Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kulfi Molds - Black and White Wednesday

What is it about dessert molds?  Be they for charlottes, savarins, madeleines, bundts, or chocolates, their angles and curves are not merely enhancements for the delectables they shape, but are design elements unto themselves.

These aluminum kulfi molds are no exception.  A staple of Indian culinary culture, kulfi is a uniquely rich and dense frozen treat, a magic of condensed milk flavored with exotics such as rose, saffron, cardamom, or pistachio.  Without the fuss of traditional churning, a batch of kulfi is simply poured into individual-serving molds and set in the freezer to cure.

I tip my conical hat to the beguiling genius of this luxurious confection.

This is my contribution to Black and White Wednesday #140 hosted today by Aparna of Stories from the Mahe Coast.

Black and White Wednesday, the weekly gallery for colorfully colorless food, will return from summer hiatus on September 3.  Do stop by Cindystar, where Cinzia has all the details on how to participate or host this fun event.  Although Cinzia doesn't know it yet, I am re-upping to host September 3.  ; )

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Black and White Wednesday #138 - The Gallery

Good evening and welcome to Black and White Wednesday #138. Tonight's gallery was a particularly pleasurable assortment of photographs . We've covered everything from books, bread, and a boat to pasta, pastry, plants, pots, and a portrait.  I hope you enjoy the feast as much as I do.

Thanks to Cinzia of Cindystar, head hostess for this event, and to all those who have joined in. Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu is currently accepting your contributions for BWW # 139 to be published next Wednesday.

See you soon!




Kouign Amann - Black and White Wednesday # 138

Although these buttery Breton pastry parcels failed to rise to the occasion of baking, their angled folds and crisply pleated cups earned them photogenic redemption.  

This is my contribution to Black and White Wednesday #138, Cinzia's weekly gallery for those who fancy food photos in every shade of gray.  I am hosting the honors today, welcoming your shots until 5:00 pm New York time (thewellseasonedcook AT yahoo DOT com).  I will have the gallery online later tonight.  

Thanks to all who have joined in thus far.  I'll see you later tonight. ~

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pistachio Shells - Black and White Wednesday #137

Pistachio Shells, Terracotta, and Wood

They were good.

My quick and dirty VSCO contribution to Black and White Wednesday # 137, hosted today by Simona of Briciole for Cinzia of Cindystar.

Do stop by Briciole later today for Simona's gallery, a weekly presentation of food photography for those like to dial down the color.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

My Legume Love Affair #72 - The Round-Up

Welcome to My Legume Love Affair #72 where you will find an impossibly appetizing assortment of legume-centric recipes.  
It's been great fun hosting again after many months since I passed the baton to Lisa of Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen.  

Thanks to Lisa and everyone else who participated in setting June's table.  Dining with you, as always, is a delight.

Food for 7 Stages of Life is hosting the currrent MLLA #73.  There is a particularly special giveaway (perfect for summertime) awaiting one very lucky joiner.  The monthly Hurst Bean and my own sponsored prizes will be drawn for as usual.

And congratulations to Usha of My Spicy Kitchen for winning the June drawing!  (Lisa and I will be in touch, Usha, to sort out the delivery details of the prizes.)

See you all soon!

Authentic Pappucharu by Sra - When My Soup Came Alive


Soya, Chickpeas and Spinach Curry by Linsy - Home Cook Food


Salsa Chickpea Tacos by Janet - The Taste Space


Aloo Gobi with Chickpeas by Lisa - Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen


Tuscan White Bean Salad by Elizabeth - Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary


Vegan Jamaican Pattie Pie - Shaheen - A2K - A Seasonal Table


Pav Bhaffi by Ree ~ Delectable Flavours