Friday, August 31, 2007
The Kitchen Witch & the Sugar Conspiracy
Not to mention, resting those poor feet who were under a serious blister-attack earlier in the week, I've basically manage to avoid them all summer, until now, blister hell again... Which is quite bearable when you potter around the house, not quite as alright when you need to look sort of presentable in public. But with a whole lot of feet pampering TLC I'm sure they'll be as good as new shoes soon.
So what have I been up to in the kitchen lately? Apart from the fabulous carrot cake above - in which I halved both sugar, butter and the flour used and it was delicious still, it would probably have been just fine with even less too.
I do believe sugar, as well as spice, is a natural part of food, of life. But really, sometimes it doesn't feel all that far fetched to believe in some sort of sugar conspiracy... And most people could probably do without a far less amount of daily sugar rushes... -
I've been cooking and enjoying a few more dishes with beetroots. Really a delicious vegetable - even if it really very much looks like a slaughterhouse in the kitchen when preparing food with it. The ultimate proof of that yes, even vegetables bleed - and so versatile, and doesn't need a whole heap of spices and herbs to bring out its flavour. And it's just so summery!
rörakor in Swedish, prepared much like the Swiss dish rösti - and as always, beetroots and feta is a match made in heaven...
limoncello marinated strawberries for Friday night dessert. I've been meaning to try this recipe for a long time, but I haven't found the just right tins for it. Still haven't, but these will do for now. And who knows, this kind of tantalizingly delicious looks might deceive...