Archive for October, 2008

stunned speechless

October 26, 2008

Remember how the no-knead boule I baked ended up winning the most droolworthy award for September’s Click! at jugalbandi? Well, it turns out the same boule was just declared the most droolworthy for SuperClick!, the one-year anniversary.

I am still stunned speechless, especially when you consider that a simple loaf of crusty bread managed to elicit more food cravings than lemon mirror cake, challah, or lemon-basil sherbet. Holy Saccharomyces!

Head over to SuperClick! 2008 to view the complete list of winners.

p.s. Super super thanks goes to Em for helping me pick the photograph. You’re awesome! 🙂

What inspires your cooking?

October 26, 2008

Recently, Jen at use real butter posed a question on her blog: what inspires your cooking?

Certainly, her gorgeous photos (food and otherwise), other equally cool food blogs and online food collections like are feasts for my eyes. The same goes for some really fantastic cookbooks out there that I’ve come across, but my best inspiration comes from those around me.


Spicy Carrot Soup

October 19, 2008

Some of the best dishes are often ones that are simply made with few ingredients put together in a wonderful way.


How to make your own yogurt at home

October 18, 2008

Do you like yogurt?

Would you like to learn how to make your own delicious yogurt at home, just the way you like it, without having to buy a yogurt maker?


The most droolworthy

October 17, 2008


My boule’s crust has been declared the most droolworthy. Hooray! 😀

Thanks again to Bee and Jai for hosting such a fun Click! theme. You can head over to their blog to view who the winners of Click! Crusts are. This month is the one-year anniversary of Click! so don’t forget to vote for your favourite SuperClick! entry.

Honey Vanilla Challah with Cardamom

October 17, 2008

Honey vanilla challah with cardamom

It’s World Bread Day today!

This very special event is being hosted by Zorra, and to celebrate, here is my most favourite bread recipe ever.

If I were forced to bake and eat only one bread for the rest of my life, I would

  1. Cry and protest
  2. Finally have an official excuse to bake every bread known, you know, so I could “pick the best bread”
  3. Come back to challah, over and over again

Update: Visit Zorra’s roundup of 246 entries from around the world!