Eating Our Veggie Table

Posted on Thursday 27 November 2014

baked smiles
A couple baked potato treats, fresh boiled green beans.

eating out of the garden
Fresh garden produce, frozen on the stem.

stew
Baked into a curry with okra, garlic and onion.

5:16 pm
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Garden Fresh

Posted on Wednesday 26 November 2014

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I forgot a meal. Soba noodles turned with hoisin sauce, hot pepper jelly and sesame oil. Firm tofu, grilled. Turnips, some our own, boiled.

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And at the back there, our own sweet carrots. There’s a reason why they are bred long. Hard to peel when they’re stubby. We’re going to bed our carrots down and overwinter the rest. Never did that before. Wonder how it will go.

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And tomorrow, eating in Toronto!

12:20 pm
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The Crusty Baker

Posted on Tuesday 25 November 2014

tray for the table
The Crusty Baker, Kemptville.

I don’t think there’s a wrong choice possible. But I didn’t have everything. Sandwiches were exceptional. Everyone seemed happy with their focaccia. They have local cheese, make various bread in house, and sweets.

4 kinds of butter tarts, apricot cheesecake, iced pies are mincemeat-like. The square things I forget the same of.

chocolate tarte
The chocolate tarte was intense and fruity and with a shortbread crust. Blissy.

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Veggie focaccia. Very good.

breakfast
The next day, breakfast in bed. Musli with cashew milk.

breakfast leftover butter tart
It’s a different idea for butter tarts, beyond cranberry and caramelized top. Like mille foile.

breakfast in bed
The squares are white in the middle.

Have to try more of their bread next chance.

12:10 pm
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Vegan Gumbo

Posted on Monday 24 November 2014

ontario garlic
Seems a natural fit with a starting point like this.

Yves veggie dog
Prego sauce is salty sweet water. But if you cook it with bay leaves, fresh pummmelled pepper, annatto, cumin, dried thyme, a crumble of dried parsley, sliced garlic, cayenne, and paprika it gets somewhere.

Add a cooked white swan squash that melts down into it and a large cooked carrot, a whole onion, a dozen okra. Served over noodles because I forgot to cook the rice at the start.

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A little sweet herb for dessert.

12:15 pm
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The Carleton

Posted on Friday 21 November 2014

pita, Carleton Tavern
Carleton Tavern’s hummus tabouli plate special with pita for $8.50.

hummus tabouli plate
This hummus was really garlicky but it depends. Like home cooking, it isn’t always the same. Good tabouli.

12:12 pm
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Sandlunch

Posted on Thursday 20 November 2014

sweet potato sandiwches
The Superstore bread with its marble slash looked alluring. Terrible, terrible bread. Gummy, bland despite the spice, no crust. So, toast with highly flavoured ingredients: arugula, hot mustard, horseradish, mayo, nutritional yeast and baked sweet potato. Aunt’s pickles on the side. Also, kale chips tossed with chilli powder and hot pepper flakes.

12:19 pm
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Bagels

Posted on Wednesday 19 November 2014

bagels
From hands down the best bagel shop in Ottawa. I think the Bagelshop has lost its crown to Kettleman’s. Too many times (4 different days in a year to be specific) I get the scent and taste of mould in the sesame of the Bagelshop and Kettleman’s realizes it can be whole wheat and have sesame seeds. Bagelshop still has the distribution but not quality control anymore.

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Empire Apples

12:15 pm
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