy tops attached. This means that we […] Continue reading »

mushroom soup with parsley pistou

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

summary: recipes for parsley pistou with hazelnuts, mushroom soup made with dried and fresh mushrooms; sesame rings; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) Sesame rings aren’t just for middle eastern food. They’re fantastic with mushroom soup too. And it wasn’t just any mushroom soup that we had the other night. This […] Continue reading »

Ka’kat and Dukka (BTFF)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

summary: recipe for ka’kat (sesame bread rings) and dukka (hazelnut thyme spice mix) based on recipes in FlatBreads and Flavors by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid; information about Baking Through Flatbreads and Flavors (BTFF) and Yeast Spotting (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) The other day, T announced that he was […] Continue reading »

Pop the cork – we’re making Biscotti Picanti (BBB February 2012)

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

summary: recipe for Biscotti Picanti (Sicilian-style rusks made with white wine and flavoured with black pepper, fennel and sesame seeds) based on a recipe by Anissa Helou; Bread Baking Babes 4th anniversary; submission for YeastSpotting; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) Bread Baking Babes (BBB) February 2012 It’s the BBBabes’ 4th […] Continue reading »

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