Lauren Gemmell

Food, Fitness, and Technology

Month: September 2010

Indian Lamb Chops with Butternut Squash Salad

Indian Lamb Chop with Butternut Squash Salad

A week last Tuesday I got Nigella’s latest recipe book Kitchen: Recipes from the heart of the home.

You can win a copy of this recipe book by filling in the How do you use food blogs questionnaire. More details on the questionnaire and giveaway here.

It’s been ages since I got a new recipe book so I was really excited. I eagerly flipped through the pages, until I got to this recipe, then I stopped.

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How do you use food blogs?

I have for some time been thinking about how to give something back to the community I get so much from. The food blogging community is full of helpful people who have helped me any number of ways from being at the end of a google search with tips on how to make macarons, to the people who responded to my Twitter request about how to set up the CoffeeMuffins facebook page.

Sure I give the odd bit of twitter advice, but how do I give back to the community?

Well I could give away a free recipe book… but more on that later!

Kitchen by Nigella Lawson

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So I finally caved in. I now have a brand spanking new facebook page.

Please check it out and let me know what you think of the CoffeeMuffins Facebook page.

Apple Butter : Daring Cooks

Apple Butter

The September 2010 Daring Cooks’ challenge was hosted by John of Eat4Fun. John chose to challenge The Daring Cooks to learn about food preservation, mainly in the form of canning and freezing. He challenged everyone to make a recipe and preserve it. John’s source for food preservation information was from The National Center for Home Food Preservation.

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Iced Coffee

As much as I don’t want to believe it, last weekend was probably the last weekend of the summer. The forecast for the next week is rain, and lets face it by the time your mid way through September it’s Autumn.

Bearing this in mind last Saturday I decided to finally make Iced Coffee. Way back in May I read about Cold Brewed Coffee over at ButterYum and I’ve been thinking about it for the last 4 months. Saturday was make or break point, I either make it now or wait till next year.

So here it is.

Iced Coffee

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Lemon Yoghurt Cake

Lemon Yoghurt Cake

The summer months are just long enough to forget how difficult it can be to get decent lighting for photos. I do most of my baking in the evening, by the time its finished it’s too dark to take good shots. I ended up taking these photos in the morning sunshine, but somehow it’s not the same.

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