Zucchini Ribbons Salad (Bookmarked Recipe)

summary: Jamie Oliver’s Zucchini Ribbon Salad is great; bookmarked recipe; why did we wait so long?

Bookmarked Recipes - last Sunday of the MonthBookmarked Recipe: Zucchini Ribbons Salad

Zucchini Ribbons Salad Way back in 2007 or 2008, when FoodTV still showed actual cooking shows and when we still had access to FoodTV, we saw Jamie Oliver making a spectacular looking zucchini salad. We instantly said that we had to try it. And promptly forgot because wasn’t yet zucchini season here.

Well. I’m happy to report that almost a decade later, we finally made the salad. (continue reading )

Mostly Wordless Not-Wednesday: when smoking is allowed indoors…


(If you are unable to view the video here, please go directly to YouTube: adding smoky flavour to dhal Makhani.)

Dhungar Method

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We have Red Pears!

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NFFtT pears summary: lots and lots of pears; what to do with unripe pears; recipe for sliced dried pears; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos)

“Taste and try before ye buy, my fine ripe pears!” -Edinburgh Street Vendors’ Cry

Well. You’re not going to want to taste and try these pears yet. They may be very fine. But they are NOT ripe.

NFFtT red pears

windfall pears on table and in green handled basket

There are so many volunteer pickers for Not Far From the Tree now that it’s a little tricky to get in on a pick. So imagine my delight to discover that I was one of the chosen to pick stunningly beautiful slightly unripe pears last Saturday morning.

I’m not sure what kind they are – I’m thinking maybe red Clapp’s Favourite or perhaps Flemish Beauty. But whatever they are, aren’t they gorgeous? The red colour is amazing! (continue reading )

Delving into the Archives: 2015’s NFFtT Apricots Jam revisited

summary: going through our photo archives; NFFtT apricots; brilliant apricot jam; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos)

NFFtT apricots

When I was about to post about NFFtT grapes the other day, I was looking around for the post I was sure I had written about last year’s apricots. I cannot believe I didn’t post about them! Except to mention them briefly when talking about a filling for a brioche flower.

NFFtT apricot jam Considering how really brilliant last year’s apricot jam was, I had hoped to get in on another apricot pick. But it seems that it is not to be this year. NFFtT has become very popular and getting on the roster to do some picking is increasingly difficult. Not to mention that I’m pretty sure that apricot season is over now. If there were even any apricots at all this summer. How disappointing. (continue reading )