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Tomato cake by CreatiVegan.net on Flickr.Via Flickr:Tomato cake recipe (in English and Spanish)
100% vegetarianTarta de tomate (receta en español e inglés)
100% vegetariana
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Tomato cake by CreatiVegan.net on Flickr.

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Tomato cake recipe (in English and Spanish)
100% vegetarian

Tarta de tomate (receta en español e inglés)
100% vegetariana

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Scary finger cookies by Jill on Flickr.
Via Flickr:(Also: a closeup and a picture of what they looked like before being baked.)Look, they turned out just as well as the ones I saw on the internet!! (linked on BoingBoing, originally from eGullet, and with the easiest-to-follow recipe pasted in at Diane’s) I highly recommend this recipe - easy to make and lots of fun. My ten year old assistant cooks also had fun. Oh, and the cookies are tasty too.We followed the recipe just as we found it except for the application of the fingernails. The recipe says to do it afterwards, gluing them on with hot jam. The girls thought this a silly idea and stuck them on before cooking. I did about half the way the recipe said and while both ways turned out fine, I prefer sticking them on before cooking. It looks a little more authentic and it saves some time. Oh, and we used strawberry jam instead of raspberry jam, which was fine."Finger" Cookies (use them for air quotes!)makes ~ 5 dozenYield: 5 dozenPlease note, this is not a nut-free recipe!1 cup butter, softened1 cup powdered sugar1 egg1 tsp almond extract1 tsp vanilla2 2/3 cups flour1 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt3/4 cup whole blanched almondsraspberry jellyIn bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla. Stir dry ingredients together, then add to wet and stir thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remainder refrigerated, roll a scant tablespoon full (I used a 1 oz. cookie scoop) of dough into a thin log shape about 4” long for each cookie. Squeeze clost to center and close to one end to create knuckle shapes. Press almond firmly into the end of the cookie for nail. Using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle. You want them a bit thin and gangly looking, since they’ll puff a little when you bake them.Place on lightly greased baking sheets (or use silicone sheets or parchment); bake in 325F oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for a few minutes.Meanwhile, melt jelly over low heat in a small saucepan.Carefully lift almond off of each finger, spoon a tiny amount of jelly onto nail bed and press almond back in place so the jelly oozes out from underneath. You can also make slashes in the finger and fill them with “blood.You can also form toes - just make the cookies shorter and a bit wider and only add one joint instead of two. No almonds for these, just indent where the nailbed should be and add a bit of melted jelly to highlight once they are baked.via e-cookbook.tumblr.com

Scary finger cookies by Jill on Flickr.

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(Also: a closeup and a picture of what they looked like before being baked.)

Look, they turned out just as well as the ones I saw on the internet!! (linked on BoingBoing, originally from eGullet, and with the easiest-to-follow recipe pasted in at Diane’s) I highly recommend this recipe - easy to make and lots of fun. My ten year old assistant cooks also had fun. Oh, and the cookies are tasty too.

We followed the recipe just as we found it except for the application of the fingernails. The recipe says to do it afterwards, gluing them on with hot jam. The girls thought this a silly idea and stuck them on before cooking. I did about half the way the recipe said and while both ways turned out fine, I prefer sticking them on before cooking. It looks a little more authentic and it saves some time. Oh, and we used strawberry jam instead of raspberry jam, which was fine.

"Finger" Cookies (use them for air quotes!)
makes ~ 5 dozen
Yield: 5 dozen
Please note, this is not a nut-free recipe!


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
raspberry jelly

In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla. Stir dry ingredients together, then add to wet and stir thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remainder refrigerated, roll a scant tablespoon full (I used a 1 oz. cookie scoop) of dough into a thin log shape about 4” long for each cookie. Squeeze clost to center and close to one end to create knuckle shapes. Press almond firmly into the end of the cookie for nail. Using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle. You want them a bit thin and gangly looking, since they’ll puff a little when you bake them.

Place on lightly greased baking sheets (or use silicone sheets or parchment); bake in 325F oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, melt jelly over low heat in a small saucepan.

Carefully lift almond off of each finger, spoon a tiny amount of jelly onto nail bed and press almond back in place so the jelly oozes out from underneath. You can also make slashes in the finger and fill them with “blood.

You can also form toes - just make the cookies shorter and a bit wider and only add one joint instead of two. No almonds for these, just indent where the nailbed should be and add a bit of melted jelly to highlight once they are baked.

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"Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead-to-know basis" - Project 366 2008 - August 6, 2008 ~ by turtlemom4bacon on Flickr.Via Flickr:
219/366 - Project 366 2008 - August 6, 2008 ~
Hubby and I made raisin bread this morning in our bread machine.  The bread plate is a ceramic plate I made back in 1982. ~
Recipe: Raisin Bread 
1 cup less 1 tablespoon warm water — (110 degrees) 
1 1/2 tablespoons lard 
2 teaspoons active dry yeast 
1/2 cup raisins 
2 3/4 cups bread flour 
1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the 
machine’s manufacture. Select the Basic or White Bread setting. There is 
no need to select Fruit Bread setting, nor to add the raisins in later. 
Start the machine. 
After first knead, bread should be smooth, elastic, and dry to touch. 
Adjust if necessary with additional flour. 
After baking, remove pan immediately. Rest for 10 minutes in the pan. 
Remove bread from the pan, and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before 
serving. 
Icing is 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon water mixed together and drizzled over it while warm.
This recipe yields a 1 1/2 pound loaf.  
ENJOY!!!
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"Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead-to-know basis" - Project 366 2008 - August 6, 2008 ~ by turtlemom4bacon on Flickr.

