Last week of July! Another wonderful summer weekend is about to get started! But first, a recap of the culinary word a days.

Baron of Beef – a double sirloin. It’s the English cut.

Rye – a hardy cereal grain and the flour made from it. It is also a whisky distilled from rye (with or without malt.)

Rye Bread – wait for it – is bread made of rye flour. Can be dark or light often with caraway seeds.

Gooseberry – a small, sour, yellowish green or red berry of various prickly shrubs. Looks like a large current.

Edam – a mild yellow cow’s milk cheese coated with red wax.

Frangipane – first an almond cream flavoured with jasmine perfume. Also a pastry with this cream.

Ballottine – a French dish in which a piece of meat or poultry has been boned, stuffed and rolled into an egg like shape. It is then braised, poached or roasted. The term means “meat roll”.

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Now for some things that will make those last few hours at your computer FLY by!

So apparently there is a new app that will let you swap your restaurant left overs with strangers. Um…. ewwww?? The upside is that you can also use it to donate your leftovers to a hungry neighbour nearby and means you don’t feel guilty for not eating the whole dish or throwing it out after a week in the fridge.

A look at what seemed to be an amazing class at urban element recently. Mike McKenzie from seed to sausage taught a group of 12 hungry participants how to make sausage. So great…

Daniel Humm (from Eleven Madison Park)’s Mom’s Chicken Soup. Love!

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