Sunday, September 26, 2010

Unbloggable

So apparently I kind of stopped updating my blog! Well it's only been 11 days but that's quite a while. No real reason why. Being back at school and working part time makes me want to spend my free time away from the computer for some reason. All the TV show premieres doesn't help either!

Anyway, I don't know about you but I have a lot of food photos of things that I've made but have never and was never planning to blog about for one reason or another. Usually it's because I didn't like it enough (or couldn't decide whether I liked it enough) to recommend it to other people. So I thought it might be interesting for me to share with you guys some of these things! I have quite a few so I'll spread them out over several posts. I love when bloggers post about things I was planning on making and seeing what their thoughts were, both good and bad. Hopefully you find it interesting too. Okay, here we go!


This is the marble chocolate cheesecake from Baking: From My Home to Yours. While it was delicious, it was also ridiculously crumbly and stuck to the sides of the springform pan. I'm not sure whether it was me or the recipe (I've made lots of other cheesecakes before and haven't had one this crumbly or stuck.) The strawberry sauce on the side was really good and I shared that recipe here.


This is the zucchini chickpea tomato curry from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. While I really love this cookbook, there have been a couple of things I haven't really liked. I wouldn't say there was anything wrong with this dish, but it really is not my kind of dish. Too tomato-y.


These are lazy girl whole wheat english muffins from Sweet Karoline. I actually really loved these but wasn't sure how well they'd go over if I posted about them. Mine turned out very thin and when you toast them they're so nice and crispy. These are not like the regular English muffins with lots of holes though - at least not when I made them.


These are Greek lemon-oregano roasted potatoes from elly says opa! I love Greek food and I love Greek potatoes. This was my first attempt at making them and it did not go so well. They were really lemony and not in a good way. They were too sour? I think the ones in restaurants are usually soaked in some sort of liquid (oil and lemon?) before baking. Let me know if you have a good Greek potato recipe!


This is green bean and cherry tomato salad, found on Smitten Kitchen and adapted from Chez Panisse Vegetables. I love Smitten Kitchen, as I'm sure many of you do too. And I trust that most of what she posts will be really good, but this one was just okay. I can't remember why I wasn't a big fan of it - maybe not strong enough flavours?


This is lemon sesame kale from ExtraVeganZa. E thought it was too lemony but I thought it was good. Overall it was decent, just nothing special that I thought was worth sharing.

14 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Welcome back! :)

Joanne said...

Dude I have SOO many food photos of things I'll never post. They get left behind and I figure that if I wasn't psyched enough about them to post them within a week...then they probably weren't that great. It's always fun to see what other people are making though!

teresacooks said...

When I started blogging I posted about everything, then I kinda stopped and just posted about things I really liked.. . also - I have yet to cook something from that baking from my home to yours that I really loved - everything turns out kind of dry and crumbly for me - I made the chocolate whiteout cake this week-end- meh. . .

ChefBearden said...

When my blog grows up a bit, I will do one where I talk about all my failures and stuff that I didn't like too... The potatoes looked as if they suffered from not enough fat.. I recommend tossing them in an olive oil-lemon-herb mixture, spraying the foil lined pan and put them in at a high temp (400)... should be browned, crisp on the outside and all mashed-potatoey on the inside.
Looks like fun and I will check back to see more...

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

We missed you :). And I'm glad you did end up posting these in some form. Especially since you often try recipes from the same cookbooks and blogs I own/visit, I like hearing how you liked the recipes.

Kelsey said...

looks like that dessert couldnt stop people from diving right in!! OMG LOOKS GOOD ;)

mmmm and good old roasted potato wedges, homemade truly tastes best <3

xoxo

Hannah said...

Ah yes, my archive of "unbloggable" recipes is about a mile deep! Everything just doesn't always work out perfectly- such is the nature of food, and life.

Jacy said...

I understand having things that are just 'unbloggable'! Great word by the way :)

Johanna GGG said...

I have a little stash of unbloggable photos - actually quite a few of them are bloggable but got caught up in a backlog and I still think one day - but it gets further and further away - hope college and work are going well

janet said...

I love hearing about dishes that didn't work out, too, because that's life. Nothing is perfect and then maybe you'll save me from trying it myself. At least that is why I post my almost-failures, too. I like how you combined them all in a post and I look forward to seeing more flops. :)

The zucchini chickpea tomato curry looks really delicious, though. :)

Renee said...

Thank you for sharing, I do like hearing of the not so great dishes too. Especially when I have the cookbook!

lengslog said...

Everything looks really good still. I think the Kale with lemon sounds yummy. I haven't tried making English muffins, I should really start.

Rose&Thorn said...

I love this post, I also have so many things I make and just don't feel like I can blog them - same reasons as you.
I do like the look of the lemon sesame kale.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I have to say, that cheesecake looks delicious!!