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219/366 - Project 366 2008 - August 6, 2008 ~

Hubby and I made raisin bread this morning in our bread machine. The bread plate is a ceramic plate I made back in 1982. ~

Recipe:

Raisin Bread

1 cup less 1 tablespoon warm water — (110 degrees)
1 1/2 tablespoons lard
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup raisins
2 3/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the
machine’s manufacture. Select the Basic or White Bread setting. There is
no need to select Fruit Bread setting, nor to add the raisins in later.
Start the machine.

After first knead, bread should be smooth, elastic, and dry to touch.
Adjust if necessary with additional flour.

After baking, remove pan immediately. Rest for 10 minutes in the pan.
Remove bread from the pan, and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before
serving.

Icing is 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon water mixed together and drizzled over it while warm.

This recipe yields a 1 1/2 pound loaf.

ENJOY!!!

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31st October 2007 / Day 304 by Mrs Magic on Flickr.Via Flickr:
One of my favourite things in the world.Truffles
20 digestive biscuits
405ml can condensed milk
4 tbsp coconut
4 tbsp drinking chocolate powder or 3tbsp cocoa and 1 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2oz/50g melted butter
Turn digestives into breadcrumbs using a food processor and mix all ingredients together, I usually add wet ingredients last. Leave to firm in the fridge for 30 minutes, roll into balls (approx 20-25 large or 30-40 small) and roll in cocoa, 100s & 1000s, vermicelli or coconut. Keep in the fridge as I think they have more flavour when chilled.
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31st October 2007 / Day 304 by Mrs Magic on Flickr.

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One of my favourite things in the world.


Truffles
20 digestive biscuits
405ml can condensed milk
4 tbsp coconut
4 tbsp drinking chocolate powder or 3tbsp cocoa and 1 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2oz/50g melted butter

Turn digestives into breadcrumbs using a food processor and mix all ingredients together, I usually add wet ingredients last. Leave to firm in the fridge for 30 minutes, roll into balls (approx 20-25 large or 30-40 small) and roll in cocoa, 100s & 1000s, vermicelli or coconut. Keep in the fridge as I think they have more flavour when chilled.

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"Rooster" salad by CreatiVegan.net on Flickr.Via Flickr:"Rooster" salad recipe (in English and Spanish)
100% vegetarian
Ensalada “gallo” (receta en español e inglés)
100% vegetariano
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"Rooster" salad by CreatiVegan.net on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
"Rooster" salad recipe (in English and Spanish)
100% vegetarian

Ensalada “gallo”
(receta en español e inglés)
100% vegetariano

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fruits cone by CreatiVegan.net on Flickr.Via Flickr:Fruits cones, recipe in English and Spanish
100% vegetarianTulipas con frutas, receta en castellano e inglés
100% vegetarianas
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fruits cone by CreatiVegan.net on Flickr.

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Fruits cones, recipe in English and Spanish
100% vegetarian

Tulipas con frutas, receta en castellano e inglés
100% vegetarianas

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mini focaccia by CreatiVegan.net on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Mini focaccia with tomato, olives and onion. Recipe in English and Spanish.
100% vegetarianMini focaccia recipe
Mini focaccia con tomate, aceitunas y cebolla. Receta en castellano e inglés.
100% vegetariano.Receta de mini focaccia
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mini focaccia by CreatiVegan.net on Flickr.

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Mini focaccia with tomato, olives and onion. Recipe in English and Spanish.
100% vegetarian
Mini focaccia recipe

Mini focaccia con tomate, aceitunas y cebolla. Receta en castellano e inglés.
100% vegetariano.
Receta de mini focaccia

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vegan cupcakes by CreatiVegan.net on Flickr.Via Flickr:
vegan cupcakes, recipe here/receta aquí: http://www.creativegan.net/archives/magdalenas-recubiertas/
**English version now available**
estaban muy ricos :)
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vegan cupcakes by CreatiVegan.net on Flickr.

