August 2008

Day 8: Pierre Hermés Eclairs

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by katerina on August 31, 2008

This month the Daring Bakers were given the arduous task of making Eclairs by our hosts Tony Tahhan and MeetaK. Either I am getting more used to these challenges or they are getting easier because this challenge ended with no disasters. For one thing I only halved the recipe this time, eating 12 eclairs in […]

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Grilled Naan and Chicken and Cauliflower Curry Recipes

31.08.2008Bread
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One of the things that Rachael Ray does that I appreciate is her make-your-own-take-out meals. I have made a few of them with good success. (Before you stop reading Rachael Ray haters I did not do an RR recipe.) Here at the cabin we are very restricted by what can be cooked based on our […]

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Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

29.08.2008Breakfast
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I didn’t cook anything except leftover roast beef sandwiches yesterday so no post for Day 6 of my vacation. It is really flying by, sniff sniff now I am going to have to start counting down rather then counting up. I have been reading KathEats and highly enjoying it so I thought I would try […]

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Day 5: The Yorkshire Puddings That Didn't Quite

28.08.2008Bread
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So, either: My oven hates me and is deliberately moving the knob malevolently I am sabotaging my cooking sub-consciously. The oven is haunted I am an ass Why? Because when I went to check on my yorkshire puddings yesterday the oven was up at max again! I finally had made the yorkshire puddings and they […]

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Day 4: Setting off the Smoke Alarms with Blackberry and Apple Pie

27.08.2008Pie
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J gave me the night off from cooking dinner last night and made a yummy batch of burgers and corn on the cob. This was partially to encourage me to make a pie I think. The man will do just about anything for pie and it worked. Now you know how on Top Chef every […]

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Braised Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Sage Recipe

26.08.2008Pork
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It was a very last minute decision to go out for beers this evening and that was because we suddenly realized dinner wasn’t going to be until really late. In the early evening we made an appointment to buy some gravel. We are working on a sitting area in our yard and we need some […]

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Braised Short Rib Pasta Recipe & Roasted Beets and Steamed Beet Greens Recipe

25.08.2008Beef
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Day 2 of my vacation was also good. I really wouldn’t have thought that yesterday’s dinner could top the one before it, but it did, or at least it was certainly a close call. Yesterday was raining, not just raining, but pouring almost all day long. So it was time for winter comfort food and […]

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Day 1: Mussels in White Wine and Japanese Rare Tuna

24.08.2008Appetizer
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Yesterday was a near perfect day. So simple but oh so good. In the morning we went to the local farmers market and picked up some tomatoes, beets, squash and fennel as well as some local short ribs and a beef roast. Then we lunched in the sun with beers and burgers. After lunch it […]

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