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  • Lemony Pea and Radish Salad with Mint
  • The Fort Greene
  • East African Sweet Pea Soup
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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?

Cenk from Cafe Fernando served his Gianduja Stracciatella Gelato between wafer halvas, making for a lovely hazelnut chocolate ice cream cake.

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.

Brilynn from Jumbo Empanadas, your hero and mine, has once again proven that she is the most daring baker of them all. When life serves her lemons, she makes Strawberry Mirror Cake… Ice Cream.

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.

If you are at all interested in molecular gastronomy, you can’t afford to miss Martin’s post at Khymos, where he shares his huge Hydrocolloid recipe collection.

Nicole at Baking Bites has finally given me a good reason to buy that guava paste which always taunts me at the store, by sharing her recipe for Cuban Shortbread Cookies.

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.

And if we’re heading into winter, I also want to try out Cara from Cara’s Cravings‘s Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage and Toasted Pecan Cream.

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.

Meena from Hooked on Heat made a scrumptious looking veggie dish, Bok Choy in Coconut Milk.

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.

When Dave started obsessing over horchata, I had to google around to find a recipe for him. We ended up using a Horchata recipe from Josh at The Food Section, and it turned out great!

Along the way as I searched for horchata recipes, I stumbled across Chockylit from Cupcake Bakeshop‘s recipe for Horchata Cupcakes. These look incredible!

And speaking of tasty cupcakes, take a look at the Apple Cardamom Cupcakes with Salted Caramel posted by Garrett at Vanilla Garlic.

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10 Responses to “Roundup of Food Blog Posts I’ve Enjoyed #11”

  1. feonixrift says:

    Those look really tasty. And I just realized I even have the ingredients for one of them… My acorn squash has found its recipe! Yay!

  2. Great list. I will check a few out. Coincidentally I only just find the Tigers and Strawberries website yesterday so it must be a sign to go back and visit.

  3. Michele says:

    Thanks so much for the mention. I’m thrilled that my stuffed squash has tempted you. I’ve been lurking around your blog for ages, so it was a nice surprise to see my post on your list. And how about that Cupcake Bakeshop. Yowsas!

  4. What a lovely collection Danielle. I cannot wait to surf through them. And thank you for including some of my posts in it, kind of you! Yeah, that lobster…..

  5. Kitt says:

    You’re forcing me to start another food blog folder in my bookmarks. The first one’s getting too long to scroll through easily in my daily checks, but I can’t resist adding many of these. Thanks!

    You should add a Batman-esque Ka-POW! to your picture.

  6. Danielle, that’s a great and beautiful picture. I especially love the look of your eyes, it’s like “Don’t mess around with me or I will punch you in the face!” :)

    Thanks again for including my recipes. I am hooked on crawfish…I can’t seem to get enough now!

  7. mr.ed says:

    I have hundreds of pounds/feet of cookbooks. Many are eastern, Indian, Vietnamese etc. I look through the ingredients and wonder what they taste like, as they’re not too available in our backwater midwest area. While in Parsippany NJ a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon an unbelievably crowded Indian grocery with literally everything I’ve ever heard about, many fresh. It was hard not to buy armloads of ingredients, for fear of fumigating the car in summer heat, or wilting precious fruit, leaves etc. When we go to Chicago next to see the grandkids, methinks it calls for a trip to Devon Ave, home to hundreds of similar outfits. This time, it’ll be cold, and I won’t be so concerned about what the car smells like.
    But no durians, now or ever.

  8. Vanessa says:

    Howdy Danielle – I love it when you do round-ups! Thanks for the inspiration.


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