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Chef Dennis Littley795,421Spring is in the air (although it may not seem like it to some) so lets get busy and share our *Favorite Healthy Dishes*  to inspire everyone to start eating healthier on Google+! *Share as many images of your favorite healthy dishes* as you like, you can continue to post until Wednesday March 12th at 11 PM EST.   *Post your image directly to this event, by clicking on the camera icon at the far right end of the comment bar*  The image will also show up on your home page. *Make sure to share this with your friends so everyone can join in the fun!* #LetsEatHealthy   #healthyfoodideas   #GoodFoodPics  Let's Eat Healthy - Share your Delicious Healthy Dishes!2014-03-06 23:00:00181  
Meloney Hall3,804Meet @108206830508609313547 this Thursday, February 20 at 3p PT/6p ET and learn about her passion and drive for the culinary arts.  She will be the featured guest on this unique HangOuts On Air (HOA) LIVE Broadcast that is guaranteed to inspire you to explore your own culinary talents that are just waiting to be discovered.   Chef Rachida studied at L'Academie de Cuisine, which is a premier culinary school in the Washington DC area.  She specializes in combining Moroccan cooking and classic French techniques with a modern approach.  She also does her own food photography of her beautiful  delectable delights.  Visit this link prior to the HOA Broadcast to see images of her creations --  http://www.flickr.com/photos/chefrachida/ She  is a Google HelpOuts Provider as well, and has 20 Five-Star Reviews for her FREE online LIVE face-to-face video-call sessions.   Find out more at this link -- https://tee.sandbox.google.com/111859664686562826328/ls/b298590b4928b4a8?authuser=0 The panelists for this show will be three well-known women within the Google+ Chef/Cook scene.  @108641528210325220263, @116623758105982693145, and @104152952384716366629 will provide additional insights into culinary expertise and the passion that drives them to share their gift.  We might  call these three Culinary Women, "The Jean-Jen-Jan Team!"  They are also wonderful examples of reaching out to others and helping whenever they can.  Take a look at their profiles to learn more about them.   In order to get a reminder on your Google Calendar about this upcoming broadcast, please select YES or MAYBE.  This is also a handy way to keep track of where to find the replay video if you need to watch it later. Feel free to share this event with your friends and others who have an interest in Moroccan and French cuisine.   +What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?* http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/    You can begin to ask your questions and offer your comments here on the event page prior to the show.  Start the conversation now and keep it going even after the show to bring more value to what you've observed, learned, and plan to implement.   This will be a powerful event with FOUR Women who really know how to transform regular ingredients into masterpieces!  See you all then!       Watch via YouTube -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rWi6xc-_KQ Embed  the live video on  Your Website so people can watch it from there -- Introducing Chef Rachida and her Culinary Artistry2014-02-21 00:00:0020  
Shinae Choi Robinson893,307Grab a drink and join me in making some Asian style dumplings for Lunar New Year (which falls on Friday, January 31st this year) in my first cooking HOA ever! :D If there are any questions you'd like me to answer tonight, leave a comment. If you'd like to be invited to participate in the Hangout (there's a max of 10 who can join in, but viewing only is public), leave a comment. If you're interested in watching but can't make the time tonight, not to worry as HOAs are recorded and available for viewing shortly after their completion. Hope you can make it! To join THE Cookalong Kitchen to cook along or just watch along and get recipes and cooking tips: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112752328596673962609Making Asian Style Potstickers/Dumplings2014-01-28 04:00:0030  
Shinae Choi Robinson893,307Join me in making Asian dumpling/potsticker type thingies just in time for Lunar New Year (which starts this Friday 1/31!). LINKS TO DUMPLING RECIPES: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ShinaeChoiRobinson/posts/HR9AmF3Qqbc LINK TO EGG DROP SOUP RECIPE THAT CAN BE ADAPTED TO WONTON SOUP: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ShinaeChoiRobinson/posts/SoBjCd793Hr I'll be posting tonight's simplified recipe tomorrow and will update the event info. :)MAKING ASIAN DUMPLINGS/POTSTICKERS ^^2014-01-28 04:00:0043  
Guy Kawasaki6,994,229We're having a Hangout to celebrate the one year anniversary of self-publishing APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur - How to Publish A Book. We'll be sharing our top tips to help you self-publish your book and talk about what we've learned about self-publishing in the past year. Please R.S.V.P. and join us! Once you R.S.V.P., the time will convert to your timezone or you can check the time for the live event here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html This will be a live Hangout on Air and it will be recorded to watch at your convenience if you can't watch live. More about APE here: http://amzn.to/1dGlOKB And here: http://blog.apethebook.com/Top Tips for Self-Publishing your Book with Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch, and Peg Fitzpatrick2013-12-10 18:00:00244  
Jackie M1,873,012Yes, I'm running them in tandem this week because of my schedule - join me as I make a quick and easy taro and sweet potato dessert/soup from my Truly Malaysian Street Food At Home cookbook :)  www.TrulyMalaysian.comJackie M Truly Malaysian Street Food 7 - Bubur Cha Cha2013-10-02 09:30:0020  
Williams-Sonoma1,998,533Join Williams-Sonoma and All-Clad right here for an exclusive live webcast from the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen featuring world-renowned Chef Thomas Keller, who will demonstrate expert braising techniques while preparing Lamb Shanks Roasted “a la Matignon.”  Cook along! Get the recipe and the equipment: Lamb Shanks Roasted “a la Matignon”: http://bit.ly/17raoUJ All-Clad Copper Core Essential Pan: http://bit.ly/15XngOO Pure Bred Lamb Shanks: http://bit.ly/1ej18s1It’s All About Technique: Cooking Live with Chef Thomas Keller2013-09-17 01:00:00805  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421A media kit is a blog's resume. Without one, it's hard to get the jobs you want and get paid for your work. Join me with my special guest +Kelly Snyder  as she discusses her new book  *How To Write An Effective Media Kit & Use It To Make Money*  and offers up some tips and tricks on how to set up your media kit. 9:00 PM New York Time  Tuesday 8/13/13 #gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #communityeducation   #mediakit  How To Write An Effective Media Kit & Use It To Make Money- Community Education Event2013-08-14 03:00:00158  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421Join me and my special guest +Stephanie Weaver  as she talks about her kickstarter campaign, for her new book *Golden Angels: Lessons in Love and Loss from Buddy Girl and Daisey May*   Its a beautiful story that made the old chef cry about an amazing pair of fur babies, with recipes and lots of great images. Stop by with your questions about her book and how to run a successful kickstarter campaign.  Stephanie met her goal in just one week! 1 PM New York Time #kickstarterprojects   #gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #askchefdennisGolden Angels: Lessons in Love and Loss by Stephanie Weaver2013-07-30 19:00:0039  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421*The First Annual (Virtual ) Bloggers Conference - Session 10* Join us as +Kita Roberts  presents  *Blog Design, Plugins and Tech Talk* 6:30 PM  New York Time   #gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #gplusbloggersconfernce  G+ Bloggers Conference - Blog Design, Plugins and Tech Talk2013-07-15 00:30:00191  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421*The First Annual (Virtual) G+ Bloggers Conference - Session 8* Join us as +Ronnie Bincer aka *The Hangout Helper*  Presents *G+ Hangouts and what you need to know to use them successfully* 2:30 PM New York Time #gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #gplusbloggersconfernce  G+ Bloggers Conference - G+ Hangouts and What you need to know2013-07-14 20:30:00120  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421*The First Annual (Virtual) G+ Bloggers Conference - Session 7* Join us as +Sally Ekus of the Lisa Ekus Group Presents *Cookbook Proposals 101 - The Role of the Agent* 10:30 AM New York Time #gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #gplusbloggersconfernce  G+ Bloggers Conference- Cookbook Proposals 101, The Role of the Agent2013-07-14 16:30:00124  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421*G+ Virtual Bloggers Conference- Session 6* Join us as +Joshua Berg and +Mark Traphagen Present  *The SMO of SEO*   8:00 PM New York Time #gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #gplusbloggersconfernce  G+ Bloggers Conference - The SMO of SEO2013-07-14 02:00:00218  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421*G+ First Annual Bloggers Conference - Session 5* Join us as +Adam V. Barnes +Taylor Mathis and +Naomi Robinson Present *How to Make Google Worthy Images* 6:00 PM New York Time #gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #gplusbloggersconfernce  G+ Bloggers Conference - How to Make Google Worthy Images2013-07-14 00:00:00110  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421*The First Annual (Virtual) Bloggers Conference - Session 4* Join us as +Hilah Johnson +Stephanie Manley and +Joanne Ozug Present *Increasing your Market Share through Youtube Videos* 4:00 PM  New York Time #gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #gplusbloggersconfernce  G+ Bloggers Conference - Increasing your Market Share through Youtube videos2013-07-13 22:00:00136  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421*The First Annual G+ Bloggers Conference - Session 3* Join us as +Janice Mansfield +Jean Layton and +jodi stewart  Present *How to Develop Gluten Free Recipes*    2:00 PM  New York Time #gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #gplusbloggersconfernce  G+ Bloggers Conference - Gluten Free Recipe Developement2013-07-13 20:00:00109  
Shinae Choi Robinson893,307Join me in making this light, healthy and delicious Vietnamese favorite! How Cookalongs Work: http://ridiculoushungry.blogspot.com/p/cookalongs.html "Attend" to watch along or cook along. Stay tuned for more details, information and recipes! :) *INTRO*: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/XQZnxL7ixTK *GAME PLAN*: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/Kdsow2xmF4J *RECIPE PART 1 - VIETNAMESE GRILLED PORK (_THIT NUONG_)* https://plus.google.com/105466596306740968847/posts/AbaYdcskHwh *RECIPE PART 2 - VIETNAMESE PICKLED CARROTS & RADISH (_DO CHUA_)* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/3JF9KsBuUwq *RECIPE PART 3 - VIETNAMESE FISH SAUCE DRESSING (_NUOC CHAM_)* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/d4596GPeXwQ *RECIPE PART 4 - NOODLE & VEG PREP and ASSEMBLY* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/Rfnm8BVXg5a *PARTICIPANT POSTS* *Karen Bradley's Finished Product and Writeup:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/115711334381587389147/posts/aGQmNtaf7S3 *Lena Maurer's Finished Product and Writeup:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/114171028300610572462/posts/eWdFjZPSiU8 #SFPCookalong14 Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Grilled Pork (Bun Thit Nuong) Cookalong2013-05-19 19:00:0017  
