June 2008 Roundup

Before I start the roundup, I just wanted to mention a couple of quick things. I got an email from Bear the other day, telling me about a benefit that I want to get the word out on – here’s the details via The Twisted Vine:

On Sunday, July 13, there is a Mexican buffet at Alana’s from 4-8PM. Admission is $50 and those interested in margaritas, etc. can purchase those separately. Proceeds will go into an account for James Westfall, one of the servers at the restaurant. A week ago, James went into sudden cardiac arrest at his home and has been in ICU at Riverside ever since. He was diagnosed with long q-t wave syndrome, a congenital problem with the electrical system of the heart. James is only 26 and has no health insurance. So I am letting everyone know who might be up for some great food and great company. Please spread the word and bring along any others who feel the same.

Not only will you get an excellent meal at Alana’s (her cuisine blows us away!), but at the same time you will be helping out someone who could definitely use it. Please attend if you possibly can!

And speaking of events this coming weekend, make sure to check out the Food & Ohio Wine Festival at the North Market. There’s a Friday night preview party (tickets are $20) that includes a customized wine glass and 10 tasting tickets, with Columbus celebrities serving as guest pourers. On Saturday, two chefs from Bravo’s Top Chef (Hung Huynh and Richard Blais) will be doing cooking demonstrations in the afternoon. This is one of those “don’t miss” events that you want to put on your calendar if you live in the Columbus area.

One more shout out – I’ve got to say how impressed I am with the stuff they’re doing over at Columbus Foodcast. The podcasts are fun, engaging, and downright informative. Recent podcasts include the Burgers for Bloggers event at Mortons, an interview with the people in charge of Slow Food Columbus, and an ice cream road trip (this one is definitely a must hear!). Check it out if you get a chance…

Did you guys notice the new theme? What do you think? I know there are some bugs to be worked out, so if you notice anything wonky, let me know.

Now, on to the roundup….

