There are so many good posts that I come across, I wanted to share with you some of my current finds, those that stir my creativity and get me into the kitchen.
- Strawberries are one of my favourites. The Budding Cook has a recipe for Balsamic Strawberries – it is surprising how well these two ingredients go together. Just remember to use the best quality balsamic.
- Speaking of strawberries, My Cake Wardrobe has a wonderful Fresh Strawberries and coconut milk with Pearl Tapioca. A beautiful rich red colour, it is on my list of must try dishes.
- I have always known that basil goes well in fruit salads, but have not thought of pairing strawberries with basil for a variation on pesto. Have a look at Chocolate and Zucchini’s Strawberry Pesto.
- And if you can’t get over making pesto with strawberry pesto, wait until you see Dhangit’s Kitchen’s extraordinarily delicious Strawberry Gazpacho.
- Finally, the wonderful and talented Ronnell from My French Kitchen has cooked for me (yes, for me – how happy and thrilled am I!) some stawberry tartlets, well, actually, three strawberry tartlets. Yum. I have decided I like this virtual gift giving from the kitchen. Thanks again, Ronnell.
Photo by Ronnell from My French Kitchen.
A little sweetness, a little sourness, in your life.
- You must see these fruit jellies from Zoe Bakes. They are spectacular.
Making your own cheese
- Continuing the home-made theme, why don’t you make your own ricotta cheese? Courtesy of this post from Chef at Large. Also, playing with fire and water has some wonderful photos accompanying the instructions.
Knowing your friends by the scent of their garam masala
- Elachi et Cetera talks about the different garam masala recipes – every household has their own version of this ubiquitous spice mixture. They say
“it is far more exciting to hold in your hands a delicious aroma that is connected to a person you have come to know- like how we tend to associate the scent of a flower, or that of a designer fragrance with people who wear it often.“
Read the post here.
Winter is coming
- Semolina is a wonderful winter dish, and Curry in Kadai has an awesome Tomato Baath – an Indian semolina dish that kicks with spice.
- Nourish Me has a wonderful red Beetroot Pear and Ginger Chutney recipe. Yum.
- And if you are suffering a winter or spring cold or flu, don’t forget to feed it lemon and ginger tea, from Limes and Lycopene.