Shinae Choi Robinson893,307*HOW COOKALONGS WORK:* http://ridiculoushungry.blogspot.com/p/cookalongs.html Hey, Cookalong Peeps! Since we voted overwhelmingly for African cuisine for this Cookalong, African it is! As you can imagine, with Africa being vast as it is, we are really just getting our feet wet with this month’s recipes, but I’ve tried to come up with two separate balanced menus, and choose solid recipes that appeal to a wide range of palates, for you to cook from. Both meals are totally adaptable to make with or without meat. I think you’ll find the ingredients fairly accessible and inexpensive for the most part, but if you have any questions as to substitutions, I am happy to call upon the collective wisdom of our foodnik community to help you find a solution. _As always, if you'd like to share an African dish in the event that's not on the menu, please include a description of the dish in the comments under your photo. If you can provide a recipe, even better. :)_ So with no further ado: *SUGGESTED MENU 1* - *AFRICAN GROUNDNUT (PEANUT STEW* (_maafe/maffé_) - I’ll link to both a chicken and a vegetarian recipe. If you prefer seafood, that’s an easy substitution, but you would add the protein MUCH later in the cooking process. *Recipes:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/8hHzsrrbwbM - *PLAIN STEAMED LONG GRAIN OR _JOLLOF_ RICE WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PROTEIN* (West African rice pilaf) Jollof Recipe: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/28/recipe-for-jollof-rice-t_n_2972442.html - *_YE'ABESHA GOMEN_* (Ethiopian Collard Greens) Recipe: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Yeabesha-Gomen-Ethiopian-Collard-Greens - *BANANA FRITTERS* (which I think will go beautifully with a little vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of honey) Recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Banana-Fritters-104781 *SUGGESTED MENU 2* - *CHICKEN OR VEGETABLE TAGINE* (if you don’t have a tagine, that’s fine - you can just use a Dutch oven or stockpot). Recipes: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/DtwL9aNRqrU - *BASIC COUSCOUS* (You might like to add toasted nuts such as almonds, pistachios, or pine nuts and a little bit of chopped dried fruit such as apricots, raisins, currants, figs or dates. A handful of chopped green onions is always a nice addition, too.) Recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/basic-couscous-226294 - *MOROCCAN ROASTED VEGETABLES* Recipe: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=738388 - Storebought baklava or maybe a simple dried fig and apricot compote over vanilla bean ice cream/storebought cake or cheesecake  *MUSIC WHILE YOU COOK* We are in luck as youtube has Putumayo’s Acoustic Africa, which is a great sampling of tracks by artists from all over the continent, in a continuous playlist! I hope you enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2125813ABF64ACE4 Stay tuned for recipe links and more information! :) #SFPCookalong13  African Food Cookalong2013-04-21 09:00:0047  
TOMS765,565Meet the TOMS family online -- right here, actually -- on One Day Without Shoes! We're hosting a Barefoot Hangout on the big day (Tuesday, April 16th) at 11 a.m. our time (PST, that is). We'll be waiting for you with Giving Partner IMA World Health, The Ohio State University's TOMS Campus Club, and the TOMS team in London (mostly to tell us how awesome the future is…) Do: hangout with us! Tell your friends! Don't: wear shoes! Forget to hangout right here on our G+ page! See you then? Hangout with the TOMS family on One Day Without Shoes2013-04-16 20:00:00204  
BakeSpace.com1,106,597Online video production tools and communities such as YouTube and Google Hangouts have inspired thousands of home cooks around the world to share their cooking skills. From cooking demos to culinary talk shows like our own +BakeSpace.com KitchenParty, indie producers can created, produce and syndicated fun food videos faster (and some might say more entertaining) than ever before. Of course, producing a cooking demo isn’t as easy as it looks. There are still basic spokesperson principals that when applied make your demo shine. What are those tricks? Thanks to our favorite lifestyle spokesperson +Andrea Metcalf, this week’s KitchenParty will walk you through some of the biggest mistakes and hurdles you can overcome when creating your own online video demos that work for any content -- especially if you're working with a brand. Join us live on April 11th @ 8PM EDT / 5PM PDT See full schedule: http://BakeSpaceTV.com  HOW TO WATCH THE SHOW: RSVP here to get a reminder when we go live. Then, about 15 minutes before our event we’ll add our live video feed to this event page. HOW TO JOIN THE LIVE CHAT:  Before the show, leave a comment below or on twitter using #kitchenparty. _____________________________________________________________ KITCHENPARTY IS SPONSORED BY: This episode of KitchenParty is sponsored by Cookbook Cafe, the first DIY cookbook publishing platform that allows anyone to publish a cookbook as both an ebook and iPad app for free and sell it in our marketplace on http://BakeSpace.com. _____________________________________________________________ MISSED AN EPISODE?: Subscribe at http://youtube.com/bakespacetv SHOW HOSTS: +Babette Pepaj  +Jeff Houck  +Rene Lynch  About Our Guest:  +Andrea Metcalf is a celebrity fitness expert and healthy lifestyle spokesperson with nearly thirty years of teaching, training and inspiring people. She helps women and men make small changes for big results and has appeared more than a dozen times on the Today Show (NBC), Good Morning America Health (ABC), Health and Better TV. She’s also written a bestselling book, NAKED FITNESS (Vanguard Press), which helps people strip away excuses and finally feel good in their own skin. Her passion to help people rid themselves of pain, lose weight and get healthy goes beyond personal contact with online classes, webinars and speaking engagements from coast to coast. Andrea is Women’sForum.com’s Lifestyle expert and creative content executive producer. She has written health and fitness articles for Oprah.com, HuffingtonPost.com and a number of other websites. Her busy schedule doesn’t stop her from giving back; she’s climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro to raise awareness and money for Ovarian Cancer research; she hosts health events to benefit the American Diabetes Association and Lymphoma research; and mentors students at DePaul University and Columbia College. Find Andrea online at http://www.andreametcalf.com #hangoutsonair   #cooking   #video   #videotips   #demo   #Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Producing Recipe Videos with Andrea Metcalf #KitchenParty2013-04-12 02:00:0077  
martin shervington1,144,975Ronnie is my main go to guy for all questions about YouTube. As such, I thought I would grab some time and ask him things like: Why should people on Google+ be looking at YouTube now? Anything we should be avoiding doing when we get started? What does he think about monetizing videos? How can people use it for business? Are there ways to get better YouTube search results? What top tips does he have for people getting started? How does he approach doing analysis? How can we increase our subscribers and why is this useful to do? And many more to follow... Just click on 'YES' and we will see you then!Loads of YouTube hints and tips for Google Plussers, with Ronnie Bincer2013-04-01 18:00:0068  
Larry Fournillier1,416,500                     *_This is a Hangouts On Air Event!!_* Well G+, the kids are finally in the kitchen!!  On the show's premiere, *10 year old Kid Chef-in-the-making, Annica Edstrom* will treat us to two simple and delicious recipes - *_Lazy Lasagna Cupcakes and Basil Lemonade_*.  She will be cooking with the assistance from her 'brigade' - her best friend, *Trey*, and her 'foodie' parents  @106614369136260750172   and @112827635720941213700     The recipes are courtesy of *Sticky Fingers Cooking* where Annica is currently taking cooking classes - *_Whoohoo!!_*  *The recipe link is here*: http://bit.ly/YT2JXE So, on *Sunday, March 17th at 4:00PM(EST)* join us for a great time and lots of  fun, where we can all watch Annika create her little magic in the kitchen :) For you viewing pleasure, check out this show's 'pilot' with +Chris Yates and his *three adorable kids* cooking some deliciously healthy *Caribbean* fare.  Enjoy!! Watch it *LIVE*, here on the Event's page or on @100948891249021511115's  profile.  #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #healthyliving   #eatright   #healthykids   #kidsinthekitchen   #larryfournillier  Kids In The Kitchen S01E01 - Lazy Lasagna Cupcakes and Basil Lemonade2013-03-17 21:00:0053  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421Join me with my special guest +Adam V. Barnes  of +Picture-Perfect Meals  for the second part of his Food Photography Series.   We will be showing examples of how positioning your lights and your camera will impact the final image. Adam will also critique the lighting and camera position on select submitted images.  So don't be shy and upload an image with the specifics,  shutter speed, aperture, lens, type of light , position of camera and any question you may have. Please feel free to ask any other photography questions in the comment section below and we will do our best to answer them. 8 PM EST - 9:30 PM EST #gplusfoodbloggers   #communityeducationseries   #foodphotography  Food Photography Part Two with Adam Barnes - Community Education Series2013-03-13 01:00:00136  
The White House3,008,268First Lady Michelle Obama is kicking off a nation-wide tour to celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move! and you’re invited! On March 4th, the First Lady will join her first-ever +Google+ Hangout to discuss Let's Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Mrs. Obama will join families from around the country in a virtual conversation moderated by Kelly Ripa, co-­host of +LIVE with Kelly and Michael. Tune in to the First Lady’s Hangout live on the White House Google+ Page or Let's Move YouTube channel at 11:10 a.m. ET on March 4th. #firesidehangout   #LetsMoveTour   #letsmovehangout  First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Hangout2013-03-04 17:10:0012674  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421Join us for another *G+ Food Bloggers Community Education Event*  as we bring you *Working with Brands* .    Our Very Special Guests for tonight's event include- +Lori Lange  *"The Recipe Girl"*, +Cheryl Sousan  *"Tidy Mom"* and +Julie Deily  *"The Little Kitchen"*  So if you've been thinking about working with brands, or have been working with brands and want to make sure you're doing everything you can to get the most out of the venture, then this Event is definitely for you! Leave your questions in the comment section below, and we will do our best to make sure we answer them during the show.  We will also be taking questions during the show, so get your questions ready, because you don't want to miss this Event! *This Event is scheduled in Eastern Standard Time,  to Check on your time Zone Click on this link*    http://goo.gl/epo5v #gplusfoodbloggers   #CommunityEducationseries   #GplusFBC226  Working with Brands - G+ Food Bloggers Community Education Series2013-02-27 03:00:00196  