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vegan cupcakes, recipe here/receta aquí: http://www.creativegan.net/archives/magdalenas-recubiertas/
**English version now available**

estaban muy ricos :)

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Thai Food with LoVE..LOvE… for you…”Green PaPaYa Salad” by Thai Jasmine (Keep Smiling.g..g.g :-)) on Flickr.Via Flickr:
**********************************EXPLORE : April 24, 2008 # 131
 (Highest position)
**********************************Lover’s forecast today..My cloud of thought starts flowing to you…Softy misty wind Kisses the blue sky… Open up your HEART door.. The travelling LOVE-caravan are coming more….Knock!!  Knock!! I hope you at home..I am sending my Thai Food with LoVE to you…
Just for you…GUTEN APPETIT with my Thai Food….
Send you sweet smile and warm love from, always..
Ich liebe dich..I LOVE YOU now and forever, my Dearest..J-A-S-M-I-N-E..
**********************************************************************************************GREEN PAPAYA SALAD
It is a Northeastern food that is eaten with sticky rice and other Northeastern dishes such as laab, beef salad and bamboo shoot salad. 
The two most popular types of green papaya salad have either dried shrimp or salted crab. Green papaya salad with dried shrimp and peanuts is called som tum thai. The green papaya salad with salted crab is called som tum pbooh. The majority of the ingredients are the same. INGREDIENTS  (For 2 Servings)
1 1/2  tablespoons sugar   
3/4     lime   
2        cups green papaya, shredded   
6        green beans   
1        clove garlic   
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce   
1        tablespoon dried shrimp   
2        chili peppers   
5        cherry tomatoes   
2        tablespoons peanuts, toasted PROCEDURE
In Thailand, green papaya salad is made using a clay mortar, wooden pestle and a spatula. Smash a clove of garlic first. Then add green beans and halved cherry tomatoes. Pound a few times just to bruise the beans and get the juice out of the tomatoes. Add chili peppers and crush them just enough to release the hotness, unless you like your salad really hot. Add the green papaya, dried shrimp, toasted peanuts, fish sauce, lime juice and palm sugar. Use the pestle to push the mixture up in the mortar and the spatula to push it down so that the mixture is mixed well. 
However, if you do not have a big enough mortar you can crush garlic, tomatoes, green beans. Set them aside in a large bowl. Add dried shrimp, fish sauce, lime juice and palm sugar to the bowl. Add green papaya and mix well. Serve with sticky rice and a sliver of cabbage, green beans and Thai basil. 
For som tum pbooh, omit the dried shrimp and toasted peanuts and add salted crabs instead. I microwave the salted crabs for 30 seconds before adding them to the papaya salad to kill any residual bacteria. Add only half of the fish sauce called for because the salted crab can be quite salty.TIPS
The balance of fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar and peppers listed here are guidelines. Som tum is an individual dish that you will find you might like your with more, say, lime juice than what the recipe calls for.
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Samutprakan, Thailand..
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Thai Food with LoVE..LOvE… for you…”Green PaPaYa Salad” by Thai Jasmine (Keep Smiling.g..g.g :-)) on Flickr.

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EXPLORE : April 24, 2008 # 131
(Highest position)

**********************************

Lover’s forecast today..
My cloud of thought starts flowing to you…
Softy misty wind Kisses the blue sky…
Open up your HEART door..
The travelling LOVE-caravan are coming more….

Knock!! Knock!! I hope you at home..
I am sending my Thai Food with LoVE to you…

Just for you…GUTEN APPETIT with my Thai Food….

Send you sweet smile and warm love from, always..
Ich liebe dich..I LOVE YOU now and forever, my Dearest..
J-A-S-M-I-N-E..

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GREEN PAPAYA SALAD

It is a Northeastern food that is eaten with sticky rice and other Northeastern dishes such as laab, beef salad and bamboo shoot salad.

The two most popular types of green papaya salad have either dried shrimp or salted crab. Green papaya salad with dried shrimp and peanuts is called som tum thai. The green papaya salad with salted crab is called som tum pbooh. The majority of the ingredients are the same.

INGREDIENTS (For 2 Servings)

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 lime
2 cups green papaya, shredded
6 green beans
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon dried shrimp
2 chili peppers
5 cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons peanuts, toasted


PROCEDURE

In Thailand, green papaya salad is made using a clay mortar, wooden pestle and a spatula. Smash a clove of garlic first. Then add green beans and halved cherry tomatoes. Pound a few times just to bruise the beans and get the juice out of the tomatoes. Add chili peppers and crush them just enough to release the hotness, unless you like your salad really hot. Add the green papaya, dried shrimp, toasted peanuts, fish sauce, lime juice and palm sugar. Use the pestle to push the mixture up in the mortar and the spatula to push it down so that the mixture is mixed well.

However, if you do not have a big enough mortar you can crush garlic, tomatoes, green beans. Set them aside in a large bowl. Add dried shrimp, fish sauce, lime juice and palm sugar to the bowl. Add green papaya and mix well. Serve with sticky rice and a sliver of cabbage, green beans and Thai basil.

For som tum pbooh, omit the dried shrimp and toasted peanuts and add salted crabs instead. I microwave the salted crabs for 30 seconds before adding them to the papaya salad to kill any residual bacteria. Add only half of the fish sauce called for because the salted crab can be quite salty.

TIPS

The balance of fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar and peppers listed here are guidelines. Som tum is an individual dish that you will find you might like your with more, say, lime juice than what the recipe calls for.

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Samutprakan, Thailand..

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