My recipes in Home & Garden (Kodu & Aed), November 2012

My recipes in Home & Garden (Kodu & Aed), November 2012

a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vKSZFXirQLI/UK3WrGP2JWI/AAAAAAAAF3M/r25IU0nOf1o/s1600/kodu%2526aedNovember2012.jpg"img border="0" height="600" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vKSZFXirQLI/UK3WrGP2JWI/AAAAAAAAF3M/r25IU0nOf1o/s400/kodu%2526aedNovember2012.jpg" width="427" //abr /br /Here's a short overview of the recipes I chose and cooked for the bNovember 2012/b issue of the Home and Garden (Kodu ja Aed) magazine, as a href="http://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-recipes-in-home-garden-kodu-aed.html"the magazine'sb new editor of the food section/b/a. If you read Estonian and are based in Estonia, then you can get the magazine at all newsstands until the end of the month.br /br /The photos are by bJuta Kübarsepp/b, who also helped with styling. The props are my own or from my friend Kristiina :)br /br /November is a dark and chilly time in Estonia. There's usually no snow yet, so nothing to reflect back the little light we have during this month (and trust me, there's not much light). However, there are still some things to light up the life during this month - bFathers' Day /bis celebrated during the second Sunday in November, and there are some folk calendar events as well. (And our little family gets to celebrate my dear ba href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/naminami/8208288922/in/photostream" target="blank"K's birthday/a /band the birth of our a href="http://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2012/11/and-last-but-not-least.html" target="blank"bthird child/b/a). I was thinking of the Father's day lunch or dinner when planning this menu, yet it'd be perfect for any autumnal family gathering.br /br /For starters, I chose the bsilky butternut squash soup with a pinch of nutmeg/b, accompanied by bhome-made roasted onion grissini/b. I've blogged about the soup here on Nami-Nami foodblog a href="http://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2008/10/pumpkin-soup-with-difference-nutmeg.html" target="blank"bin October 2008/b/a, and I still highly recommend the recipe. The recipe for roasted onion grissini is originally from an a href="http://k2trinkokkab.blogspot.com/" target="blank"bEstonian foodblogger Kätrin/b/a, but I've modified it slightly over the last year or two.br /br /  a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/naminami/8079104464/" title="Kõrvitsapüreesupp röstsibulakõrsikutega / Butternut squash soup with roast onion grissini by Pille - Nami-nami, on Flickr"img alt="Kõrvitsapüreesupp röstsibulakõrsikutega / Butternut squash soup with roast onion grissini" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8043/80791044647b1898c9b2z.jpg" width="427" //abr /br /For the main course I chose something autumnal and gutsy. Rabbit has become more easily available here in Estonia for an average shopper (read: you can get it vacuum-packed in your local supermarket), and thisb a href="http://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2013/02/braised-rabbit-with-mustard-lapin-la.html" target="blank"rabbit stew with a creamy mustard sauce/a/b is an excellent way of cooking rabbit. The recipe is French-inspired and adapted from bAnthony Demetre/b, the chef patron at the London restaurants Arbutus, Wild Honey and Les Deux Salons, more specifically, from his book a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/184400614X?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=184400614X&linkCode=xm2&tag=nn01-21" target="blank"bToday's special: A new take on bistro food - Recipes from Arbutus and Wild Honey/b/a. Demetre uses rabbit legs, but for a home cook, using a whole rabbit makes much more sense - and is much more economical, of course.br /br /  a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/naminami/8079111203/" title="Sinepine küülik / Mustard and rabbit stew by Pille - Nami-nami, on Flickr"img alt="Sinepine küülik / Mustard and rabbit stew" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/80791112032e5a91a9fez.jpg" width="427" //abr /br / As for the perfect autumn dessert, you cannot go wrong with a classic apple crumble - something that's actually not particularly well-known in Estonia (we're more cake and pie and tart type of people, I guess). I served the crumble with a cinnamon and cream cheese whipped cream - a wonderfully aromatic addition to the crumble.br /br /  a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/naminami/8079104362/" title="Õunakrõbedikud kaneelise toorjuustuvahuga / Apple crisps with cinnamon cream cheese by Pille - Nami-nami, on Flickr"img alt="Õunakrõbedikud kaneelise toorjuustuvahuga / Apple crisps with cinnamon cream cheese" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8044/807910436275311ee160z.jpg" width="427" //abr /br /Check out the a href="http://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-recipes-in-home-garden-kodu-aed.html"bOctober 2012 recipes/b/a as well.div class="blogger-post-footer"© 2007 Nami-nami foodblog, nami-nami.blogspot.com This RSS Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, or at the aforementioned url, the site you are looking at may be guilty of infringing upon terms of copyright./div

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