Friday, November 26, 2010

Garlic Crisis.

CSN Stores

After winning a CSN giveaway over at Everyday Foodie I've been trying to decide what the heck I should use my gift code on! These guys sell everything, and I mean everything! From sling backpacks, furniture, home decor, to kitchen supplies! I think I'm going to use it towards some sort of kitchen utensil but I can't decide. What do you think I should use my CSN win on?

[It's not all about me, I'm hoping to be able to offer you guys a giveaway soon too!]

Moving on...

Friends,
I need your help! You see, I eat a lot of garlic, so when I was at the grocery store a few weeks ago and noticed they had large garlic braids I threw one in my cart full of excitement and continued on my way.

Well, it turns out I don't eat as much garlic as I though I did and I still have the full braid sans one head.

So, what I need from you guys is your best 'chock-full-o-garlic' recipes, and I'll do my best to document them on the blog! I'll try anything, aside from red meat [except for bacon, mmm bacon].  

Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! [even though I'm a day late]
And, if you're heading into that Black Friday madness, be safe!

Alanna
 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Family Folklore

I've mentioned on the blog before that I'm completing my Masters in Folklore, and recently I was assigned to complete a photographic essay for one of my classes. The only restriction was that it had to be something of interest to folklorists, of course the foodie in me took over.

Being in part a foodie blog I thought I'd share it with you guys, however, I'm going to leave out the captions that I included in the course essay.

Since I can remember my father has been baking tea buns using the same recipe that my great grandmother created herself when she was first married, it's a simple and comforting recipe and one I intend to recreate throughout my life as well.

Do you have any recipes that have been passed down in your family?

Side note: My wonderful boyfriend Hughie let me use his DLSR and helped me with the technical stuff :)