Chris Hadfield1,994,338That's right, ladies and gentlemen. There will be a Google+ hangout on air from the International Space Station. Learn more here: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/feb/HQ_13-042_ISS_Google_Hangout.htmlSpace Station Google+ Hangout (On Air)2013-02-22 16:00:00631  
Shinae Choi Robinson893,307*GLUTEN FREE PIE COOKALONG W. GUEST CO-HOST +Janice Mansfield* *Sunday, February 17th - Sunday, February 24th, 2013* *Dedicated Q&A Session Sunday Feb. 17th, 1 PM - 3 PM Pacific* How Cookalongs Work: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/PNpCtPXWd1S Join me and other fellow G+ foodniks in baking up some GF deliciousness with recipes and guidance from +Janice Mansfield , our own Gluten Free baking guru (and Mistress of Mixology!). Janice will be sharing her gluten free pastry recipe that you can use to make: *- a GF chicken pot pie or tourtiere* *- a GF Apple Crumble* among other things.  If you're interested in dishing more gluten free baking with fellow G+eeps, ask Janice about her Gluten Free Baking Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117445287472366088567 Stay tuned for recipes and more information. *POST WITH LINK TO RECIPES:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JaniceMansfield/posts/Mt3G2P7m9fg *JANICE'S VIDEO SHOWING HOW TO MAKE THE PASTRY* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HgcnCbDprI&feature=youtu.be Looking forward to baking up some gluten free deliciousness with everyone! :) Event theme photo credit: +Janice Mansfield :)Gluten-Free Pie Cookalong With Special Guest Co-Host Janice Mansfield2013-02-17 19:00:0021  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421Stop by to share all of your wonderful Valentines Day Treats with us, sweet or savory we want them all!  A pictures worth a thousand words! #ValentinesHOA  What's on Your Menu this Valentine's Day? Share your Valentines treats here!2013-02-15 01:00:0051  
Google Play8,748,250Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, two of film’s biggest comedy stars, are now its most unexpected interns in their new movie, “The Internship.” Join Vince and Owen in a live Google+ hangout hosted by Conan O’Brien on Wednesday, February 13 at 11am PT to get the inside story about their latest comedy and be the first to view the trailer.  For a sneak peek at what’s in store, check out Vince and Owen in the video, and submit your questions for the comedy duo using #TheInternshipHangout with Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, as they debut “The Internship” trailer, hosted by Conan O’Brien2013-02-13 20:00:0010920  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421Join us for our Community Education Hangout, as we speak with *Adam Barnes of Picture Perfect Meals*.   Adam will discuss Food Photography and demonstrate some of the techniques he uses to take those mouth watering images that showcase the dishes that Cheryl prepares for their blog. Leave your question in the comment section below, before and during this hangout and we will do our best to answer them. As always if you can't watch it live, you can always watch it on You Tube! #communityeducation2   #googleplusfoodbloggercommunity   #foodphotography  Let's Talk Photography with Adam Barnes - Community Education Hangout2013-02-13 02:00:00105  
Janice Mansfield1,113,817Join me for a live Hangout as we walk through the basics of making an easy gluten-free chocolate cakelet and a dairy-free ganache that you can use to glaze OR frost your cupcakes with.  Without the dairy, you'll find you have a delicious, intensely chocolate flavour that will know your socks off!   We'll talk about a couple of options for presentation so you can wow the one you love this Valentine's Day! Do you have a comment or question? Just submit it here on the event page, and we'll address it during the live broadcast.  If you would like to be part of the on-air panel, please drop me a PM. I'll begin the live demo begins airing at 8 pm EST on Monday February 11th and will run approximately 45 minutes.  For those of you unable to tune in on Monday, this will be recorded on my Youtube channel. Please follow the following link to confirm the Demo time in your timezone http://goo.gl/vuvVs #ValentinesHOA RECIPE: for Valentines Cakelets (scales up for more) - makes 12 cakelets in a standard muffin tin Adapted from Elizabeth Barbone recipe for Serious Eats. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 1 c granulated sugar (brown sugar also works well in this recipe) 1/2 cup brown rice flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 T sweet rice flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp baking powder (I use double acting) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp xantham gum whisk all dry ingredients together in a large bowl, then add wet ingredients 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (use anything except coconut milk -- it will change the texture of your cakes) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup hot coffee Portion into a standard muffin tin, filling each well no more than 1/2 full.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before icing. Ganache: Place 1 package Enjoy Life chocolate chips (283 grams) in a medium bowl.  Heat 200 grams coconut milk (1/2 tin) to a boil, either in the microwave or on the stovetop.  When just boiling, pour over the chocolate chips, cover and let stand for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, whisk the ganache together until it is smooth and glossy.  Let cool at room temperature for about 15-30 minutes if you are going to use it as a glaze. OR for 60-90 minutes if you are going to whip it and use as a frosting. Fill a piping bag with the ganache and pipe onto your cupcakes!!! .... now go and share one with someone you love :)Valentines Chocolate Cakelets (Gluten-free and Dairy-free!)2013-02-12 02:00:0027  
Ronnie Bincer112,474*Watch the 6th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community Check-up_ Special Guest: +Fraser Cain - author of the GPC 30-day challenge. Listen and watch as Fraser, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer discuss the ups and downs of this 2 month-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Do you primarily post inside your GPC now? How do you like the interaction in your GPC? Do you have suggestions for changes? These and other topics will be quickly discussed... 30 min. show is the plan. *_Scroll Down for more info..._* *Leave Questions to Cover in the comments.* The video up top is the recording of the Live HOA Video. Fraser's 30-day Challenge: http://goo.gl/rDWHd & the 30-day wrap-up post: http://goo.gl/jKMDb Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community   #GPC   #GPCtips   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 Months2013-02-06 21:00:25147  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421Join me with my guest Ronnie Bincer (aka The Hangout Helper)  as we go through the world of Hangouts , Hangouts on Air and Events.  We will review our last series of Live Cooking Demo's.  If you have questions we want to hear them! Leave your questions in the comment section below between *    *  and we will do our best to answer them in our Hangout. If you can't watch it live, it will be recorded and can be viewed at your convenience. #communityeducation2      #googleplusfoodbloggercommunity  Community Education Hangout - Hangouts on Air and how to use them2013-02-05 03:00:0078  
Janice Mansfield1,113,817_Please use the following link to check the broadcast time in your timezone! http://goo.gl/mhj63_ Superbowl is always a great reason to get together with friends over food! *Banh Mi* are the ultimate party sandwich, and if you set up a buffet, your guests can customize their own sandwiches, leaving you more time to cheer on your team :) Join me for a live HOA demo as we walk through the steps to make a Banh Mi Buffet, including a quick no-fuss gluten-free baguette.  We'll talk about some of the classic fillings for Banh Mi and show you how easy they are to make! If you would like to be in the panel discussion, please leave a message below and I will send you an invite to the HOA as it goes live on Thursday. #superbowlplus  Gluten-free Banh Mi Buffet - Superbowl Week of Champions Food and Drink HOA2013-02-01 01:00:4436  
Janice Mansfield1,113,817Please use the following link to check the broadcast time in your timezone! http://goo.gl/mhj63 Superbowl is always a great reason to get together with friends over food! *Banh Mi* are the ultimate party sandwich, and if you set up a buffet, your guests can customize their own sandwiches, leaving you more time to cheer on your team :) Join me for a live HOA demo as we walk through the steps to make a Banh Mi Buffet, including a quick no-fuss gluten-free baguette.  We'll talk about some of the classic fillings for Banh Mi and show you how easy they are to make! If you would like to be in the panel discussion, please leave a message below and I will send you an invite to the HOA as it goes live on Thursday. #superbowlplus  Gluten-free Banh Mi Buffet - Superbowl Week of Champions Food and Drink HOA2013-02-01 01:00:0020  
Jake Croston1,063,381*Join me as I show a quick and fool proof way to make delicious, full-flavored pork carnitas, that will be a sure hit for your Super Bowl party!* Sometimes you don't have the 5 or 6 hours it takes to take to make tender, tasty braised pork shoulder. You will be able to use this technique not only for this recipe, but for any kind of braised dish! I will also show some great garnishes and accompaniments to go along with the succulent pork!  _Join me Wednesday January 30th at 6PM EST for this fun On-Air Hangout!_ Check here to get your local time for the event: http://ow.ly/h3OwO #superbowlplus   #CarnitasHOA2013  SuperBowlPlus Week of Champions: Easy Pork Carnitas2013-01-31 00:00:0090  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421Join Chef Dennis Littley with his special guests: Jamie Schler and Meeta K Wolff as they talk about their upcoming *Food Writing and Photography Workshop From Plate to Page*  May 10-13, 2013, in beautiful Dublin, Ireland. Joining them will be Robin Ove and Simone Van den Berg, former P2P participants that will share their experience attending the workshops.  "From Plate to Page is an intensive hands-on food photography and writing workshop aimed primarily at food bloggers, writers and photographers. It provides an exciting opportunity for those looking to enhance and hone their photography and writing skills"   Please leave any questions you may have in the comment box below and we will do our best to answer them.   The Panel will also take questions on Food Photography and Food Writing. For more information check out  http://www.platetopage.com/ #P2Phangout  From Plate to Page : Food Photography and Writing Workshops2013-01-24 17:30:0088  