In savory recipes, Sushi Bowl and Orzo Soup from 101 Cookbooks, Garlic Bread with Cheese from 2 Cups of Salt, Poached Eggs, Avocado and Bacon a la Dave from 5 Second Rule, Chao Shou (Sichuan Wontons) from A Daily Obsession, Sesame Chicken Wraps from A Pot of Tea and a Biscuit, Buttermilk Garlic Salad Dressing from A Veggie Venture, Baked Spinach Risotto from A Year from Oak Cottage, Apple Chicken Salad and Cucumber and Herbed Cheese Sandwiches from A Year in the Kitchen, Crockpot Cabbage Rolls from A Year of CrockPotting, Morel Mushroom Ravioli from Adventures in Shaw, 40 Clove Chicken “a la Barefoot Contessa” from Alice Q. Foodie, Buffalo and Spinach Orzo from Always in the Kitchen, Rabbit Ragu from Amuse Bouche, Grilled Chicken with Spicy Coconut Sauce from An Empty Stomach is the Best Cook, Cedar Plank Salmon from …and a cookie for dessert, Timpano from Angela’s Food Love, Asparagus Spread and Prosciutto on Buttered Toast and Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn, Carnitas from Apple Pie, Patis and Pate, “California Roll” Salad from Artists in the Kitchen, Caribbean Salad from At Home with Helena, Lamb Kifta Tagine with Eggs from The Backyard Pizzeria, Poached Eggs with Bacon, Grits and Wilted Spinach and Roasted Guinea Hen with Wilted Frisee, Watercress, Bing Cherries and Bacon from The Bacon Show, Picadillo and Bobby’s Balsamic-Marinated Flank Steak from The Bad Girl’s Kitchen, Homemade Ricotta Cheese from Baking Delights, Grilled Pork Chops with Maple-Cranberry Glaze and Turkey Chowder with Pancetta and Crimini from Batter-Splattered, Ropa Vieja in a Crockpot and Inside Out Stuffed Peppers from Beantown Baker, Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Grilled Pizza from The Bitten Word, Butternut Squash and Quinoa Frittata from Bloghungry, Cold Avocado and Buttermilk Soup from The Budding Cook, Seven-Layer Chicken Casserole from Busy Mamas, Warm Potato Salad with Sausage, Apples and Mustard-Shallot Dressing from Cafe Johnsonia, Seeduction Bread from Caviar and Codfish, Black-Eyed Pea Salad from Cheap Healthy Good, Fall Off the Bone Spare Ribs from Chef Tom Cooks, Herb Butter from Chew On That, Mango and Avocado Salsa from choos & chews, Chicken Kopita from Christie’s Corner, Chipotle Cheddar, Cilantro and Avocado Omelette from Chronicles of a Fledgling Home Cook, Chicken and Mango Guacamole Wrap from Closet Cooking, Chipotle Blackberry Pulled Pork from Coconut & Lime, Bacon Ranch and Blue Cheese Pasta from Coffee & Cornbread, Spaccatelle with Duck Ragu from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once, Barbecue Hamburger Steaks, Cuban Pork Quesadillas and Cube Steaks with Hasty Tasty Sauce from The Cookbook Junkie, Linguine with Crab Sauce from Cooking by the Seat of My Pants, Country Dressing and Zucchini Lasagna from Cooking in Cleveland, Greek Penne and Chicken from The Cooking News, BBQ Pork Skewers from crispy waffle, Baked Eggplant and Ricotta Rolls and Veal Polpettone from The Culinary Chase, Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Zucchini and Sausage from Cupcake Muffin, Chicken Pie from Dad, Baker and Chef, Sausage Cheese Rolls from dailydelicious, Buffalo Chicken Burger from Delicious Delights, Ricotta-Green Onion Gnocchi from the delicious life, Asian Turkey Burgers with Hoisin-Cucumber Mayonnaise and Soy Slaw from Dinners for a Year and Beyond, Crostini with Goat Cheese, Beefsteak Tomatoes and Red Onion from Dulcedo, Braised Chicken Curry with Yams from Eat. Drink. Think., Crab Mango Stuffed Avocados from Eddybles, Creamy, Crunchy Avocado Melt and Taco Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing from eggs on sunday, Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda, Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms from elly says opa!, Omelet for Two from Endless Simmer, Miss Mary’s Orzo Salad from Erin Cooks, Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad from Everything and Nothing, Grilled Kielbasa and Warm Potato Salad from Evil Chef Mom, Susan’s Swiss Chard Tuna Salad from Farmgirl Fare, Cornish Hen, Apricot and Goat Cheese Empanadas with a Duo of Apricot Salsas from Feeding Maybelle, Creamy Lobster Risotto from Food Blogga, Tuscan Meat and Tomato Ragu from Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine, Braised Rabbit from Food Rockz, Quick