Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday Bookmarks, January 26

I want to tell you about one of my favorite Swedish food bloggers, Helena Ljunggren. She's a wonderful writer and her photos are amazing. Definitely well worth a visit even if you don't speak Swedish. She posted about a sticky chocolate cake - like a brownie - with an extravagant topping with caramel, marshmallows and chocolate!

I can collect five million recipes for cookies. Or so I think. I keep bookmarking. Last week, my eye was caught at Surly Kitchen, and a great recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia cookies. Must make - as soon as I have some room in the freezer.

I'm not sure what sponge candy is - is it like the inside of a Violet Crumble, that awesome Aussie candy bar? Something similar, right? Anyway, here's a recipe, at Christine's Cuisine. It looks really easy and like something I would like.

Chinese food is one of my favorites, and although we often eat take-out, I like to cook it at home as well. This recipe by Kitchen Simplicity for a healthier take (aka non-deep-fried) on General Tso's Chicken looks great.

Weelicious is definitely one of my new favorite blogs. She blogs about kid-friendly food, and while Titus is way more likely to eat, say, expensive Italian salami or a Taleggio Risotto (his absolutely favorite by the way), than something typically "kid-friendly" like pizza or pasta, I still enjoy the inspiration. Titus has not exactly discovered the joy of dipping yet (he's a very un-messy kid, and as soon as he gets something - yogurt, rice, sauce - on his fingers, he'll hold it out for us to clean up.) but when he does I think he'll love this Ranch Dip. In the meantime... more for me.

He does love maple syrup, as do I and his father. So when I have the time, I plan to make a batch of these Maple Bacon Cheddar Muffins with cornmeal from Hot Polka Dot, and have in the freezer when snack-time comes around.

That's it for today! Have fun checking out the other blogs!


Anonymous said...

Sure looks like a Violet Crumble to me...yummmmmm...and the ooey gooey marshmallow/caramel/brownie looks awesome...will have to give that one a go..Kate :-)

andbluesatinsashes said...

Hm. Not sure what even a violet crumble is. :/
Titus sounds adorable! He has discerning taste and a penchant for staying tidy at such a young age! Adorable.
p.s- I am sure I've said this before, but I wish I could speak Swedish!

Candace said...

Our good friends at Google will translate the pages for us. Yay! Here's hoping nothing is lost in translation once the baking begins. Thanks for this recommendation; the blog is beautiful and the recipes look great!

Angela hos Mormor Magda said...

å vad roligt med så många tips, måste kolla på dessa jättesnart för inspiration!

Helenas blogg har jag varit inne, superfina bilder verkligen!

kram Angela