Since I got my halogen oven I wanted to bake a DUCK. Yes, big, fat duck I remember my Mom was making it occasionally stuffed with apples and served with red cabbage salad. Actually my first memory about baked duck comes from early childhood – …
I’ve had so many things to do lately that I really didn’t even have time to explore my favorite world of food. But since I have my time off I could slow down and think what I want to make today. My inspiration comes from Cookies this time, because he mentioned lately he would like traditional baked potatoes, but I know I made it once with salmon, soooooo I started thinking. What goes good with pots? BACON! What goes good with pots and bacon? CHEESE!! Add a couple other yummy ingredients and you have a winner dinner.
Actually its very easy, just the pots were hard and hollowing with a teaspoon was a little annoying 0_o I believe I need another tool for that… (or someone else, maybe named COOKIES???!!!)
I’m constantly harassed by Cookies for making rice, pots, or the infamous couscous (w/cucumbers) to accompany our dinners, that he is tired of it, dearly 0_o. The bitching about it, also annoyed me… dearly 0_o but made me also look deeper into food that accompanies …
I just can’t believe how fast time flies… I just started blogging and now we have our 1st year behind us. I was thinking what to write about and while I was debating, I looked through my kitchen window and just knew my topic instantly.
2 weeks ago we had to make a necessary purchase in one of the home depots in the neighbourhood. On the way in they had a whole garden section displayed outside, with all these stands with flowers, bushes and herbs. I’ve always wanted to have my own garden with fresh veggies and herbs, but since I'm living in a small apartment, I had to keep dreaming. Well, for sure? When we passed this garden section I decided I’m not leaving before I have at least something to plant in the pots.
We made our shopping and while leaving I told Cookies I’m not going before I get my needs fulfilled… I bought a big, long pot, put Cookies into the line to cash out, and run to pick my plants. Was looking for coriander and basil but ended with thyme, rosemary and the 3rd one I didn't know what was actually, I just hoped it’s eatable 0_o. Then in the line Cookies said… well I think you need some soil, woman 0_o. Uh Oh indeed and I made him run to find not so big bag ;-).
Leaving the store I was happy like a pig in the mud… after we came back I started playing with my new purchases. Believe me, I never planted crap before so I was kind of lost but as it’s shows it worked.. though I made such mess that Cookies almost got a freaking heart attack… soil was everywhere… on the counter, floor, me 0_o. I think I used all the silverware but here it is, my little herb garden on the windowsill ;-).
Now after couple weeks it’s growing like crazy, thyme almost went outside and the oregano (it was oregano actually) is climbing almost to the ceiling… I love it extremely much and try to utilize it as much as possible.
The best recipe for this is my tossed potatoes. My first idea about this side dish I got from Hare Krishna cookbook I purchased a long time ago, until now I changed this recipe plenty of times and the end result is what Cookies likes the most.
I think I don’t have to explain the beneficial influence of various soups – though mushroom soup has additional values because of the unique values of mushrooms themselves. Mushrooms are a very good source of B vitamins such as niacin and riboflavin and minerals like …
This recipe I got from my co-worker Magda, who sometimes writes for my Friends Recipes section. Her yummy yams still await translation 😉 sorry!!! In my permanent hunt for chix recipes I grab anything that looks/sounds good. This one was especially appealing, cos of the …
Sort of Meat Pie but with Potatoes. You could easily make this with pastry crust and it would be like a ground beef pot pie… sort of. Anyway, we like a lot of vegetables and I try to utilise as many as I can, when I am called upon to do the “dirty” no, not that, NOR, washing the dishes… but when Magda Cooks, doesn't cook and Cookies gets to cook. More like IS MADE too, but I like too as well, as generally, by rule, I do stuff she does not. Henceforth, good.
Todays recipe is an easy one, not much goes into this, and can be done a number of different ways actually. I will present to you, the way I do it, but I will also try to show you some alternatives too. Basically its potatoes with mixed vegetables, and a gravy sauce from ground beef. Sounds easy? Well, guess what IT IS.