the last of the rss debacle…& elsewhere

First things first, if you are still having problems with my RSS feed in Google Reader, you need to subscribe to this feed url: instead of the one you are currently using. Why? No idea. Just go with it and everything will be better. And that’s the last word on that.

Okie doke, now back to more important matters, like food! This week over at ReadyMade I take a stab at writing about my journey to love cucumbers. After my tzatziki post a few weeks ago apparently a few other people also have issues with The Cuke, so head on over and read all about it. Maybe you’ll relate or at least discover a new recipe to fuel your new found cucumber love. Also because I love food objects with eyeballs and mustaches, I had to illustrate that jaunty green fella above.

Got buttermilk? Maybe you bought a carton to make some biscuits or pancakes but aren’t sure what to do with whatever is left? Get inspired over at Poppytalk where I give a wonderfully tangy recipe for cauliflower soup. Buttermilk in soup, it’s a good thing.

17 comments to “the last of the rss debacle…& elsewhere”

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    sarah @ syrupandhoney   March 19, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I was so excited when I first realized I could use buttermilk in applications other than baking! Buttermilk french toast was my epiphany. That soups sounds wonderful.

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    eileen   March 19, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I already love you, cucumbers! Don’t cry!

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    la ninja   March 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    so, what a very efficient post this has turned out to be for this ninja:
    – google reader feed sorted (love the “haven’t got the faintest why, just go do it” attitude, my sort of thing),
    – I’ve got serious cuke issues, so hey ho, there we go,
    – got 1/2 litre of buttermilk I didn-t t feeling like drinking.
    hooray. all in all truly a success.


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    Jess   March 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    That photograph is seriously gorgeous. I can practically feel the steam on my face. Happy weekend to you and The Cuke!

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    karen   March 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    it’s like you knew exactly what was in my fridge! half a carton of buttermilk and 3/4 head of cauliflower. perfect! this recipe look so good. 🙂

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    Bijoux   March 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    That’s a very dapper looking Mr. Cucumber!! He looks British with his bowler hat whereas, Mr. Tomato reminds me of an Italian chef! LOL!

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    Christine   March 20, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I have refused to eat cucumbers or anything cucumber-related, but these blogs inspired me to go out and buy one and put it in a fantastic sandwich with hummus. Brave new world!

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    Joanne   March 20, 2010 at 5:09 am

    I’m always at a loss for what to do that with that half container of buttermilk that is always leftover from some baking recipe or another (Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes, for example…) I’m off to check out your post!

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    Cat Sitter in the City   March 21, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I love cucumbers, and I love the cucumber illustration accompanying this post!

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    kickpleat   March 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    sarah, that french toast sounds amazing!

    eileen, glad to see a cuke lover speak out!

    la ninja, glad i could sort out your life this weekend for you!

    haha, thanks jess!

    karen, this post is for you.

    i can see that, bijoux!

    brave new worlds, all around, christine!

    thanks joanne, i hope it helps expand your buttermilk horizons!

    thanks cat sitter!

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    Shirin   March 21, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I love the new website, it looks great! The heading is so cute and funny too.

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    Margot   March 22, 2010 at 9:36 am

    The cauliflower soup looks and sounds yummy! I love cauliflower, but it always needs a little help because it is, sadly, so bland. This soup sounds perfect. I admit, I became a real buttermilk fan when I realized how fluffy it made my homemade pancakes.

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    100percentjulie   March 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    congratulations on your own domain! i’ve been a follower for a while and your recipes and photographs definitely make me salivate!!

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    kickpleat   March 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks so much Shirin!

    Margot, the blandness of cauliflower shines here (does blandness shine? I think it can!).

    Thanks Julie, it’s nice to hear 🙂

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    lo   March 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Yet another solution for that half a jug of buttermilk that always manages to go bad in my fridge! I know I could freeze it, but I’m always putting it off, thinking I’ll come up with some brilliant way to use it… and then I never do. Soup to the rescue!

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    kickpleat   March 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Lo, soup is always to the rescue!

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    K8ie   April 19, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Cukes were one of the only veggies I liked as a kid, and we’re still good friends! Cauliflower on the other hand… well I have to work at that relationship. I’ll have to try this soup and see if we can’t get along better 🙂

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