Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Which Cultures Make the Best Cakes?

Which Cultures Make the Best Cakes? My husband says when it comes to baking, nobody beats out the Greeks and the Jews. We all have our preferences and there is not one person in the world who can say that their specific food tastes is “the right food taste”.

Take me for example. I grew up using Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines cake mixes. The first time I ever ate a piece of cake made from scratch, my mouth didn't know what had happened. It was the mostest bestest softest wonderfullest piece of loving joy ever!  Cake is love!

Needless to say cake baking is not my forte. But I do love a great cake. It would be right to say that cake loving IS my forte.  πŸ’—

Honestly! If Queen Marie Antoinette had really said “Let them eat cake!” and I had been in earshot distance, I would have been “Where?!! Where??!! Where's the cake??!!”



Recently, I've been coming across recipes shared by my online friends from different countries and also from food newsletters that I subscribe to and it's got me dreaming and wishing I could enjoy all of these wonderful baked delights without having to concern myself with the possible ill effects of consuming too much sugar. Alas! There is diabetes in my family line and I just don't want to take any chances.

Most of the time, I enjoy cakes by just looking at them or maybe taste a teeny weeny sample. ☺

But some cakes are far too pretty and unusual to eat. Don't you think?  Like these incredible jelly cakes.




Stunning Edible Flower Jelly Cakes Blooming in Your Plate

These gorgeous jelly cakes came from 'La Floraison' in Sydney Australia. Like a Japanese rainbow cake these confections are almost too pretty to eat.



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Some cakes are not even cakes. They're masterpieces. Works of art!



And then some cakes are dummy cakes. Dummy cakes? Yeah. New term I learned when I found a wedding cake by LeNovelle Cake that somebody shared via the Google Plus social network. Below is a photo of the most extraordinary dummy wedding cake I've ever seen.



What about you? Do you πŸ’— cake?




Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Food Wishes Video Recipes: Grilled Hoisin Beef – Not Necessarily Mongolian (Reblog)

From Food Ways to Food Wishes. It's not that far. πŸ‘‰

Chef John has been active on Blogger since 2007. He publishes Food Wishes Video Recipes, a wonderful food blogger and vlogger who likes to share a wide variety of recipes from A to Z, from African cuisine to Vegetables and Weekend Fillers. (No Video Category for the letters X, Y, and Z. But close enough!)



Over 200 food preparation "how to" videos and recipes for Vegetables, Appetizers, and Sauces; over 100 videos for Cooking Tips and Techniques, meat (Beef, Chicken, and Pork plus Seafood and Cheese); and specialties like Spicy food and Italian Cuisine. And of course, there's Dessert. You can find so much more because he has made the blog very easy to search.

Below is the cooking video that led me to his blog. I love hoisin sauce. Do you?

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Grilled Hoisin Beef Recipe - Grilled Beef Skirt Steak with Hoisin Glaze | Food Wishes






* Also sharing the links to two other blog posts. One post I'm sharing because in my opinion a party is not a party without great appetizers. The other post I'm sharing because I heart pomegranates and because I've never seen a non-red pomegranate. Have you?

Let's Get This Party Started Right - Announcing a New Appetizer Category!


Let's Get This Party Started Right - Announcing a New Appetizer Category!

Just in time for your New Years party planning; I've added a new video category for Appetizers . Many of the videos I've previously done wi...


Back By Popular Demand...The Secret Underwater Pomegranate Trick


Back By Popular Demand...The Secret Underwater Pomegranate Trick

I already ran this video demo a long time ago, but when my mother sent me a photo of some "Sweetheart" pomegranates (below right), I thought...

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πŸ‘‰ After you finish visiting with Chef John at Food Wishes, follow these links to some interesting and fun food history and trivia about the pomegranate and the other pomegranateEnjoy!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

"Baumkuchen", tasty and historic German cake | Recipes | Niume Food Sphere

The ingredients for this scrumptious guilty pleasure include apricot jam, dark and white chocolate. Plus it's traditionally served at Christmas.  But you pick any holiday or special event or just treat yourself!

How could you not want a piece of this cake?? πŸ’Ÿ






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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Taste of the Islands - TV Cooking Show on PBS

Finally! Singing the Hallelujah chorus. AGAIN!

This time all the rejoicing is because of a food TV show.

We relocated to Austin, Texas in 1998 and my mate's first observation about living in this land-locked part of the state was that the city was missing a good Bahamian restaurant or at least some place that serves dishes that look like island food!

Once we got cable TV hooked up and got settled in, his next complaint was that the #foodie channels didn't have a good cooking show to teach people how to prepare common island meals.

In 2015, his prayer was finally been answered.







http://tastetheislandstv.com/chef-irie/Our public television station (PBS) airs a show called “Taste the Islands”. Chef Irie (real name Hugh Sinclair) lives in South Florida but is from Jamaica.

My mate is from The Bahamas.

Close enough!





 
We're both very happy.
For now.  :)


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Taste of the Islands first published at Persona Paper, Jul 20, 2015.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

5 Unique and Delicious BBQ Sauce Recipes

Per HubPages Contributor Holle Abee (habee), once you know the her Basic Barbecue Sauce Recipe, you can make scores of different versions. So she has provided the basic recipe and 5 variations.  You should see her variations!  WHOA!  White BBQ Sauce???

