September 2014 Desktop Calendar

September 2014 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month in 2014, I am offering a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

As a new feature this year, the desktop calendar is available in two versions: a US-friendly version that features Sunday as the first day of the week, and a French version (shown above) that complies with international standards, featuring Monday as the first day of the week.

Our calendar for September is a picture of zucchini, and I probably don’t need to tell you how I feel about those. You can check out some of my favorite zucchini recipes, but this summer I’ve also been roasting them a lot when it wasn’t too hot out: cut the zucchini into big cubes, spread out on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle generously with good olive oil and sprinkle with salt, and roast at 200°C (400°F) for half an hour. With some chopped chipotle almonds and fresh herbs on top, it is simple yet very tasty.

Instructions to get your calendar are below.

Here’s how it works:

1- Click on the following links to get the US version (weeks begin on Sunday) or to get the French version (weeks begin on Monday); each of these links will open a new window (or tab) displaying the wallpaper, in the appropriate format for your screen size.

2- Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and choose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture,” or something to that effect (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 panel (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 and see you next month!

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  • lovely photo :)

  • Annabel Smyth

    Lovely photo, but the calendar is on the wrong side for me (I know you alternate it). Been talking about courgettes on the phone with my mother – she says her current favourite way of eating them is to split them, then roast them in the oven, sprinkling them with grated cheese for the last 1/4 of the cooking time! Sounds good to me….

    • That’s an idea I can get behind! What sort of cheese do you suppose she uses?

      • Annabel Smyth

        Almost definitely Cheddar, which is what people here mean when they don’t specify. Comté or even Cantal might work, or a really nice Emmenthal. But knowing my mother, I bet she’s used blue cheese – Stilton, usually, here, or Shropshire Blue – on occasion. I was thinking that what we call “Mexican cheese” – i.e. Cheddar with chillies added – would work well, too.

        • Thanks Annabel! How fun that cheddar is the default cheese when not specified. In France, it would be gruyère cheese. :)

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