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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kitchen inspiration from my blog friends

Lately I have cooked a lot of recipes shared by fellow bloggers.  I find if a recipe has been tested in real kitchen and someone has made the effort to share it on their blog, it is normally a winner.  Today I am sharing some food, links and some good blog vibes.

Firstly, beetroot pasta made with my home grown beetroot.  I served this exactly as Katrina at The Other Crumb suggested with goats curd and candied walnuts.  It was delicious and felt so wholesome and earthy. 


With the leaves from the beetroot mentioned above I made this cheesy-green-garden-bread thanks to Kate at Foxs Lane .  As with the pasta, this felt wholesome and earthy and tasted amazing warm from the oven.  I also loved using the whole beetroot from top to tail with nothing wasted.


Sourdough pancakes anyone?  Thank you Mel at Crunchy Tiger for sharing this little piece of cooking wisdom.  Anyone who bakes sourdough knows there is a certain amount of waste every time you feed the starters.  The chooks at our place love excess starter but I am happy to have discovered another way to use those precious drops that I have worked so hard to establish.


I continue to be amazed at the generosity and good energy circulating in the blogging world.  On Saturday morning as I collected our mail I discovered the most wonderful surprise.  Two packets of vegetable seeds sent from my friend Jodie at Jelly Wares . Each contained a perfect hand written note and detailed planting information.  Thank you Jodie...you made my weekend. 


Do you cook from blogs?
Do you feel the good vibes?
Happy school holidays for those who are almost there!

** Apologies to anyone who tried to view this post yesterday and couldn't.  

23 comments :

  1. I cook from blogs ALL the time. In fact I'm cooking now more than ever, and I'm trying HEAPS of new stuff. I have loads of cookbooks but I think a lot of the blogger recipes can be much more simple & quick.

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    1. Have you tried that new pasta machine yet Miss Piggy?

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  3. Hi Jane, what a lovely post! And great recipes. How nice to receive that parcel of seeds! I do cook from blogs sometimes.

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  4. Yay! The pancakes look so great :) I'm so glad my blog was useful!

    I love cooking recipes from blogs. I like when bloggers post up process photos so I can follow along. Makes the whole thing a little bit less unknown.

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    1. Your blog was very useful thanks Mel.

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  5. More than anything, I draw inspiration from blogs! Like your sourdough fruit buns! :) I didn't know chooks like sourdough starter! Thanks for the tip!

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    1. I am sure your chooks will love s/d starter Celia...it is like liquid wheat for them :)

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  6. Mmm, those pancakes look delicious! I tend to get inspired by other blogs, and sometimes use recipes. Although I am fairly new to the blogging world, so I'll probably start using more and more recipes as time goes on :)
    What a lovely gift and surprise to receive in the mail!
    Enjoy your gardening,
    Sarah

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  7. Sourdough pancakes! They look devine Jane and I love getting 'real' mail. Happy planting

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    1. Yes...there is something about real mail isn't there Kate?

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  8. I'm so thrilled you like my recipe.
    I also feel so wholsome when I make it and use every scrap of the vegies.
    And I am starting to cook from blogs.
    I'm going to check out the others here.
    Have a wonderful weekend Miss Jane. xx

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  9. Those pancakes and pasta look amazing; I'm off to the blogs to find the recipes. I've already tried a version of the bread thanks to your tweet! I hadn't thought of feeding sourdough starter to the hens but what a good idea.

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    1. Thanks Anne, your bread looked great too!

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  10. I'm with you, blogged recipes are always the best! Beautiful looking food as always Jane.

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  11. i certainly print a lot of recipes out from blogs :-) i trust australian and UK sites more as experience has taught me that american tastes are different to ours. i've had to adapt salt, sugar and vanilla levels, for example (birnging them way down).
    the beetroot pasta looks extraordinary!

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    1. Thank you e, the pasta was very vibrant!

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  12. Mmmm beetroot pasta. I'm cooking from blogs more and more now! Am especially excited to come across those that focus on wholefoods, no additives, gluten free etc. I agree it is a wonderful world this blog world. Happy Monday!

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    1. Thank you Lucent...happy Monday to you too!

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane