Jun 01 2008
All submissions for the May Round-Up of Taste&Create are finally in!
I’d like to announce T&C X – we’re getting close to our one year anniversary!! As you all know, the ruled can always be found here: http://forfood.rezimo.com/?page_id=581 . And, instead of commenting on the round-up posts to sign-up, you can continue to email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Otherwise, you guys know the rest!
Looks like we had an excellent turn-out this time! All 34 participants turned in their post! Three of us even had 2 partners! You have just made my day
I’d like to thank you for making my job easier. Thank you all!
As I have spoken of in the past, my husband (and IT guy) has finally come up with a better entry system so that we don’t have to do all this emailing and so that people are always paired with someone new each event. There are tons of features I’d like to add over time, but for now, I’d be content to cut my Taste&Create round-up blogging time from 6 hours to 1 or 2!! Yes, it takes me that long to put this post together sometimes!!! So, I have some tests to run on what he put together while I was on vacation, so next month there may be a new entry system for us to try out!!!
Ladies & Gentlemen….the round-up:
Veronica from La Recette du Jour blogged about Just Get Floury’s Goat Cheese-Balsamic Caramelized Onions-Artichoke Hearts Quiche. Veronica says “What a delicious way of using leftovers! And the caramelised onions are the kind of leftovers I like to have ”.
Elizabeth from Blog from OUR Kitchen blogged about Columbus Foodie’s Onion and Fontina Beer Batter Bread. Elizabeth says “It’s hard to believe this rich tasting bread is “light”!!”
Dolores from Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity blogged about Sounding my Barbaric Gulp!’s (Dungeness Crab) Stuffed Avocado. Dolores says “Use caution, gentle reader… this salad will hijack your tastebuds and steal your heart.”
Laurie from Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska blogged about Eat the Right Stuff’s Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Chorizo, Spinach, Lemon, and Pancetta & Chorizo and Spinach Pilaf. Laurie says “Spicy chorizo, earthy spinach,and bright-flavored lemon combine to make a delicious stuffing for mild-flavored pork tenderloin; the pork is finished with a crispy pancetta wrapping and served on a bed of surprisingly good Chorizo and Spinach Pilaf.”
Allison from Sushi Day blogged about What’s Cooking?’s Camarones al Mojo de Ajo and Mango Barbecue Sauce. Allison says “Extremely flavorful and delicious!”
Gay from A scientist in the kitchen blogged about A Cracking Good Egg’s Fantastic Focaccia. Gay says “No need to knead this fantastic focaccia, easy to make though my baking skills need more polishing”.
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Katie from Our Little Corner of the World blogged about More Than Burnt Toast’s Mediterranean Pasta with Ricotta and Feta. Katie says “This is a simple yet tasty dish that makes a great lunch.”
Stephanie from Cooking in an Apron blogged about Dianne’s Dishes Mini Irish Cream Cheesecakes. Stephanie says “cream cheese & Bailey’s!! YUM-O!”
Steph from a whisk and a spoon blogged about The Bad Girl’s Kitchen’s Hummus and Pita Chips. Steph says “Crunchy pita chips are perfect with this lemony hummus, and both are made in minutes!”
Abby from Eat the Right Stuff blogged about Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska’s Falafel. Abby says “a foolproof recipe which i managed to fool but which still resulted in fabulous fresh and tasty falafels thanks!”
Kelly from Sounding My Barbaric Gulp! blogged about Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity’s Corn & Chorizo Tart. Kally says “I thought this would be a tasty supper to go along with margaritas…and Iwas right!”
Ruth E from Ruth’s Kitchen Experiments blogged about The Skinny Gourmet’s Orange Chocolate Meringues. Ruth E says “Flavoursome and perfect meringues – thanks for teaching me how to master these Erin!”
Aparna from My Diverse Kitchen blogged about More Than Burnt Toast’s Mom and Dad’s Potato Bread. Aparana says “It was soft, tasty and very easy to make.”
Min from The Bad Girl’s Kitchen blogged about a whisk and a spoon’s Mom’s Banana Apple Bread. Min says “This bread is amazing; just the right amount of spices, and the apples are a fabulous addition.”
Val from More Than Burnt Toast blogged about My Diverse Kitchen’s Easy White Bread. Val says “This is a very simple bread to make and perfect for the baking challenged like myself. I can see why it would be a recipe that Aparna would go back to time and time again.!!!!!!”
KJ from A Cracking Good Egg blogged about A scientist in the kitchen’s Mango and Cucumber Salad. KJ says “Bright, colourful and delicious. What more can you ask for?”
Simran from Bombay Foodie blogged about Backyard Pizzeria’s Pomegranate, feta, cucumber and mint salad. Simran says “A colorful salad, just perfect for summer lunch”.
Val from More Than Burnt Toast blogged about One Little Corner of the World’s Pasta with Pesto & Roasted Chicken. Val says “The pesto had a refreshing flavour that matched perfectly with the grilled chicken. I loved the slightly garlic flavour of the pesto. It made for a perfect lunch with a slice of garlic toast with or without roasted vegetables. I will definitely be making this dish again…it is now in my line up of great summer foods.”
Maybelle’s Mom from Feeding Maybelle blogged about Ma che tisei mangiato’s Morel Risotto. Maybelle’s Mom says “As I had no morels, it was both whistfully delicious and stingingly taunting. (But also creamy and filling.)”
Erin from The Skinny Gourmet blogged about Ruth’s Kitchen Experiments’My Wee Mummy’s Scones. Erin says “This is a brawny, salt-of-the-earth peasant scone with a mild flavor that is more floury than buttery.”
Dianne from Dianne’s Dishes blogged about Cooking in an Apron’s Chicken Breasts with Mediterranean Stuffing. Dianne says “If you like spinach, tomatoes and goat cheese then this is the chicken for you!”
Rachel from Tangerin’s Kitchen Hangout! blogged about A Southern Grace’s Peanut butter and Chocolate Bars. Rachel says “easy quick-fix dessert…”.
Grace from A Southern Grace blogged about Tangerine’s Kitchen Hangout!’s Ginger Biskies. Grace says “What do you get when you cross the taste of a cookie with the texture of a biscuit? Biskies!”
Pam from Backyard Pizzeria blogged about Bombay Foodie’s Aloo Chhole Biryani. Pam says “The spicy middle layer was truly the winner in this glamorous dish, not too hot, but with just enough zing to liven up the “oh so pretty” rice”.
Nicisme from Cherrapeño blogged about Passion + Love +Patience = Good Food’s Grilled Salmon with Raita. Nicisme says “A light, healthy dish, bursting with flavour!”
Stef from Cupcake Project blogged about Heaven is Chocolate, Cheese, and Carbs’ Naan. Stef says “I had no idea how easy it was to make naan. It was simple and just as good as any Indian restaurant.”
Nicole from For the Love of Food blogged about Tangerine’s Kitchen Hangout!’s Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies. Nicole says “The cookies were yummy and the plate was cleared by evening.”
Nicole from For the Love of Food blogged about Spice of Life’s Chili Lime Shrimp. Nicole says “And let me tell you, I have made some simple, quick, and fabulous recipes before, but this had all of us speechless! It was beyond delicious. I couldn’t eat it slow enough to savor the buttery flavor of the shrimp. It was simply divine.”