ARF/5-A-Day #29

by Cate on July 19, 2006

Casting an unscientific eye on the amount of entries I have this week, I think this may be our biggest ARF/5-A-Day round-up yet. So no rambling from me, let’s get right to it.

Patti from Adventures in Food and Wine in Indiana is up first with her Cheesy Zucchini and Red Onion Flatbread … mmmm, looks delicious!

Ali from Something So Clever joins us for the first time this week with her Rhubard and Strawberry Tart – love the heart!

Urban Drivel from MA gets to work on cleaning out her cupboards, and turning her stash into this divine looking Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry Crisp:

Pepper from Frugal Cuisine in Alberta is another newcomer to ARF/5-A-Day and with her Potato and Spinach Soup, I can see she’s going to fit right in:

Sumitha from Kitchen Wonders in Switzerland showcases her very gorgeous Strawberry and Yogurt Jelly:

Megan from Chez Megane in Paris is another first-timer — check out her Zucchini and Tomato Quiche, perfect for this time of year:

Claire from Cooking is Medicine in Mississippi checks in with her Curry Chicken Divan:

Vaishali from Happy Burp in Germany is up next with her Chutney with Red Bell Pepper and Ridge Gourd Peels:

Another newcomer joins us, Katerina from Daily Unadventures in Canada keeps her kitchen cool with Blueberry and Arugula Salad:

It certainly is all about the new faces this week. Next up is Cheryl from Free Range Living in Canada with a Blueberry Banana Bread that is very ARF-friendly:

Saffron Trail in India serves up the very colorful Pulao with Yogurt Curry:

Sarah from Cucina Bella in Connecticut is a woman after my own heart. I had SUCH a craving for Oatmeal Raisin cookies yesterday … a shame she doesn’t live just a teensy bit closer. ;) Her Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies would have been perfect!

Alysha from The Savory Notebook, now in PA, whips up a batch of Gazpacho, perfect for the Summer heat.

Julie from The Suburban Apron Company shares something that hasn’t hit our round-ups before … Steamed Green Tea Cake:

Kalyn’s Kitchen in Utah is keeping it cool with her take on a Tomato and Garbanzo Salad:

If only Jennifer from The Weekly Dish lived closer, I’d finally have a Scrabble partner! In the meantime, her Spinach Salad with Crawfish, Goat Cheese, and Bacon-Maple Dressing will have to do. ;)

I know a certain BBQ King that will appreciate this next entry from Meeta from What’s for Lunch, Honey? in Germany. Featuring a barbecue meal with assorted vegetables, her Pesto Aubergine Wraps sound scrumptious!

The Cookbook Junkie in Pennsylvania shares a recipe for Maquechoux, along with the wonderful history of the recipe and a cookbook recommendation. What more could you want?

Food, In the Main in the UK contributes a veggie-laden Vegetable Rice Medley:

Catherine from Albion Cooks shares a Blueberry Smoothies that I know Nicholas will love:

Another newcomer, Annie from Mixed Salad Annie bakes up a sweet treat with her Italian Prune Cookies:

A fellow Jerseyan pops by, it’s Cook’s Hideout with Chocolate Cherry Bread … remember, dark chocolate is GOOD for you!

Susan from The Fat-Free Vegan in Mississippi goes Cajun with her Eggplant Creole:

The Chocolate Lady is getting adventurous with her Kimchi Fried Rice with homemade kimchi!

And last, but not least, my own contributions. I had a package of strawberries that needed to be used asap, so those became two loaves of warm Strawberry Bread – love that stuff! As a side dish for dinner, I made Marinated Chick Peas. I found this recipe three years ago when I was planning a Tapas menu for my sister’s engagement party. I love tapas – traditionally from Spain, they’re small dishes packed with flavor. The best part is they’re usually easy to make, and you can whip up 10 different ones in a short amount of time. My kind of party!

Awesome roundup. Welcome to all the newcomers; hope to see you next time! OK folks, all for tonight. Until tomorrow…

A year ago today… Supper Club planning.

Tapas Recipe – Marinated Chick Peas
Recipe courtesy of The Elegant Chef
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
1 tablespoon capers
Salt and pepper to taste
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
1 15 ounce can chick peas, rinsed and drained

Blend the oil and vinegar, garlic, thyme, capers and the salt & pepper. Add the egg and chick peas. Cover and refrigerate overnight and serve at room temperature.
Makes two cups.

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Alicat July 19, 2006 at 2:42 am

great roundup! all of the submissions look lovely and so healthy. :)

I am going to make your strawberry recipe soon! it looks divine. :)


Kalyn July 19, 2006 at 2:57 am

Possibly I’m hallucinating, but I think you missed my entry. You sent me an e-mail, but I don’t see it in the roundup.


Jennifer July 19, 2006 at 2:57 am

It IS too bad we don’t live closer! I’d love to have another Scrabble partner; the husband tires of it too quickly :)

Great round-up, as usual!


Cate July 19, 2006 at 3:06 am

Ali – I agree, lots of great inspiration. You will love the Strawberry Bread. Best part is that it makes two loaves, one to stash in the freezer. ;)

Sorry, Kalyn! You’re back in now. Blogger has been messing with me all night while they were doing their photo updating. :)

Jennifer – I have yet to find anyone who’s into Scrabble … I’ll just live vicariously through you. ;)


WhiteTrashBBQ July 19, 2006 at 3:56 am

Thanks for the shout out! Everything looks incredible, as usual.


Meeta July 19, 2006 at 6:41 am

Cate, This is a big round-up today! Great recipes and as always done brilliantly by a gracious hostess!

BTW: Congrats on Well Fed!


Anupama July 19, 2006 at 12:22 pm

Hey Cate came to your blog today for the first time. Its beautiful I say with a touch of envy because i have no idea how to make mine better. Will try to participate in your ARF/5-A-Day next week.


Nerissa July 19, 2006 at 12:26 pm

ooh la la! what a collection. They all look scrumptious.


stacey July 19, 2006 at 10:14 pm

what a great roundup! sorry i missed this one.


Cate July 20, 2006 at 2:58 am

No problem, Robert. ;)

My pleasure, Meeta.

Anupama – thanks for dropping by. Hope to see you in the next roundup.

Nerissa and Stacey – I couldn’t agree more – terrific inspiration.


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