Monday, March 9, 2009

Taste of Yellow 2008 Part 1

May 13, 2008
LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow Round Up 2008 Part 1

Drop dead gorgeous
I'm dying to know
I nearly died of embarrassment
To die for
I'm dying to go on holiday, give up work, move house, get married, whatever.

I don't think so.

No one ever died because they were attractive.
No one died because they didn't know the latest gossip.
No one ever died of embarrassment.
Did you die when you ate that creme brulee, chocolate cake or drank vintage champagne?

.............and no one ever, ever died because they didn't go on holiday, continued to work, stayed in the same house, didn't get married, or whatever.

People die from accidents, heart attacks, any number of diseases like liver disease or kidney disease. Some people die because they are born into poverty in a third world country and some people die in war.

Then there are those who die from cancer. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, friends, work colleagues, nieghbours.

Happily there are also those who beat cancer. The ones who discover it early. And that is the secret to beating cancer - early detection. Which is why they have tests like mammographies, PAP smears, colonoscopies, PSA's, skin and mole checks. If you have a history of cancer in your family these checks are even more important. Discuss cancer screening with your doctor next time you visit. It could save your life.

I would like to thank the 179 fabulous bloggers who cared enough to participate in LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow - 2008. Thank you for sharing your stories. I cried, I laughed and I rejoiced at the stories you shared. I'm honoured some of you chose to share your very personal stories with me via email, stories too painful to share with the world.

While I was writing the round up I received a call to tell me a friend had lost her battle with cancer. There was a big difference in our ages and until we were both diagnosed with cancer we weren't close. Our friendship developed as we shared our cancer journey. Some of our conversations were about death and our theories on an after life. Those around us found it hard to comprehend how easily we talked about death. How we could laugh about how we wanted to look in our coffins. For her it was to be no make up at all , for me it is to be no rosy cheeks or red lipstick. She'd chosen her outfit already - something simple. I'm in no hurry to choose my outfit. I'm thinking something white and angelic :) No harm in looking the part. Don't be shocked when your loved ones use humour to talk about their cancer - it helps us overcome our fears.

As much as I use humour to talk about my cancer, I no longer use the expressions - drop dead gorgeous, I'm dying to know, this chocolate is to die for, I'm dying to go on holiday, whatever.

I'd like to dedicate A Taste Of Yellow 2008 to my friend Augusta . A remarkable woman with a great sense of humour, she enjoyed whiskey, Scotch Finger biscuits, good cheese and semillon wine.

Because there were so many entries I have split it into two posts. There will be a link to the second part at the end of this post. I'd like to thank everyone who participated in LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow 2008. The following is in no particular order apart from entries with the wristband being featured first.

Lynn in Augusta Gorgia at Cafe Lynnylu persuaded her husband Alex to pose for her entry in the photo competition. I'm sure he was rewarded with the bowl of this delicious Lemon Ice Cream with Lemon Curd Swirl.
Some days I achieve very little (apart from a lot of laughter) when I spend far too much time on line chatting with Bron Marshall back in New Zealand. This Yellow Patty Pan Squash with Lemon and Currant Quinoa is just one of her many brilliant creations.
Bev at Yummy In My Tummy in Kortenaken, Belgium made Lemon and Ginger Muffins in honour of her grandfather . Her handsome, smiling grandfather lost his battle with cancer only four years ago when he was just 68 years of age.
Laurie from Astoria, New York with the delightful blog name Heaven is Chocolate, Cheese and Carbs has made these Sunny Caramel Cupcakes decoareted with yellow and white fondant.
Chris at Mele Cotte runs another cancer themed event Cooking To Combat Cancer. She honours her gran who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer with a Mango Pepper Salsa.
If Helene that lovely French Tartelette in the US comes to visit me I would hope she would pack her suitcase full of macarons. She makes the most delicious sounding (and looking) ones I've ever seen. Today she serves them in her Tropical Fruit Verrine with Peach Macarons. How good does that sound!
Kalyn you all know from Kalyn's Kitchen in Salt Lake City said this about her Chipotle-Lime Deviled Eggs - these deviled eggs were so good, I ate the ones in the photo before the pictures had even loaded into my computer. She had me craving deviled eggs when I read the post.
I decided to put these two dishes together as they both involve eggs but are totally different, which is the beauty of food blogging. I love how we see things differently and share our ideas. These Ouefs Mayonnaise are a favourite of Fred's and after previous mayonnaise attempts everything finally came together and Sam at Becks and Posh in San Francisco was happy with her home made mayonnaise.
Recently I've been on a similar cooking wave length to ChichaJo at 80 Breakfasts in Manila in the Philippines. We both made labnah the same week and there I was eating a bowl of semolina when her Semolina Porridge popped up for A Taste Of Yellow.
Arfi at HomeMadeS in Auckland New Zealand contributed two entries. She had some time to herself while her little ones were visiting their Grandmother so she whipped up this wonderful Banana and Coconut Pudding.
Tami at Running With Tweezers in Atlanta Gorgia contributes a Tangy Tarragon Vinaigrette to serve with Yellow Tomatoes.
Lori at Lip Smacking Goodness honours an aunt and her mother in law lost to cancer and celebrates those who have triumphed with this recipe for Mini Passionfruit Cheese Cake with Passionfruit Curd.
Bron Marshall couldn't resist a second entry and as it is the end of summer in New Zealand corn is everywhere. I often bought it from road side stalls when driving on the outskirts of Auckland. Bron served the family a snack of Yellow Grilled Corn with Chilli Butter.
My favourite Cream Puff in Canada, Ivonne at Cream Puffs in Venice is another blogger touched by cancer with the loss of her father in 2001. Thank you Ivonne for finding the time to participate with another fabulous cake. This year she lays a little yellow on us with a Lemon-Lime Cocounut and Macadamia Nut Cake.
A healthy and colourful Corn Salad from the sweet Paz at The Cooking Adventures Of Paz. I get to enjoy the streets of New York through Paz's weekly photos.
Tammy at Wee Treats By Tammy in Auckland dedicated her recipe from Cuisine for Lemon Rice Pudding With Cinnamon Ice Cream to her aunt undergoing chemo at the moment.
Jennifer at Use Real Butter in Nederland Colorado has kicked cancer's ass. To make these Lemon Petit Fours despite currently undergoing chemo shows her strength of character.
Ilva from Sweden now lives in Tuscany, Italy and daily shares her impressions of Italy with her photos at Lucullian Delights. She shares her recipe for Saffron and Carrot Cupcakes With Cardamom and Pinenuts.
Arundathi at My Food Blog in Chennai, India contributes with an intriguing recipe for Lemon Rice.
This fabulous looking Lemon Layer Cake is from Karen at Do Better in the San Francisco Bay Area.
From Bristol in the UK, Sam's Mum Chris at Ms Cellania shared her delicious Lemon Curd last year. This year she has gone savoury with a delicious Kedgeree.
From the family comments at the bottom of the post at Bake at 350 I can see Bridget's Mom Gayle was special and much loved. Bridget from Spring Texas made Rose Sugar Cookies in tribute to her mother.
In New Zealand Morven at Food Art and Random Thoughts dedicates her recipe for Sicilian Peppers to friends and family touched by cancer.
Judy at Judy's Gross Eats in Ventura California shares the cancer story of her good friend David. Her Rosemary Polenta is adapted from a recipe by the Barefoot Contessa.
Tracy Parker is from Ottawa, Canada and blogs at Vanilla Bean Cafe. The secret to her Easter Banana Cheesecake is chopped mini chocolate eggs in the mix.
Our favourite Kitchen Wench, Ellie in Melbourne is back this year. She had plans for a three course meal of yellow but her family at the soup and dessert when she wasn't looking. Her Stuffed Scallop Squash was photograped before they could devour it.
Silvia at Winter Star in Italy shares a recipe that sounds and looks delicious called Veggie Box.
Toontz at Okara Mountain in The Dairy State has written a beautiful, beautiful post about her father. She knows he would prefer Lemon Meringue Pie but she has made what she does better - her Lemon Sweetheart Cookies.
Jenna from Southern New Jersey at Jenna Lee Eats shares a recipe called Sue's Zucchini Parmesan. Sue is her Mom who devised this recipe with fresh zucchini from her garden while going through chemo.
Allison in Southern California has a younger brother going through cancer treatment for the second time. She shares a arecipe for Macaroni and Cheese with a Twist at Sushi Day.
Welcome to our youngest food blogger Mouse at Mouse's Mixins . This is her first attempt at icing with her entry for Lemon Poppy Seed Cake.
From Stephanie at Elegant Sufficiency in Sydney a Mandarin Curd made after a work assignment with Sean Moran from Seans Panaroma. Happily her father is doing well on his cancer journey.
Cupcake project
Stef at the Cupcake Project in St Louis brings us Saffron Cupcakes. They are her interpretation of a saffron cake Dolores at Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity made for last years event. Stef researched saffron and has lots of interesting facts to share.
A healthy Mango and Quinoa Salad perfect for summer picnics from Smita in New York at Traveling Tummy.
I spent a lovely couple of days with Mary from la Tavola when I was I visited Dunedin last year. We shared a few bottles of wine over meals. She drank this Kumue River Sauvignon Blanc with an omelette stuffed with capsicum and goat feta.
Yoli has a delightful blog which isn't about food, called Musings. I'm delighted to have her entry for
Tortilla de Platano Maduro
1 Large Plantain ripened (see above)
1 9" Frying pan cast iron
4-5 Whole Eggs (enough to cover the plantains)
2 tbsp of vegetable oil

