Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sneak Preview - Peach Coffee Cake with Double Crust of Cardamom and Pistachio

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Still too warm to cut, and too dark for artificial light to do it justice, here is but a small sampling of my peach offering which I have created for Veggie/Fruit and Month - Peaches, hosted here at The Well-Seasoned Cook for creator Priya of Mahora Rjasthan's Recipes.                          .

Tomorrow, I will be able to present it in natural light and with the proper propping.  It was with difficult patience that we wrapped this beauty up for the night.  Do hope you can stop by tomorrow for more photos and my adapted recipe.

Thanks to those who have sent me their very enchanting recipes for one of the summer's prime stone fruits. The round-up will be online in a few days.  In meantime, I will be happy to accept latecomers.

Black and White Wednesday - A Culinary Gallery - Week #8

Thanks for your patience today. My Internet connection was infuriatingly slow, no doubt due to extensive post-Irene damage in the area. Well, some things are beyond control, and some folks have it far harder than others. If you would like to join next week's gallery, here are the details. Thanks to all who have already contributed. I am delighted how BWW has caught on, and am more and more impressed every week with your talents. See you soon!

1RajaniFudge!
Fudge!
Rajanai - My Kitchen Trials

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30PaperCoffeeParcelsGourmetGetaways.

2TheresaGirlinMyCoffeeSra

3SusieOliveOil

4LunchtimeGnocchiBarbara

5ArfiIceTeaTutaksCafe_edited-1

6AlessandraBlackCoffee
Black Coffee
Alessandra - Alessanda Zecchini

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7KrithiFirstStarbucksStore

8PomegranatesChinmayie
Pomegranates
Chinmayie - Love Food Eat

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13TikaCemplengCemplung
Tika - Cemplang Cemplung

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10ShilpaYummiliciousBiteOff

Bite Off!
Shilpa - Yummilicious

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11SiaMonsoonSpiceBandWEggs
Eggs
Sia - Monsoon Spice

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12CinziaBreakfastinFiculdi
Breakfast in Filicudi
Cinzia - Cindystar

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15GrillTimeSandrasEasyCooking

16RosaCassataCupcakeWine

18FinlaFlourWindmillMyKitchenTreasures

17BirthdayPartyLynne
Birthday Party
Lynne - Cafe Lynnylu

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19DivinitySiriCookingwithSiri
Divinity
Siri - Cooking with Siri

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20SomaTreasuresfromHome
Treasures from Home
Soma - eCurry

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21SomaFlowersinTeapot
Flowers in Teapot
Soma - eCurry

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23LastGarnishHaalo

22MadhuJicamaSalad

24AamaVadai_ParuppuVaidaiSizzlingTastebuds

25SimonaMaizeBreadCloche
The Magic of Bread
Simona - Briciole

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26ReachingLana
Reaching
Lana - Bibberche

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27MushroomsOnionsSohini
Mushrooms and Onions
Cassia Bark - Cassia Bark

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28PuffedUpCoolLassie
Puffed-Up
Cool Lassie - Pan Gravy Kadai Curry

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29Colazione all'ItalianaBrii
Peppers
Rinku - Cooking in Westchester

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43PriyaMenon - Vada Sambhar
Vada Sambhar
Priya Menon (A reader)

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44AreUReadyforaChatSarassKitchen
Saraswathi - Saras's Kitchen

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BWCoffeePot
Tall and Proud
Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Weekend Herb Blogging #299 Announcement


Tempus certainly does fugit. Back in early June, Haalo of Cook Almost Anything at Least Once was making arrangements with me to host another round of Weekend Herb Blogging. I am happy to announce that it is now official: Weekend Herb Blogging #299 is currently being hosted by yours truly on The Well-Seasoned Cook. This is the tenth time I have the privilege and fun of welcoming your wonderful recipes featuring virtually any ingredient that grows on a plant. The event will run through Sunday, September 4, at 3:00 P.M. Utah time. I will have the round-up online on Monday, September 5. The past several weeks have been particularly busy for me, but I can always fit in another presentation of your creativity and generosity.

The rules are simple and have helped make Weekend Herb Blogging the enduring classic food-blogging event which Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen founded in 2005:

Please prepare a recipe and post it to your blog. It can be any course or cuisine, with or without meat, but must be predominantly prepared with an ingredient that grows on a plant. Please ensure that you post links to this announcement as well as Haalo's rules page.

