hopping around the web
I have been spending a chunk of time browsing the web. Jumping from one blog to another, like a kid skipping on the top of stones across a river. It is a rush, full of discovery and occasional slips into a time warp.
Most of my posts are full of recipes and methods, but I couldn't resist sharing some of the great blogs, posts, information and editorials from my web-inspired river hopping:
- I loved finding this post all about roasted garlic from the Hungry Mouse; I ADORE roasted garlic. Its heavenly smells have been seeping out of my oven for years and years. I loved the photos, the explanations, and the ideas for making garlic butter and garlic oil. One of my favorite appetizers includes roasted garlic---and blue cheese.
- Gina posted about white bean puree on crostini; I couldn't help but be taken by the simplicity of the recipe---a quick how-to. Mostly because in many restaurants here in Italy, mixed crostini is a standard appetizer. And white bean puree is always included... and enjoyed! Since you have the roasted garlic or garlic oil (above), you could mix a bit of that in too...
- I met Eila from the Full Plate Blog, a fellow chef and mom who appreciates the wisdom behind freezing meals to stave off future insanity; here is a quick list of some of her freezer meals. (I have her enchilada recipes bookmarked for future use).
- Antonietta of Cipolli wrote a post called 'For the Love of Tomatoes'; I mean, say no more. You say tomato, I say tomato. I always have a craving for tomatoes! A very fun blog find, especially since she seems to crave a lot of the same foods... (ragu, tomatoes, eggs, bacon...).
- Kitchenography wrote a post about tuna salad casserole! If I were in a grave, I would SO be rolling over in it. But check out the site, photos, recipes---all so beautifully laid out. And with enough moxie to bring up 'tuna casserole.' I confess, I am going to make it; it has been years since I tasted tuna salad casserole and wisely---Julie put in Pepperjack Cheese.
- Finally, Chowmama is a site that has my attention. Not to mention the same brainwaves: the same day we posted on the merits of making risotto a family staple! I find I am attracted to well-thought out, well-written sites. It is a great intro if you want to learn more about risotto (and here is my synchronized post of mushroom risotto).