Peel and cut banana on the bias, place in pan with oil heated over medium heat. Slowly fry the plantains until dark golden brown on both sides. Remove and drain. In the same pan pour beaten eggs and slowly cook, stirring often until the eggs thicken but not cook all the way through. Once thickened place the bananas scattered throughout, continue cooking through. Be careful not to burn eggs, you may adjust heat. Once done, flip over onto plate and serve.
Jeanne at Cook sister in London has been touched by cancer and remembers friends lost and celebrates with those who have survived. Her Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding is perfect for our approaching winter down under.

Marina, at Cuoche dell'altro mondo, and I lived near each other in Auckland and shared some wonderful family meals together. I'd like to be sharing this yellow Apple Pie with her while her delightful little girls danced around us in their pretty tutus.
Harini at Toungue Ticklers gives us the facts on cancer in her country of India as she shows support for those fighting cancer. She shares her recipe for Zunka, or Jhunka a rusitc delicacy from Maharashtrian made from Bengal flour.
Isn't this a fabulous yellow from Susan at Foodblogga in San Diego California? Her traditional Italian Rice Pie was originally made with 12 eggs. She has cut back on the eggs a little and it still looks fabulous. I have plans to make this dessert soon.
Bee and Jai at jugalbandi live in the the North West of the US. They have served this years entry of Naadan Parippu on a heart shaped leaf along with some Rose matta rice. A beautiful photograph don't you agree?
Sia of Monsoon Spice in the UK shares her Ridge Gourd Dhal along with some insights into old gold Bollywood movies. I love old Bollywood movies.
Food Lover's Journey is a lovely Australian blog from Anh in Melbourne. Anh returns to blogging after a busy time with her studies to create a Mango Souffle with Passionfruit Topping.
Peabody the hockey fanatic at Culinary Concotions tells how her mother faced her cancer journey with courage and humour. This Lemon Berry Gratin is in honour of her mother reaching 7 years survival and other friends who have been touched by cancer.
When I lived in Auckland I spent some enjoyable times with Arfi at Homemades. She's a great cook and I'm really missing her Chicken with Peanut Sauce. She has contributed a second entry for LiveSTRONG - Mango Smoothie.
Marija from Belgrade in Serbia at Palachinka has contributed her Hawaiin Skewers. Aren't they just perfectly perfectly caramalised on the edges?
Ivy shares a traditional Cheesy Sunday celebration dish called Trahanopita on her blog Kopiaste from Athens in Greece.
Val at More Than Burnt Toast in British Columbia, Canada shares a great tip about replacing toothpicks with uncooked spagetti when she makes her Lemony Goat Cheese and Asparagus Stuffed Rouladen.
This brilliantly coloured Stir Fry Cauliflower was made by Mandira at Ahaar in Ann Arbor Michigan using the fabulous spice pack she received.
Meera at Enjoy Indian Food in the United States learnt this recipe for Mag ni Daal na Dhokla from her Grandmother in law.
Rossella at Ma che ti sei mangiato recently ran a blog event An Apple A Day to celebrate her own triumphs over illness. She supports us here with her Polenta with Tomato and Asparagus.
A Corn Methi from Medhaa at Cook With Love in Palmerston Ontario sounds interesting with fenugreek leaves and corn.
Sharona May at Birdfood lives in Gorgia and shares her very easy to make, brightly coloured Roasted Corn side dish.
Holly at PheMOMenon in Utah celebrates her mother in law surviving breast cancer by adding the pink for breast cancer awareness to a Taste Of Yellow to create Lemon Whoopie Pies with Raspberry Cream Cheese Filling.
Doctors love wine. I shared wine recommendations with my oncologist and my surgeon in New Zealand. My new oncologist in Australia owns a vineyard in Greece. Ed at Winosapien , a doctor in Perth, Australia writes really great wine reviews. I trust all his recommendations. He shares his healthy recipe for Chickpea and Capsicum Salad.
Keiko the delightful Japanese girl in the UK needs no introduction. I'm sure you all know her fabulous photographs on Nordljus, taken at home and on assignment or holiday. She has used the yellow of ginger to create a Earl Grey and Ginger Ice Cream Roll with Tea Caramel Sauce.
Another man who cooks is Benito at Benitos Wine Reviews in Memphis Tennessee. His girlfriend was more impressed with the Gold Beet Salad he made than him greeting her at the airport clutching a bunch of golden beets instead of flowers. I envy women who have men that cook.
Lysy in Warwickshire in the UK with the blog Munchkin Mail, made a Yellow Pizza by adapting a recipe from Moosewood Low Fat Favourites. It looks scrumptious topped with yellow peppers and corn.
Patricia at Technicolour Kitchen in Brazil intended to post a recipe with Brazilian flare but was not happy with the results so went with her Plan B - these delicious looking Orange Poppy Seed Madelaines.
I have had the pleasure of meeting Elise from Carmichael California. Her Curried Potato and Vegetable Soup is filled with Yukon Gold yellow potatoes, cauliflower, yellow bell peppers, yellow onions, corn, and yellow summer squash and looks simply wonderful at Simply Recipes.
Anita & Cameron in San Francisco always post very tempting drinks at Married With Dinner. Anita made this Black Bottom Pie after doing a pastry making course with Shuna.
Archy at Archy's Recipe Book made this lovely Corn Delight to celebrate her parents 25th Wedding Anniversary.
Jyothsna from Sharjah in the UAE uses both tumeric and fenugreek to create her Methi Aloo on her blog Curry Bazaar. Both ingredients have health giving qualities.
Lydia at the Perfect Pantry in Rhode Island, USA has used phylo pastry shells to create these One Bite Vegetable Quiche. A quick and easy snack to feed her many house guests.
Deeba lives in Gurgaon in North India and blogs at Passionate About Baking. Her Grilled Cottage Cheese is first marinated in an Olive Oil dressing and then grilled and served with a salad on the side.
Tigerfish at teczcape in California has used her magic yellow powder to create her fabulous Corn Minestrone.

Bharathy from Spicy Chilly serves her Lemon Pudding chilled as the hot summer approaches in Southern India.
Mythreeyee lives is Cuoertino California and Paajaka is her blog devoted to Indian vegeterian cooking. Her entry to LiveSTRONG is Majjige huli with winter melon . It is a traditional South Indian dish also called majjige palidha in kannada and Moru kozhumbu in Tamil.