There's also: 
  • Orange-Tangerine BBQ Sauce

  • Teriyaki-Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe

  • Cherry - Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • Mesquite BBQ Sauce

5 Unique BBQ Sauce Recipes - Delicious!



Image:  Tangerine-Orange Sauce on Pork




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Monday, March 20, 2017

Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel (Reblog)

** Food trivia:  "Falafel was originally made with fava beans and continues to be made that way in Egypt and other Arab countries, but Israeli falafel is made from chickpeas."  


Personally, I am sort of glad the recipe was modified.  Ever since the character Hannibal Lecter - played by Sir Anthony Hopkins - made that comment about fava beans in the movie "Silence of The Lambs", the beans just don't look the same on my plate.

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"A falafel sandwich is truly an exceptional taste experience!”



Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel | toriavey.com


Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel

Falafel is a traditionally Arab food. The word falafel may descend from the Arabic word falāfil, a plural of the word filfil, meaning "pepper." These fried vegetarian fritters are often served along with hummus, and tahini sauce (known as a "falafel plate.") They're also great served with toum, a Middle Eastern garlic sauce.



Falafel restaurant in Nazareth
Falafel restaurant in Nazareth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


"Why is it we never focus on the things that unite us, like falafel?" - New Yorker Cartoon
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Beyond Turmeric: 5 Indian Spices You Need in Your Pantry Now | One Green Planet (Reblog)

So happy to be learning more and more about world cuisine; especially India food and the spices used in various dishes. Found this blog post and have to reblog. Wouldn't be right to keep this cooking wisdom to myself.  😊

The best thing is that I love all of these spices and they can be easily be purchased via my online spice shop or probably at your local grocery store, depending on where you live.


Beyond Turmeric: 5 Indian Spices You Need in Your Pantry Now | One Green Planet


OGP specializes in vegan recipes.
 More from One Green Planet.


Tips and Tricks to Use Turmeric in the Kitchen

Turmeric is potent stuff, and it has made a recent bang on the "Let food by thy medicine" scene. It's no wonder really, as the bright orange spice has serious anti-inflammatory properties that have garnered it attention as a natural preventative and/or treatment for things like arthritis, assorted cancers and Alzheimer's, to name but a few.

Peach Jalebi: Indian Funnel Cake [Vegan] - Made with Saffron and Cardamon

1 cups sugar; 1/2 cup water; 1/2 cup peach juice; 4-5 saffron strands; 1 teaspoon ground cardamom; A pinch of orange food coloring (optional) ...


Spicing It Up with Cumin: Health Benefits, Tips, and Recipes

Cumin, an oblong seed with ridges and a yellow-brown color, has been used since ancient times in Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. It originated in Egypt and belongs to the same family as caraway, parsley, and dill.


Why Ginger-fication of our Food Is a Good Thing

Ginger is a wonderful thing. It's highly medicinal, known to combat stomach ailments of all kinds and has anti-inflammatory properties said to rival any non-steroidal drug in its treatment of muscle and joint pain.
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Monday, March 13, 2017

#holifestival : Sweets : Holi Festival Recipes

About year ago, I became a member of a blogging community called LiteracyBase

It's where I do some of my personal blogging when not publishing posts to what my home business blogs (such as this blog, MyBlog Stop!, My Pain, Your Gain, My Shopping Channel) which also contain some personal posts (opinions and perspectives, etc.). 

This particular online community has an active group of members who hail from India and today is last day of a celebration or festival called Holi. I read some of the members' posts and noted that one writer expressed great enthusiasm about the “sweets” they enjoyed during this holiday. So? So you guessed it! I went on a hunt for Holi recipes. No surprise that I was able to find plenty at popular food blogs that I already like and follow from time to time. If you don't have the ingredients in your pantry or kitchen cabinets to make these tasty treats, you'll know for the next time.  This post will definitely go in my Google Plus World Cuisine Collection.  :)



Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, With These 20 Vegan Recipes

Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, With These 20 Vegan Recipes

Holi, also known as the " Festival of Colors " is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. For two or three days, there is a celebration of color, music, fertility, love, and the victory of good over evil. Holi is an ancient holiday celebrated all over the world but mostly in parts of India and Nepal.


A Glutton's Festival: Try These 5 Delicious Holi Recipes at Home

A Glutton's Festival: Try These 5 Delicious Holi Recipes at Home

Yes! Holi maybe about the colours, the pichkaris, the water-balloons but it is also about the mouth-watering delicacies that mark this festival. In fact there are some dishes which are a part of the celebrations since ages and are considered synonymous with the festival.



Holi Recipes, Holi festival 2017 Sweets Recipes - Rachna's Kitchen

Holi Recipes, Holi festival 2017 Sweets Recipes - Rachna's Kitchen

When I hear word "HOLI" , first thing that comes to my mind is color. Holi is an important festival of Hindu culture. It is known as the festival of happiness, love and brotherhood. In my childhood, I remember that me and my brothers used to wake up early in ...



Holi Recipes - 80 Holi Special Recipes 2014 - Holi Sweets - Holi Snacks - Blend with Spices

Holi Recipes - 80 Holi Special Recipes 2014 - Holi Sweets - Holi Snacks - Blend with Spices

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Aam Ka Panna Recipe | Raw Green Mango Drink - Sharmis Passions

Aam Ka Panna Recipe | Raw Green Mango Drink - Sharmis Passions

Aam Ka Panna,a refreshing summer juice made with raw green mangoes.This scorching summer makes me crave for juices often, I loved this idea of storing the preserve and making the juice as and when we want sure better than the store bought juice mixes / squashes with loads of preservatives.


NOTE:  Sharmis Passions has a treasure trove of Holi recipes, in addition to the mango drink shared above.




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