Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Seven Links

Recently I was tagged by Elizabeth of Food and Thrift Finds to play along with the Seven Links blogger game. Pick seven of my posts that fit the seven categories and then tag 5 other bloggers to play along. I'm a little late posting this, in part due to the lovely Irene. It was a fun ride and I hope we don't do it again for a very long time! Hope all survived the grip of Hurricane Irene, safe and unscathed! Here's my seven!


1.  MY MOST BEAUTIFUL POST 

BAKLAVA

                                                                                                   
I chose my Baklava...I make this every Easter! It is a tradition for our family and is so impressive. I make mine with a sugar syrup not honey. This is a more traditional middle eastern version.


2.  MOST POPULAR POST

CRUSTLESS SPINACH QUICHE




I share a link to my blog on FB and was so surprised by how many people contacted me about this quiche. It is simple and oh so delicious! I've been making it for years by request.  It made me happy that so many people also enjoyed it!


3.  MOST CONTROVERSIAL POST


COLD CANTALOUPE SOUP




This cold soup that I made for FFWD garnered a lot of chatter among the French Friday group. So many different opinions...some in favor...some not...some thinking this was just awful and others loving it!  I loved it!




4.  MOST HELPFUL POST


MY MOMS KA'AK--LEBANESE SWEET ANISE BREAD





My most helpful post, at least to my daughter and niece who had wanted to make their grandmothers Ka'ak for some time. I always thought that we would all get together to make these but, we live so far from each other. So this was the next best thing! This is a really delicious sweet bread. My daughter has actually made these several times now and her kids call them grandma's ka'ak...meaning me! It's moved down a generation!


5. POST THAT WAS SURPRISINGLY SUCCESSFUL 


PEPPER NUT BISCOTTI



When I posted this, I again shared the link on FB and was surprised at how many people contacted me and visited my blog to check it out.  These are a wonderfully flavorful cookie! Crisp with a bite...so yummy!


6. POST THAT DID NOT GET THE ATTENTION THAT IT DESERVED

 KING CAKE






This post was something that I thought was really beautiful and delicious! A great way to welcome in the Lenten season and celebrate Mardi Gras. Yet not too many people seemed to be interested. I still love it! I make this bread every year and it is a family favorite! If you ever want to celebrate Mardi Gras...this is a great way!


7. POST YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF


 THE DELECTABLE CANÉLE






A lovely little french cake. They are made in canéle moulds and, are quite time consuming. They definitely are worth the time. Canéles are light and almost custardy on the inside and a bit crispy on the inside. This was a true challenge for me and it had a wonderful outcome!


Now for the 5 Bloggers I've picked to play along.....


Allison of French Whisk
Elaine of California Living
Susan of Create Amazing Meals
Chelly of The West Side Baker
Linda of Savoring Every Bite

Hope none of you have been picked yet! 

9 comments:

  1. Great choices! I loved that you chose the cold melon berry soup as the most controversial. I had such a problem with mine jelling!

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  2. Lovely links!
    I'm making your crustless spinach quiche;-)

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  3. Oh, Kathy! You did such a beautiful job on the 7 Links, and thank you for posting it, and mentioning my me!
    I love your Baklava for sure, and will add the sugar syrup instead of the honey which weighs it down and makes it way too gooey, and too sweet.
    Also love your spinach quiche...will try that, as well!
    Contratulations on your choices. so amazing:DDD

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  4. Thanks, Kathy - I'm honored! But, what a hard act to follow! This requires some thinking about, but it's lovely to see what everyone has made over time.

    I'm making the Corn Soup tonight which sounds pretty easy.

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  5. Interesting dishes, some of which I had not seen before. I do remember the baklava post though

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  6. Hi, Kathy! Thank you for picking me! Wow, now it is going to be difficult for me to come up with dishes as lovely as yours. I saw some canele molds the other day and they made me think of you and your post. I am so glad that things are settling back into normalcy for you after Irene!

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  7. Hi, I just spent an hour going thru my folder of Bakeaway With Me, they go right into it instead of on my Email so that's why you have not heard from me for awhile. All your picutres and recipes and the way you explain them will make it easy to at least attempt these dishes. Whether they end up looking and tasting like yours is another matter. xoxoxo Great Job!!

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  8. These posts are great.
    Glad you hear to escaped the storm unscathed.

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  9. Love this game! And loved seeing some of your posts I missed...those canéles are fabulous!!!

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