Cakelaw an Aussie lawyer who loves to cook, has a blog called Laws Of The Kitchen and has used saffron to create a yellow Italian soup called Stracciatella which she has topped with Parmesan toasts.
I love these little star shaped Yellow Cornflour Cakes from Manuela at Baking History in Massachusetts. They are from a 1907 Italian book called Il Pasticcere e Confettiere Moderno by Guiseppe Ciocca.
Gilli at So So Simple a blogging friend in Auckland, has spent most of this summer cruising the northern waters of New Zealand. Before setting sail posted her scallop recipe for LiveSTRONG - Scallops on Carrot Flavoured Vermicelli Noodles. Because scallops were out of season she used fish pieces. Just as nice I'm sure. Gilli has included a bonus recipe Prawn and Butternut Squash Rigatoni.
These Savoury Multigrain Yeast Pancakes are from Nandita at Saffron Trail in Bombay India. The recipe uses an interesting combination of flours.
I've just discovered Dhanggit at Aix en Provence in France with the blog Dhanggit's Kitchen. She joins in with Yellow Prune Mini-Pizzas and Poppy Seeds. A prune in France is a plum here.
Sadly for Cristie in Wisconsin at Edible Antics - Having Fun WIth Food, it is just 12 months since her Mum lost a battle with cancer. I'm so please she joined us with her Lemon Poppy Seed Bread.
Isa at Isa's Cooking in Chile has made a beautifully packaged jar of Lemon Curd which she then turned into a delicious looking Lemon Pie.
Pumpkin rice
Wiffy at Noob Cook lives in Singapore and has made a delicious looking Pumpkin Rice with step by step photographic instructions.
This fabulous photograph of a fabulous Pineapple Sorbet is from Nicisme at Cherrapeno in the UK. The recipe is from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz.
Mango mousse
I love mango and I love mousse. Cham from Spice-club in California gives us two versions of her Mango Mousse, one with cream and one with yogurt. Both sound delicious.
Ranjeetha North Attleboro in the US at Ranji's Kitchen Corner shares her husband's all time favourite recipe for Chicken Biriyani, a Southern Asian dish.
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Another stunning photo from Meeta in Germany. Meeta shares one of the saddest cancer story I've heard and posts her Pumpkin Rissotto at What's For Lunch Honey in tribute to her friend MP.
Anne, aka the Foody Froggy at the Foodie Froggy in Paris has made an amazing Imperial Lemon Mousse and served it with Cherry Coulis. I want one of those silicon molds.
This is just one of the new foods I have discovered through A Taste Of Yellow. This is Sweet Poli from Srivalli at Cooking 4 All Seasons India. I wold love to try this - it sounds delicious.
Bruno at Brunos Dream in St. Louis, Missouri honours his friends fighting the battle and pays tribute to those who lost with his Saffron Gelato with Cognac Soaked Dates and Toasted Pine Nuts.. Sounds wonderful doesn't it?
Also in St Louis is Alanna at Kitchen Parade. She shares a recipe for a quick supper dish of Lemon Asparagus Pasta. I'm always looking for this type of quick supper meal.
Brianna at A Cookie A Day in Winston Salem, North Carolina remembers her Grandmother with a yummy looking Strawberry Lemon Yogurt Bread.
Make Life Sweeter is the great blog name chosen by Linda in The Hague in The Netherlands. My life would be sweeter after a bowl of her Lemon and Coconut Rice Pudding layerd with Pineapple and Banana.
Jenny at All Things Edible in Ottawa Canada perfected a previous attempt from Tuesdays With Dorrie to make a successful Lemon Cream Tart.
Sounding My Barbaric Gulp! is the mad fun name of the blog by Kelly in Alton Illinois. Her recipe for Lemon Confit led to her Lemon Confit and Asparagus Tart with Goast Cheese.
Manish at A Mad Tea Party in Lousville Colorada is currently supporting her best friend through the same cancer one of my best friends died of 5 years ago. Her Vinlaben Ni Gujarati Kadhi is made in honour of her friend Francie.

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Taste of Yellow 2008 Part 2

LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow 2008 - Round Up Part 2

More yellow inspired food.....

