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  • Food & Family: In Memory of Frenchie

    Posted On 09/01/2014 07:00 AM

    Last Monday, Camille "Frenchie" Babine, my father-in-law, passed away. and would have turned 96 years old in October. However, no matter how old you are when you pass, life is still too short.For the last twelve years, Frenchie and Marjorie, his wife, hav[...]


  • Frozen POM Orange and Tequila Cocktail and Top 10 Party Tips

    Posted On 09/01/2014 06:30 AM

     I recently made Fresh Blackberry and Apple Slushies in my Optimum 9400. They were so indulgent and such fun to drink, the thought of making some alcoholic slushies was in my mind. Wouldn't they be great to serve at a party? So I set to work and c[...]


  • Back for an ABC-challenge...

    Posted On 09/01/2014 06:11 AM

    After a few months MIA as far as the ABC-challenges are concerned, I'm back this month with Almond tartlets.I love all things with almonds and these wonderful frangipane filled pies are utterly delicious. I was tempted to make one large one, as that's les[...]


  • Gingered Figs - Slow Cooker Challenge, September 2014

    Posted On 09/01/2014 05:30 AM

    'Tis the 'season of mists and mellow fruitfulness'.  Hopefully we won't have too many mists just yet, as summer seems to have returned for a few more days, however I am looking for some fruitfulness as September's Slow Cooker Challenge is cook with F[...]


  • Craft Beer Festival at Lincoln Park Zoo – Sept 12

    Posted On 09/01/2014 04:40 AM

    Lincoln Park Zoo’s Lions, Tigers, and Brews craft beer festival will be hold on Friday, September 12th. During the evening, attendees get to sample beers from over 75 select craft breweries, explore the animal houses in the zoo, and enjoy live music[...]


  • Pork rendang

    Posted On 09/01/2014 03:40 AM

    I've only recently started cooking pork meat at home so its like venturing into unchartered territory with surprises in store. In Malaysia, rendang is traditionally halal, but the thought of combining pork and rendang turned into a eureka moment; a taste-[...]


  • What a Week! 36 weeks

    Posted On 09/01/2014 03:28 AM

     What a fun and busy week!  I had my work shower on Monday.  We got a lot of diapers for the baby along with a  few other fun things....and got to eat some yummy food.  Then the next day, my other clinic threw a surprise shower fo[...]


  • So begins Vegan Mofo 2014: list of posts and The Letter S

    Posted On 09/01/2014 02:34 AM

    So it begins. Vegan MoFo is Silly Season in the blogosphere for vegans and vegan-friendly folk*. I have Started it by deleting today’s post. Argh! My Second act is to back up my blog.So let’s Start again. Vegan MoFo is an opportunity to Share Scrumpt[...]


  • Easy and healthy M & M cookies recipe - Baking for kids

    Posted On 09/01/2014 01:36 AM

           Making this cookies was in my to do list for almost a couple of years now. I first saw the recipe in a cookie book I got from the library and had noted it down to try this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website [...]


  • Julius Jr. Rockin' Playhouse from Fisher Price

    Posted On 08/31/2014 11:58 PM

    Isn’t this just the cutest thing ever? Saban Brands is introducing the Julius Jr. Rockin’ Playhouse Box by Fisher Price. I can not believe that Fisher Price is still making cute toys for kids.  I can remember my younger sister playing with toy[...]



  • When your change is - KULANG, AGAIN!

    Posted On 08/31/2014 11:00 PM

    UPDATE:  09/01/2014 2:50PM I called The Bistro Group this morning and was able to talk to Je Matias, Marketing for Watami.  I told her what happened and she apologized.  She asked for my name and contact number because the VP for Operations[...]


  • Radhey Kitchen & Chai Bar

    Posted On 08/31/2014 09:29 PM

    August 27, 2014Back in May I spotted an empty shopfront on Brunswick St promising "wholefoods-vegetarian-raw-organic-vegan-Hare Krishna"; by July it opened as Radhey Kitchen & Chai Bar, and Brian reported enjoying lunch there on Fitzroyalty. A couple [...]


  • Tea Cake - Allyson Gofton's Mum's recipe

    Posted On 08/31/2014 07:00 PM

    I was recently on a special diet which allowed plain cake, so I sought a plain cake recipe that enabled me to indulge in my baking habit.  I found "Mum's Tea Cake" by Allyson Gofton in her book, Bake.  This recipe can also be found online h[...]


  • Beano + Dairy Defense Giveaway

    Posted On 08/31/2014 06:32 PM

    I am participating in a sponsored campaign for Beano. I received Beano product and other compensation for for my participation. However, all opinions stated are my own. If you have a problem with eating certain foods because they cause you to be bloated, [...]



