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corn cakes can’t be beat …or can they?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

summary: recipe for beet cakes (beet fritters); these are even better than corn cakes; make sure the egg yolk doesn’t break when you separate the egg; click on image(s) for larger views and more photos Ah, substitutions! I love substitutions! Years ago, I reported to my sister about the most amazing and wonderful stir-fried chicken […] Continue reading »

Persian Rice (Tah Dig, “bottom of the rice”) – revisited (WHB#345: saffron)

Monday, July 30th, 2012

summary: recipe for Tah Dig (Bottom of the Rice), adapted from our recipe for Persian Rice in the BloggerAid cookbook; information about saffron and Weekend Herb Blogging;reminder about hunger; (click on image to see larger views and more photos) Weekend Herb Blogging (WHB) #345: saffron (Crocus sativus) I’ve been meaning and meaning to post about […] Continue reading »

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 »

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