January 2011 Desktop Calendar

January 2010 Desktop Calendar

Happy New Year!

At the beginning of every month, I am offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our calendar for January is a picture of lemon slices I dried in a dehydrator (see these posts on raw buckwheat granola and raw multiseed crackers to know more about my dehydrator episode). I made a big batch of these, and I am keeping them on hand in a jar, to add to stews, riz au lait, and herbal teas.

Instructions to get your calendar are below!

Here’s how it works:

1- This link will open a new window (or tab) displaying the right wallpaper image for your screen.

2- Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and chose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture,” or something to that effect — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.

3- If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.

4- Enjoy!

[Note: Readers of this blog live all around the globe, and I am unable to provide localized versions of the desktop calendar at this point. This is why I've opted for the international standard, by which a large majority of countries abide, and which states that Monday is the first day of the week.]

  • http://operagirlcooks.com Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks

    Gorgeous! Love your desk calendars, Clotilde. And the idea of dehydrated lemon slices as an ingredient is really lovely, too.

  • Susan

    Happy New Year, Clotilde! I love the image of the lemons here!

  • ATL Cook

    I will have to try some dehydrated lemon in my tea. Good for summer too with sun tea don’t you think?

    • http://chocolateandzucchini.com clotilde

      You’re right, it would work well in sun tea, too!

  • Betsy Eicher

    Very refreshing for the New Year! Happy New Year to you!

  • http://www.j3nn.net J3nn (Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

    Happy New Year! Desktop calendars–especially with food images–is a wonderful idea!

  • http://www.analisfirstamendment.blogspot.com/ Lisa

    Happy New Year Clotilde! Thanks for making my desktop pretty each month!; )

  • http://naturally-delicious.blogspot.com/ renee

    I love your seasonal calendar photos. I brought your spaghetti squash gratin to a gathering last night and it was a hit. Many had never tasted or even heard of spaghetti squash before. Your recipe provided a tasty introduction. Thanks!
    Renee

    • http://chocolateandzucchini.com clotilde

      That’s great to hear, Renee, thanks!

  • http://beaglebea.blogspot.com Beatrix

    I love the calendar..thanks for offering this to your readers. I’m definately going to try making these lemon slices..I can imagine it would be really good in ice tea. Happy New Year !

  • http://lublink.org/alison Alison @ Hospitality Haven

    Cool idea! And on the note of the dehydrated lemon slices – fantastic! I never would have thought to do that. Must try that soon.

  • http://www.LetsCookTonight.com Gigi Centaro

    Clotilde,
    I have never dried lemon slices. Do they smell good? Would they work in potpourri?

    • http://chocolateandzucchini.com clotilde

      They do smell good, so you could definitely consider them for potpourri. Let us know how it turns out!

  • http://amusebouchefortwo.blogspot.com Tracy

    What a lovely thing to put in a jar…And use, of course :)

  • Mickey

    Bonjour,
    Just a follow up on my bold attempt to make maroon glace- They turned out to be coated with a crystalline sheen and were not soft and tender as the ones from Torino.
    There was also a good amount of vanilla flavored chestnut sugar that I have saved for some purpose. If you have any suggestions I would be most appreciative.
    The January screen saver is up to the high quality of your past ones.
    I am so thankful that my friend Pam introduced me to your delightful website.
    Incidentally–I did not give them to Pam as intended fearing that she might need to see her dentist afterward!
    Seriously I am enjoying them even though they are a far cry from the equisite maroon glace from Torino.
    Happy healthy and exciting 2011
    Your grateful firned, Mickey

    • http://chocolateandzucchini.com clotilde

      Thanks for the follow up, Mickey! As for the vanilla chestnut sugar, I would suggest sprinkling it over crêpes!

  • http://www.aplumbyanyothername.blogspot.com A Plum By Any Other Name

    I had never thought to dehydrate lemons: they look gorgeous. You’re off to a good start in 2011, already turning lemons into … dehydrated lemons. ;)

    • http://chocolateandzucchini.com clotilde

      That’s right, Plum: when life gives you lemons… :)

  • http://mylifewithbartender.blogspot.com/ Jenious

    Thanks for this lovely start to the new year, Clotilde. Happy 2011!

  • http://favorite-seafood.blogspot.com Nurman

    Happy new year Clotilde.., I like her calendar, I also liked the recipe. Friendship Greetings from Indonesia.
    I hope you want to exchange links with my blog.
    Thank you

  • simona

    I’m really proud you like Soda stream as it’s an Israeli invention/product, which was very popular here about 35 years ago. It has still not made it’s come back in Israel, but we heard it’s very popular abroad. Enjoy it and Happy New Year!

    • http://chocolateandzucchini.com clotilde

      I had no idea, how interesting! My best wishes to you too.

  • http://thehospitalityguru.com.au Anna Johnston

    Hi Clotilde, found you on Twitter, am having a blast reading your posts and learning so much too. Your calendar is great! I’m a ‘Foodus Bloggerus’ from Canberra, Australia, always looking for fellow foodies, especially from other cultures. :0)

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