CK Food Links--Friday March 27, 2009

Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting food-related links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback!
Create Dunkin Donut's Next Donut
Could there be any contest that satisfies the soul better than this one? Summon your inner Homer Simpson, enter your best donut idea, and you could win $12,000!

Spanish Recipes Blog
I stumbled onto this blog the other day and thought it must be shared with readers. If you are at all interested in Spanish food, go to this blog. Blogger Nuria gives you step by step directions and great instructive photos for making simple, traditional Spanish dishes. Definitely worth adding to your feedreader. A few choices recipes to check out: Garbanzos con Chorizo, Oven Rice (Arroz al Horno) and a personal favorite Spanish dish of mine, Fideua.

Extreme Frugality at Gourmet Magazine
A must-read series at over at Gourmet Magazine. Author Hodding Carter has a Trent at The Simple Dollar-type moment and decides he must live within his means. It's funny, touching and educational all at the same time. Two of the best posts: his introduction, and a particularly endearing post on tapping maple trees and teaching his children life lessons. Do you get the feeling that this whole inexpensive eating and home cooking thing is catching on lately?

Eating Food That's Better for You, Organic or Not from the New York Times
Mark Bittman weighs in on organic foods. Money quote: The word organic "is not synonymous with 'safe,' 'healthy,' 'fair' or even necessarily 'good.'" Yep. And sometimes it merely means more cost to you and more profit for the food manufacturer.

Taco Baking Rack at For the Love of Cooking
I didn't even see the recipe in this post--I was too busy worshiping the fact that you can buy a special baking rack that bakes corn tortillas into the shape of a taco. Must. Have. One. By the way, you can get reasonably priced ones on Amazon.

Spiced Nut Mix at Beach Eats
A simple and delicious homemade mixed nut recipe with a really spicy coating. Definitely worth a try.

Pork Medallions with Chili-Maple Sauce from Eats Well With Others
One of the easiest recipes I've ever found. Can be made in under 15 minutes from beginning to end. Perfect for Casual Kitchen readers.

Skinny Omeletes from 101 Cookbooks
Another idea for jazzing up your morning eggs from 101Cookbooks. You'll need to break out your largest nonstick pan for these.

Minimize Food Waste by Thinking Like a Kitchen Manager at Home Ec 101
Great thoughts here on organizing your refrigerator, using the FIFO rule (eeek! I had a flashback to accounting class there for a second) and planning your meals around knowing what's in your fridge.

Adventures in Fermentation at Just Braise
A new fermentation adventure a month in this series at Just Braise. Stacy starts off with yogurt, but look for everything from beer to kimchi in the coming months! A brilliant idea for a series.

Cinnamon Cocoa Quick Bread from Health Nut
An easy-to-make bread recipe that looks absolutely decadent. Plus you get a free explanation of the differences between the two main types of cinnamon.

The Best Dive Bars in America at Details Magazine online
This article will either a) annoy you, because your favorite dive bar wasn't listed; or b) please you, because it gives you 15 new places to go bend an elbow. See also the amusing mis-communication in the comments section.

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The Diva on a Diet said...

Wow, thank you so much for the shout-out on my spiced nuts. I truly appreciate that! :)

Cheers and have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

Isn't that taco baking rack awesome?? I added it to my wish list as soon as I saw Pam's post.

Hope you're feeling 100% and have a great weekend, Dan!

Joanne said...

Thanks for mentioning me! I'll have to check out some of your other food links.

Daniel said...

Diva, I'm happy to promote you, that is a real keeper of a recipe.

Melissa, thanks for the good wishes! I'm more or less back to 100% (healthwise at least!).

Joanne, anytime. Your recipe is EXACTLY the kind I like to bring to my readers.


JJ (Lady Di) said...

I have those taco pans (from when I used to work at HomePlace) and they are nice. I've also used Eating Wells' drape over the oven rack (it's easier to make more at a time that way) and it works well without having to find a way to store another thing: