Our Growing Edge, August 2013 Roundup

Our Growing Edge, entries

Our Growing Edge is all about adventure, experiment and new experiences with food. In August we’ve been busy and made an incredible number of 20! posts. 20 stories and 20 new experieces. Thank you guys for all the exciting entries! Let see them now :)

That Other Cooking Blog: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Paul’s first muffins are nuts, cranberries, raisins, chocolate and zucchini muffins. Well done would be an understatement. He rocked it!

Rice & Kai: Angus Beef Short Ribs With Chimichurri

First time cooking with short ribs, Audrey did it superb in her Angus beef short ribs with chimichurri sauce. Makes you wanna run to the store, buy the ribs and make it for lunch today, doesn’t it?

Sweets & Brains: Pork Belly and Cauliflower Cheese

First time with cauliflower, first time with pork belly, first time to make the white cheese sauce… Take a look at Marnelli’s Pork Belly and Cauliflower Cheese. It’s awesome!

Abbe's Cooking Antics: Chard and Chickpea Curry Recipe

Abbe cooked Chard and Chickpea Curry. The chard is a new one and the recipe is a great new idea for a meatless and not so usual way to cook chard even for us who use it on a regular basis.

SOMEDAYSPOON: Super Easy Bread Recipe

Only four ingredients, no fuss, no problem, no knead bread. H & A tell a tale of a Super easy bread recipe.

Sharing the Food We Love: Yvette’s Gluten Free, Low Allergy Banana & Walnut Bread

Leah shared her sister Yvette’s Gluten Free, Low Allergy Banana & Walnut Bread. Not just a bread. A beautiful story about love and family :heart:

Mijo Recipes: Chinese Vegan Tofu with Leeks (& Chilli Bean Sauce)

Cindy’s Chinese Vegan Tofu with Leeks & Chilli Bean Sauce is a must!

The International Poor Chef School Project: Beer Hopping

To approach the beer topic, you can get into the technicalities on differences between ales and lagers or you could instead join Chandler in Beer Hopping and go from country to country sampling different brews.

nom nom cat: Parmesan Thyme Crackers

It’s always an adventure to make something that’s usually store bought at home, from scratch. Alice has made Parmesan Thyme Crackers. You know how crackers are though to make at home, so why not try Alice’s recipe?

Foods I love! Foods I experiment with!: Polenta and Oven Roasted Vegetables

Urbanfoodlover shared a super easy, super delicious and super adaptable recipe for polenta and oven roasted vegetables. Not many people cook with polenta. Have you tried it yet?

Ginga Musings: Mandu, Korean Dumplings

Now, this was a project! 110 little wraps of goodyness :) Respect! Check out how Georgi made Mandu, Korean Dumplings.

Bunny. Eats. Design.: Beetroot and Goats Cheese Risotto

Broaden your stinky horizons! Make Genie’s beautiful Beetroot and Goats Cheese Risotto!

Passionate About Baking: 100% Whole Wheat Bread

It’s not easy to make a 100% Whole Wheat Bread but Deeba does it with such a skill.

Bashful Bao: Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Mango & Lime

Anna sent in delicious Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Mango & Lime. Yummy!!!

MJ and Hungryman: Seafood Cioppino

Totally amazing Seafood Cioppino from Min! Whoever has any doubts about seafood should definitely start with this one.


An insanely rich & moist Banana Caramel Cake, by Whitney :heart:

andmorefood: Avocado Loaf Cake

Have you ever ever thought about making an avocado loaf cake? So cool!

Nom Nom Panda: Napoleons in Love

Messing with Mastic – Nom Nom Panda’s experiment with an Antient Greeks chewing gum Mastik :)

My kitchen of love: Bill’s coconut bread

Phuong made this totally delicious Bill’s coconut bread.

Palachinka: Ant Hill

And yours truly went to eat some ants at Oko Resto, Kaberneeme, Estonia :)


Thank you Geine for giving me opportunity to host! And a huge thanks to all who participated!

This month, host is Marnelli from Sweets and Brains. Join us!

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  • Alice @ Nom Nom Cat September 6, 2013 11:52 pm

    Marija, this was a beautiful round-up! :3 I’ll be hosting in October and I just might have to borrow that lovely idea of making the photo collage of all of the entries. (I only hope there’s a nice round number of submissions!)


    • Marija September 7, 2013 12:31 am

      Thanks! And you can count on me for an entry in October :)

  • Audrey September 7, 2013 1:53 am

    Wow, this looks great! And so many recipes I want to try now…

  • sonya September 7, 2013 3:16 pm

    such a great round-up – beautifully done!

  • Genie September 7, 2013 11:28 pm

    Stunning round up. Well done Marija! I love how everyone has pushed themselves in different ways and there so many success stories too. I’m still amazed at the delicious looking ant dish :)

  • Leah September 8, 2013 12:47 am

    Wow, what an amazing collection of recipes! Great Roundup!

  • Marnelli September 8, 2013 12:26 pm

    Awesome roundup! Love the photos you chose :)

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