It is only 18 months since Susan in Florida, USA lost her Dad to cancer. She shares a supportive verse and her Mini Filo Cups with Lemon Cream, Ginger Spiced Creme Fraiche Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy.
Tatiana in São Paulo, Brazil shares a lovely looking recipe for Yellow Penne With Tapenade at Mixirica.
Jan in New Jersey at Food With A Pinch Of Love shared two recipes.
Her first is a grated corn snack called Bhutte ka Kees and the second picture is her Poha using Tumeric.
Essence of Andhra is the blog of Uma in California and she has made a breakfast dish of puffed rice called Upma.
These fabulously bright Peanut Butter Chocoalte Chunk Cookies are an Ina Garten recipe made by Lori at Recipe Girl. They are in memory of her father and other family members and friends.
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Jessica at Fearless Kitchen in Braintree, Massachusettes created her Mellow Yellow dessert by making two different types of yellow ice cream.
This fabulous looking Lemon Cake with Strawberries is from Pixie in England and can be found at You Say Tomahto, I Say Tomayto .
I have never seen or heard of Ployes before but they look a little like a crumpet. They are contributed by Lynn in Levis, Quebec and you can see them at And Then I Do The Dishes.
This healthy looking Fruit Cocktail combines mango, pineapple and orange and is from Madhuram at Eggless Cooking in the US.
Divya from Los Angeles shares her Tomato Rice, also known as Thakkalai Saatham, over on her blog Dil Se.
Mansi at Fun and Food in California celebrates the arrival of spring with her Pear and Almond Yoghurt Cake.
Kristen in Arlington Heights is a cancer survivor and has joined in with her Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Cookie dough and cupcakes - how good does that sound! You'll find the recipe at Kristen's blog I'm Right About Everything.
A Flavour Capture is the delightful blog of Charline in Nancy, France. This year Charline has contributed Exotic Cheesecake topped with Passion Caramel.
From the comments I can see some of you have all ready read this post. I think we all agree Kristen at Dine and Dish in Kansas City has written a very powerful post to accompany her Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.
I'd love to breakfast with Anali at Anali's First Amendment in Quincy, Massachusetts if she served up these Rice Milk Brown Sugar Waffles.
Another entry from France. This time from Carol in Alsace. Her blog Botacook is bilingual so the recipe for these Yellow Spiced Upside Down Cakes is in English and French.
Annemarie at Ambrosia and Nectar in London used the yellow of both cornmeal and saffron for her Mackerel Escabeche.
Mary in Ohio credits her friend's mother Pam for helping her quit smoking.Watching her suffer from cancer was enough to make Mary quit. At Shazam in the Kitchen you will find her Dried Cranberry Black Walnut Corn Muffins containing cancer fighting ingredients walnuts and cranberries.
Erin the Skinny Gourmet in Chicago celebrates her Mothers survival with her entry. You will find a photo of her Lemon Tart at the end of her post.
Jerry in Lewisville Texas at Food and Photo celebrates his mother's early detection of cancer and shares his recipe for Spring Lemon Chicken.
How yummy do these perfect Lemon Slice look? VERY. They are from Y at Lemonpi in Sydney, Australia.
Homecooked in California treated her guests to this delicious looking Pineapple Carrot Cake made from a Barefoot Contessa recipe.
This entry from Kuwait is from Dita at my culina sanctuarium who learnt her positive attitude from watching her mother deal with cancer successfully. Her Thai Chicken Curry and Toffeed Plums & Apples with Spiced Yoghurt sounds wonderful.
Another old friend from New Zealand, Paul at Eatnz comes out of hibernation to support us with his outstanding Lemon Tart.
Minko in Australia shares a story about an inspiring young Australian woman Jessica Disteldirfis. Minko is a cupcake fan and these Lemon and Honey Cupcakes are definitely Couture Cupcakes.
Jesper from Aarhus, Denmark at Cooking All Day enters her first blogging event with a Lemon Fool Layer Cake to celebrate her baby-j's first birthday. She also posts a little more yellow with some pictures of her saffron infused bread known in Scandinavia as lusekatter.
Entries truly have come from all corners of the world. This one at Canela & Comino is from Gretchen in Lima, Peru. She honours her friend P and family with a Chicken Tagine with Olives.
Pane Giallo in Italian means yellow bread. DK in California uses polenta and red peppers and shares her recipe at Culinary Bazaar.
Sandi at Whistlestop Cafe Cooking turned these eggs into a Sweet Squash Fritatta. This is my kinda recipe for a weekend lunch.
Brielle is a young family friend of Cheri at Adventures In the Kitchen in Corona de Mar, California. Brielle is currently undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer. Cheri and her children decorated these Sugar Cookies For Brielle.
At No Special Effects a beautifully plated and delicious looking dessert of Maple, Salted Buttered Caramel and Pear Helene from Manggy a physicain and food lover from Manila in the Philippines.
From Jude at Cakestorm in Melbourne this Luscious Lemon Slice does indeed look luscious and I intend to make it soon.
A Corn Potato Bread from Tanna of My Kitchen In Half Cups in Dallas Texas is made with yellow cornmeal. Tanna honours her favourite aunt with her entry.
Dalma is a famous Indian dish, from the state Orissa. This is a simple lentil curry with some spices and fresh cilantro and comes form Siri at Siri's Corner in North Carolina.
Ti from Indonesia now lives in Melbourne and blogs at Kitchen Fun With Ti. She shares her recipe for Chicken and Potoatos on Coconut Gravy.
I think this is the most beautiful Tarta Flor De Mango I have ever seen. It is just one of the many fabulous desserts from Tartasacher at Mil Postres.
Johanna in Melbourne Australia at Green Gourmet Giraffe has written a very thoughtful post on the colour yellow. She uses the yellow of corn as her base for a Pumpkin,Corn and Wild Rice Chowder.
This beautifully presented Chickpeas with Pumpkin Lemongrass and Coriander is from Abby in London at Eat The Right Stuff.
Happy Cook at My Kitchen Treasures celebrates the beginning of asparagus season in Belgium with her Asperges op z'n Vlaams.
Chow is from the San Francisco Bay Area and over at Chow Vegan you will find her brilliant and bright Yellow Tomato Bruschetta.
Kazari at I Think I Have A Recipe For That, originally from West Australia but now in Canberra on the east coast, was inspired by eggs at the farmer's market to make an Oven-baked frittata with bacon and vegetables
Courtney is from Austin Texas but currently lives in one of my favourite countries. She is in Barcelona, Spain. She shares a Creme Brulee Cheesecake at The Dough Ball.
Annie at Annies Eats in Indianapolis has been touched by cancer more than most. This beautiful young woman now knows there is no such thing as a bad hair day. She shares her recipe for Pina Colada Cupcakes.
Elle in Northern California at Feeding My Enthusiasms, shares the story of Nora and rejoices that her mother is a survivor of lung cancer. Elle shares an adapted Mollie Katzen recipe for Pineapple, Coconut Orange Muffins.
From Dinner and Drinks in Hillsborough Carolina, Maria raises a toast to the memory of those lost and those who keep on keepin' on with The Curtis Special, a drink containing the golden yellow of rum.
Ngoc at the Professional Bakist in Los Angeles has had her own cancer scare, luckily it was negative. She has plans to run in the Underwear Affair, an initiative for fighting cancers below the waist. Ngoc shares her recipe for Lemon-Artichoke Anelletti with Crabby Crab Cake.
A yellow Pineapple Salad from Ashley at Delish in Texas is in honour of her hubby's recently departed Grandfather. He passed away a short 2 weeks after being diagnosed.
Sara at Ms Adventures in Italy in Milan used the superfood quinoa to make this Quinoa and Salted Ricotta before heading off to the expat bloggers meet up in Florence.
Kristen in the Bay Area, California has taken on the cheer leader role as her Dad goes through chemo at the moment. She says her Strawberry Lemon Bars taste like strawberry lemonade. Check out the recipe on her blog Something Sweet.
She did it her way. Lore in Romania at Culinarty calls her recipe Scrambled Eggs - My Way. Don't they look delicious?
Marion in Munich, Germany has written her recipe for Risotto au Safran in French at Tomaten Quiche. However English speakers can follow the pictures.
This is one of those pictures you wish you could dip a spoon through the screen to taste. It is called Tocino del Cielo and it is from Christine in Manila at Ramblings from a Gypsy Soul. Her mum is a survivor thanks to early detection.
Lynn at Cookie Baker Lynn in Bellevue writes lovingly of her late father in law. He was born in Hawaii and Lynn's Hawaiian Teriyaki Pork Kabobs are in his honour.
Lina in Orange County California celebrates her Dad now being cancer free with a recipe for Condensed Milk Pound Cake with Pineapple Sauce at My Life Is Yummy.
Sarah in West Lafayette at Gotta Learn to Measure is another with family members losing the cancer fight. She enters her first blog event with her recipe for High Fiber French Toast and reminds us the importance of early detection.
This fabulous photo of yellow Saffron Milk is from Revathi at En-ulagam in Fremont California. Thank you for you kind words Revathi.
Nemmie at Cast Sugar in Kansas adapts a recipe from Food and Wine for Lemon Baby Buttons and honours a former work colleague who viewed life in a different way after being diagnosed with cancer.
Farida in Long Beach California remembers her aunt who lost her battle with cancer ten years ago with a healthy Carrot Salad at Farida's Azerbaijani Cookbook.
These Pancakes with Mango Citrus Compote at Thursday Night Smackdown are from Michelle in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her life had been touched by cancer more than anyone should have to endure but she writes cusses beautifully.
Jasmine at Confessions of a Cardamom Addict in Canada talks about her own life defining cancer moments and contributes a Nigella Lawson recipe for Sweetcorn Pudding.
Cassie from Ohio at Cassie Craves has used the yellow of pineapple to create her Glazed Pineapple Cookies in honour of her late Mom.
Valisa is from Malaya and now lives in the Netherlands and blogs at Lekker Lekker Lekkerste. She uses tumeric in her recipe for Ayam Tumis Kunyit and says because Yellow for me is the colour of hope, of sunshine and of spring which signifies renewal that was why I chose turmeric to represent the colour yellow.
Di in Georgetown, TX (near Austin) faced cancer early in her life when her fiance lost his battle with cancer. She shares a Dorie recipe for Lemon Sables at Di's Kitchen Notebook.
Lakshmi in Singapaore at Taste of Mysore uses my favourite fruit to make a dip called Mango Seekarane.
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In honour of her much loved late Grandpa, Mandy in Atlanta at Fresh From The Oven shares a recipe for Steamed Fish Rolls.
Laurie at Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska uses the yellow of semolina and saffron to make a Patricia Well's recipe for Fennel and Saffron Bread.
Deborah in Utah at Taste and Tell participated last year with Her Mom's Lemon Sauce.These year she has sent us some beautifully iced Lemon Cupcakes.
Madelyn in San Juan, Puerto Rico belives food should be your medicine as well as nourishment. Her Eggless Scramble with Tomato Relish at Karma Free Cooking is suitable for vegans.
Chelle from Akron Ohio shares her Dad's story over at Sugar and Spice. She found this Cheddar Corn Chowder recipe over at Annie's Eats.
Using spices from her latest Blog By Mail Package Stephanie in Tennessee at Dispensing Happiness created this Yellow Potato Curry and reminds those with cancer is in the family, as in hers, need to viligante.
Egg salad
One of my favourite lunches is a healthy Curried Egg Salad.This one is from Eve in Berkeley at the Garden of Eating.
Erin at Dinner and Dessert contributes a recipe for Lemon Bars. She is involved in a project knitting scarves and hats for young cancer patients.
Stuffed with tomatoes, cheese and pine nuts these Mediterranean Squash Boats are from Elly in Chicago at Elly Says Opa who lost her lovely Pappou to cancer.
Vanessa lives in Midleton, Wisconsin and although I confess I'm far from being a computer geek, her family sound just like mine. She blogs at What Geeks Eat and this is her recipe for Great Grains Muffins adapted from a Dorie Greenspan recipe.
Jenny in San Diego is part of a Cycle Team that enters endurance events to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphona Society. She shares a recipe for Loquat Chutney with Sweetcorn Fritters at Foray Into Food.
Emily in Los Angeles is Rediscovering The Joy Of Cooking and has contributed a recipe called Blanchards Corn Chowder With Crab.
Dolores at Culinary Curiosity writes... in honor of LiveStrong Day 2008 I've turned to Keller and his Lemon Sabayon Pine Nut Tart, because as anyone surviving cancer will tell you, each day is a special occasion and a cause for celebration. How true Dolores.
From Tami at Running With Tweezers, a second entry, Pasta With Summer Squash and Rosemary.
I have passionfruit in my freezer and I'll be making the Banana Bread with Passionfruit Curd contributed by Claire in Melbourne, Australia at Melbourne Gastronome.
This No Knead Bread containing eggs and cottage cheese is from Tracy in Rochester NY at Rah Cha Chow. She found the recipe in an out of print book called The Book Of Bread by Judith and Evan Jones.
From Rachael at Fresh Approach To Cooking in Los Angeles, a beautifully plated dish of Seared Halibut with White Asparagus, Tomato Concasse and Yellow Pepper Coulis.

Sue at Food Network Musings contributes a Chicken Curry Pizza which sound delicious.
These cupcakes are vegan. Made by Maybelles Mom at Feeding Maybelle in Cleveland Ohio they are Vegan Mango Cupcakes with Saffron Pistachio Lemon Frosting.
Heidi from A Life In Recipes in Ohio shares a recipe for Chilled Mango Soup with Lime Cashew Cream and Coconut Noodles.
From Asha at Foodies Hope in North Carolina we have Fish and Chips With Hush Puppies. These hush puppies are not worn on your feet, they are little nuggets like Indian pakoras made from flour cornmeal and spices.
Arundati at Escapades in Hyderabad India joins us with her Pears in Orange Sauce with Custard.
....and also from Arundati at Escapades a second entry, an Indian dessert called Rasmali. This is such an interesting sweet I think I have to make it soon.
Shubha from Los Angeles uses the yellow of lentils and tumeric to make a Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup. She also explains the history and language of the soup on her blog Chutki bhar pyar.
Lemon cookie
I love these Lemon Clove Cookies from Dhivya at Divya's Cusine. The recipe is from Cookies Unlimited by Nick Maglieri.
Raaga, the Singing Chef in Haryana India made Nankhatai in honour of her friend lost to cancer.

Johnny Zone from Le Petit Kitchen in LosAngeles has used a number of yellow foods- polenta, lemons, eggs - and has created A Tasting Of Yellow . His polenta is served with bernaise sauce and scallops.
Michelle in Safirstein, Barrington Hills, Illinois shares her Home Made Peach Ice Cream at Big Black Dogs.
Ruth in Northern Ireland at Ruth's Kitchen Experiments began with mango relish and made Spiced chicken burgers with mango relish.
Analeise from Fairfield shares her recipe for The Easiest Egg Salad at Feed Them Well.

Over at RecipeZaar they are participating in LiveSTRONG Day with their own LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow with a whole month of yellow inspired food in memory and support of loved ones.

I'm leaving the final word to Lis at La Mia Cucina who shared a recipe for Corn Salad served with Pork Chops - With a better outlook that can be obtained by knowledge, unity and strength the better the chances of kicking cancer's ass until it runs home screaming like a sissy girl to it's mommie. ;)


Thank you every one. I very much appreciate your support of A Taste Of Yellow. Together we have created a fabulous extravaganza of yellow food in support of LiveSTRONG Day 2008. Without YOU it would not happen. Thank you beautiful people.

If I've missed anyone, made any errors or links don't work please let me know and I will correct it immediately. I kept checking my spam but some may have been missed. If you forget to email your entries to me it isn't too late. I will include them if you let me know.

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Taste of Yellow 2007

LiveSTRONG With A Taste of Yellow Roundup

When I was diagnosed with cancer in June 2004 I was far from home. Bryan and I had just spent 6 weeks walking across Spain on the Camino de Santiago . On our last night in Santiago de Compostela we went out for dinner ( I ate Jamon Iberico ) with a group of friends we had made on our walk. After dinner we decided it would be a good idea to walk past the cathedral one more time, stop off in a bar for one last glass of Cava before going our separate ways in the morning. In front of the cathedral is a spot marked on the ground where if you lay down on your back with your head toward the cathedral you get a perfect shot of the cathedral. Thinking this was a good idea I lay down, took my perfect photo and as I got up a sharp pain shot through my right side. Appendicitis everyone said. We continued on to the bar and sat drinking and reminiscing until early in the morning, all the time I had this dull ache in my side. The next day we headed in to Portugal for a couple of days on the way to Madrid where we planned to spend a week before returning home to New Zealand. I thought I should see a doctor before getting on a plane in case it was appendicitis. We arrived in the village of Ponte de Lima , found a delightful little room above a restaurant for a couple of nights, then went looking for a doctor. The next thing the local doctor had me in the back of an ambulance and I found myself speeding off to Viana do Castelo which had a bigger hospital and surgeons. Within 24 hours I'd had life saving surgery. A few days later I was given the news I had cancer. On that day my whole life changed.

Back in Auckland and undergoing chemotherapy, a friend who works for Nike, brought around a Lance Armstrong book for me to read. That year I watched the Tour de France for the first time, and watched Lance win his 6th Tour. The following year I didn't care if I woke the rest of the family, (in the southern hemisphere it plays live on TV in the middle of the night), as I jumped up and down screaming for Lance and his seventh Tour win. For many of us diagnosed with cancer, Lance has become a hero in our own fight to overcome the disease.

Today I'm still fighting the disease and I hope one day to be given the "all clear" from my oncologist.

I thank you all for supporting A Taste Of Yellow. This event was my own little thank you to Lance for the strength he has given me over the past three years. I couldn't have done it without you....and to those of you supporting family members or friends - they can't do it without you either.

Here is my round up of the delicious yellow inspired food created by the greatest bunch of bloggers in the world - all 143 149 of you. Many of you shared stories, both heart breaking and heart warming. I thank you for the hope you have given me. I hope those people fighting cancer themselves or are supporting a loved one will also gain hope from your stories. I decided against mentioning every cancer story in the round up as I'd like you to visit the entries to find them.


Elise at Simply Recipes was the first food blogger I met when she visited Auckland not long after I began blogging. This Lime Mango Sorbet is just one of her many brilliant family recipes.


Sam at Becks and Posh , another special blogger friend, brings us an English Baked Custard Tart. Sam has adapted a recipe for a custard tart served at the Queen's 80th birthday.


Ivonne at Cream Puffs In Venice ,who you will remember kindly allowed me to use her Lemon Meringue Pie photo to announce the A Taste Of Yellow event , has created another beautiful photo with her Lemony Lemon Bars with Raspberry Coulis .


Brett at In Praise of Sardines writes of the special bond he and I share in our love of sardines. I'm so pleased to have his contribution of Pasta with Coriander Carrot Puree made with sweet yellow carrots. I'm hoping someday to visit San Francisco and dine at at Brett's soon to be opened restaurant Olallie.


