Thursday, December 18, 2014

FFwD ~ Orange Olive Salad and more

I am back cooking with the Doristas
at FFwD
after being quiet for almost two months
due to:
 a leaky ceiling
a leaky gas stove/oven
and a bad back
this week's FFwD recipe ~
orange olive salad:
I like Dorie's tip on soaking the cut onions
in cold water to rid the bitterness
paired with 20 minute honey glazed duck breast
which the Doristas made way back in November 2011!
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and below are some catching up I managed:
 
of course I had to substitute the air dried beef
with thin slices of Primo Prosciutto Parma
on top of toasted and buttered multi grain bread,
drizzled with olive oil 
and topped with toasted walnuts
(I drizzled on some balsamic vinegar too)
and watermelon chunks
(better with some hot mustard)
of course I ate this twice in the week!
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 pan-seared duck breast with kumquats
finally managed to order a duck
from Ampang Grocers
cos only found frozen ducks everywhere I went
(except of course I did not make to the
biggest wet market near me cos
its so difficult to get a car park bay
with all the on going construction there of late)

first time ever cooked duck
(now what shall I do with the balance of the duck?)
and kumquats
and ate kumquats raw too!
read H.E.R.E. for health benefits of kumquats
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

TCS ~ First cake from new book...

It is a new bake year for The Cake Slice Bakers
and we are keeping the option of
having four cake choices each month to bake!
An excellent concept - this way we get to
showcase more cakes from each book!

my cake choice:
orange spice pecan cake
this is the second time I made this cake
first cake was burnt
second cake faired slightly better
should just sprinkle the crushed pecans on top of the batter
instead of lining the bottom of the pan..
half the recipe
half the sugar
 page 202 from The Southern Cake Book
 
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Friday, November 7, 2014

FFwD ~ Non-Jerusalem artichokes soup, make up instead

The Doristas made this way back in December 2010
you can make smooth or chunky
serve it warm, hot or chilled
 
I left mine chunky and served it warm
and followed up with
(a yet to be made by the Doristas)
spiced crusted salmon
which I love and made it quite often!
  
that beetroot pasta looks awesome, don't you agree with me? 
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pages 66-67 of
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