    Posted On 08/31/2014 04:25 PM

    August 31st is National Trail Mix Day! Trail Mix, that ubiquitous, portable energy snack beloved of hikers and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide, is typically a mixture of dried berries, fruits, nuts and/or seeds. Some forms include dried meats and, in [...]


  • Carrot Salad

    Posted On 08/31/2014 03:50 PM

     OK this is not a cake or bake but it is sweet and good for you, plus with all the warm weather making a selection of salads to share with some tasty breads makes a perfect light lunch or diner.8 large carrots, peeled2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat [...]


  • Blueberry sponge cake with cream cheese frosting

    Posted On 08/31/2014 03:30 PM

     It’s all very well being selfless and baking to please others but sometimes you just need to be selfish and bake something to please yourself!  This week I had a hankering for blueberries baked in a simple sponge with cream cheese frosting.&nbs[...]


  • Yaya Diaries: Yaya Babylyn & how I got suckered

    Posted On 08/31/2014 02:27 PM

    I got suckered.Yes, I have to admit it - I got suckered big time. You see, I have been looking for a househelp.  My SIL sent me a message and it was in perfect timing.  She said that her previous maid is looking for work, she asked if I needed a[...]



  • New Orleans Nostalgia

    Posted On 08/31/2014 01:51 PM

    It's funny how these bouts of nostalgia hit.Just a few weeks ago I wrote about moving to France and the point of no return, and yet here I am today after watching a cooking show that took place in southern Louisiana and New Orleans, feeling incredibly hom[...]


  • It’s Me, Louise; I’m Baaaccckkk!

    Posted On 08/31/2014 01:44 PM

    No, the kids’ visit didn’t transform me into a bunny, lol…I just couldn’t resist making a grand entrance after being away for nearly a month:) I may as well hop right into one of the first places we went to while they were here, The Clinton County Fair! S[...]


  • Blueberry Rare Cheesecake

    Posted On 08/31/2014 01:41 PM

    Making Rare cheesecake is so easy, and you can create endless variation of it ^^.Because you don't have to bake it, you can make it without an oven. The base of rare cheesecake can be digestive biscuits or sponge cake. For me I think using digestive [...]


  • Orange, choc chip and hemp seed cake and a rally

    Posted On 08/31/2014 01:29 PM

    It has been a busy weekend of catching up with friends, marching and baking.  It was sunny enough for Sylvia to play in a friend's blow up pool yesterday and to make light work of marching against the government's budget cuts today.  When we got[...]


  • Pancake Squares

    Posted On 08/31/2014 12:52 PM

    As much as I love to cook and bake, I've never enjoyed making pancakes. I could blame it on the electric stove, which makes using any kind of griddle hit or miss. I could blame it on the fact that you either have to eat them as you make them or hold them [...]


  • Ginger Peach Rolls

    Posted On 08/31/2014 12:42 PM

    Ginger Peach Rolls Could anything be better at a summer weekend brunch than these incredible Ginger Peach Rolls? Although I am a much documented lover of summer peaches, I was a bit skeptical about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f[...]


  • A Successful Canning Run (Beans)

    Posted On 08/31/2014 12:00 PM

    I have affectionately named this year the Land of Not!  Seriously, it has been nothing but chaos which means a lot of the things I normally do are not being done, including blogging.  Some years are just like that but honestly, I need things bac[...]


  • Why a Mumbai boy feels wistful in Bengaluru...Fatty Bao, Indranangar

    Posted On 08/31/2014 10:40 AM

    Almost every woman I know in Bengaluru is a chef Manu Chandra fan girl!It seems that his Monkey Bar is very popular amongst them. As is the newly opened Fatty Bao. I was invited to drop in for a review at Fatty Bao when I went to Bengaluru a month back. I[...]


  • Using those Bookmarked Recipes

    Posted On 08/31/2014 09:05 AM

     It's time to congratulate some rather fabulous food bloggers who did something most of us rarely get around to doing, Using those bookmarked recipes we are so excited about when we saved them then instantly forgot about. Bookmarked Recipes #37R[...]


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    Posted On 08/31/2014 09:03 AM

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  • Tarta rústica de ciruelas y almendra - Galette aux prunes et amandes

    Posted On 08/31/2014 07:49 AM

    Sé que había dicho que iba a publicar una receta de higos asados en conserva, pero tengo que compartir con vosotros esta receta, que es muy fácil, muy resultona, y muy rápida de hacer, antes de que pase la temporada de ciruelas. Yo no sé vosotros, pero en[...]