Chicken Paella from French Kitchen in America, Gruyere Gougeres from From Our Home to Yours, Lamb Koftas from Girl Interrupted Eating, Baked Pasta with Sausages, Tomatoes and Cheese from The Goddess’s Kitchen, Leek-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with a Creamy White Wine Sauce from Greedy Gourmet, Chorizo with Beans from Green Leanings, Cajun Crab Cakes and Cajun ‘Mashed’ Potato Salad from Gumbeaux in the Kitchen, Chicken and Lamb Souvlaki and Beef Stew with Beer and Dumplings from Gustoso, Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs from Homemade, Tagliatelle with Peas, Pancetta and Parmesan from I’ll Eat You, Bucatini all’Amatriciana from inuyaki, Pea Pancakes with Garlic Scapes from Izzy Eats, Chicken and Chorizo Pilaf from Jam and Clotted Cream, Queso Fundido con Chorizo & Rajas from Joelen’s Culinary Adventures, Penang Curry from jugalbandi, Chile Mustard Pork Kabobs and Tarragon-Mustard Deviled Eggs from Kalyn’s Kitchen, Mock Bacalaitos and Leek Rings from Karma-Free Cooking, Thai Lettuce Wraps from Kitchen Talk to Chew On, Greek Salad Dressing and Piroshki from Kopiaste, Slow-roasted Tomato and Chive Tartelettes with Feta from L’Atelier Vi, Roasted Chicken with Honey, Mustard and Curry and Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip from The Last Bite, Crab and Corn Fritters with Garlic Aioli from The Left Over Queen, Greek Style Lamb Pot Pies from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies, Raita from Lori’s Lipsmacking Goodness, Pea and Leek Broth with Lamb Fricadellen and Buckwheat Dumplings from Lucullian Delights, Flint Coney Sauce from Luna Pier Cook, Baked Chicken Sausage Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce from Made by Melissa, Sambal Mini Crab and Lime Quiche from Malaysian Delicacies, Onion Gravy from Milk and Cookies, Mushroom Custards from The Modern Apron, Fiesta Chicken and Chicken with Mustard Sauce from Modern Day Ozzie and Harriet, Cobb Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette from Mommy Mosh Pit, Grilled Lamb Chops with Tzatziki from More Than Burnt Toast, Apricot-Dijon Chicken from Mrs. Watermelon’s Recipes, Grilled Pork Chops with Peaches and Bourbon Sauce from My Feasts, Baked Eggy Brunch Tomatoes from Nami-nami, Cheesy Fried Green Tomatoes from [No Recipes], Caesar Salad Club Sandwich from Noble Pig, Thai Red Curry Chicken and Osso Buco with Risotto Milanese from Nook & Pantry, Jerk Chicken Salad from Not Eating Out in New York, Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing from The Recipe Girl, Chicken in Mustard Sauce and Corn Cakes from Rediscovering the Pleasures of Food, Tamale Pie from Rose’s Recipes, Salsa Verde Turkey Burgers from The Savory Notebook, Mustard Cranberry Glazed Chicken and Pork Loin with Apples and Mustard Cream Sauce from Scribbit, Lamb Burgers from Serious Eats, Bulgur and Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce and Buffalo Chicken Salad from Shazam in the Kitchen, Black Bean Snack Bites from Simple Daily Recipes, Grilled Merguez with Fried Leeks and French Fries on Baguette from Slashfood, Black Bean Croquettes with Mango Salsa and Lime-Cilantro Cream from The Spiced Life, Mario Batali’s Homemade Ricotta from The Stew, Lavender-Infused Vinegar from Straight from the Farm, Chicken with Morels – Barefoot Style from Strawberries in Paris, Tilapia with Strawberry-Citrus-Avocado Salsa and Apricot and Almond Stuffed Chicken from Superspark, Cheddar Corn Fritters from Taste and Tell, Butter Chicken and Morel Mushroom Pasta from Taste Buddies, Chow Fun from Tastes Like Home, Tuna Noodle Casserole from Tast.ie, Mustard-Chive Mashed Potatoes from tomato_kumato, Pan Seared Lamb Medallions on Butter Bean Stew with Salsa Verde from The Trattoria Project and Spectaculars, Chive and Cheese Scones from Treat a Week Recipes, Herbed Dinner Rolls from Two Fat Als, Navajo Fry Bread from Victuals & Libations, Greek Pasta Salad from The Village Voice, Vietnamese Corn Egg Rolls from Wandering Chopsticks, Beer-Battered Fish from The Way the Cookie Crumbles, Baked Spinach and Eggs and Fried Plantain ‘Cracker’ with Mango Salsa from We Are Never Full, Southwestern Corn Chicken Chowder from What Did You Eat?, South Beach Friendly Moussaka from What Geeks Eat, and Sauce Espagnole and Demi-Glace from Whisk: A Food Blog.

