Sept/Oct Iron Foodie Challenge

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  1. Sep 11, 2012 #1

    one2one

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    It's almost Fall (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway) and the time of year when the urge to cook, roast and bake returns, and I spend more time in the kitchen. One of my favorite ingredients in just about everything is herbs. So, share with us your favorite ways to use them!

    Past Challenge List
    2006
    Dec - Oranges

    2007
    Jan - Cream Cheese
    Feb - Soda pop
    Mar - Recipes containing a can of soup
    Apr – Shrimp
    May – Eggs
    Jun – Liquor
    Jul - Pasta/couscous etc Salads
    Aug – Zucchini
    Sep - Quick breads / Muffins
    Oct – Cheese
    Nov – Cranberries
    Dec - Fudge

    2008
    Jan - Slow Cooker Recipe
    Feb – Potatoes
    Mar - Garlic and Mushrooms
    Apr – Chicken
    May – Lemons
    Jun - 30 min Hot Weather Recipes
    Jul - Preserves - Jams, Chutneys, Relishes etc
    Aug – Coffee
    Sep - Tofu / Cottage Cheese
    October – Pumpkin
    November - Sweet Potatoes/Yams
    December - Mint

    2009
    January – Soup
    February – Pork
    March-Mexican Food
    April – Cereal
    May- Berries
    June-Yogurt
    July – Corn
    August – Asian
    September - Breakfast foods
    October – Nuts
    November – Onions
    December - Meat in Casings

    2010
    January - Side Salads
    February – Spinach
    March – Beans
    April-hot sandwiches
    May-Soy Sauce
    June – cookies
    July - Sour Cream
    August - (Summer Break)
    Sept - BBQ Foods.
    October - Southern cuisine
    November - Peanut butter
    December-"Packaged Food"

    2011
    January – rice
    February – chocolate
    March - Irish food
    April - Butter
    May- Flour
    June-Father's Day Recipes
    July-Mayo/Miracle Whip
    August-jalapenos
    September - Apples
    October - candy
    November-Root Vegetables
    December - Heavy Whipping Cream

    2012
    January - Cakes
    February - chocolate
    March- Pizza
    April - Crescent Rolls
    May - Picnic!
    June-Beef
    July/August-Chicken Wings
    September - Herbs
     
  2. Sep 19, 2012 #2

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    I love these, even though they are a lot of work. You can play with the spices a bit, see what you like. Of course, you want them to compliment each other...

    Herbed Greek Mini Tarts

    The pan you should use for this is a large muffin pan.

    Ingredients:
    3-4 tbsp tapenade or sundried tomato paste
    1 large egg
    Scant 1/2 cup thick greek yogurt (US strained plain)
    6 tbsp chopped mixed herbs: Example, thyme, morjoram, basil, and parsley.
    salt and ground pepper to taste

    For the pastry:
    1 cup plain flour
    pinch of salt
    1/4 cup butter
    2 tbsp chilled water

    To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt in a large bowl. Rub or cut in the butter. Sprinkle over the water and mix up to a dog. Knead briefly, then wrap and chill for 20 minutes.

    Roll out the pastry and cut out eight rounds. Use to line the cups of the muffin tin.

    Chill the pastry cases for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the overn to 375°F.
    Take some aluminium foil and line the top of the pastry cases. Do this for each one, individually! This is important! Bake for 15 minutes. Take them out, remove the foil, and bake for 5 more minutes or until the cases are crisp and dry.

    Spread a little tapenade or tomato paste in the base of each pastry case. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, milk, garlic, herbs, and seasoning.

    Carefully spoon the egg mixture into the pastry cases and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the filling is just firm to the touch and the pastry golden. Allow the pies to cool slightly before carefully removing them from the pan and serving.
     
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  3. Oct 3, 2012 #3

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    Any other posts? How does this work?
     
  4. Oct 3, 2012 #4

    SoVerySoft

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    Let's expand it to a Sept/Oct challenge. If we don't get more entries, then we might need to discontinue the challenges. We'll see!
     
  5. Oct 11, 2012 #5

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    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tbsp. baking powder
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    2 cups buttermilk
    1/4 cup melted butter
    2 pinches each basil, parsley, thyme, and rosemary. I like to use lavender if I have it.

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a loaf pan. Combine all ingredients. Pour into pan.

    Bake for 65-70 minutes.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2012 #6

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    I think we've burned out on the challenges. Do we want a poll? If so, I said I'd post one. What do you guys think?
     
  7. Nov 9, 2012 #7

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    I suspect it's getting harder to find themes that haven't been done yet that people want to do.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2012 #8

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    Maybe start fresh? Delete the list of themes and start over?
     
  9. Nov 14, 2012 #9

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    I think we'll take a little break. Maybe start up again in the spring!
     

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