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Sunday, April 24, 2005

IMBB#14: Orange You Hungry

Foodgooat's theme for the 14th version of Is My Blog Burning was Orange You Hungry (say it in an American twang-- "Aaaaaah", sigh the Antipodeans).

Orange as in orange-coloured foods or spices, or products even.

What to cook? I thought of Aussie favourites like pumpkin soup and pumpkin scones. Then I thought about orange poppyseed cake and sweet potato chips.

But then I thought, why make things difficult when you can do amazing things with basics? Like the good ol' carrot. I love carrots!

And suddenly the kitchen became an Iron Chef-like stadium when I found myself with not one, but three orange entries! No I didn't write out my menu in calligraphy, and there were no capsicum-chomping comperes to be found; but I did have a small judging panel who giggled, philosophised and critiqued appropriately.

I ended up with an international spectrum of three dishes: tarka dhal; Moroccan carrot dip and German carrots cooked in beer... yes, you heard me right. Beer. Scroll down (or click on the pics) for all the details...

For a full summary of all the orange-themed recipes, check out ladygoat's wrap-up at Foodgoat.
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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 4/24/2005 03:00:00 pm


  • At 4/24/2005 11:09 pm, Blogger Reid said…

    Hi AG,

    Allez Cuisine! =)

    What 3 entries? You did good enough to make Sakai and Morimoto proud.

    My entry, which will be up later today, is quite different. Initially I thought of using carrots, but you'll see what I came up with.

  • At 4/25/2005 10:50 am, Blogger pinkcocoa said…

    hey AG
    wow! Well done!! 3 entries!!!
    The dhal looks yummy, and the dip looks lovely...I am thinking the german carrots must have went really well with beer!

  • At 4/25/2005 1:22 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Reid - Hehe. Yeah I got a little carried away. I was going to make more (!!) but exercised self-restraint. I was very curious about making a carrot ice cream!

    Ahhh... I dream of making Sakai and Morimoto proud! I also dream of being the giggly actress on the judging panel too =P

    Still no sign of your entry. You had better hurry. LadyGoat is ultra efficient and has already posted the wrap-up!

    Hi Pinkcocoa - Awww it was easy. The dip and the German carrots were done in a flash. And I didn't even need a whole army of kitchen assistants a la Iron Chef.

    The German carrots were beery enough on their own! They were surprisingly tasty too.

  • At 4/25/2005 9:08 pm, Blogger Reid said…

    Hi AG,

    My entry was sent in but with just one photo. I tried to take another, but my camera didn't cooperate. *sigh*

    I have a recipe for carrot ice cream if you want one. =)

  • At 4/26/2005 11:51 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Reid - Two entries ain't far off three!

    I did find a recipe for carrot icecream but didn't have the patience/time to wait by the freezer. Unlike yourself obviously!


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