I've been following the adventures of Joey at 80 Breakfasts for as long as I've been blogging. I'm pleased she has joined A Taste of Yellow with her contribution Huevos Estrellados .


Helen at Tartelette has been one of my on line best friends ever since I was the lucky recipient of her Blog By Mail parcel. Her entry All Mango - All Yellow is a work of art and combines the Ultimate Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Custard, Mango Filling, Mango Sorbet and Spring Roll Rings.


Valeria, originally from Jakarta but now living in Auckland New Zealand made mini Passion Fruit Cake with orange and golden kiwi sauces. You'll find the recipe in Indonesian here at rdroege . For English please email me for a copy.


Sweet loving Peabody from Culinary Concoctions shares her Mother's cancer survival story and tempts us with a Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie with Hot Fudge Sauce .


Morven a New Zealand blogger from Food Art and Random Thoughts wanted to use up 6 egg yolks before going on vacation and thought a yellow cake would be the answer. Not happy with the results she offered us a Potato and Lentil Curry served with Poppadums and Raita.

Wino-Sapien Ed is from my home town Perth and has made Mar Hor , which is Thai for Galloping Horses. Ed know what I like in wine and has paired this with sweet pink mosacto.


Arfi at Homemades lives about 2 hours drive into the country from me and I've been lucky to be treated to some of her wonderful meals on the patio overlooking the hills. Today she has made Pineapple Upside Down Cake .


Kristen at Dine and Dish , has a family member undergoing chemotherapy, supports LiveSTRONG Day with her Banana Bread adapted from the Mitford Series books.


Asha at Aroma Hope serves her Saffron Vanilla pudding in two ways. Firstly in a glass bowl and secondly in some cute little puff pastry shells.


This Carrot Sauce Spaghetti comes to us from Irma at Catatan Irma . Irma writes in Indonesian but has included an English translation for us.


From Cheryl at Gruel Omelet we have Banana Cream Cupcakes . Cheryl also has plans to walk in the Susan G Komen race for a Cure.


You will remember Chris at Mele Cotte who organised the very successful Combat Cancer event last month. She supports A Taste Of Yellow with Saffron Rice served with Almond Encrusted Tilapia.


These healthy and delicious Stuffed Yellow Peppers are from Elly at Says Opa: Diary of a Foodie . Elly also explains the health benefits of yellow food.


I love the colour of this Feta Cheese Ravioli with Yellow Pepper Sauce. Achilles from A La Grecque tells a remarkable family story that reminds us strength is required for many situations.


Francois at FX Cuisine documents the making of his Grandmother's Dandelion Syrup with a set of wonderful photos. I'm on the look out for dandelion flowers to try this.


Augustina is a new kid on the blog with PBJ On Rye . These wonderful looking Lemon Bars are her first ever blog event.


Chris at Ms Cellania is the mother of a famous blogger and her equally talented sister. I don't dare mention one with out the other. Regular readers of Chris' blog will be aware of their good natured sibling rivalry. Chris' Lemon Curd is the recipe to make if you want to keep yourself and friends pantries stocked up.


Quellia at All Things Edible is one of the daring Bakers and has made and iced this beautiful, beautiful Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Frosting . She 's not happy with her roses . I think they are perfect.


Gilly lives in Auckland and has the blog So So Simple . We were introduced recently by a mutual friend and I'm so so pleased to have her join A Taste Of Yellow with Curried Parsnip and Apple Soup.


Patricia at Technicolour Kitchen has combined two of my favourite ingredients, lime and polenta, to bring us Lime Polenta Cake with a crunchy sugar topping.


From Brazil, Verena at Mangia Che Te Fa Bene has made a Tuna Velvet Quiche . I love the name in Portuguese - Veludo de Autum. Verena's blog is in Portuguese but I have the English translation so please email me for a copy.


Paul at Eatnz recently became the proud father of a little boy. Along with Bron , I'm happy to be counted as one of PJ's on line aunties. Paul found time to create a Chocolate Custard Thingy before the nights of interrupted sleep began.


Rachel at R Khooks Trop Gourmande celebrates the end of winter in Paris with a refreshing Simple Sunny Granita .


Candace An Italian Woman At the Table lives in Seattle far from Florida, but brings us the classic Florida dish Key Lime Pie .


Eunice at Lemon Almond gives us a little lesson in Chinese eggs to produce her Mothers all time comfort food, Steamed Eggs .


Sandi at the Whistlestop Café uses a bottle of Limoncello she bought on a recent trip to Italy to bake a delicious Limoncello Cheesecake.


These almond biscotti from Tuscany are perfect for dipping into your coffee or sweet wine. They are called Cantucci and were baked by Basia at Makagigi .


Smita at Smita Serves You Right celebrates the arrival of spring in Rochester, New York with her healthy Sprout Salad.


Audrey at Berry Simple reorganised her pantry and came across a jar of brandied apricots and minced fruit , put the two together, and came up with these tasty little sweet morsels - Fruit Stuffed Brandied Apricots.


Another delicious yellow cake using bananas and lemons comes from Victoria at Oooh! Cake with her Lemon Banana Cake with Honey Lemon Syrup.


Kitty in Brooklyn at My Husband Hates Veggies baked a cake from Jamie's Italy cook book called A Lemon and Pine Nut Cake or as Jamie calls it La Torta Della Giovane Sora - Young Sara's Cake.


Tamara is another new kid on the blog with her New Zealand blog Tantalising Your Tastebuds . She tantalised mine with her Yellow Passionfruit Cupcakes. I dare you not to sing along.


Stacy at Cooking is Medicine baked these Banana Muffins with the added dimension of a crunchy topping. They are presented on a beautiful plate inherited from her Grandmother.


Brilynn you all know at Jumbo Empanadas , and also a Daring Baker, baked a Dorie Greenspan Lemon Tart to which she added her own spin - a blackberry coulee. I love lemon tart.


I've been following the exploits of Beccy at Peppermint Tea ever since her big sister gave her a shout out. Beccy produced a wonderful Asparagus Custard and then set fire to her kitchen.


Jessica at Small Time Cooks in Fort Worth shares lovely memories of her Grandmother with us. Jessica's Wild Canary Cake is from her grandmother's recipe collection.


Sandra at Le Pétrin lives in Paris and naturally blogs in French. She has a nifty little button on her blog that will take you to a translation of her Sweet Saffron Buns .


Anh at Food Lovers Journey in Melbourne uses polenta in the pastry of her Empandillas which are based on a recipe from Momo in London.


Laureen with the delightfully named blog Eat And Be Happy recreates the first ever cake she made as a child - Pineapple Cheesecake .


From Cake Grrl in Sacramento we have a Pineapple - Coco- Banana- Nut Whoopie Pie . I've never had any sort of Whoopie Pie but I could easily eat a slice or two of this.


Neivedyam , meaning the sacred food offered to god , is the blog of Sharmi in the United States. These Banana Muffins with Fresh Fruit Salad are her offering to A Taste Of Yellow.


Susan, The Well Seasoned Cook , in New York has combined shortbread and lemon curd to give us a delicious looking Lemon Curd Shortbread.


I love corn bread and from Elle at Feeding My Enthusiasms we have a Very Corny Corn Bread and a wonderful story of her Mum Surviving cancer.


These Lemon Creme Supreme Cakes are from Christina at Wishing On Clovers and are cleverly photographed with a LiveStrong yellow wristband.


Richa in New Jersey with the blog As Dear As Salt has made Nylon-Khaman Dhokla Sandwich . This is Indian food at its brightest yellow.


This delicious looking Lemon Tea Bread uses lemon balm and lemon thyme and is from Lynne at Cafe Lynnylu .


Vanessa from What Geeks Eat , another Lance and Tour de France fan, has baked a delicious looking Pound Cake from Baking With Julia.


Meeta the monthly mingler at Whats For Lunch Honey has added chopped shallots and green peppercorns to the classic yellow Hollandaise Sauce .


