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Roundup of Food Blog Posts I’ve Enjoyed #2

The subject of the photo above is our beautiful and inedible kitty, Katya. It was taken by a fellow named Brad while Katya was still in the possession of her previous owner, Lisa. It is, of course, completely unrelated to this post.

I forgot to photograph yesterday’s rhubarb cream pie, so instead here’s another collection of links to posts from various food blogs out there that I think are just wonderful. Enjoy!

I am starving for David Lebovitz‘s Kouign Amann, a richly caramelized pastry that looks like the perfect excuse to stock up on some top-notch salted butter. I can imagine the crunch of the salt amidst all that sticky sweet being fabulous.

Back when I was thinking about what to do with those tamarinds I’d been seeing in the supermarket, Saffron Hut came out with A Palette of Flavors – Chutneys. Starting with a gorgeous photo of the chutneys laid out on an artist’s palette where they belong, she goes on to give recipes for tamarind chutney, coconut chutney, coriander chutney, and capsicum chutney. I should finally make that blueberry port chutney I was daydreaming about for the last week before the move.

Saffron Hut‘s Spinach Cheese Parathas look wonderful, too.

I’ll admit, all I really want to steal from this recipe is the concept of sage-poached cherries. Those could be marvelous in all sorts of dishes.

S at Chubby Hubby made a fantastic looking bowl of Khao Soi Gai, which turns out to be a curry with egg noodles cooked two different ways, some under the curry absorbing sauce, and some fried and placed atop the curry for crispy fun. I drool at the thought.

For April Fool’s, McAuliflower over at Brownie Points made candy faux sushi that looks just like the real thing.

This green asparagus tart with potatoes over at delicious:days is just right for spring, and my OCD-ish brain is very pleased with the way the asparagus looks, lined up perfectly, after the tart is cut into strips.

Ideas in Food has recipes up for condensed milk ice cream. Just throw in a large quantity of that lovely orange Thai tea, and it would be perfect for me!

The Thai black rice pudding made by Brendan at Something in Season looks so dramatic with those raspberries perched atop it. Maybe I just like it because it almost looks like chocolate, but like it I do.

Heidi made Beeramisu – a Tiramisu variant made with beer, of course. As soon as I get a chance, I’m going to follow her recipe using framboise lambic instead of porter. I can’t wait to see how that turns out.

I am thoroughly impressed by Bron‘s Yesterday’s Brioche, Frangelico, Chocolate and Pear Cakes. They take stale brioche and turn it into these elegant little cakes with long, slender, witchy spikes of pear that look like they want to be eaten while sitting at an outdoor table at a chic cafe in the late afternoon in early summer.

Clotilde made almond lemon curd that I’m thinking of duplicating, but with red grapefruit as the citrus instead. How I love sealing goop into jars!

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13 Responses to “Roundup of Food Blog Posts I’ve Enjoyed #2”

  1. Ivonne says:

    Thank you so much for pointing out David’s dessert … I’d missed that one. Now I have something to drool over for the rest of the day!

  2. Tania says:


    What a lovely surprise to find my sage-poached cherries, if not my salad, mentioned in your round-up. And I agree: they could lend themselves to all kinds of tasty dishes!

  3. Ivonne says:

    Hi Danielle,

    I came back to visit again and realized that you referenced the sage-poached cherries from The Candied Quince … Tania and I work together so it was nice to see her mentioned!

  4. Saffron Hut says:

    Hi Danielle,

    I followed the trackback to here. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the post of chutneys and the paratha. Now you have to make them to enjoy the taste of these dishes too!!!

    Thanks for the mention and happy cooking !!


  5. Lisa says:

    That photo popped up in my feed reader and I blinked. That is such a neat photo of her.

    Those recipes sound wonderful. Coming here always makes me hungry and tempts me to be in the kitchen baking.

  6. Danielle says:

    Ivonne – I still haven’t made it, but mmm.

    Tania – It’s just that I don’t like salad and never eat it. Nothing against yours in particular! But those sage-poached cherries look so brilliant.

    Saffron Hut – I will make them, definitely!

    Lisa – You could always visit and cook and eat with us. ^^ (Tempttempttempt.)

  7. suzun says:

    i also made a rhubarb pie this week! i would cite some sort
    of psychic food connection, but i think it’s just in season.

    if you make it again you have to photograph and post pictures!

    i used a new recipe that used lemon juice and zest and it
    didn’t hold a candle to my recipe that uses a whole vanilla
    bean. it did use arrowroot powder to thicken it up, though,
    and that kept it from being syrupy out of control, and i have
    that problem with strawberries.

  8. Andrea says:

    I have to say that is a gorgeous photo of Katya, love the compostion

  9. Danielle says:

    suzun – I’m not sure we’ll be making more rhubarb pie this year, but if we do I will post about it. We made a rhubarb cream pie, which had a crust involving almond meal (the same one I posted about with my pear and basil tart, actually), and rhubarb cut into chunks, and a custard poured into the crust over the rhubarb before it was baked. So, it wasn’t a syrupy mess, and really holds together very well, because of the way the custard solidifies when baked.

    Andrea – Isn’t it, though? I’m not the photographer, but I’m so happy to be living with this kitty.

  10. sam says:

    Hi Danielle,

    This round-up was lovely. Nice post. I enjoyed your blog. I’ll be back.

  11. bron says:

    Hi Danielle,
    I’m truly honoured to be included in your delicious round up,
    thank you so much!

  12. Tanna says:

    I just spent a time on bronmarshall’s site. Wow. I’m finding following food blog links
    much like turning corners on a French canal barge trip, you think it can’t get better and
    the next one takes my breath away as well! Thanks so much for the round up.
    The cherries are divine. My husband doesn’t like me to cook with wine he likes better
    to drink it but these cherries he loves. In fact he likes them so well, he’ll eat them
    plain out of a bowl if I let him. You might try the salad or create something with the
    cherries and the blue cheese; together they are spectaular.

  13. Danielle says:

    Sam – Thanks!

    bron – I adore your blog. You are such a fabulous cook and photographer. The honor is mine.

    Tanna – I’m glad you enjoyed! I love following the links from other people’s roundups; I discover the best new blogs that way.

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