When I chose the theme for the January edition of "Waiter, there's something in my...", it was in the good effort to finally overcome my fear of making a proper (read: meat-based) terrine. I do enjoy eating them, especially when foie gras is involved, and these little earthenware pots of terrines are also pretty much the only way I tolerate liver. But it was not to be, I succumbed to the pressures of my own hectic schedule and ended up making something I was more familiar with: a vegetarian one.
Who would have thought, though, that the majority of bloggers out there would go for a meat-free alternative? You wouldn't believe the vast array of creations that featured vegetables, fruit and even (god forbid) chocolate! Also very popular was a frozen incarnation, which is just as well, seeing that the least thing the Southern hemisphere needs this time of the year is to have the oven going at full steam for several hours!
So here you have it: a summary of the most delicious terrine creations you gifted foodbloggers around the world have come up with... thanks for participating and watch out for the next round, this time hosted by Andrew of SpittoonExtra!
Blog: Baking Delights
Recipe: Eggplant & Lentil Terrine
Spicy-sweet lentils and Morrocan spices, a delightful burst of flavours for you...
Blog: Biggest Jim's Food Blogs
Recipe: Pork, leek, pancetta & prune terrine
Jim's saving the day with a meat terrine... all my favourite flavours combined in one neat ramekin!
Blog: Cook Sister!
Recipe: Three cheese terrine
Possibly the best combination of cheeses you will ever come across... and defintely a great success all around!
Blog: Eating Brittany
Recipe: Furious Kipper Terrine
Fresh fish, fiery chillies, garlic and spices... my new addiction spread on a piece of bread.
Blog: fresh adriatic fish
Recipe: Maccaroni & cheese terrine
Turning convention on its head, here's your favourite comfort food in a loaf tin!
Recipe: Tofu terrine with candied chillies
Tofu, blue cheese and garlic combine for a beauty of a vegetarian terrine - and those chillies are a stroke of genius!
Blog: I'm Hungry
Recipe: Duck terrine with pistachios & dried cherries
Proof that even though some ingredients might sound off-putting, you can still achieve an amazing end result!
Blog: Mele Cotte
Recipe: Tomato Terrine
An aspic-based creation of ripe tomatoes and other veg - and look for a delightful avocado terrine, too...
Blog: My Bit of Earth
Recipe: Sausage, pepper, polenta & mozzarella terrine
Polenta-lover of this world unite for a feast of comfort terrine...
Recipe: Beetroot & mint terrine
My least favourite vegetable in a beautiful incarnation: and one day, I might be persuaded ;-)
Recipe: Rabbit & lemon terrine
This terrine is a combination of everything that is wild and wonderful...
Recipe: Roast red pepper, aubergine & scarmorza terrine
Summery peppers, smoked mozzarella and lemoney eggplants - served with a dollop of home-made pesto.
Blog: A Suitable Spice
Recipe: Apricot, banana & clementine terrine
Beautiful aspic-based fruit terrine... you'll love the combination of colours and flavours!
Blog: bron marschall
Recipe: Lime & cranberry terrine
Refreshing ice-cream served in a spongy roll - that's the way aha aha I like it!
Blog: Canela & Comino
Recipe: White chocolate & strawberry frozen terrine
Peruvian mountains-inspired layers or melting tenderness... wish I was there!
Blog: I was born a woman
Middle-Eastern delicacy of milk pudding with orange gelée - like jell-O, but lightyears better!
Blog: Kettle & Cup
Recipe: Earl Grey Bittersweet Chocolate Terrine
Bittersweet chocolate scented with Earl Grey tea - think of it as a mousse on steroids!
Blog: make life sweeter!
Recipe: Coconut-coffee terrine
Diagonal (!) layers of strong coffee and exotic coconut... if that's not creative, what is?
Blog: notes from my food diary
Recipe: Chocolate brownie terrine
Heaven in a loaf-tin, that's what I call this... and there's me off to make it - mmmh!
Blog name: Palachinka
Recipe: Chocolate & Strawberries terrine
A bar of chocolate a day keeps the doctor away!
Recipe: Basil-scented fruit terrine
Deliciously fruity little number that bloody well did set in the end... Oh how he cursed, oh how he laughed (not!)
Blog: Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy
Recipe: Tottonutella semifreddo terrine
Bring on the tooth-pulling sticky stuff! And some almonds and chocolate, of course...
Recipe: Honey Panna Cotta and Raspberry Terrine
A feast for the eyes, that's for sure, and an altogether inspired recipe - a perfect pud!
Blog name: The Thorngrove Table
Recipe: Raspberry Semi-Freddo/Parfait, Ginger Glass Cookies & Raspberry Sauce
A three-tiered recipe that might take some time, but will reward you plentifold... now can we have some summer, please?
Blog: Us vs. Food
Recipe: Peanut butter mousse & mango lemon curd
A laugh-out-loud funny post on delicious things that don't necessarily play ball together ;-)