You Win Some,

Posted on Wednesday 15 October 2014

They can’t all work. Sometimes cooking mojo spontaneously converts to writing mojo or scrabble mojo.

The sweet potatoes run thru the mandolin were brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and got a few degrees too much heat.

The cucumber was turned with mustard, vegannaise and dill and a few bits of chopped green pepper and green onion. The cucumber is getting old on the vine, tough-skinned. I should have peeled it.

The orzo was cooked with a little herb and salt. Given a little dimness of cupboard and a little dimness of mind and what I thought was brown rice was mistaken for orzo. Luckily I noticed before they burned.

The lentils were cooked with a mix of marsala and curry, apple cider, chipotle, ketchup. The soft tofu was added at the end to heat through. It gave a muddied effect with too many competing flavours.

more garden
Forgot we had some turnip, and watermelon radish, carrot and kale still growing out there.

12:23 pm
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Thanksgiving II

Posted on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Tofurkey, and cranberries from an Ontario crop.

Not sure that I’m sold on Tofurkey. It is to the tooth like cheese curds. A good analogous food?

small spread
Stuffed in around it carrots, onion, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes. Made a mushroom gravy with a touch of toasted rice powder and thyme. And parsnips besides.

lattice attempt
Oh pie dear lord. A rhubarb and strawberry made with all whole wheat crust. Because we’re apparently out of white flour. Whoops. And white sugar. (The cranberry sauce was cooked with brown sugar instead.)

rhubarb pie with cashew cream
The best was my pie, with cashew cream on top.

Remind me that it would be unhealthy to live on cashew cream and orchard fresh apples.

12:04 pm
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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on Monday 13 October 2014

crab apple jelly
What says harvest like preserves? Crab apple jelly made by my aunts.

indian relish and pickles
Indian relish and sweet pickle relish.


Mashed taters.

Frozen veggie mix.

rhubarb pie
Mom’s homemade rhubarb pie.

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Posted on Friday 10 October 2014

Simple and good. At least passable grilled cheese from the new place in the Rideau Centre Food court who does only many variations of grilled cheese called MLTDOWN. They have timed presses that lift when done rather than workers checking for done. It’s heated until stringy cheese and tastes like real cheese.

This is the vegetable variety on 12 grain.

Kids breakfasts around the world.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to the Canadians.

12:04 pm
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Taco tada

Posted on Thursday 9 October 2014

vegan crumble
Metro had some of this spiced crumbled tofu with Mexican seasoning so why not. Chopped an onion, cooking it as I heated this.

That as the base of tacos with store lettuce but our own tomatoes. Salsa and cheddar. I considered fake cheese but it tastes so plasticky. That’s definitely not made of things of few ingredients one would have in the house.

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Simply Stuffed

Posted on Wednesday 8 October 2014

stuffed mushroom caps
The mushrooms on offer were large so I pulled out the stems, chopped them with grated carrot, minced garlic and a broken cracker or two and baked them.

Behind that soba noodles that I tossed in Worcester sauce, tamari sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, carrots, mushrooms and broccoli.


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Posted on Tuesday 7 October 2014

bread outside

bread alone

okay, and truffle oil
A little olive oil and black truffle olive oil and we’re set.

Deep Fried maple leaves anyone?

12:01 pm
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