martin shervington1,144,975*Are you ready to publish your book in 2013?* _After all, everyone has at least one book in them!_ This event will get you more inspired, focused and motivated than ever before. *When.* _Sunday at 7pm GMT; 11am PST; 2pm EST._ *What it is all about.* Since reading Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch's book 'APE: Authors Publisher and Entrepreneur' I felt inspired to help more people follow their dream. I've motivated people for years to find their enthusiasm of writing, and published a few books myself along the way (both traditional and self-publishing). *The Plan:* Guy will launch the FREE 4 session course on Sunday 13th January. So get yourself ready with some interesting questions! Then, in the following three on-air hangout sessions, I will help you get some structure in place that will help motivate you to become a successful author.  _We will also have additional guests to the subsequent hangouts to get you focused and inspire your inner author!_ *Next Dates:* 20th January (same time) 17th Feb 17th March *Interesting in getting involved?* Click ‘YES’ on the event, read Guy’s book and I’ll see you at the launch! Want to know more about Guy and Shawn’s book check out this post on my blog: http://www.martinshervington.com/getting-books-published-with-ape-author-publisher-entrepreneur-self-publishing/Live hangout on-air with Guy Kawasaki! Going 'APE'.2013-01-13 20:00:00371  
Chef Dennis Littley795,421Join me as we learn to make Cannoli's!  I might even have a few extra tips on how to make them even more festive, so you better not miss my #Holidayhangout  ! Cannoli Cream 1 cup marscapone 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/3 cup super fine sugar 1 tbsp lime zest (lemon or orange is ok) 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2  cup bitter sweet chocolate (chopped into small bits, or use mini chocolate chips) 12 large cannoli shells 1.  Drain ricotta very very well, it must be extremely dry, if possible make your own ricotta.  2.  Mix ricotta and mascarpone together until blended, do not overmix 3.  Add in superfine sugar, lime zest, vanilla, and mix until blended. 4.  Add in chocolate and stir to blend 5.  Place cream mixture into refrigerator until ready to use 6.  Place cannoli cream into pastry bag (or ziplock bag with end snipped off) and pipe into cannoli shells. The secret to keeping your cannoli filling thick and not having it get watery is using  Superfine Sugar,  Most recipes will call for confectioners sugar, but an old Italian Grandmother told me her secret, and it works!  If you can’t find Superfine (aka Bar Sugar) you can always pulse your regular sugar in your food processor for a bit, just don’t pulse too much or you’ll end up with 10x. #Holidayhangout   #holidayhangout   #italianpastry  Holiday Hangout - Let's Make Cannoli's2012-12-21 00:00:0034  
Lynette Young1,539,114Join Google+ tech and marketing expert (and small businessperson) +Lynette Young for a discussion on the unique and creative ways your solo or small business can take charge of your online brand and content without spending a lot of time or money. Lynette will be hosting a panel of small business owners to discuss the need-to-know items about why Google+ is _the_ place to start and grow your business online! *About the Book:* _"Google for Small Businesses" helps you target the specific tasks that’ll deliver the greatest and most immediate returns, and execute on a tiny (make that non-existent) budget, even if you have practically no technical expertise._ This book will help you discover how to: • listen, search, and scope out your Google+ environment • connect and network with Circles • create, teach, shorten sales cycles, and close business with Hangouts • collaborate on Pages to make your offerings even more valuable • build a winning business profile • use Events • leverage Google+ integration with Google Search • add value to your client’s day • attract qualified referralsBook Launch - Google+ for Small Businesses2012-12-12 19:00:00126  
Shinae Choi Robinson893,307Join me in making five quick, easy, and delicious dressings to encourage you to eat more rabbit food before the holiday gluttony is upon us again! :) New to Cookalongs? Read this: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/HRH4cuMrgwW *Q&A Session will be from 11AM to 12PM Pacific* *MENU* 1) Miso Ginger Dressing *Recipe:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/jSEtH61sUDT 2) Honey Mustard *Recipe:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/3aNowFdUcKw 3) Maddi's Favorite Ranch Dip *Recipe:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/VAxMt1K5FCz 4) Yogurt Feta Dressing *Recipe:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ShinaeChoiRobinson/posts/Zkemw79B7wV 5) Lime Shallot Dressing *Recipe:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/DiCDw22quLX *EQUIPMENT & INGREDIENT LIST (PRINT)* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/eugMLL8PHvMSalad Dressing Cookalong2012-12-02 20:00:0031  
Tea for Ten1,351,243*Passing the baton* Monday night I will officially pass on the hosting duties to the next generation. @115259203907522992176 and @110623869766834238082 will be taking the steering wheel going forward...what a perfect team. So let's chat over tea and begin a new chapter together!Tea for Ten - New Hosts2012-11-27 03:00:0035  
Janice Mansfield1,113,817The FAB Artisans are ten Victoria Artisans who have come together to bring you their unique, one-of-a-kind creations just in time for the Holiday season. Come and see creations by - Alasha Lantinga of Alasha Latinga, - Cheryl Bevan-Gellor of Serenity Pearls - Doris Barry of Fab Cat Fabrications - Glennis Taylor – The Bloomin’ Cosmos - Janice Mansfield of Real Food Made Easy and House Made - Joanie McCorry of Perido Tulips Greetings - Melanie Wilson of Ladybug Adventures - Tamara Knott of Oh Sugar - Tierre Taylor of Tierre Joline Couture Millinery - Sandi Martens Carpenter of Surf's Up Soy candles.   Come and browse the selection of candles, jewellery, fabric creations, foodstuffs, amazing hats and fascinators, and of course fabulous pearls!  This is great opportunity to do some holiday shopping, meet the artisans, soak up the ambience of the historic English Inn, and enjoy a complementary cup of spiced apple cider. We will also be raffling off one gift tote bag containing a little something special from each of the ten vendors -- ALL proceeeds from the raffle will go to Bridges for Women. Admission is Free, Ample free parking.FAB Artisans Holiday Show and Sale2012-11-25 10:00:0017  
Shinae Choi Robinson893,307Watch along or cook along as we create a delicious Indian meal with recipes and guidance provided by G+'s First Lady of Science and Indian home cook extraordinaire, @114601143134471609087. :) *How Cookalongs Work:* http://goo.gl/Psz8r *Intro:*  https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/E74XQ22VL3L *The Menu:*  https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/E2efQoeWsFk *Equipment & Ingredients List (PRINT)* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/fh6BhdCDpLd *Rajini's Practically Perfect Pulao Recipe (PRINT)* https://plus.google.com/u/0/114601143134471609087/posts/AiQAPB2xSHu *Rajini's _Channa Masala_ Recipe (PRINT)* https://plus.google.com/u/0/114601143134471609087/posts/XNy7GgjH8WD *Trying New Spices Without Going Broke* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/ggFrknEKqHc *Game Plan For Efficient Cooking (PRINT)* https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/5pE2YBbZ8Ve *To see how our last Cookalong went:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c66aprm3qvjttf7nb6g438e07h4 Stay tuned as we add more details and info. I'll notify you in this event stream when we do! :)Indian Food Cookalong With Special Guest Cook Rajini Rao2012-11-11 19:00:0086  
Tea for Ten1,351,243Tea education time! Grab your notebooks and get ready to learn... Opium wars, slavery, and more of the rich past of our favorite beverage.Tea for Ten - Tea History2012-11-06 03:00:0039  
ZAGAT5,518,293We're excited to announce that *Tuesday, October 30th is #Reviewsday*, a day celebrating local businesses on Google+, such as hotels, restaurants, bicycle shops and boutiques. Join in on the fun and help support local businesses by writing a review and sharing it out with the #reviewsday hashtag.  Never written a review on Google+ Local? It's easy! Click the Local icon on the left navigation bar and search for a business from your town or travels that you'd like to review. We can't wait to find out more about the businesses in your community! Learn more here: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/local/#ReviewsDay2012-10-29 14:00:00222  
Tea for Ten1,351,243All about herbals. A live field trip to Celestial Seasonings in Colorado will be part of the show, as well as herbal tea experts on hand to answer your questions. Join us live on G+ and YouTube at a special time, especially you Europeans and Africans!Tea for Ten - Herbal Teas2012-10-22 23:00:0041  
ZAGAT5,518,293*Join us  for a Hangout this Thursday, October 4th with Chef @100420202225713288384* of Le Bernardin in New York, as we discuss his career, our NYC Restaurants Survey results, his new show _On The Table_, on the Reserve Channel, and what to expect when he joins @100986389497254173014 on tour. Have a question for Chef Ripert or want to join the Hangout? Comment here and let us know!  For a Hangout invite, make sure you've added @104111246635874032234 to your circles and have RSVPed. Invitations will go out a few minutes before we broadcast live and are available on a first come, first served basis.Hangout with Chef Eric Ripert2012-10-04 18:00:0098  
Yifat Cohen79,643*How Do You Rise To The Top?* In 2008, at the age of 24, @111509959619736677567 took all of the Bar Mitzvah money he'd saved up and started a television show in St. Louis, Missouri on ABC with *literally zero experience writing, producing or hosting a television show.* The Rise To The Top TV show focused on entrepreneurship and aired for 36 episodes. *HOW DID HE DO IT, AND HOW CAN YOU DO IT TOO?* How did a kid with no experience managed to interview The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, Two-time New York Times Best Selling Author @113217646903708244617 and creator of Wine Library TV @111310990991240556038, among others? *YOUR 30 MIN. WITH DAVID* In the tradition of my What's Your Story? Entrepreneurial Interviews, you get the last 30 minutes to engage in conversation with David and fill in your own gaps so that you get the answers you need to reach the same level of success. *RSVP FOR EARLY INVITATIONS* And to make sure I get your questions answered - start typing them here. *FUN FACTS ABOUT DAVID* David is the Creator/Host of The Rise To The Top: The #1 Badass Show, Resource & Community For Mediapreneurs. *Author of Smarter, Faster, Cheaper* and super passionate about helping mediaprenuers (entrepreneurs who create media) grow their biz like a weed and dominate online. (Grab it here: http://amzn.to/P5g11D) David's interviews have been viewed over 6,000,000 times in over 100 countries. Creator of *Create Awesome Interviews* the #1 program to help folks create their own interview-based web show with hundreds of graduates creating shows on everything from NASCAR to healthy living.How to create and profit from your own interview-based web show?2012-09-13 18:00:00106  
Tea for Ten1,351,243So many things you can blend with tea leaves...learn about them from the experts in one easily digestible Hangout! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtP-tT4o9c4Tea for Ten - Blends2012-09-11 03:00:0038  
Tea for Ten1,351,243*Tea for kids* and *Tea education* on the agenda....don't forget your notebooks!Tea for Ten - Back to School2012-08-28 03:00:0038  
Tea for Ten1,351,243Tea chat and more!Tea For Ten Hangout2012-08-14 03:00:0031  
ZAGAT5,518,293*Hangout Alert:* Please join us this Thursday, August 9th at 1pm PST/4pm EST with LA Chef @117199155099170972018 of @106901937045356603916. We'll be discussing the LA restaurant scene, her new book, _Susan Feniger's Street Food (http://goo.gl/iiDUf) and testing her palate with a blind taste test_! *Want to join the Hangout or have a question for the chef? Let us know!*Zagat Hangout with Susan Feniger!2012-08-09 22:00:0032  

