Thursday, April 21, 2011

Flax seed sourdough and eating road kill

Adzuki Pilaf
Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Missed
Lunch: Adzuki bean and rice pilaf
Dinner: Spaghetti with eggplant bacon blue cheese sauce (leftover), flax seed sourdough toast
Baking/sweets: Flax seed sourdough

The flax seed sourdough bread was one of the best I ever made. When I use flax seed in baking I usually add crushed flax seed towards the end. The reason is that if flax seeds and water are together the water turns into a consistency similar to egg white. This time I deliberately added flax seed when making the sour dough sponge. The texture of the sponge was certainly interesting to put it politely. It reminded me of egg white and perhaps other fluids which I will not name!

When I added flour to the sour dough sponge it was fine. The end result was absolutely fantastic. I am not sure whether this is because I added flax seed earlier or some other factor but I will certainly be making this again.

Flax seed sourdough

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Today's Favourite Photo
Chocolate Cake with Caramel-Milk Chocolate Frosting

Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Slash Food
The article discusses whether road kill is safe to eat. I am surprised to see this issue being discussed but I guess there are enough people out there either pondering eating road kill, or actually eating it.

If the animal was recently killed but otherwise healthy, the meat is actually much fresher than what you might find in a grocery store (Steve Rinella ). So in case you came across road kill, check its health first!

Some road kill-eating enthusiasts said that eating roadkill in the winter may be safer since the animal is essentially refrigerated upon its death. It makes sense. And in Alaska, road kill meat is distributed to charities, after being sent to a volunteer butcher.

So eating road kill is not as bad as I thought it was. I may have unknowingly eaten it in a restaurant, perhaps enjoyed it and paid good money for it. From the environmental and economics perspective it makes sense to not waste. So perhaps after reading this article you now have an additional source of fresh meat.


  1. I think the term 'road kill' might need a bit of a rebranding mission. 'Foraged meats?' perhaps...?

  2. Eeww, roadkill? The word alone is appetite-kill. Btw, I've added you to my tag list in this game plan. Hope you can join in the fun. I know it's short notice but I've also just been tagged today. Do drop by and check it out if you can.

  3. Another lovely post. I live in an area where there are as many deer as people, probably more. Accidents on country roads are a common occurrence. Indian tribes in these areas will claim fresh killed deer and use it to feed the reservations poor. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Intellectually, I can see the logic as to why it would be okay to eat road kill. I mean, you've killed the animal, isn't better to eat it than to totally waste it?... but... no, it just doesnt appeal daaaahling.
    *kisses* HH

  5. The flaxseed sourdough bread sounds interesting. Did you grind the seeds first, soak in water or just add to the sponge as is? And, what other flours are in there? I have a mixed grain sourdough on its second rise at the moment.

  6. seriously? is this another april fools? I mean, I bet the meat would be fresher. I would eat it in Alaska for some reason but in the cities here.. prob not if I didn't have to! hooray for sustainability

  7. tori: agree, needs rebranding. Foraged is a good option
    Kitchen flavours: thank you
    ping: appetite-kill is a good description unless we don't know where it came from. In that case it is simply fresh and delicious, and organic:)
    Mary: I think its great that its put to good use
    Heavenly Housewife: totally with you, sounds worse than it actually is
    Claudia: I mixed the roughly ground seeds with the sponge. I used plain white flour
    Laural: no, its not April's fools.