Amanda at Little Foodie created an entire Taste of Yellow menu for the family dinner which included Toasty Stars and Roasty Sunshine Peppers, Yellow Pagetti Cream Sauce and Marzipan Muffins.


From Baking Soda at Bake My Day we have a Quince Jelly Butter with Coriander. Quince are a beautiful yellow when picked from the tree and when cooked have a pretty pink glow. Baking Soda remembers her Grandparents and Mother in law lost to cancer but celebrates the survival of her father and close friends.


Suganya at Tasty Palettes recreated a childhood memory by making this refreshing Mango Kulfi .


Caroline at Bibliocook lived in New Zealand until recently. Now she is back in her home country Ireland and has submitted Spiced Mushroom Pilau using the cancer fighting spice tumeric.


BronMarshall has become a very special on line friend I'm hoping to meet soon on a trip to the South Island. Bron's photos are always such a pleasure I had a hard time deciding which one to include in the round up. Here is just one of her Citrus Coconut Topped Custards with Almond Passionfruit Tuiles.


Mandira at Ahaar has created a dessert she has entitled Spring Chocolate Sundae. It's s full of fruit including mango.


Pepy at The Art of Science and Food honours her mother with her Bakwan Tuna an Indonesian fritter.


Brenda at Monstrous Appetites shares a Breakfast With Heart she enjoyed on a trip to Chiangmai.


Lemon Olive Oil Icecream with Lemon Rosemary Cornmeal Shortbread - how fabulous does that sound. Visit Lara at Cook and Eat for the recipes and some mouth watering photos.


Sushma at Sunkiran has made a Rava Payasam a comforting semolina dessert with a dash of saffron.


Alanna at A Veggie Venture makes a blender version of Hollandaise to bring us a spring classic Asparagus with Blender Hollandaise.


From The Cooker in California we have a Diwali snack Cornflakes Chivda she intends to share with her son's teacher.


Gattina at Kitchen Unplugged has been unwell with sinus but has made it to the kitchen to prepare some Spicy Parmigiana Crackers.


Stephanie at Elegant Sufficiency has made a Nigel Slater recipe - Little Lemon Polenta Cake to share with her father.


This Mango Pudding is from Sandeepa at Bong Mom's CookBook and she says this dessert is the sweetest, quickest, easiest thing that can happen to you.


Breadchick at Sour Dough remembers friends lost to cancer and bakes these cute little Mini Lemon and Chocolate Cheesecakes .


Inne at Vanille and Chocolat enters her first blog event with a Banana Loaf topped with Nectarine Carpaccio and remembers a friend lost to cancer.


Our favourite Kitchen Wench , Elle, has used passionfruit to create her biscuits entitled Passion of the Yoyo's. They are filled with white chocolate and passionfruit ganache.


Reena at Spices of Kerala has made a traditional Kerala dish of Putta and Chana/Kadala Curry using chick peas.


These Saffron Pancakes are the breakfast of choice on a Sunday morning for Pille of Nami- Nami in Estonia.


Verrines are the latest thing on food blogs and this Tiramisu Mousse and Lemon Curd Verrine has been made by Rosa at Rosa'a Yummy Yums .


Paz in New York you all know from The Cooking Adventures of Paz has moved her blog home this week and made Arroz Amarillo Con Maiz or in English yellow rice with corn.


Everybody's favourite comfort food Macaroni and Cheese has been made by Mallow in the West at Sweet and Savory .


Kate at Apple Mint honours family members lost to cancer with her Mango Phirni .


Petroglifa at the Catalan blog Petroglifa a la cuina writes her first post in English to bring us Rossejat with Monkfish Praws and Saffron.


The Homesick Texan in New York learnt to bake by helping her Grandmother and has baked a favourite pie, a lemony, custardy delight called Chess Pie.


Myriam at Once Upon A Tart shares wise words of her experiences of cancer and has baked this gorgeous Lemon Ricotta Tart.


Mish Mash shares her family mango memories and has made this beautiful heart shaped Mango Sorbet with Mango Sauce .


Sass and Veracity has made a Lemon Berry Creme Gateau which looks a little like the Daring Bakers recent Martha Madness Gateau but be assured this is much more successful.


Eva in Basel, a town I've passed through by train, with the pretty blog The Golden Shrimp , has baked this Passionfruit Tart.


Deb, the Smitten Kitten , baked a Pineapple Upside Down Cake . Without the bright maraschino cherries it looks more like a work of art than a leaf of seventies wallpaper.


Sarah at has baked her own version of the the classic Kedgeree as eaten by the British colonists in India.


Valentina at Trembom in English shares a Brazilian recipe for Passion Fruit Cake in memory of her friend Andrea.


Ramya at Cascading Flavours has used the cancer fighting spice Tumeric to make a Tumeric Rice.


Cordelia a contributor to the website Torontoist and has a blog The Urban Nutritionist advocates the use of natural food colouring. She has used tumeric powder to create a yellow icing on her Mini Cupcakes .


Ari at Baking and Books, (two of my favourite things!) is a first time food blog event entrant with her Mendocino Frittata - another of my favourite things!


This delicious looking Banana Maple Tarte Tartin was baked by Gloria at Vers l'absurde . She recommends serving it with roasted banana icecream.


La Mia Cucina in Ohio shares her story of surviving cancer and bakes Danielles' Lemon Chocolate Chunk Cookies .


Ilingc in Melbourne at Feed Me I'm Hungry has a cancer story which shows how we look for humour when faced with cancer to help us cope. She has made a delicious looking Margarita Polenta Pizza .


This yummy looking Mango and Coconut Pudding is from Heather at Culinary Chase . Heather is fortunate to have two family members survive cancer.


Susan at Food Blogga in Southern California served up this bright and healthy Swordfish with Pineapple Mango Salsa after buying a case of mangoes at Costco.


From Gilly at Humble Pie in Canada who shares my love of the Tour de France and has contributed Eggs and Roasted Asparagus on Focaccia .


Tara at Should You Eat That? researched cancer fighting foods, reports her findings, and contributes her quick Curried Leek and Corn Soup.


Katie in Great Britain at Apple and Spice created this bright and colourful... and healthy Sunshine Smoothie using mango, pineapple and peach.


Y at Lemon Pi bakes a recipe from New Zealand food writer Julie Le Clerc - Lemon Sour Cream Cakes with Lemon Sugar .


As soon as I saw this Lemon and Ricotta Tart from Laura at Eat Drink Live I recognised it from the Delicious magazine. It's on my to bake list.


Who doesn't love Honeycomb ? From KJ in Australia at Cracking Good Egg these were then dipped in chocolate before eating.


A super spring dish from Ms Adventures in Italy is this Fresh Lemon Pasta with Spring Peas and Mint Sauce who also shares a cancer story.


Sig in Seattle at Live To Eat gives us a little lesson in the benefits of tumeric to keep us healthy and make us beautiful. She uses tumeric in her Sweet Corn Fried Rice .


Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity has written a powerful post about cancer and baked aVanilla Infused Golden Saffron Cake.


Tami, the only two time winner of Hay Hay It's Donna Day , blogs at Running With Tweezers . Tami made this Luscious Lemon Linguine despite her very busy and exciting schedule.


Marcela at Pip In The City makes a lemony toast in these pretty glasses she inherited from her Grandmother with her Lemon Pie in a Cup .


This refreshing Mango Lime Ice is from Andrea at Andrea's Recipes . In Mexico this ice pop is known as a pelatas called a Nieve de Mango con Limon.


Jasmine at Confessions of a Cardomom Addict baked a Cornish Saffron Cake replacing the usual dried fruit with dried mangoes. Jasmine quotes Claudia Roden "eating yellow foods will result in laughter and happiness" and decided to also contribute a yellow soup called Happiness Soup.


Anita at Married With Dinner did a little research into tumeric and comes up with some interesting trials being run at the National Institutes of Health before deciding on using tumeric in her Vij's Tumeric Potatoes.