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2015-08-06 02:38:56 (21 comments, 12 reshares, 180 +1s)Open 

Jeffrey wanted "cutlets" for dinner (aka Katsu-don)

PROTIP Because I've yet to find a decent #glutenfree  panko that's light and fluffy, I use crushed gluten-free rice crisps - dip in seasoned GF flour: egg wash: flour: egg wash and "panko" before they get popped in the hot oil.  

Also take the time to flatten your pork steaks.  I actually cut larger steaks in half, then flatten - its a great way to stretch a little bit of protein, especially if you simmer extra veggies in the dashi stock (1/2 steak makes a good sized portion this way).

No real recipe for the sauce - I started with about 2 cups of dashi and added a bit of brown sugar, some mirin and some gluten-free tamari to taste, julienned onions, carrots and julienned zucchini all simmered in the sauce and spooned over sticky rice.

#itswhatsfordinner

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2015-08-12 19:55:08 (16 comments, 14 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

Lunch today was a bit of simple grab and go - some freshly fried falafel with a simple yogurt-tahini sauce and some diced cukes + tomatoes.

The falafel mix was made last night - it takes a little bit of planning since you need to soak the chickpeas or fava beans ahead of time - sorry folks you cannot use canned chickpeas for proper falafel (they won't get properly crispy on the outside). This comes together quickly in the food processor, or for a more authentic texture, run everything through a meat grinder, medium disc size.

Makes about 1 dozen falafel, Recipe is easily doubled.

1 cup dried chickpeas (or dried fava beans)
1/2 onion, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bitter lemon powder... more »

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2015-08-12 01:34:28 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 199 +1s)Open 

Meanwhile, back in the land where cakes have been ordered and must be made ...

I did up a basic chocolate cake today - devils food layers with a dreamy milk chocolate Swiss buttercream.

The buttercream uses an easy to remember 1-2-3 ratio of egg white:sugar:butter (weight).
Bring the egg white and sugar up to 160F to dissolve the sugar. Whip at medium speed in a stand mixer to stiff peaks. Add vanilla extract. Make sure its completely cool before you add the butter, beating until the buttercream is smooth and silky.

For this cake I used 190g egg whites (about 6 large), 380 grams sugar, approx 600 grams butter. To make this milk chocolate flavoured, I added 170 grams milk chocolate, melted and cooled to the vanilla buttercream

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2015-09-04 02:32:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I <3 +Todoist and use it every day to help keep track of things. 

Here's a few great tips on some lesser known Todoist features.

My favourite feature is the gmail plugin that allows me to turn any email into a task right from my inbox!

10 Little-Known Todoist Features That Will Change Your Life

1. Create a task that cannot be completed.
2. Templates. 
3. Text formatting and hyperlinks.
4. Recurring tasks based on completion date.
5. Create tasks from wearable.
and 5 other handy features you might have overlooked in your daily use. 

#productivity   #rtaskmanagement   #todoist___I <3 +Todoist and use it every day to help keep track of things. 

Here's a few great tips on some lesser known Todoist features.

My favourite feature is the gmail plugin that allows me to turn any email into a task right from my inbox!

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2015-09-03 20:33:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Nothing brightens up a rainy day like a warm bowl of chowder (say it with me ... Chow-dah)

I'll post later re the rough proportions. I don't use recipes for things like this. Like pizza its a vehicle to use up small amounts of thingses in the fridge ... In this case 1 stick of chorizo and some veg languishing in the produce drawer.

#glutenfree #itswhatsforlunch 

Nothing brightens up a rainy day like a warm bowl of chowder (say it with me ... Chow-dah)

I'll post later re the rough proportions. I don't use recipes for things like this. Like pizza its a vehicle to use up small amounts of thingses in the fridge ... In this case 1 stick of chorizo and some veg languishing in the produce drawer.

#glutenfree #itswhatsforlunch ___

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2015-09-03 18:36:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

On a positive note ... We have a kickass new kind of beauty queen!

the new Mrs Universe is Canadian, from the Enoch Cree Nation, and not afraid to speak her mind - in her words "I'm not your typical beauty queen.  Look out ...!"

On a positive note ... We have a kickass new kind of beauty queen!

the new Mrs Universe is Canadian, from the Enoch Cree Nation, and not afraid to speak her mind - in her words "I'm not your typical beauty queen.  Look out ...!"___

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2015-09-03 18:02:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This is the guy Harper has put in charge of immigration - not sure that I find much reassurement in that.  As of this morning he has announced he is suspending his campaigning to focus on the Syrian refugee crisis ... apparently has also offered Abdullah Kurdi citizenship in the wake of the coverage of the drowning of his family as they attempted to flee Turkey

... make no mistake, this guy is the same person who hung up on Carol Off a year ago last June when she started asking him hard questions on how many refugees had 1) applied 2) been processed and 3) accepted into Canada. I remember listening to this interview - it was painful to hear him obfuscating!   http://www.cbc.ca/news/immigration-minister-chris-alexander-hangs-up-on-as-it-happens-1.2672727

h/t +Jono Moore for the P+P link

This is the guy Harper has put in charge of immigration - not sure that I find much reassurement in that.  As of this morning he has announced he is suspending his campaigning to focus on the Syrian refugee crisis ... apparently has also offered Abdullah Kurdi citizenship in the wake of the coverage of the drowning of his family as they attempted to flee Turkey

... make no mistake, this guy is the same person who hung up on Carol Off a year ago last June when she started asking him hard questions on how many refugees had 1) applied 2) been processed and 3) accepted into Canada. I remember listening to this interview - it was painful to hear him obfuscating!   http://www.cbc.ca/news/immigration-minister-chris-alexander-hangs-up-on-as-it-happens-1.2672727

h/t +Jono Moore for the P+P link___

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2015-09-03 16:01:28 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Someone needs to hold the Harper government accountable ... when it promises to accept 20,000 Syrian refugees this year but can only report having allowed 1000 to enter Canada " The tale of the boy in the red T-shirt is also a reminder that this moral crisis – and responsibility for this tragic failure to respond – is not just Europe’s, but Canada’s, too."

"The Ottawa Citizen reported that Aylan and his family – mother Rehan, father Abdullah and five-year-old brother Galip – were rejected in June by Canada’s refugee system. Their desperate attempt to reach Europe was motivated in part by Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s rejection of their application to be resettled in British Columbia, where they have relatives who were willing to sponsor them.

The four applied in Turkey after fleeing the Kurdish city of Kobane, in northern Syria. The city wascaptured last y... more »

Someone needs to hold the Harper government accountable ... when it promises to accept 20,000 Syrian refugees this year but can only report having allowed 1000 to enter Canada " The tale of the boy in the red T-shirt is also a reminder that this moral crisis – and responsibility for this tragic failure to respond – is not just Europe’s, but Canada’s, too."

"The Ottawa Citizen reported that Aylan and his family – mother Rehan, father Abdullah and five-year-old brother Galip – were rejected in June by Canada’s refugee system. Their desperate attempt to reach Europe was motivated in part by Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s rejection of their application to be resettled in British Columbia, where they have relatives who were willing to sponsor them.

The four applied in Turkey after fleeing the Kurdish city of Kobane, in northern Syria. The city was captured last year by Islamic State, and reduced to rubble as warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition helped Kurdish forces recapture Kobane in January."___

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2015-09-03 03:51:01 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

What delights lie inside this wrapper? Why its +Big Wheel Burger​'s Bacon Cheeseburger! Jeffrey had a hankering tonight :)

What delights lie inside this wrapper? Why its +Big Wheel Burger​'s Bacon Cheeseburger! Jeffrey had a hankering tonight :)___

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2015-09-02 03:50:44 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Working on a savoury scone recipe using Millstone Farms (a local farm) freshly ground flours. Look at those flaky layers!

