Roundup of Food Blog Posts I’ve Enjoyed #11
I’ve been building up this batch of links a while now. These are food blog posts I’ve come across and considered gorgeous, interesting, inspiring, and overall well worth saving and sharing with the rest of you. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.
The photo above, well, that’s me. (Dave took the photo.) I started boxing about 6 weeks ago, and after a month they finally made me buy my own gloves. Boxing has been wonderful fun – it’s a great workout, and an interesting skill to learn. Not to mention a good way to work out aggression.
I was actually at a deposition earlier this week where my opposing counsel turned out to be another female attorney who loves to box. We resisted the urge to gamble the outcome of the case on a boxing match between the two of us, though.
Anyway, onto the food!
Deinin at Cloudberry Quark describes her Cabbage & Onion Stew as “a brown, sweetish mush that looks terrible.” Now, maybe that’s true, but it sounds like the sort of food my Hungarian grandmother would have served to me as a child, if only adding in cauliflower had occurred to her at the time. When winter comes, I’ll make this to help get me through.
It’s no secret that Tigers & Strawberries is one of my absolute favorite blogs of all time. So it should come as no surprise that I want you to check out a lot of Barbara’s entries. She invented spicy, floral, tingly, sugary cookies called Frostflowers. I can think of so many saucy dishes that would be wonderful served atop her Two-Sides-Brown: Pan-Fried Noodle Pancake. Although the recipe did not actually originate from Singapore, I keep meaning to try her Singapore Rice Noodles. And who can say no to a tasty plate of Beef Chow Fun?
Diner Girl at French Laundry at Home made Cream of Walnut Soup. Now, I don’t really eat nuts (it’s a texture thing) or cream-of-anything soups (ditto), but this still made my jaw drop. I want to serve it with chocolate cake. Now.
Bee from Rasa Malaysia is another favorite food blogger of mine. Her dramatic photos of her Sichuan-style Crawfish/Crayfish/Crawdad (麻辣小龙虾) caught my eye, and the recipe itself continued to keep my attention. And for a sweet follow-up, I’d love to try her Souffle Egg White Balls with Red Bean Paste (高力豆沙).
Bea from La Tartine Gourmande is a brave woman, and she proved it yet again by cooking her first lobster. Her tale of courage, not to mention Asian-Style Lobster Soup, is not to be missed. Nor would you want to miss her Peach (or Apricots) Tart, Sweet Almond Oil Crust.
I’m still putting off eating winter squash until it’s absolutely necessary, since I’m just not ready to admit that summer is over yet. Still, Michelle at Oswego Tea‘s Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash is an awfully good argument for starting winter squash season up again.
Anh from Food Lover’s Journey generously shared the recipe for one of my favorite dishes, Fried Rice Noodles with Ginger Beef and Chinese Broccoli. Chinese broccoli can do no wrong in my eyes. Or rather, in my mouth.
Katie from Thyme for Cooking created a Warm Cabbage Pasta Salad that reminds me a bit of my grandmother’s cabbage noodles. One of these days, I’m going to make them both side by side, just to compare.
Haalo from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once made the most beautiful Jewelled Amaranth you can possibly imagine. It looks like it should be served at a royal feast to a court of people draped in silk robes, seated on pillows.
Keiko from Nordljus intrigued me with her White Sesame Ice Cream with Molasses Swirl, with White Sesame Tuile Biscuits. Would it taste like halvah ice cream, I wonder?
I was completely blown away by the thought of Pork Belly in Almond Milk, which I discovered over at Chubby Hubby. The post also features one of the sexiest photos involving pork that I have ever seen. Go take a look for yourself.