Loaves and Fishes

While I haven’t posted any pictures in a while, rest assured that I have still been cooking.  In fact, Tawn even got in on the act.  Below, top row: Kalmata olive and rosemary bread; Bottom row: Golden raisin bread.

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After returning from my Sunday morning bike ride (more about that soon), Tawn prepared a nice brunch from one of Ina Garten’s cookbooks.  Tomato and feta cheese salad with cilantro and onion; and smoked salmon toasts with egg salad.

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Yummy, huh?  It Thai, we say it is น่ากิน (nâa gin) literally, eat-able or “looks delicious”.  Along the same lines, some other handy Thai adjectives include น่ารัก (nâa rak) literally, love-able or “cute”, and น่าเกลียด (nâa glìat) literally, hate-able or “ugly”.

 

0 thoughts on “Loaves and Fishes

  1. @yang1815 –  You’re fluent in cookie monster?@aromes –  I try to be as vibrant as lively as I can when taking pictures. =)@XXKimPossibleXX –  Nice Mike Myers impression.@TheLatinObserver –  I’ve evaluated this and realize that in both time, effort and money, buying locally-baked loaves would be a better value. But I absolutely love making bread and the smell of fresh-baked bread is wonderful.

  2. Looks delicious… and as it’s just before supper time here, it looks especially tantalizing. Kalmata olive and rosemary bread – a combination I’ve never had, but it sounds delicious. Or should I say, “Nâa gin!”

  3. @epiginoskete – Very good on the Thai!@TheCheshireGrins – Thanks, I’ll let Tawn know you liked it.@kunhuo42 – There is an excellent book, “Kneadlessly Simply”, that you should check out.  The theory is that instead of spending all the time kneading bread and letting it rise over a relatively short time, you just stir the dough together, regrigerate it for several hours, then do a long initial rise (8-12+ hours) followed by a shorter final rise.  Since there is no kneading, it takes a lot of the work out of the bread.  I’d be happy to happy out a recipe or two for you to try.@ElusiveWords – We thought about the B&B idea when we moved here.  Boutique hotels were not on the scene yet, so there was a market.  From what friends who have been in the B&B business have told me, it is a ton of work.

  4. Nice photos as always. Kudos to Tawn for setting such a nice table. I’d never take the time to put some fresh dill on the egg salad or arrange garnish on the cutting board…

  5. @ElusiveWords – Good catch, Matt!@brooklyn2028 – I miss your posts about baking, Sheldon.  Hope you get wrapped up with school and have more time in the kitchen soon!@epiginoskete – That’s a good point!  =D@stebow – Kind of a reversal of our usual roles…@ZSA_MD – Good question, Zakiah.  You are planning on stopping by here on your next trip to India, right?  I’m just perfecting things beforehand.@smirnoffinthesky – You just need to start cooking for yourself until you find that person.  =)@murisopsis – We’re so about garnish in this household, Val, it verges on the silly.@stixandstonz – C’mon over to Thailand for a visit!

  6. I was just about to ask who baked those delicious and tempting breads…too professionally baked with skillful hands..until I read the comments…well done.. hope to taste your breads when one day I am in BKK.  Have a great day to you and Tawn.

  7. @vsan79 – In the grand scale of film-making, it is a good but not great film.  What makes it a stand-out is that it is very unique among Thai films: a sympathetic, non-stereotypical portrayal of teenage boys sorting out their feelings for each other.  There’s a good soundtrack, some nicely-composed shots of wintertime in Bangkok, and a sweet storyline.  I have a Taiwanese copy (the only other one with English subtitles and the director’s cut) but will probably get the US version, too.  That, however, is not the nearly 4-hour director’s version.

  8. Hi 🙂 I’m Cyn; a friend of Zakiah’s.  The photos are wonderful. I wish I could reach into the screen and take a slice of that bread and a bowl of the tomato and feta salad, lol.

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