60 g millet flour
60 g light buckwheat flour
60 grams tapioca starch
90 grams potato starch
1 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick (113 g) butter
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup (125 g) light cream

Method:
Preheat oven to 400F
mix dry ingredients together. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until small, pea-sized chunks of butter remain.
Add wet ingredients and mix together until a dough is formed. (optional at this stage: add 1/2 cup grated cheese and 1 tsp fresh rosemary)

Turn it out on a silpat liner or counter dusted with millet flour. Knead once or twice and roll out to about 1/4" thick. Fold the dough over on itself into thirds, and roll out again. Repeat... more »

Working on a savoury scone recipe using Millstone Farms (a local farm) freshly ground flours. Look at those flaky layers!

60 g millet flour
60 g light buckwheat flour
60 grams tapioca starch
90 grams potato starch
1 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick (113 g) butter
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup (125 g) light cream

Method:
Preheat oven to 400F
mix dry ingredients together. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until small, pea-sized chunks of butter remain.
Add wet ingredients and mix together until a dough is formed. (optional at this stage: add 1/2 cup grated cheese and 1 tsp fresh rosemary)

Turn it out on a silpat liner or counter dusted with millet flour. Knead once or twice and roll out to about 1/4" thick. Fold the dough over on itself into thirds, and roll out again. Repeat once more, rolling to 1/2" thick the last time.
Cut into 6 large scones or 12 small scones. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Brush with beaten egg. (optional: top with shredded cheese)

Bake 20 minutes for small scones, 25 mins for large___

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2015-09-01 21:04:44 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Curried egg salad tartines with roasted broccoli, on #glutenfree levain bread

... Because tartines sound so much classier than sammich :)

Curried egg salad tartines with roasted broccoli, on #glutenfree levain bread

... Because tartines sound so much classier than sammich :)___

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2015-09-01 17:02:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

New logos all around!

ICYMI, Google has a new logo and it looks like everyone else gets a lil' makeover love too

We're getting a little logo love today too. Hope you like it! g.co/evolve___New logos all around!

ICYMI, Google has a new logo and it looks like everyone else gets a lil' makeover love too

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2015-08-31 22:36:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Boogie Chillen!

Jeffrey's musical selection du jour is pretty bluesey.

Boogie Chillen!

Jeffrey's musical selection du jour is pretty bluesey.___

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2015-08-30 22:17:15 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

the sun came out for a perfect afternoon for a gin launch!

De Vine vineyards has been producing wine for a little while now, but recently brought on Ken Winchester as winemaker (the original founder of Victoria Spirits and one of the first craft distillers in BC!) and also to create a line of spirits.

Their first releases include 2 grape based gins, both of which are lovely and balanced - more new world style than juniper-forward London Dry styles. Both have lots of coriander, cardamom in the flavour profiles, with floral backnotes from the addition of Angelica, and a soft citrus finish.

The New Tom is an oaked gin - aged about 6 weeks in used bourbon barrels, giving it a bit of sweetness and light spice notes without masking the gin character. Both gins are smooth sippers on their own (you could drink these neat), but have enough versatility for mixed cocktails - the New... more »

the sun came out for a perfect afternoon for a gin launch!

De Vine vineyards has been producing wine for a little while now, but recently brought on Ken Winchester as winemaker (the original founder of Victoria Spirits and one of the first craft distillers in BC!) and also to create a line of spirits.

Their first releases include 2 grape based gins, both of which are lovely and balanced - more new world style than juniper-forward London Dry styles. Both have lots of coriander, cardamom in the flavour profiles, with floral backnotes from the addition of Angelica, and a soft citrus finish.

The New Tom is an oaked gin - aged about 6 weeks in used bourbon barrels, giving it a bit of sweetness and light spice notes without masking the gin character. Both gins are smooth sippers on their own (you could drink these neat), but have enough versatility for mixed cocktails - the New Tom makes a perfect Martinez!

Ken is a master at what he does, and I have no doubt these will quickly become favourites of local bartenders and cocktail aficionados, so you'll want to snag a bottle early! Stay tuned for more, as they have a whisky in the works with Saanich peninsula grown and malted barley, and a number of fruit-based eau de vies___

2015-08-30 17:33:13 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Anyone else having problems with +Google Photos?  Android says photos are backed up but photos aren't showing up on desktop.

... and then theres the suckage that is the editing options, but that's a separate ranty post

Anyone else having problems with +Google Photos?  Android says photos are backed up but photos aren't showing up on desktop.

... and then theres the suckage that is the editing options, but that's a separate ranty post___

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2015-08-30 02:15:34 (15 comments, 12 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

tourtiere for dinner

I had a couple of tourtieres to make today, so did up a mega batch of filling so we could have some for ourselves.  Tourtiere is an old-timey dish that originates in Quebec.  Every family has their own secret recipe, and there is much debate about whether it should be beef or pork based.  I prefer pork, myself, and make the addition (some might consider it sacriligeous) of diced apple, which adds a little sweetness to the pork, but also helps bind and add moisture to the mixture.

Recipe for the tourtiere filling can be found here: http://realfoodmadeeasy.ca/2013/02/a-gluten-free-pie-cookalong/

and I used this #glutenfree  crust recipe: http://realfoodmadeeasy.ca/2013/12/rich-pie-crust/

tourtiere for dinner

I had a couple of tourtieres to make today, so did up a mega batch of filling so we could have some for ourselves.  Tourtiere is an old-timey dish that originates in Quebec.  Every family has their own secret recipe, and there is much debate about whether it should be beef or pork based.  I prefer pork, myself, and make the addition (some might consider it sacriligeous) of diced apple, which adds a little sweetness to the pork, but also helps bind and add moisture to the mixture.

Recipe for the tourtiere filling can be found here: http://realfoodmadeeasy.ca/2013/02/a-gluten-free-pie-cookalong/

and I used this #glutenfree  crust recipe: http://realfoodmadeeasy.ca/2013/12/rich-pie-crust/___

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2015-08-29 16:35:27 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 191 +1s)Open 

Whipped chocolate ganache

I had a birthday cake to make for yesterday, chocolate layers with chocolate ganache.

Ganache is easy to make vegan. My favourite method is to use coconut milk instead of heavy cream (just make sure your chocolate is dairy free). I like to start with slightly more chocolate than coconut milk and add more if the ganache is too loose. Let it cool completely before whipping it, and stop at the point it lightens in colour and starts to stiffen up.

To frost a 8" or 9" round layer cake, I used 700 grams chocolate and 500 grams coconut milk, melted, whisked together until smooth and shiny and cooled.

Whipped chocolate ganache

I had a birthday cake to make for yesterday, chocolate layers with chocolate ganache.

Ganache is easy to make vegan. My favourite method is to use coconut milk instead of heavy cream (just make sure your chocolate is dairy free). I like to start with slightly more chocolate than coconut milk and add more if the ganache is too loose. Let it cool completely before whipping it, and stop at the point it lightens in colour and starts to stiffen up.

To frost a 8" or 9" round layer cake, I used 700 grams chocolate and 500 grams coconut milk, melted, whisked together until smooth and shiny and cooled.___

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2015-08-29 00:37:13 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

In the test kitchen today, #glutenfree #vegan sausage rolls v1.0

I'm happy with the filling but the pastry needs more work

#testbaking 

In the test kitchen today, #glutenfree #vegan sausage rolls v1.0

I'm happy with the filling but the pastry needs more work

#testbaking ___

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2015-08-27 01:08:06 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

I'm going through an asymmetric phase with cake decorating. The usual circular placement of embellishments just seems too predictable.

fresh #blackberries - from a local farm that cultivates them, so they are a little plumper than the foraged ones.

#glutenfree #baking 

I'm going through an asymmetric phase with cake decorating. The usual circular placement of embellishments just seems too predictable.

fresh #blackberries - from a local farm that cultivates them, so they are a little plumper than the foraged ones.

#glutenfree #baking ___

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2015-08-26 14:59:27 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Kimiko says isn't every day #NationalDogDay ?!

#shiba #shibainu #dogsofgoogle 

Kimiko says isn't every day #NationalDogDay ?!

#shiba #shibainu #dogsofgoogle ___

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2015-08-25 04:16:18 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Playing around with a #vegan "cheese"cake idea using my granola for the crust and cultured cashews for the "cheese".

This was just a small one in a 6" round pan - roughly 1 cup cashews, soaked, blended with about 1/2 cup coconut milk and cultured with probiotics overnight.  Then sweetened with coconut sugar, a bit of vanilla and about 1 cup of vegan ganache mixed in.  Let this set in the freezer before slicing.

#rawfood  

Playing around with a #vegan "cheese"cake idea using my granola for the crust and cultured cashews for the "cheese".

This was just a small one in a 6" round pan - roughly 1 cup cashews, soaked, blended with about 1/2 cup coconut milk and cultured with probiotics overnight.  Then sweetened with coconut sugar, a bit of vanilla and about 1 cup of vegan ganache mixed in.  Let this set in the freezer before slicing.

#rawfood  ___

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2015-08-23 18:06:50 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

+Eric the Shiba Inu thinks the world might be a better place if there were more #shibainu  in charge of things!
#ericdogeforPM  

+Eric the Shiba Inu thinks the world might be a better place if there were more #shibainu  in charge of things!
#ericdogeforPM  ___

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2015-08-23 17:37:09 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Jeffrey was out last night with his DIY audio buddies, so I ended up having a pretty simple fridge-cleanout salad for dinner last night - a greek-ish salad pumped up with some chickpeas and cooked black lentils, rounded out with slow-roasted cherry tomatoes rather than raw tomatoes. Dressed simply with lots of lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and fresh basil.

