vintage photo cookbook illustration 4

May 26, 2022 · Posted in Cookbook · Comment 

Check out these cookbook images:

vintage photo cookbook illustration 4
Image by wintersoul1

LRK Cookbook
Image by biberfan

Flickr Photo Recipe: Faruk’s healthy salad (1/18)

December 5, 2011 · Posted in Recipes · Comment 

A few nice recipes images I found:

Flickr Photo Recipe: Faruk’s healthy salad (1/18)
Image by kurafire
I’ve mentioned my salads to many people, and since plenty of people have asked for the recipe I decided to document the making of my salad tonight, and do a Flickr Photo Recipe.

First, let’s be clear about this: there is nothing special about this salad. It’s all very straightforward, basic salad making. However, it’s a much more interesting and tasty salad than just some lettuce, cucumber and olive oil tossed together, which is what a lot of people tend to do because it’s quick and easy.

Making a good but simple salad isn’t difficult, and I’ll show you just how to create a salad great for serving to guests in very little time. Again, there is no special skill involved, so anyone can do this.

The ingredients:
– baby leaf salad
– crispy mixed leaf salad
– curly parsley
– chives
– salad onions
– green olives
– one or two sweet peppers
– balsamic vinegar
– white wine vinegar
– olive oil

Optionally, you can add if you wish:
– one or two tomatoes
– Italian herb seasoning

Note that the amounts I’ve purchased (and pictured above) are good for two servings of 2-3 people. I often make these bowls to serve as a full meal for myself, so if you’re like that, note that about half of all of this will be good for one full one-person meal.

Also note that it is very important to get quality ingredients. Choose carefully when you buy them: check that there are no discolored/brown leaves in the salad bags or on the parsley; make sure the chives and salad onions look fresh and dark green; choose a cucumber and sweet peppers that feel firm when you slightly squeeze them. For the olives, I recommend Turkish or Spanish olives. Get pitted olives without any special treatment or additions.

Alright, now let’s get started!

one of my muffin recipes
Image by MrTopf
So here is one recipe (there are 1000 others).

1. Butter a muffin baking-tin and put it into the fridge

2. preheat the oven at 180-200° C

3. Beat an egg until it’s foamy and then add 1 package vanilla sugar
and honey as you like (don’t know the exact amount, just do as you think 🙂
Also add 200 g yogurt and mix everything together.

4. Take 200g flour and 3/4 package of baking powder and mix it together.

5. Take 3/4 bar of chocolate (like Milka) and hack/cut it in pieces. Add to the flour

6. Add the flour mix to the egg cream and stir just until it’s roughly mixed.

7. Take the baking-tin out of the fridge and fill each hole 3/4 of it’s size.

8. Put into the oven and let it about 20 mins bake (until they are brown).

At the end put powdered sugar on top of it.

(Hope I haven’t forgotten something 🙂

this is what happens when you try to make potatoes from an old family recipe at 6 am
Image by erinblatzer
In a bowl that’s too small.
With 2 lbs too many potatoes.
And not enough cream cheese.


But the potatoes, however, are delicious.

And if you would like to try (I recommend it, totally, if not at 6 am), here’s the recipe:

5 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup sour creme
8 oz creme cheese
2 tbs butter
1/4 tbs pepper
2 tsp onion salt (not onion powder -this is actually important)
parmesan cheese (the powdered stuff – we’re not fancy here.)

Boil the potatoes and mash them with all the ingredients (except the cheese). Once its mixed well, spread the parmesan cheese on the top, with some extra pats of butter.

(And if you’re me, spend an hour cleaning up).

Heating them takes *forever* so I recommend making them right before you’re ready to eat.

Then – voila! Delicious.

Flickr Photo Recipe: Faruk’s healthy salad (17/18)

August 23, 2011 · Posted in Healthy Food Choices · Comment 

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Flickr Photo Recipe: Faruk’s healthy salad (17/18)
healthy food choices
Image by kurafire
(This picture is part of an 18-picture salad recipe. Start the recipe here!)

If you have some herbs or spices that you feel go well in a salad, add them now. I use some Italian herb seasoning which you can buy in any grocery store or supermarket, and comes in a little bottle. If you can find bottles or bags of Salad Mix, you’re even better off.

