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January 17, 2006

what does your blog look good in?

This month's Does My Blog Look Good In This? (often known as dmblgit) is being hosted by Andrew over at Spittoon Extra.


My pickings for December were a bit thin, but I managed to come up with one action shot of my friend Jessica rolling out some danish pastry dough.

Entries so far are here, as is info for those of you who want to enter a picture.

December 11, 2005

Multigrain Rosemary Sage Crackers


One of the year-long herbs in my garden is rosemary, which I love paired with olive oil and a bit of salt. All three flavors come through in these deeply flavorful, yet delicate, cracker that I am sure to be making many variations in the months to come. Let's call this Weekend Herb Blogging, because it still is the weekend and I haven't played a meme all week. Kayln's got interesting herbs collected on her blog every weekend, do go check out this week's offerings.

These crackers were inspired by a combination of things: the flavor profile was derived from a recipe for Herbed Olive Oil Crackers from Jerry Traunfeld's The Herbfarm Cookbook, the addition of yeast was due to a recent batch of Lavash from The Breadbaker's Apprentice, and the use of the pasta machine comes from a recent conversation with Farmgirl.

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October 23, 2005

Weekend Herb Blogging: Borage

Kalyn, of Kalyn's Kitchen, has started an irresistible—well, at least to me—meme: Weekend Herb Blogging. Lacking in cats and dogs, but not garden, Kalyn dreamt up WHB as another option for food bloggers at play. Play? In an herb garden? I am so there!


For my first foray, I am showcasing a bit of an aberration: a pink borage flower. As you can see from the picture, the densely-clustered flowers are a lovely periwinkle blue. When I went out the other day to snag a few pictures of the herb garden in late fall, I discovered one pink flower amongst the sea of icy blue. I've been growing borage for at least a decade now and it's the first pink flower I've seen so I was pretty jazzed. (What's that you say? I should get a life? laughs)

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September 28, 2005

23, 5, ramble


I feel a bit like I should draw a rune to go with this post, it's all so mystically numeric. Kayln of Kayln's Kitchen has tagged me for the latest meme, in which one counts 23 posts from the start of their blog, takes the 5th sentence, and goes deep.

Wish me luck.

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September 13, 2005

the incredible, edible cake: recipe and backstory

CakebookThis is a well-loved cookbook. When I pick it up to bake a cake--it's usual purpose--I can tell which page I need based on how the pages feel. Can you tell that this page is where my favorite cake lives? It also happens to be the cake that was selected as most edible in the most recent DMBLGIT? competition and I've been promising the recipe so I'd better get on with it.

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September 08, 2005

apparently MBDLGIT!

Wow! I am honored to have one of my photos selected as most edible in the August's edition of Does My Blog Look Good In This. As usual, this group of DMBLGIT entries has some gorgeous photography; I am so glad I didn't have to pick!

I am particularly tickled by the judge's comments, "Now THAT is what in-focus looks like. Very graphic and powerful." because I am still rather new at this whole "good photography" thing and thus focus and framing are somewhat hit and miss. I'm freshly inspired to go cook something just so I can take pictures of it.

September 07, 2005

WBW13: Like Chocolate Wine


I'll have to thank Clotilde for inspiring me to participate in my first Wine Blogging Wednesday, her oh-so-tempting theme of Like Wine for Chocolate has coaxed me out of my professed cluelessness about wine to play with the real winos...ooops, I meant, the true aficianados of all things grape. Which is really funny because my chosen wine doesn't have any grapes in it, nor did I eat chocolate as I sipped. Hey, I said I was participating, I didn't say I was a slave to conformity. (Amateur Gourmet, surely you will defend my laxness on the rules? At least there was no nutella involved!)

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August 23, 2005

Two days left to look marvelous

...and you do look marvelous, you know... as does this chunk of bread, which has no purpose but to give me an excuse to post a picture of my bread that has "holes for the little people to live in" as my good friend J says. It's taken a while to be able to pull this crumb off reliably and easily, but is it ever worth the effort!


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May 19, 2005

Cookbook Meme

Wow, I've had this blog a month and haven't been memed yet. So when I came across  Spiceblog's cookbook meme, and already had the pictures on my camera, it seemed like a natural. Without further ado, here's shelf #1.

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