10.31.2008

friday five fave food finds

I realize that I have been falling more and more behind. Like I've completely forgotten you. I would have called, and I'm really sorry that I didn't. But I think I can make it up to you now. I have so much to say! I have now delayed announcing that the blog has received the Arte y Pico Award, and I have now received it twice! I am flattered by Foong at The Food Site, and And also the I love your blog award. I'll have to announce the new recipients later in another post, as it seems that every time I was about to choose a new recipient, another blogger beat me to it! Here's my friday five fave food finds, and this week I decided to focus on Calgary-based sites: 1. Dinner with Julie, is created by local Calgary-based author and writer Julie van Rosendaal. It documents her daily dinners; each post is dedicated to a dinner for every day of the year! Sometimes, she features restaurant meals out, or the recipes for meals she created at home. It's an elegant, and tasteful blog. Bellissima! 2. Eat.Sleep..Dream...Food, is a blog to check out if you are not too hungry; the food photos, can easily cause an incontrollable mouth-watering desire to eat. It is a particularly useful tool for traveling to Western Canada, for finding desirable places to eat. 3. Edible Prairie Blog, contains all the Calgary food news you'd ever need or want to know. Best place on the web to stay up-to-date. 4. TasteReport.com, is a go-to resource on most everything related to food, by Calgary-based Cinda Chavich. I've been reading her recipes and articles for years, but here you'll find a wealth of resources, and I'm overly engrossed in the travel section - how about a slow-food tour of Piedmonte? 5. Moving to Calgary, is an absolutely hilarious, and informative read. Yes, I realize that it seems you would actually have to live in Calgary to be interested in this blog, but I disagree. It's written by "a guy that hates blogs", and decided to write one, and he writes the exact same things I say only in the closest company (I do despise the word blogger).... Read this if you want to double-over in laughter. Yes, enough already, I'll be back soon. In the meantime, here's a couple photos of a lazy Saturday breakfast: Jeff loves to make french toast from day-old baguettes, and I'm not complaining either. Photobucket I drink a lot of matcha tea, it makes you feel clean. Photobucket

22 comments:

Chef E said...

This is great, and gives me more to search for recipes and ideas!

gail said...

I really do love these sites too! Some super ideas for sure :) Glad you like them too.

Hungry Gal said...

I love french toast too...

BTW - I love that plate... I received something very similar for my wedding. It's so pretty.

Very nice site!

Jessie said...

Oh, great looking french toast. Mmmm. Yum. Best thing ever for day-old bread. Thanks for the list, too!

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

SmokeyDoke said...

Thanks for the finds. I love these posts!

Meg said...

Thanks for the new links!

ila said...

mmmmm matcha, i love it too... it helps me to chill out.

emily (Chicago Dining) said...

Your "fave food finds" posts have helped me discover some great sites! Thanks!
-emily

gail said...

oooh I forgot to mention that there's maple syrup on the french toast, and cinnamon in the mix. The only way! I've tried other ways, but always come back to this.

FoodJunkie said...

Fab picks Gail!

Myrtille said...

I'll have to check them out...
I'm having fun with picnik!

HoneyB said...

That tea looks awesome. Love the mug too! And the french toast? Well, if I were home this morning, I'd be making some for Grumpy & myself!

HoneyB said...

p.s. Congrats on your award!! It is well deserved!

Jennifer said...

Delish!

Joanna said...

i need to come some of that matcha tea. it looks amazing. does it naturally have that beautiful frothiness on it or do you add something to it?

Sandy Smith said...

Beautiful pics, beautiful food! I'm so glad I happened upon your blog - I'm so enjoying it!

gail said...

joanna - the matcha tea does tend to foam a bit. It comes from the whisking of the powder. My understanding is that traditionally in Japan (and in many tea houses I've enjoyed it at), it is served in a small bowl and whisked with a bamboo whisk. You can get the tools for that, but I find that a fork works just fine. And I still get the froth, and even more importantly.... no lumps!

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Anonymous said...

Gail,

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our blog. If you have any suggestoins for improving what we do, we would be eager to here your feedback.

Oh, and im with you on Pho Pasteur - great Pho there!

Foodosopher on behalf of the team @ foodosophy (Eat Sleep Dream Food)

The Edible Prairie Journal said...

Hi Gail,

Thanks for the mention of our little blog. We're getting better at posting daily news on our "Daily Digest" portion of our site, so this will keep us going. Maybe there's a "best prairie food blogs" article in the making for an up-coming issue of The Edible Prairie Journal!!

Cheers! Jennifer, co-publisher, The Edible Prairie Journal

Romeo said...

Looks Delicious!

FAMILY FIRST said...

I wonder if matcha tea is available in Malaysia. The green tea that we have is normally clear green in color. Dont think its the same huh? Yours looks more like a beverage. Thick i mean so good enough as a breakfast drink.

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