Too Many Chefs – Blog of the Week

Too Many Chefs This weeks Blog of the Week  is

Too Many Chefs

This blog is put together by Meg in Paris, Barrett in Maryland,  Justin in Switzerland (formerly from Bogata) and Paul.

The recipes are well presented and accompanied by interesting chat on and off the topic,  and the photos are nice and clear so you get a good idea of how the meal should look when it is finished.  Always a plus for new cooks.

I just love the stories about Meg trying to get her toddler to eat a variety of foods and this story about sausages and mash  (hmmm, very tasty) is really amusing. Takes me back to when my own kids were toddlers and having one who was particularly finicky with food.

Some other great recipes that you will find on Too Many Chefs,  are  the Creamy Polenta with Mushroom RagoutCilantro Pesto and Black Bean Cakes and the next dish which was presented a number of publications such as the Nashville Tenesseean -Mexican Black Bean Tart with Cornmeal Crust .

There are just so many wonderful recipes to try and stories to read, so do check out this great site.

FXcuisine – Blog of the Week

FXcuisine

This weeks Blog of the Week is

‘FXcuisine’

I found this site through ‘Stumbleupon” and I am so glad I did.

Now here is a cooking blog with a difference. Firstly it is put together by François-Xavier (FX) who is a French-speaking Swiss man living on the shores of Lake Geneva, an hour from both France and Italy. Already I am totally jealous and intrigued. And secondly the recipes and articles are accompanied by great photos with full descriptions on how to achieve the desired result. 

I was captivated immediately by the intriguing banner and then my eye travelled down the page to all the interesting recipes and articles.

There are so many interesting recipes such as the Daube de beu saintongeaise or Beef with carrots or the Pumpkin Gnocchis, a recipe I must try as I have never been able to perfect this dish. For a refreshing yogurt salad try the Indian Raita

One article that I found to be very interesting, having lived on a farm where we killed our own meat was  about the killing of the pigs. This article may be disturbing to some and you are warned before reading it that there are graphic pictures of a pig being slaughtered in the Moldavian manner.

FXcuisine is a veritable feast for the senses.

Pinch My Salt – Blog of the Week

Pinch My SaltThis weeks Blog of the Week is

‘Pinch My Salt’

A fabulous site compiled by Nicole who not only provides great recipes but also lots of fantastic photos to accompany them. Nicole and her husband are Americans who until recently lived in Sicily so it stands to reason that some of her recipes reflect an Italian flavor.

She is in the process of putting together her first recipe book which will consist of recipes not included on the website.

Now for a taste of the recipes that are on the site, check out the Naughty Ice Cream, a truly decadent ice cream sandwhich that combines Kahlua-flavored dark chocolate chunk brownies and ice cream spiked with Bailey’s. An ideal treat for the up and coming Valentines day.

As I have previously stated, I love chorizo so when I saw the recipe for Tomato Paella with chorizo I just had to try it. Do yourself a favor and make this dish, it’s scrumptous.

There are many other great recipes to try so head on over to Pinch my Salt and enjoy.

Joy of Baking – Blog of The Week

joy-of-baking.JPG This weeks Blog of the Week is

Joy of Baking

This is one of those absolute treasures. The blog is written by Stephanie Jaworski and the recipes are all tried and tested in her own kitchen. The fabulous photographs are provided by her husband Rick.

Now believe me when I tell you that her recipe for Banana Muffins is absolutely mouthwatering to die for.  I am a great fan of banana cake, bread and muffins just in case that escaped your notice.  I also love bananas au natural – simply skinned.

The blog is full of amazing recipes that I just can’t wait to try.  So if you are looking for a great range of cake, biscotti, brunch, dessert or special  event recipes be sure to check out the Joy of Baking site.

Bake or Break – Blog of the Week

Bake or Break

This weeks Blog of the Week is

‘Bake or Break’
Adventures of an amateur baker

This blog is written by Jennifer,  who gives lots of advice and information.  If she has substituted an ingredient she tells you where you can buy it so that your recipes will turn out every bit as good as hers.

There are just so many great recipes and fabulous photos on Bake or Break, so I settled on this fantastic collage of desserts to show you what a wealth of baked goodies there are available on this site.

 The recipes are all available in a printable version so you can print off the ones you want to try.  And there are a number of photos of each item so that you can check that your creation looks as it should.

I was rather taken by the Cinnamon Apple scones that not only taste wonderful but the aroma when they are cooking is very nice indeed.

The corn bread bites are nice with a plate of hot steaming beef stew. And here is a recipe for Chocolate filled cupcakes that will have your mouth watering.

Each of the photos shown on the collage lead you to the recipe for the item shown. So there is a wealth of great baking for you to try out.

We are very impressed with the Bake or Break blog and you will be too.