Sunday, July 26, 2009

More Cooking Adventures

Licensed Photo. "Farmhouse Fireplace"
Taken by Roger Kirby.

-----We made barbecue turkey wings this month. Excellent.
-----I am making Vegetarian Paella tomorrow or the next day. I am substituting carrots for the celery. I start prep of the 6 ingredients that need to be chopped, broken, etc. this evening. All ingredients have now been picked up from the store. There are a lot of different tweaks that I want to try on this idea.
------Next month, I start work on learning to make my own tortillas. I plan to buy a palote....basically a rolling pin that looks like a dowel stick and is for rolling tortillas flat and round. One of my projects will be making a homemade tortilla press for corn tortillas.

I am started a list of things that I have never cooked with before and I will slowly be working my way through that list. Hopefully, I will be able to find all of the items at a market somewhere.
I have never cooked with:
Kelp (supposed to increase thyroid function...and I have thyroid problems)
Soba Noodles (though I have had them and had them cooked for me)
Miso (eaten this plenty of times)
Pine Nuts (never tasted one)
Muscovado Sugar
Curry Powder
Sesame Seeds
Seitan (wonder how this is pronounced and I have never had)
Fleur de Sel (maybe I have had this....haven't paid attention to sea salt labels)
Tofu (I don't counting heating up veggie burgers as having cooked with it)
Edamame (though I will not be able to taste/eat due to thyroid issues)

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