#itswhatsfordinner #salad #fridgeforage 

Jeffrey was out last night with his DIY audio buddies, so I ended up having a pretty simple fridge-cleanout salad for dinner last night - a greek-ish salad pumped up with some chickpeas and cooked black lentils, rounded out with slow-roasted cherry tomatoes rather than raw tomatoes. Dressed simply with lots of lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and fresh basil.

#itswhatsfordinner #salad #fridgeforage ___

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2015-08-22 16:00:34 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

This morning's soundtrack

#music   #ninasimone  

This morning's soundtrack

#music   #ninasimone  ___

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2015-08-22 15:43:00 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Sweet cheeks :O

or the pre-pie peaches for last night's pies

#baking #farmfresh 

Sweet cheeks :O

or the pre-pie peaches for last night's pies

#baking #farmfresh ___

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2015-08-22 04:14:27 (19 comments, 8 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

The "after" shot of those peaches. They sure make a juicy peach pie!!

Recipe for the #glutenfree  crust is here: http://realfoodmadeeasy.ca/2013/12/rich-pie-crust/

The "after" shot of those peaches. They sure make a juicy peach pie!!

Recipe for the #glutenfree  crust is here: http://realfoodmadeeasy.ca/2013/12/rich-pie-crust/___

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2015-08-22 03:13:24 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

We're having another low effort dinner tonight - Baked potatoes with slow cooked pork in BBQ sauce with some oven roasted veg (Summer squash and peas from the garden)

And now, I'm off to check the pies in the oven for Jeffrey's playdate tomorrow with his DIY audio buddies - I was informed that talk of tubes and amplifiers whets the appetite (specifically the appetite for pies)

We're having another low effort dinner tonight - Baked potatoes with slow cooked pork in BBQ sauce with some oven roasted veg (Summer squash and peas from the garden)

And now, I'm off to check the pies in the oven for Jeffrey's playdate tomorrow with his DIY audio buddies - I was informed that talk of tubes and amplifiers whets the appetite (specifically the appetite for pies)___

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2015-08-21 16:51:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Here's an awesome piece of satirical writing for those of you following the Duffy Inquiry here in Canada, by +Andrew Coyne in yesterday's +National Post 

#cdnpoli  

Here's an awesome piece of satirical writing for those of you following the Duffy Inquiry here in Canada, by +Andrew Coyne in yesterday's +National Post 

#cdnpoli  ___

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2015-08-19 17:07:48 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Are you registered to vote for the upcoming election? Don't just assume you are on the voter registry - it takes <2 minutes to check with Elections Canada's online service

This upcoming election is going to be one of the most important ones in recent Canadian history - every vote counts! make sure you cast yours

h/t +Janis La Couvée  for the link

#elxn42   #cdnpoli  

Are you registered to vote for the upcoming election? Don't just assume you are on the voter registry - it takes <2 minutes to check with Elections Canada's online service

This upcoming election is going to be one of the most important ones in recent Canadian history - every vote counts! make sure you cast yours

h/t +Janis La Couvée  for the link

#elxn42   #cdnpoli  ___

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2015-08-19 03:24:48 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Easy pulled chicken tacos are great for a low energy night

I'm still not feeling super perky, so I decided to slow roast a chicken for a couple of meals prep, and use some tonight for tacos with fresh tortillas - charred red onions and purple peppers, salsa and guacamole on top, and some fresh from the garden Brandywine tomato.

Fresh tortillas are not hard to make - I made tonights batch on the griddle (2-3 at a time).  For a really good walk-through on making torillas, see this Rick Bayless video: https://youtu.be/dRwMu9ERCKk

Easy pulled chicken tacos are great for a low energy night

I'm still not feeling super perky, so I decided to slow roast a chicken for a couple of meals prep, and use some tonight for tacos with fresh tortillas - charred red onions and purple peppers, salsa and guacamole on top, and some fresh from the garden Brandywine tomato.

Fresh tortillas are not hard to make - I made tonights batch on the griddle (2-3 at a time).  For a really good walk-through on making torillas, see this Rick Bayless video: https://youtu.be/dRwMu9ERCKk___

2015-08-16 03:30:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Watching Brazil - I'd almost forgotten these opening lines by Deputy Minister Helpmann (seems apropos given the craziness of Bill C51)

_"What do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings?"
Mr. Helpmann: "Bad sportsmanship. A ruthless minority of people seems to have forgotten certain good old-fashioned virtues. They just can't stand seeing the other fellow win. If these people would just play the game, they'd get a lot more out of life."_

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/

Watching Brazil - I'd almost forgotten these opening lines by Deputy Minister Helpmann (seems apropos given the craziness of Bill C51)

_"What do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings?"
Mr. Helpmann: "Bad sportsmanship. A ruthless minority of people seems to have forgotten certain good old-fashioned virtues. They just can't stand seeing the other fellow win. If these people would just play the game, they'd get a lot more out of life."_

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/___

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2015-08-16 02:52:40 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

We decided to have sushi for dinner, and one of my all time favourite accompaniments is wakame salad! #seaweed 

What's for Saturday supper at your house?

We decided to have sushi for dinner, and one of my all time favourite accompaniments is wakame salad! #seaweed 

What's for Saturday supper at your house?___

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2015-08-15 22:01:22 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Lunch on the run = grilled cheese :) #glutenfree

No time for tomato soup today, so i'm making do with some salsa on the side

Lunch on the run = grilled cheese :) #glutenfree

No time for tomato soup today, so i'm making do with some salsa on the side___

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2015-08-15 18:29:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Oh the weird things you find on the interwebz 

I think this is a cover of that classic "Hey Micky" by Toni Basil! but I'm not sure what the animal headz r doing in there?

Oh the weird things you find on the interwebz 

I think this is a cover of that classic "Hey Micky" by Toni Basil! but I'm not sure what the animal headz r doing in there?___

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2015-08-14 04:55:13 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

This cold is really hanging on for dear life, so dinners this week have been pretty easy to throw together affairs. Tonight I pulled a small spring salmon out of the freezer and baked it simply in a foil packet, with a peach-tomato raita with a bit of lemon thyme. The trick is making sure to get a good crimp around the edges of the foil packet to trap the steam. I baked this one for about 30 minutes in total, as we stuffed quite a bit of lemon and onion in the cavity.

There's leftover salmon so that might get made into a crustless quiche or something tomorrow night.

This cold is really hanging on for dear life, so dinners this week have been pretty easy to throw together affairs. Tonight I pulled a small spring salmon out of the freezer and baked it simply in a foil packet, with a peach-tomato raita with a bit of lemon thyme. The trick is making sure to get a good crimp around the edges of the foil packet to trap the steam. I baked this one for about 30 minutes in total, as we stuffed quite a bit of lemon and onion in the cavity.

There's leftover salmon so that might get made into a crustless quiche or something tomorrow night.___

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2015-08-12 19:55:08 (16 comments, 14 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

Lunch today was a bit of simple grab and go - some freshly fried falafel with a simple yogurt-tahini sauce and some diced cukes + tomatoes.

The falafel mix was made last night - it takes a little bit of planning since you need to soak the chickpeas or fava beans ahead of time - sorry folks you cannot use canned chickpeas for proper falafel (they won't get properly crispy on the outside). This comes together quickly in the food processor, or for a more authentic texture, run everything through a meat grinder, medium disc size.

Makes about 1 dozen falafel, Recipe is easily doubled.

1 cup dried chickpeas (or dried fava beans)
1/2 onion, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bitter lemon powder... more »

Lunch today was a bit of simple grab and go - some freshly fried falafel with a simple yogurt-tahini sauce and some diced cukes + tomatoes.

The falafel mix was made last night - it takes a little bit of planning since you need to soak the chickpeas or fava beans ahead of time - sorry folks you cannot use canned chickpeas for proper falafel (they won't get properly crispy on the outside). This comes together quickly in the food processor, or for a more authentic texture, run everything through a meat grinder, medium disc size.

Makes about 1 dozen falafel, Recipe is easily doubled.

1 cup dried chickpeas (or dried fava beans)
1/2 onion, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bitter lemon powder (optional)
1/2 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
1 1/2 T sweet rice flour

Method:
SOAK: dried chickpeas 8 hours or overnight
GRIND: chickpeas with other ingredients except sweet rice flour in a food processor (or meat grinder)
MIX: chickpea mixture with sweet rice flour
FORM: falafel into 2T sized balls
COOK: in hot oil, flipping to brown evenly on all sides, about 4-5 minutes___

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2015-08-12 16:32:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Who doesn't want a massive muddler called Excalibur?!

there's less than 40 hours left on this campaign by Shawn Soole for his new line of bar tools.  

Seriously though, I have one of his previous models he produced under the Liquid Revolution brand - the guy knows his bar tools.

Who doesn't want a massive muddler called Excalibur?!

there's less than 40 hours left on this campaign by Shawn Soole for his new line of bar tools.  

Seriously though, I have one of his previous models he produced under the Liquid Revolution brand - the guy knows his bar tools.___

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2015-08-12 01:34:28 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 199 +1s)Open 

Meanwhile, back in the land where cakes have been ordered and must be made ...

I did up a basic chocolate cake today - devils food layers with a dreamy milk chocolate Swiss buttercream.

The buttercream uses an easy to remember 1-2-3 ratio of egg white:sugar:butter (weight).
Bring the egg white and sugar up to 160F to dissolve the sugar. Whip at medium speed in a stand mixer to stiff peaks. Add vanilla extract. Make sure its completely cool before you add the butter, beating until the buttercream is smooth and silky.

For this cake I used 190g egg whites (about 6 large), 380 grams sugar, approx 600 grams butter. To make this milk chocolate flavoured, I added 170 grams milk chocolate, melted and cooled to the vanilla buttercream

Meanwhile, back in the land where cakes have been ordered and must be made ...

