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Fresh Salsa

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 in Food | 0 comments

Fresh Salsa

It’s not really the season for fresh salsa but my mom just gave me I don’t know how many pounds of tomatoes that she harvested from her garden this fall. They needed to be used and I love salsa. I used to make this salsa with jalapeno but the kids don’t like it as much and I prefer to be able to taste all of the other flavours (besides the burn) so I started using a dash of tabasco instead. Some will find that terrible and this salsa too weak. But I love it. 3 or more good sized beefsteak-style tomatoes (fleshy, not too juicy), diced 1/4 small red onion, minced 1 clove garlic juice from 1 lime splash of olive oil splash of red wine vinegar 1/2 clump of...

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Delicious Slop a.k.a Raita

Posted on Apr 9, 2009 in Food, From The Mouths of Babes | 0 comments

Delicious Slop a.k.a Raita

Rain loves raita and I usually make it every time we have Indian food or make curry. He gets really excited and says “Mom, you made that delicious slop!” 1 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cucumber, shredded on a cheese grater 1-2 tsp cumin cilantro to taste 1/2 tsp salt Stir everything together and serve with your favourite curry.

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Curry in a Hurry

Posted on Apr 9, 2009 in Food | 0 comments

Curry in a Hurry

Aaron invented this dish out of whatever we had in the cupboard a few years ago, one of those days when we really needed groceries. I’ve refined it over the years and it is so yummy. beef or lamb cubed 1 can whole tomatoes 1 onion, diced fresh cilantro turmeric cumin 1/4 tsp – 1/2 tsp curry If I’m using a nice cut of beef, I throw everything (except the onion) together in a container and marinate for 1/2 hour before cooking. Using hands or scissors, mush up the tomatoes into bite size pieces. If I use stew beef, I simmer it in 4 cups of water for an hour prior to adding everything else and then I omit the marinating phase. Cook onion in a tsp of oil...

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Harvest Chicken Vegetable Soup

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 in Food | 0 comments

Harvest Chicken Vegetable Soup

I made this up tonight, mostly from whatever was in the fridge. 6 cups chicken stock 1 chicken breast, shredded 1/2 nameless orange squash (leftover in fridge), cubed 5 small new red potatoes, skins on, cubed 1 small onion, diced 1/2 cup green beans, chopped dash salt & pepper 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning 1 star anise Yum. yum.

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Jam Sweethearts

Posted on Feb 9, 2009 in Food | 0 comments

Jam Sweethearts

Rain started preschool in January and, much to my delight, was given a Scholastic book order form that dredged up fond memories from my school days. We sat down together and chose several books. One of the books was a cookbook for kids published by DK books, one of my favourite publishers. Rain has always liked to help in the kitchen and for his 3rd Birthday we got him an apron from Natural Pod. He also took a cooking class at the community centre in the fall where they made spaghetti & meatballs, apple crisp, salad with creamy dressing, banana muffins, witches finger cookies and other tasty treats. They were given the recipes at the end of the session and the...

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The best sushi

Posted on Jan 5, 2009 in Food, From The Mouths of Babes | 0 comments

The best sushi

Rain is a sushi fiend. He adores miso, sashimi (eats it by the fistful), avocado rolls, california rolls. He knew the names of all the dishes as soon as he could talk and he often pretends to be a waiter. He gets a piece of paper and a pen and takes our order, asking if we’ll have sashimi or teriyaki or sunomono. Before we moved away from Vancouver, we had a parting meal with Auntie Mel. Her kids were at their dad’s so we had an opportunity to visit with only 1/2 the chaos (because Rain creates the same chaos as all 4 of Mel’s kids). We ordered Indian Food from Tandoori King on Main St. We served up our plates and dug in. After a few bites, Rain...

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