June 24, 2008

Twittering or Something... Hey Look, Cookies!

There was a time when I put up new posts almost every other day. It has been quite a while since that happened. Rest assured I haven’t abandoned Jumbo Empanadas for another blog, I’m posting elsewhere just as infrequently as I’m posting here. Today I’m going to give you a snippet of some of my other articles, scattered as they are across the blogosphere, it’s like my version of twittering, (which I don’t completely understand anyways… I had a BLT for lunch, is that how it works?).

To start things off I've got a review of Pure Food, a new cookbook writte by Greece born, Canadian celebrity chef Christine Cushing. According to Cushing there are 5 elements that she considered when choosing recipes for this book and those were: Flavour, Quality of Ingredients, Seasonality, Ease of Preparation and Health. The resulting dishes can be described as fresh and delicious such as the Strawberry mango Mojito Salad pictured above.

Read the full review and get the recipe for Strawberry Mango Mojito Salad here!

On the FoodTv Canada blog I’ve previously posted about my love of New Generation Sushi, which is in my opinion one of the best sushi joints in the Annex, (Toronto) so when New Generation opened a second restaurant, New Generation Grill Fusion, I was looking forward to trying it out. As you can read in my review of the Korean version of New Gen, I was not so impressed and I think I’ll just stick with my sushi from now on.

Read the review here!

Over on the FoodieView site I’ve written a round up of cherry recipes. Cherries have a special place in my heart because ever since I was born I’ve spent part of every summer in my Grandparents cherry orchard. As soon as I was old enough to do more than sit in my crib and pop cherries in my mouth, (which I wouldn’t stop doing unless they were removed from my reach) I was put to work picking, sorting or selling cherries. Working in an orchard means getting up early to pick while it’s still cool and then spending the rest of the day sorting and selling the cherries you picked in the morning. Despite the hard work, I’ve always loved cherry season because it means family time and delicious eats!

Read more and discovery cherry recipes both sweet and savoury here!

And finally, also on Paper Palate, I reviewed Martha Stewart’s new book, Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share. I wondered at first if I really needed a book devoted entirely to cookies but as soon as I got my hands on it I determined that the answer to that question was a resounding yes. When the review went up on Paper Palate I had baked my way through Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies, Lemon-Poppy Seed Crisps, Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and Turtle Brownies. Since then I’ve tried about half a dozen more cookie recipes from this book and will be posting an enhanced review right here whenever I get around to it, (don’t hold your breath, I thought it would have happened by now but I’ve lost any concept of time I might once have had and nothing gets done when I think it should).

Read more of my review and get a recipe for some wonderful Lemon-Poppy Seed Crisps here!

And with that, I’m off for a bike ride in the sunshine, enjoy!


18 comments:

Patricia Scarpin said...

I need those brownies. NEED THEM.

LyB said...

My gosh, you've been busy! Everything looks to die for! And I need those brownies too. Right. Now.

Deborah said...

You sure have been busy!!

Peabody said...

Oh I want the iced cookies. I love iced cookies. Everything looks great.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Whew! And I thought I was busy! And you do it all so well......

Kait said...

That fruit salad looks amazing. I'm a sucker for anything mojito, though.

Joy the Baker said...

Busy Busy Girl! I'm tired just reading about it all!

KJ said...

I'll take one of each!!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

You've been so busy! Fun to read your other writing, but of course we're happiest here on Jumbo Empanadas!

Elle said...

Where do you find the time?! Those brownies look amazing!

joanne at frutto della passione said...

Were does one line up for the brownies? I will be back for those cherry recipes!

Vicarious Foodie said...

Oh man . . . it all looks so good! Can I have both the brownies AND some of that juicy-looking fruit??

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i'm so glad you brought up twitter...i don't understand it at all! now i'm gonna skip over to your review of martha's cookie book, b/c i've been wondering if i need that one, too.

wheresmymind said...

Going out to enjoy the day instead of cooking for us?? what up with that? lol

Ann said...

You ARE busy! And those brownies want to visit me. They said so.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

What a busy baker you are! How do you make time for it all? I'll need to check out that book just so I can make those brownies.

Tim said...

Good Job! :)

Madkat said...

I think I need the recipe for those applesauce cookies. Patiently waiting....