Upon completion, please send me the following information so that I can ensure you will be included in this week's roundup:

Name:
Name of Blog:
Blog URL:
Recipe URL:
Photo - 400 pixels wide

Thank you in advance for all the great eats which will be coming my way. And a special thanks to Haalo for entrusting me with the happy duties yet another time.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Black and White Wednesday - A Culinary Gallery - Week #7

It's a wrap! Thank you so much for sharing your talents for an event that has grown very quickly since its first appearance six weeks ago.  I hope you have enjoyed the great work and enthusiasm displayed here as much as I have.  There are a total of about forty-six photos. (Right now, I am too tired to count, spell, nor compose coherent sentences. ; ))  I will visit your blogs tomorrow to leave formal comments. Thank you again.  Sweet dreams or best of the morning to you, wherever you are.  See you next week!

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2EDENTHEVEGGIEGANG

3KAYWEDDINGBOOZE

4CINZIAHOMEMADECANNEDTOMATOES

5CHECKINGONTHEPOTATOES

6ALLESSANDRAMOZZERELLA
Mozzarella
Alessandra - Alessandra Zecchini

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7BARBARAJUGSONABAR
Jugs on a Bar
Barbara - Winos and Foodies

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8JANETMERINGUES
Meringues
Janet - A Cook at Heart

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10SIRIWHOLEGRAINGOODNESS

11CHINMAYIECHILIES

12RADHIKASHADOWS
Shadows
Radhika - Tickling Palates

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13JAYASPROUTINGTARO

14MAGPIEBAGELSANDCOFFEE

15TIKAFERMENTEDCASSAVA

16LYNNEANTIQUECHINASILVERPLATE

17VINTAGEREVERIEROSA

18SIASPINACH
Spinach
Sia - Monsoon Spice

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20RAJANIGOINGNUTS!
Going Nuts!
Rajani - My Kitchen Trials

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19JEROXIEWINDSORDELI

21CHAMPABUNDTPANS

22ZORRASPARKLINGWATER
Sparkling Water
Zorra - Kochtopf

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23MYTREASUREMYPLEASURESHILPA

25CHEZUSSPINASSE
Spinasse
Denise - Chez Us

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24OOPS!SCOOP!KRITHI
Oops! Scoop!
Krithi - Krithi's Kitchen

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28THEMAGICOFCHEESESIMONA
The Magic of Cheese
Simona - Briciole

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26NANDITABOWLOFFRESHTOMATOES
Bowl of Fresh Tomatoes
Nandita - Paaka-Shaale - My Virtual Kitchen

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29JAYACARROTSOUP
Carrot Soup
Jaya - Spice and Curry

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27MADHUCUPCAKES
Cupcakes
Madhu - Madhu'r Recipes

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31COOLLASSIECOFFEEMUGSONASHELF
Coffee Mugs on a Shelf
Cool Lassie - Pan Gravy Kadai Curry

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34VALLIAMMAJISRECIPESTOMATILLOS
Bloomed Tomatillos
Valli - Ammaji's Recipes

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33KALYANICURRYINAHURRY
Curry in a Hurry
Kalyani - Sizzling Tastebuds

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30AnuWILDORINDIANRICE
Wild or Indian Rice
Anu - Anu's Healthy Kitchen

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35WITWOKWISDOMSUGARANDSPICE
Sugar and Spice
Wit, Wok & Wisdom - Wit, Wok & Wisdom

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32SHRUTIROTINI
Rotini
Shruti - Get Healthy for Better Life

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36RESHMISPICES
Spices
Reshmi - EasY Cook

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37SUSANBUSYHANDSMAKINGBREAD
Busy Hands Making Bread
Susan - Eat Little, Eat Big

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38AVIKARADISH
Radishes
Avika - Variety is the Spice of Your Life !!!

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39PHYSALISBRII
Physalis Akekengi (Chinese Lantern)
Bri - Brii is Home

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38SAFFRONSTREAKSBLUEBERRIES
Blueberries
Saffron Streaks - Saffron Streaks 

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40AKHEELAMINTLEAVES
Mint Leaves
Akheela - Torview Toronto

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41RINKUBAKINGSUPPLYCO
New York Sign
Rinku - Cooking in Westchester

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42USHAALICESTEACUP
Alice's Tea Cup
Usha - My Spicy Kitchen

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43SARASBROKENEGG
Broken Egg
Saraswathi - Saras's Kitchen


44ShavaniMLLA
MLLA Prize - BEAN Cookbook
Shanavi - Kitchen Secrets!!!

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45BambooSteamerCynthia