Add your spices of choice, if any, to the salad and then add, in this order, the balsamic vinegar, the white wine vinegar and the olive oil.

For the vinegars, hold your thumb on the opening and just drip each on there a little. If you like your food a bit spicier and more acidic, add some more of the vinegars.

A regular ratio between oils and vinegar is: 6 parts oil, 1 part balsamic and 1 part white wine vinegar.

What I do myself: 4-5 parts oil, 1 part balsamic and 1 part white wine vinegar. I don’t like to drown the salad in olive oil and have that dominate the taste, and I don’t want the salad to taste a little dry either.

If there’s any challenge at all in making this salad, it would be the ratio between oil and vinegars. This, ultimately, makes or breaks the flavor and overall quality of the salad. Fortunately, experimentation leads to experience, so just pay attention to how much you use each and learn from every time you make the salad.

healthier choice for food
healthy food choices
Image by Ben Piven

February 1, 2009: Food and Flickr
healthy food choices
Image by Mr.Thomas
Sunday evening. Mrs.Thomas is prepping food for the week and I’m looking at Flickr. She’s sick, so I guess that makes me a slacker.

Drink Recipes Here! Read Me! Woot! Woot! Photo sucks, but screw the photo!

July 3, 2011 · Posted in Recipes · Comment 

A few nice recipes images I found:

Drink Recipes Here! Read Me! Woot! Woot! Photo sucks, but screw the photo!
Image by bloody marty mix
Wednesday, 10 September 2008.

Note: Both of these recipes call for fresh lime juice. Please consider squeezing actual limes. There really is a difference in flavor between real fresh limes and the fake stuff. There are lime/lemon squeezing tools available which make the task a snap. If you squeeze more than a couple of limes/lemons a year, it’s well worth the small investment to get one.

Lindemann’s Gingernut Tea (left)

4 parts ginger ale
3 parts macadamia nut liqueur (see substitution note below)
2 parts coconut rum
fresh lime juice (1/4 – 1/2 lime per serving, to taste)

Mix ingredients in a separate glass or container, then pour over crushed ice in a tall glass.

Do not skip the crushed ice. The ice smoothes and brightens the flavor, as well as keeping the drink from being too sweet or syrupy. If you have to use regular ice cubes, let the drink sit for awhile to let the ice melt a little, then stir and enjoy.

Note: It has been brought to my attention that the miracle of macadamia nut liqueur is not available in the UK (elsewhere, I don’t know). I mixed up a glass with hazelnut liqueur (which is available in the UK), and it is definitely different, but tasty in its own right. It has a bitter note to it, that makes the nut flavor stand out more, which might be just fine, depending on what you like. The macadamia, on the other hand, is extremely smooth, and blends right into the other flavors to create a refreshing iced tea taste. I would definitely not suggest using a sweet nut liqueur, like almond (Amaretto, etc.). I haven’t actually tried that, but I think almond would just make this overpoweringly sweet. You’d have to cut it with so much ginger ale and ice, that it would hardly qualify as a real drink.

Tropical Depression (right)
(by the pitcherful: about 4 – 5 tall glasses)

6 c. orange juice
1-1/2 c. passion fruit rum
1 c. coconut rum
1 c. red soda pop (Big Red, Faygo Red Pop, etc.)
fresh lime juice (1/4 – 1/2 lime per serving, to taste… there are 3 limes in the pitcher in the photo)

Mix ingredients and serve with ice (crushed or cubed).

When I make this by the glass, I just eyeball the amounts. The amounts listed above are exactly what I put in the pitcher in this photo, and it’s pretty much dead on.

This is, essentially, a faux hurricane, but without the cloying sweetness and artificiality of the mixes. Even the best of the mixes (say, Pat O’Briens) is full of dyes and nasty, syrupy gunk. This is light and fruity and yummy, and it won’t leave you feeling like you’ve been sucking on alcoholic sno-cones all day.

Recipe for Pure Ecstasy
Image by Thom Slattery
A recipe for an old college drink. Tasted like a milkshake… filled with alcohol. I think Kris was the documenter.