Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stir Fry

I absolutely love stir fry's. So many good flavours and textures all in one bowl! Found the best sauce in an old book by Rose Reisman.
What I did was saute all of my veggies in the wok and I started with onion and then added peppers, asparagus and spinach. Once they were all ready to serve I poured on this sauce...and served over brown rice.
Hoisin Marinade:
2T soya sauce; 2T hoisin sauce; 2T rice vinegar; 1T brown sugar; 1T veg oil; 1/2t minced fresh ginger; 1/2 t crushed garlic. Mix them all well in a jar and use when ready!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


While out for a run with a friend this am the conversation turned to food, as it seems to do quite regularly. We talked about favourites in our household and a mutual favourite is burgers. Girls like burgers but honestly it is the boys who love them, at least in my house, and in hers too. So, grabbed some lean ground beef from that cow of mine, remember that freezer full in my basement and am going to make them tonight. I do not have a recipe but know that pepper, worcestshire sauce, a little tobasco will go in and probably not much more. We used to faithfully stop at a burger joint en route up north and they stuck to the basic toppings which I happen to think is the best. So this is dinner tonight with that spinach salad from whitewater that I told you about a little while ago.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tomato Sauce

Our grocery store offers "case lot" sales and most of which I do not even look at. But the other day they had cases of tomatoes on the vine that looked lovely, smelled divine and were priced well. So, I bought one. So, tonight I am going to make a huge batch of tomato sauce...can always find a use for tomato sauce.
I am going to chop two onions and saute them in olive oil with four cloves of garlic for at least thirty minutes. They will be really soft and fragrant. To that I will add my tomatoes, there are probably two dozen small tomatoes that I will quarter. This will cook for another thirty minutes. It will reduce and become quite thick...add a little salt and pepper and use it or pour it in to a jar and keep it in the fridge or freezer.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cous Cous

If ever you have leftover veggies or are bbq'ing, like we did...again tonight, couscous is an amazing accompaniment. Of course it is pasta so be careful not to inhale too much of it. But toss in asparagus, green onion and lemon juice and you have a wonderful side to whatever comes off the grill.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mashed Potatoes

Mondays have not been my favourite day recently. So I thought hm, today is the day that I am going to make that change. The sun is out, will take my dog for a nice long walk, do some laundry and make a nice comforting dinner. This will of course include mashed potatoes. And not just any mashed potatoes. I am going to throw in some sweet potatoes to make them even better. For some reason, mashed potatoes make everything all right.
And I have some chicken breasts on the bone that are defrosting as I write. We will bbq them, that is I will marinate them with some lemon juice, oregano, olive oil and garlic and my husband will cook them!