In sweet recipes, Real Tart Cherry Frozen Yogurt from 5 Second Rule, Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting and Honey Peach Frozen Yogurt from …A Cookie a Day, Baklava Bars from A Southern Grace, French Breakfast Puffs from A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen, Angie’s Famous Strawberry Cupcakes from A Year in the Kitchen, Peach Tiramisu from Accidental Hedonist, Strawberry Cardamom Blender Pancakes from Adventures in Shaw, The Yet to Be Named Cocktail from Adventures of a Food Slut, Sfince with Honey from The Amateur Gourmet, Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream from Andrea’s Recipes, Chocolate Raspberry Cocos Balls from Ann’s World, Strawberry Hand Pies and Peach Streusel Coffee Cake from Annie’s Eats, Pear Bread and Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars from Bake or Break, Berry Trifles with Vanilla Custard Sauce and Strawberry Pecan Shortbread Crumble Bars from Baking Bites, Linzertorte from Baking History, Plum Galette from Bird Food, Key Lime Pound Cake from Blake Bakes, Mulberry Sorbet from Bon Applegeek, Banana Cream Cheese Bread from Bunny’s Warm Oven, Summer Berry Charlotte and Cherry, Almond and Chocolate Mini Cakes from Cannelle et Vanille, Lime Pound Cake with Caribbean Lime Spread from Cast Sugar, Greek Yogurt Dessert with Honey and Strawberries from Chew on That, Baklava French Toast and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from Closet Cooking, Apricot Brioche Breakfast Plait from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once, Cottage Cakes from The Cookbook Junkie, Cherry Torte from Cooking and Booking, Pineapple Poppy Seed Ice Cream from Cooking at the Pacific Outpost, Strawberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream from Cooking in Cleveland, Stracciatella Tortoni Cake with Espresso Fudge Sauce from Cream Puffs in Venice, Cherry Muffins from cucina nicolina, Ricotta Pancakes with Brown Sugar-Cherry Sauce from Culinary in the Country, Ricotta and Raspberry Cupcakes from Cupcakes Take the Cake, Small Batch Vanilla Scented Yeast Doughnuts from dailydelicious, Rice Pudding from Dalla Mia Cucina, Strawberry Ice Cream with Balsamic Vinegar from delicious: days, Chocolate-Glazed Mint Chocolate Brownies from Dinner & Dessert, Intense Chocolate Fudge Cookies from eat me, delicious, Strawberry Stracciatella Ice Cream and Orange-Scented Panna Cotta with Strawberry Coulis from eggs on sunday, Strawberry Banana Pudding Pie from erin’s kitchen, Raspberry Streusel Bars from Family, Friends and Food, Strawberry Ice Cream from Finny Knits, Strawberry Cream & Blueberries from Food Rockz, Strawberry and Banana Muffins from For the Love of Cooking, Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins from Fresh from the Oven, Cream Cheese Pound Cake from Fun, Crafts and Recipes, Blueberry Hand Pies from Genesis of a Cook, Simple Summer Fruit Salad from Gluten-Free Girl, Sour Cherry Coffee Cake from Gothamist, Gluhwein from Gustoso, Cream Cheese and Jelly Turnovers from I Crave Sweet and Salty, Strawberry and White Chocolate Muffins from Jam and Clotted Cream, Blackberry and Streusel Muffins from Jerry’s Thoughts, Musings and Rants, Brown Butter Cornbread Muffins with Fresh Blueberries and Apricots from Joy the Baker, Strawberry Banana Pancakes from Joy Through Cooking, Apple Juice Sabayon from La Tartine Gourmande, Colombian Cheese Fritters and Custard from Life’s Smorgasbord, Apricot Rum Fritters and Baked Strawberry Pancakes from Lisa’s Kitchen, Strawberry Galette from little bird eats, Raspberry Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes from Little Prince Treats, Oreo Truffles from Living the Life, Cherry Frozen Yogurt with Chocolate Stracciatella from Mike’s Table, Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Maple-Espresso Glaze and Lemon Cream Pie with Coconut Crust from montcarte, Quick Lemon Lavender Fruit Turnovers from My Plate, My World, Zucchini Pistachio Cupcakes from Noble Pig, Tequila Sunrise from Noshtalgia, Toffee Almond Bars and Apple Frangipane Tart from Of Dreams and Sweets, Sesame Cookies from Rosa’s Yummy Yums, Caramelized Pineapple with Pineapple Sherbet from Serious Eats, Raspberry Chambord Fudge Cupcakes from She’s Becoming DoughMessTic, Frozen Lemonade Pie from Slashfood, Strawberry and White Chocolate Pudding from Soy and Pepper, Southern Pearl Bellinis from SpiceLines, Brown Sugar Buttermilk Pie from Spoonbread for Hieronymus, Roasted Peach Ice Cream from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy, Peach Frangipane Crumble from Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried, Sour Cream Panna Cotta with Fresh Apricot and Amaretto Sauce, Arborio Rice Pudding with Cinnamon-Cardamom Streusel and Banana-Oatmeal Cake with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel and Honey Whipped Cream from Sugar Plum, Chocolate-Drizzled Oatmeal Lace Cookies from sugarlaws, Buttermilk Cake with White Chocolate and Dried Apricots from Sweet Sins, Cardamom, Pistachio, Almond & Honey Ice Cream from Swirl & Scramble, Honey Ice Cream with Salted Pistachios from Table for Three, Please, Goat Cheese Ice Cream and Fresh Cherries and Mascarpone Raspberry Gratins from Tartelette, Vita’s Ricotta Doughnuts from Taste and Tell, Lambic Granita from Thursday Night Smackdown, Butternut Pumpkin Cupcakes from Totally Addicted to Taste, Chewy Raspberry Streusel Bars from vegalicious, Cherry Chocolate Bread Pudding from Vegan Visitor, Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake from The Village Voice, Sweet Cherry Ice Cream from What Did You Eat?, Peach Brioche Tart from Wild Yeast, and Dried Fig Jam from Zaiqa.

In informative posts, learn how to make cultured butter (and buttermilk) at How to Cook Like Your Grandmother, find out how to bake pies in tiny jars at Serious Eats, and be informed on the way to create the perfect cheese plate at Slashfood.

Well, that’s it for this month – I’ve already got a great start on links for July – stay tuned.

13 thoughts on “June 2008 Roundup

  1. bakinghistory

    Thanks for including my Linzertorte in the roundup. There are so many great recipes here to explore!
    Also, the new look of your blog is wonderful!

  2. Cheryl

    I’m really excited that you included 2 of my recipes (poached eggs with bacon and avocado, and real tart cherry frozen yogurt). Your blog is really comprehensive — fabulous!! It’s like one-stop shopping without the crowds and annoying mall music.

  3. Jerry

    Thanks for including my recipe/blog in your round up. I thought I spent a lot of time surfing food blogs but you win that prize! *smile*

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  5. GumbeauxGal

    Hey! I wanted to thank you for including my blog in your roundup! What a fabulous list and cool blog you’ve got! I’ll be adding a link to you!

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