Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A Lovely Sunset

 


A little break in the challenge action.
I must admit that this challenge is
becoming a challenge.

We had a beautiful sunset occurred
this evening between storms.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Foods Around the World

 

M--Malaysia



Today we are going in a different direction
than we have been. We have explored main
dishes, side dishes desserts and maybe a
breakfast or to here and there.

Our tour today will give us a look at spices
used here.

Some of the spices will be familiar and
some not so. Here we go.

Belacan--a shrimp paste that MUST be
cooked not eaten raw. It is strong in taste
and a little goes a long way.

Curry powder--is a mix of spices which
may include fennel, coriander, cumin,
chili pepper, star anise, cinnamon,
cardamom and depending on the variety
much more. Commercial curry powder
differs brand to brand.

Daun  Kesum--also known as daun laska.
It is an herb with fragrant leaves similar
to mint.

Pandan--is another fragrant leafy herb,
it's leaves are long and narrow. It's
fragrance is a mix of vanilla and tea rose.
As you can imagine this one is used in
desserts. But also in some savory dishes.
In Malaysia it is grown in backyards, here
in the states it can be found in the frozen
section of Asian grocery stores.

Serai or lemongrass makes a recipe smell
fresh.

That is the short version on spices here. If
you need more info, Google--spices in
Malaysia.



Getting caught up, see you tomorrow.

~Keep on Dreaming~


Foods Around the World

 

L--Luxembourg


Today we are going to indulge our
sweet tooth. We are talking desserts
on trip around the world.

Some fabulous dessert found are:

Crème Brulee a traditional vanilla
bean custard

Profiteroles are cream puff pastries
served with ice cream and chocolate
sauce.

Caramelized Lemon Tart with
Whipped Cream

Biscotti

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Elsewhere in the southern  part 
Luxembourg is an area called Gutland
that has a variety of  orchards with
apples, plums, cherries and berries.

While there the blogger at Global Table
Adventure made a Dainty Apple Cake--
Appelkuch.


Well, I don't know about you but these
all sound delish!!


Scroll down for letter K.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Foods Around the World

 
 
K--Kuwait


The cuisine here is mixture of Arabian,
Persian, Indian and Mediterranean.

A prominent dish is Machboos--a rice
based specialty made with Basmati and
seasoned with spices then chicken or
mutton are added. No pork is used for
religious reasons.

Shawarma is served in many places.
It is a wrap of thinly sliced meat,
turshi which is pickled cucumber,
carrot or turnip and salad.
The meats are grilled separately on
tall spits. Fries, onions and tomatoes
are added to this dish. Mayo and
ketchup are added as sauces.
*Always wanted to know what this
was and now I know.

Balah El Sham is churro like Middle
Eastern fritters. They are crunchy on
the outside and soft on the inside.

Anyone been to Kuwait?

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