  • BLT Bites #SundaySupper

    Posted On 08/31/2014 07:35 AM

    Today's Sunday Supper theme is Tantalizing Trays and a perfect end of summer treat to share for this theme would be these BLT Bites! This week's Sunday Supper Event is being hosted by Conni of The Foodie Army Wife Bacon.  Who does not love it? [...]


  • Banana & Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake

    Posted On 08/31/2014 06:04 AM

    Since last weekend I have had 3 bananas sitting on my counter which were specially bought with the sole intention of making banana cake. During the week they were becoming a little overripe, even for banana cake, so I put them in the fridge to slow down t[...]


  • Hometown Buffet, Manchester CT

    Posted On 08/31/2014 03:41 AM

    My wife and I were driving through Manchester, Connecticut last Friday, kinda-sorta looking for a place to have supper, when we happened to notice a Hometown Buffet. When Lynnafred was a tyke, there was a Hometown Buffet in Enfield and Friday nights were [...]


  • Resep Gurame Goreng Bumbu Asam Manis Enak

    Posted On 08/31/2014 02:17 AM

     Resep gurame goreng bumbu asam manis enak. Ikan gurame asam manis merupakan menu masakan yang terbuat dari ikan gurame goreng yg kemudian ditambah atau disiram dgn racikan bumbu bercita rasa asam serta manis, serta berkuah agak kental hasil dari pen[...]


  • Welcome To My Gluten Free Kitchen

    Posted On 08/30/2014 11:18 PM

    Most of you know that I have been eating gluten free since 2006.  But, newcomers to my blog won’t know that when I started eating gluten free I lived in a 32 foot travel trailer with a tiny kitchen. I had a tiny stove with three burners, a tiny oven[...]


  • Wisdom for Home Preservers and Spiced Blackberry Jam

    Posted On 08/30/2014 10:55 PM

    When autumn (fall) starts to creep in, it's definitely time to start preserving the harvest from your garden or the hedgerows.  People have been preserving food since ancient times—evidence shows that Middle Eastern cultures were using the heat of th[...]


  • Bernardin's New BPA-Free Canning Lids

    Posted On 08/30/2014 09:39 PM

    This has been the first year in many, many, many years that my home canning in down.  Despite that, I am always on the look-out for home canning products.  One of the recent food contaminants concerns has been BPA (Bisphenol-A), an additive foun[...]



  • the ones you know by heart

    Posted On 08/30/2014 08:51 PM

    Most of us have recipes we've made so many times that we know them backwards and forwards and could probably carry them out blindfolded and with one hand tied behind the back. I have several of those, and this is one I can't believe I haven't[...]


  • Saffron Roasted Tomatoes with Labneh

    Posted On 08/30/2014 08:38 PM

    A book focused on eating less meat, more vegetables, and a variety of whole grains and legumes was of course right up my alley. Diana Henry set out to learn more about what is truly healthy eating, and that’s how her new book, A Change of Appetite, came a[...]


  • Tucson Tamales Deliver!

    Posted On 08/30/2014 08:16 PM

    I received product from Tucson Tamales but that in no way influenced my opinion of their tamales. When the people at Tucson Tamales asked me if I wanted to review their tamales, I said y.e.s. I love fresh tamales, and could hardly wait for them to arrive.[...]


  • Why Marinate Meat Before You Grill

    Posted On 08/30/2014 07:51 PM

    Marinating your meats before you put it on the grill is key for more than just flavor. This technique can actually cut down your risk of exposure to carcinogenic compounds.[...]


  • NCR Soups and Salads for August

    Posted On 08/30/2014 07:43 PM

    It's time to share all the tasty soups and salads bloggers have created for this month's No Croutons Required.It's been a funny month weather wise here in Scotland. The beginning of August was salad weather, but now we are coming to the end of the month a[...]




  • Kogi Bulgogi Ss?m Wrap

    Posted On 08/30/2014 05:23 PM

    I love grilled meat and Korean food, that's why I was very anxious to try the Dak Gul Ss?m Wrap of Kogi Bulgogi It doesn't come with rice, so I ordered one for myself. I can't compare it to the Premium Boneless Shortribs of Bulgogi Brothers (my [...]


  • Celebrating Local NC Food: Baby Back Ribs with the NC Pork Council

    Posted On 08/30/2014 05:18 PM

    This month's signature cut with the NC Pork Council is RIBS! OTHER than my husband (who isn't a fan of any meat on the bone....I know... I have no idea...???)... WHO doesn't love ribs? I love them! And honestly, I don't make them as often as I should. Es[...]