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Friday, October 14, 2011

French Friday with Dorie: Buckwheat blini with smoked salmon and creme fraiche

This week I also tried another recipe from Dorie and as you can see: I blogged twice this day. The daring cooks challenge is also planned to go live at 14 october 2011.

So I didn't blog all week and then I blog twice a day. But I've been busy. The meadow project is going full speed right now. And it seems (as I did expected a little bit) that there is a big slope in my meadow. So the plan is to flatten the herbgarden with sand. To keep this sand in place there have to come big planters surrounding this part of the garden. In the planters there will come the roses. And these planters have been sawn and painted. Thanks to my father and my father in law, because without there help, I certainly wasn't this far for sure.
And I have to be, because the roses and a lot of the fruitbushes have to go in the ground in November. And November starts in two (!!!) weeks.

But today we also ate a recipe from Dorie. We had a wonderfull and sunny day here in Holland. And the recipe was excellent for this day. We loved the blini with the smoked salmon.
And as you can see it didn't only tasted well, it also did look very well to. Saturdayevening we try to eat small bites of food and this is a recipe that's certainly is going to be add to the menu. I also found a recipe for a blini with smoked chicken and mustard and I'm going to try that one too.
My childeren mostly like the blini's with powdered sugar. And that's not so weird, because the blini's are small pancakes, although made with yeast.
I certainly liked the change, because most of the times I make a wrap as a small bite. A really nice idea.






14 comments:

oneexpatslife said...

We're loving this weather too, especially after all the rain we've had the past week.

Your blini look delicious, happy to hear that you and family liked this one.

Cher said...

Good luck with your project!
Glad this one was a hit - blini are a versatile platform for sure!

Cher said...

http://www.foodinjars.com/2011/02/homemade-creme-fraiche/
BTW - this the link I used to make my creme fraiche. It was so easy...

acookingmizer said...

oooh we are working on planting some onions, garlic and potatoes before the frost hits here in England! :) This was a hit at our house too, I bet with powdered sugar and syrup the blinis were tasty too! :) so versatile, being both savory and sweet huh?

Adriana said...

Great job with the blinis, Anja!

SoupAddict said...

Very pretty! Your meadow project sounds amazing. :)

Ei said...

Pretty presentation! I'm glad you enjoyed these. Sounds like you have your hands full right now. I didn't care for this recipe, but at least it was easy!

Denise@There's a Newf in My Soup! said...

I love your presentation - is that zest or herbs on top? Just saw that you live in Holland...I had an incredibly tasty fresh shrimp sandwich there once, by a fancy hotel on the beach, with some kind of white sauce, and for the life of me I can't find it, or a recipe, online. Any idea what it was??

Lizzy said...

I love when a dish is both pretty and delicious! Yours look fabulous~

yummychunklet said...

The sunlight hitting your golden brown blini looks so delicious!

Frankly Entertaining said...

Your picture is beautiful. I hope everything goes well with your garden project.

Kathy said...

Your photos are lovely and your blini look so delicious! So glad you joined us at French Fridays. I see you're from Holland. I have been there several times. My husband is dutch. Eet smakelijk!

Betsy said...

Nice job, Anja! Your blinis look delicious. The ones you mentioned with chicken and mustard also sound good. Tell us more about them, if you make them. Hope your gardening project goes well.

onewetfoot.com said...

We really enjoyed these, too. They work well with savoury or sweet toppings - how could we not like them?

Good luck with your garden project. We've had a lot of work done on our back yard lately and we're looking forward to enjoying the results next summer!