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05 December 2017

December 2017 posts


Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Reparations after Bread Wars
summary: effects of weather changes on bread made with wild yeast; bread wars; counter-intuitive behaviour; rescuing failures and turning them into major successes; Mock Monsieurs; Avocado Toast; Winning;


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Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

by Jamie Schler with photos by Ilva Beretta,
(Gibbs Smith Publishing)

29 November 2017

November 2017 posts


Monday, 27 November 2017
A Night to Remember
summary: Chateauneuf du Pape Clos des Papes 1990; almost like new after all these years; Picanha; Sauce d’Auvergne; crazed black cat;
Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Sunday, 26 November 2017
Pasta with Orange, Ham and Gremolata
summary: delicious pasta from Jamie Schler's cookbook "Orange Appeal"; in praise of Ilva's photography; minor substitutions; adding Gremolata and Swiss chard;
Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Saturday, 25 November 2017
And we have cake!
summary: annual vinarterta making; disaster averted once again; reading labels; using timers
Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Wordless Wednesday: 60!?!!
summary: <o> ♥ p.98; 60th (!!?!) anniversary appetizer; Mussels with Orange and Fennel; Gremolata; Pinenuts are NOT optional; a Wordless Wednesday post;

Saturday, 18 November 2017
BBB English Muffins are Perfect for Mock Bennies
summary: Mock Bennies with Homemade English Muffins; easily as satisfying as Eggs Benedict but not nearly as filling;

Friday, 17 November 2017
What Nationality are These Muffins?? (BBB November 2017)
summary: ingredients for English Muffins; refusing to use commercial yeast when there's wild yeast in the fridge; scheduling problems; late again; rescuing English muffins that are overcooked (really dark...) on the outside and undercooked in the center; meat thermometer is my friend; making my sister happy; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Wordless Wednesday: Gold from a Grey Ghost
summary: grey ghost pumpkin; only $3 (!!) at the Peterborough Farmers' Market; tough shell; hammers aren't just for nails...; enough squash for several dinners; not as rich as butternut but still delicious; great for squash and walnut lasagne; squash and ginger soup; kitchen window in the autumn; at the request of the farmer, who like me, prefers savoury pumpkin dishes, we did NOT make pie; a Wordless Wednesday post

Friday, 10 November 2017
Delving into the Archives: Indonesian Potatoes with Chili Sauce
summary: Keripik Kentang Balado (Fried Potatoes with Chili Sauce; using our neighbours' hot hot hot chilis; going through our photo archives; more praise for back issues of SAVEUR;

Friday, 3 November 2017
Delving into the Archives: Thai Red Curry (WHB#408+x: Lime Leaf)
summary: delving into the archives; Thai red curry; is blogging passée? talking to myself; blaming FB; information about lime leaf and Weekend Herb Blogging;


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Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

by Jamie Schler with photos by Ilva Beretta,
(Gibbs Smith Publishing)