I did up a basic chocolate cake today - devils food layers with a dreamy milk chocolate Swiss buttercream.

The buttercream uses an easy to remember 1-2-3 ratio of egg white:sugar:butter (weight).
Bring the egg white and sugar up to 160F to dissolve the sugar. Whip at medium speed in a stand mixer to stiff peaks. Add vanilla extract. Make sure its completely cool before you add the butter, beating until the buttercream is smooth and silky.

For this cake I used 190g egg whites (about 6 large), 380 grams sugar, approx 600 grams butter. To make this milk chocolate flavoured, I added 170 grams milk chocolate, melted and cooled to the vanilla buttercream___

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2015-08-11 02:43:32 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Jeffrey came home with takeout fish n chips so I wouldn't have to to cook dinner ... always hits the spot :) 1 small order of fries always comes with enough to feed a village, but they are good chips so we'll probably have hash brown or a Frittata tomorrow night

#notglutenfree 

Jeffrey came home with takeout fish n chips so I wouldn't have to to cook dinner ... always hits the spot :) 1 small order of fries always comes with enough to feed a village, but they are good chips so we'll probably have hash brown or a Frittata tomorrow night

#notglutenfree ___

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2015-08-10 19:21:50 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Eric talks to the couch

One of the perks of being laid up is the chance to catch things like this on camera. He does this on a regular basis (talking to the couch before jumping up) #mindofashiba #shibainu 

Eric talks to the couch

One of the perks of being laid up is the chance to catch things like this on camera. He does this on a regular basis (talking to the couch before jumping up) #mindofashiba #shibainu ___

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2015-08-08 22:08:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Why are there motivational quotes on my cough drop wrappers? (Srsly Halls, I'm sick and really so not noticey that I've gone through half the bag before noticing)

Why are there motivational quotes on my cough drop wrappers? (Srsly Halls, I'm sick and really so not noticey that I've gone through half the bag before noticing)___

2015-08-08 16:45:53 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

whoever invented the summer head cold should be shot ...

#thatisall   #passthetissues  

whoever invented the summer head cold should be shot ...

#thatisall   #passthetissues  ___

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2015-08-07 03:08:32 (12 comments, 10 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

Sometimes you just want some corn on the cob without having to fire up a grill or a big pot of water.

so you cook it in the microwave. 3 - 4 minutes if you're just doing a couple, 5 minutes if you're putting more than that in. Leave the husks on, and strip the husk back on itself after it's cooked and use it for a handle. The rest of the dinner cooked in the oven on a sheet pan on parchment (which means no dishes to wash up tonight!!!)

I like to slather my corn with mayonnaise, a bit of sharp hard cheese and some smoked paprika, like a quickie version of Mexican street corn, but you can top yours with whatever your heart desires :)

#itswhatsfordinner

Sometimes you just want some corn on the cob without having to fire up a grill or a big pot of water.

so you cook it in the microwave. 3 - 4 minutes if you're just doing a couple, 5 minutes if you're putting more than that in. Leave the husks on, and strip the husk back on itself after it's cooked and use it for a handle. The rest of the dinner cooked in the oven on a sheet pan on parchment (which means no dishes to wash up tonight!!!)

I like to slather my corn with mayonnaise, a bit of sharp hard cheese and some smoked paprika, like a quickie version of Mexican street corn, but you can top yours with whatever your heart desires :)

#itswhatsfordinner___

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2015-08-06 02:38:56 (21 comments, 12 reshares, 180 +1s)Open 

Jeffrey wanted "cutlets" for dinner (aka Katsu-don)

PROTIP Because I've yet to find a decent #glutenfree  panko that's light and fluffy, I use crushed gluten-free rice crisps - dip in seasoned GF flour: egg wash: flour: egg wash and "panko" before they get popped in the hot oil.  

Also take the time to flatten your pork steaks.  I actually cut larger steaks in half, then flatten - its a great way to stretch a little bit of protein, especially if you simmer extra veggies in the dashi stock (1/2 steak makes a good sized portion this way).

No real recipe for the sauce - I started with about 2 cups of dashi and added a bit of brown sugar, some mirin and some gluten-free tamari to taste, julienned onions, carrots and julienned zucchini all simmered in the sauce and spooned over sticky rice.

#itswhatsfordinner

Jeffrey wanted "cutlets" for dinner (aka Katsu-don)

PROTIP Because I've yet to find a decent #glutenfree  panko that's light and fluffy, I use crushed gluten-free rice crisps - dip in seasoned GF flour: egg wash: flour: egg wash and "panko" before they get popped in the hot oil.  

Also take the time to flatten your pork steaks.  I actually cut larger steaks in half, then flatten - its a great way to stretch a little bit of protein, especially if you simmer extra veggies in the dashi stock (1/2 steak makes a good sized portion this way).

No real recipe for the sauce - I started with about 2 cups of dashi and added a bit of brown sugar, some mirin and some gluten-free tamari to taste, julienned onions, carrots and julienned zucchini all simmered in the sauce and spooned over sticky rice.

#itswhatsfordinner___

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2015-08-06 00:26:06 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Makin' bread today ... Jeffrey does like his sammiches 

Baking bread today, and testing out whether aquafaba actually helps stabilize the structure of my #glutenfree  + vegan sandwich bread. I was able to cut out the psyllium husk on this loaf - its normally a delicate balancing act of just the right hydration level and a few binders to get a nice even hole structure on this one!___Makin' bread today ... Jeffrey does like his sammiches 

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2015-08-03 23:54:42 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Well I was I jar off in my estimate of the yield for today's batch ... 6 jars of bread and butter pickles, cooling off (pretty sure I heard 6 lids ping already)

Well I was I jar off in my estimate of the yield for today's batch ... 6 jars of bread and butter pickles, cooling off (pretty sure I heard 6 lids ping already)___

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2015-08-03 22:21:49 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Remember those walnuts I started infusing for Nocino on Bastille Day?  Well we are a day shy of 3 weeks in, and you can see that the mixture has gone completely black as the walnut husks get macerating.  Its a bit alarming the first time you do this, but its all good.

I'll keep giving this a gentle shake every day for another 5 or 6 weeks before decanting into bottles.

Remember those walnuts I started infusing for Nocino on Bastille Day?  Well we are a day shy of 3 weeks in, and you can see that the mixture has gone completely black as the walnut husks get macerating.  Its a bit alarming the first time you do this, but its all good.

I'll keep giving this a gentle shake every day for another 5 or 6 weeks before decanting into bottles.___

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2015-08-03 21:44:06 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

With the cucumbers I harvested this morning, we've got enough for a 1/2 batch of Viola Whitacre's bread and butter pickles ... 

... and now we wait for the salt and ice to do their magic! I figure we'll get about 7-8 pints out of this batch (we'll see when I pack them into the jars if I'm overly optimistic about the yield!)

Recipe is an oldie, passed along by +Margaret Roach on her blog a couple of years ago.  The only change I make to it is to add a bit of coriander seed to the "brine"
http://awaytogarden.com/viola-whitacres-bread-and-butter-pickles-c-1952/

With the cucumbers I harvested this morning, we've got enough for a 1/2 batch of Viola Whitacre's bread and butter pickles ... 

... and now we wait for the salt and ice to do their magic! I figure we'll get about 7-8 pints out of this batch (we'll see when I pack them into the jars if I'm overly optimistic about the yield!)

Recipe is an oldie, passed along by +Margaret Roach on her blog a couple of years ago.  The only change I make to it is to add a bit of coriander seed to the "brine"
http://awaytogarden.com/viola-whitacres-bread-and-butter-pickles-c-1952/___

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2015-08-03 06:13:53 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

And a little more #jazz  from the second set ... tonight's cozy house concert 

(damn u autocorrect!!! its the Attila Fias jazz trio)

And a little more #jazz  from the second set ... tonight's cozy house concert 

(damn u autocorrect!!! its the Attila Fias jazz trio)___

2015-08-03 06:07:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Just got home from a cozy house concert with the Attila Fias jazz trio ... up close and personal!

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aI7QYTM4MDc2ODN8NTI4MTI4MTBhSwxOofd-G_gFgSIf4XSpUadnCLs6G7Eh5mYwJRjTIQ==

Just got home from a cozy house concert with the Attila Fias jazz trio ... up close and personal!

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aI7QYTM4MDc2ODN8NTI4MTI4MTBhSwxOofd-G_gFgSIf4XSpUadnCLs6G7Eh5mYwJRjTIQ==___

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2015-08-02 23:46:14 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

and on the matter of ticking things off the "to-do" list ... I tidied up my spice jars - I like to use these 500 ml mason jars since they are 1) cheap 2)easy to sterilize in the dishwasher and 3) wide enough to fit a measuring spoon

#kitchentips


and on the matter of ticking things off the "to-do" list ... I tidied up my spice jars - I like to use these 500 ml mason jars since they are 1) cheap 2)easy to sterilize in the dishwasher and 3) wide enough to fit a measuring spoon

#kitchentips
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2015-08-02 23:19:41 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Hand rolled and crimped #glutenfree  savoury pies and snausage rolls crossed of today's to-do list.

I did look into the prospect of getting a pie press, which would certainly speed things up production-wise, but IMO, a pressed pastry just does not have the same texture as a rolled pastry.  And so, until such time as someone makes my wildest dreams come true with the gift of a sheeter ... the trusty maple rolling pin will have to do.

#thethingswedo   #baking   #pies  

Hand rolled and crimped #glutenfree  savoury pies and snausage rolls crossed of today's to-do list.

I did look into the prospect of getting a pie press, which would certainly speed things up production-wise, but IMO, a pressed pastry just does not have the same texture as a rolled pastry.  And so, until such time as someone makes my wildest dreams come true with the gift of a sheeter ... the trusty maple rolling pin will have to do.

#thethingswedo   #baking   #pies  ___

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