This smiley food face was used to make a Livesmooth smoothie by SMJ at Gather At The Table .


Bee at Jugalbandi writes yellow is the colour of sunshine, clarity, autumn and friendship and gives us this beautifully presented Tropical Sorbet.


Erika at Tummy Treasure didn't have a tart pan so baked the Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart from Dorie Greenspan in a muffin tray to make mini tarts. I must get that book!


Despite being unwell with the flu Jennifer at Pie Is The New Toast managed to make it into the kitchen and make some Caramelised Banana which she served on pound cake.


This Crispy Polenta is a recipe from Gluten Free Girl and baked by Sally at No Thanks I'm Allergic.


Connie at Life Love Chocolate bakes surrounded by yellow in her yellow kitchen. She has made a Yellow Squash Tart with a Cornmeal Crust.


Vonsachsen is new to blogging over at Tea For One . She posted several yellow recipes but finally chose to contribute her Limoncello Cupcake .


The Domestic Goddess posts her Saffron Lemonade Jelly in English and also in Hungarian .


Michelle at Various Ramblings baked one of my favourite yellow foods, Corn Muffins, using a recipe from her days at college.


These cornmeal fried dumplings called Jamaican Festival and made by Sarina at Trini Gourmet are new to me. I've never heard of them before but I'd love to try them.


Katie at Other Peoples Food , and host to this months Hay Hay It's Donna Day , made these delicious Lemon Coconut Bars .


Foodie Froggy in Paris prepared this refreshing Yellow Pepper and Preserved Lemon Cold Soup. She provides the recipe in English and French.


Brigitte from Singapore with the blog Kuchendunst aus Sinapur presents a little lesson in why yellow foods are good for us. She has baked Kaguzi Murg or in English Tandoor baked chicken breasts.


Kazuri at I Think I have a Recipe For That lives in Canberra, but like me comes from Western Australia originally, has made a delicious Prawn Laksa - one of my favourite meals.


Cin at A Few Of My Favourite Things used French Comte cheese to make a Toasted Cheese Sandwich after a night out at Cirque de Soleil.


These Coconut Milk Cupcakes With Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting and Fresh Pineapple are from Garrett at Vanilla Garlic in Sacramento.


Kelly Jane at Cooking The Books has made one of Elvis' favourite desserts served at Gracelands every day- Banana Cream Pie .


Minko makes cupcakes at Couture Cupcakes but today she has made a bowl of Lemon Delicious especially for LiveSTRONG Day.


This Herbed Mediterranean Chicken comes from Marie at Marie's Muses who writes about being a Grandparent.


Vero at DelimOOn lives in Switzerland and writes in French. She has baked a Le Biscuit Roulé au Lemoncurd. In New Zealand we know it as a swiss roll.


These Pancakes with Lemon Sauce are a favourite Sunday breakfast for Deborah at Taste and Tell in Utah.


There are several Pineapple Upside Down cakes in the round up. Brooke at Bear Necessities in Maryland does it a little differently with Individual Pineapple Upside Down Cakes .


Jes at Cupcake Punk in Atlanta Georgia is a bike riding vegetarian college student. She adds a couple of mini bikes to her Vegan Mountain Dew Raspberry Cupcakes.


Everything Rachael Ray is not actually the blog of Rachael Ray. It is the blog of Madeline and she has contributed Blackened Chicken Pizza with Yellow Tomato Salsa.


Tigerfish at Teczcape in California combines mango with the steak of seafood, halibut, to create Pan Fried Halibut with Mango Salsa .


Amy at Nook and Pantry supports an uncle with cancer by baking tasty food. I'm sure he will love these Gruyere Gougeres.


As a Proust fan I was pleased when Rose from 64 Sq Ft Kitchen made these Madeleines for her Sunday breakfasts and contributed them to A Taste of Yellow. I'm sure Marcel would love them too.


Lisa blogs at Anali's First Amendment and writes for where she has posted the recipe for her Magic Lemon Pudding Cake .


Nandita at Saffron Trail teaches us the benefits of eating yellow lentils and presents a dish called Chana dal and Raw Mango Salad.


It was by chance I discovered this delicious looking Lemon Meringue Pie from Paul and Freya at Writing At The Kitchen Table. I didn't receive the link from them.


Then there is always the person who forgets the deadline! Emma at The Laughing Gastronome , my Christmas NZ Blog By Mail Buddy, made Brioche with yellow eggs and yellow butter.


Amanda at Figs Olives Wine clebrates LiveSTRONG Day with Saffron Bread with Sea Salt and talks about the folklore of food as written by Piero Camporesi.


Blue Plate, a Los Angeles based food lover, at Table D'hote sneaks in with a late entry - Lemon Teabread from the book Totaly Teabreads


Caroline, a member of the Recipezaar community, asked if they could join A Taste of Yellow with their own postings. This Lemon Apple Braid was made by Caroline but if you head over to Recipezaar you will find, at last count, 18 pages of yellow inspired food in support of LiveSTRONG


Joy at Recipe Blend supports LiveSTRONG Day with her Spicy Corn Chowder.


From Clarene at A Luxe Life who has been away from home but back in time to submit a wonderful story and Gold Cake .

Mary Luisa at Milsabores in Venezeula posted her support in Spanish.


Susan at Running For Lisa raises money for cancer research by running in honour of her sister Lisa who died 8 years ago from cancer. Lisa was a real foodie and a great cook. Susan shares with us a recipe from one of Lisa's books.

Sugar Tart

tart pastry or a 9-inch tart shell
3 eggs
3/4 cup (6oz/185g) sugar
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons (3.5 oz/ 110g) unsalted butter, melted
For the topping:
1/3 cup (3oz/90g) sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, chilled
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg

Preheat an oven to 425 Farenheit (220 C). Roll out the pastry and use to line a 9-inch (23-cm) tart pan. Or cut the pastry into squares and form individual free-form tarts; arrange on a baking sheet. Bake the crust fully, until browned and crisp. Cool completely before filling. Reduce oven temperature to 325 F (165 C).

In a mixing bowl combine the eggs, sugar, cornmeal, vinegar, salt and butter. Beat until smooth. Pour the egg mixture into the tart shell. Bake until the custard is barely set and the center stillquivers, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the topping. In a small bowl combine the sugar, butter and cinnamon or nutmeg. With your fingertips rapidly work the ingredients together until blended; the mixture should be light and dry. When the tart has baked for 30 minutes and is barely set, carefully remove it from the oven and sprinkle it with the topping. Return the tart to the oven and bake until the filling is set and the topping has melted a little, about 10 minutes longer.

And one more late entry. From Sue at Food Netork Musings comes Roasted Tumeric-ed Chicken Breasts served with Tangles Strands of Yellow Pepper and Yellow Squash, Roasted Caulifower and Couscous with Yellow Raisins.
Jeanne, everyones favourite CookSister , misread the dates and posted on the actual LiveSTRONG Day. I'm pleased to include her Chicken withFennel, Spices and Cream and a cancer story.
Cookie Jill at Cookies in Heaven submits another late entry posted on LiveSTRONG Day her LemonCheescake with Gingersnap Crust.
Another late entry posted on LiveSTRONG Day is this Lemon Sorrel Soup sent in by Christine at Muffin Top .
Here's one I missed Weylin's Bee-autiful Cupcakes from Only Slightly Prententious Food . Visit her blog to see more cupcakes with the little bees on.
Okay, one last one, from $ha at P'tit Miam Tout en Coleur and in French a Creme Brulee .

That's it everyone. All 143 149 entries to A Taste of Yellow in aid of LiveSTRONG Day. I do hope I haven't missed anyone. Please send me a quick email if so and I will add you in.


...oh and I blogged about pears, lemons, butter beans, bananas, tumeric.


May 15, 2007 in Livestrong Day | Permalink

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