Archive for January, 2011

Guest/Turkish Baklava

| January 20, 2011 | 23 Comments
Guest/Turkish Baklava




Welcome to our Guest Contributors, Karen and Valerie, of Globetrotter Diaries! These two best friends, intrepid travelers, and wonderful cooks dazzle readers every week with a culinary celebration of a different place around the world. Their photos will make you drool and their stories will inspire you learn more. Thanks, Globetrotter Diaries, we hope to […]

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TidBit of the Day: Warning, Gestation Crates

| January 20, 2011 | 4 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Warning, Gestation Crates




We’ve talked a lot about knowing where you food comes from, and though I am a meat eater, one of the best books I’ve read recently is Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals. While I personally haven’t cut out meat entirely, I have cut down and am almost obnoxious of asking where it comes from when […]

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Photo of the Day: End of a Meal

| January 17, 2011 | 9 Comments
Photo of the Day: End of a Meal




Lemon meringue, buttercream chocolate cupcake, mulled cider. Ah.

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It’s Like Buttah: Moving, Baking and Battling

| January 17, 2011 | 8 Comments
It’s Like Buttah: Moving, Baking and Battling




Moving is hard. It is not like buttah, meaning smooth and easy. You know how there are optimistic people who say that certain things get easier the more you do them—like exercising or public speaking? Well, moving across the country, time and again, is not one of them. I have this romantic notion of myself as […]

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TidBit of the Day: GreenOn!

| January 17, 2011 | 11 Comments
TidBit of the Day: GreenOn!




You know those great sites offering special deals – I have definitely gotten some great deals in my area (i.e. spa treatment for 50%, yoga classes for $2 each). Here is a great one for those wanting to “green” their life even more. Sign up on GreenDeals and get some great deals that are eco-friendly […]

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Photo of the Day: Caprese Salad Anyone?

| January 13, 2011 | 3 Comments
Photo of the Day: Caprese Salad Anyone?




The perfect starter and lunch snack!

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Photo of the Day: Pear-y Nice

| January 13, 2011 | 7 Comments
Photo of the Day: Pear-y Nice




Cranberries and pears wait for the sweet potato casserole.

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Teas of the World

| January 13, 2011 | 10 Comments
Teas of the World




Whilst on a call with Belinda and Patty last week I had the bright idea of writing a post about my favourite beverage after coffee, tea! We haven’t really written about tea much on Zomppa and I felt it merited some long overdue attention. Little did I realize at this stage the magnitude of the […]

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TidBit of the Day: How to Find Frank Food

| January 13, 2011 | 13 Comments
TidBit of the Day: How to Find Frank Food




Darya Pino over at Summer Tomato created this wonderful flow chart to help find frank food at the supermarket. Of course, it isn’t always this simple, as “real food” has now been sometimes disguised (i.e. if the five ingredients are: corn syrup, Yellow Dye No. 5, refined sugar, gelatin, and flour, not quite frank food….) […]

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A new years resolution not to waste

| January 10, 2011 | 12 Comments
A new years resolution not to waste




I’m not one for making or keeping new years resolutions. In the week that has been 2011, I have already made four distinct resolutions, scrapped them, and then resolved not to make a resolution. However, last night, as I blundered my way through making delicious spicy chickpea patties for dinner, I found myself trying to […]

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