Thursday, August 24, 2017

Back to The Never Cooked With List

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

Well, I haven't been keeping up with my ingredient wish list for a while...high time I got back to it. :-)

-----Barley Malt Syrup. The best way to use it is along with other natural sweeteners...I do not know which sweeteners I will use it with yet.
-----Bay scallops...or any scallops. Some of the people on "Hell's Kitchen" make cooking them seem like Rocket Science. They ARE finally starting to get close to affordable and that is cool!
-----Bean sprouts. I have eaten them but I have not cooked with them.
-----Black sesame seeds
-----Cashew butter. I have now had it on toast but not used it as an ingredient. Not strongly nutty...even a little think it is going to add up to oily but it doesn't. Aldi's now carries cashew butter.
-----Chevre (goat's cheese). I can't remember what but I have now used this blended into several dishes. We liked the cheese to be herbed.
-----Chipotle Tabasco
-----Curry powder. Now used in all sorts of ways.
-----Dark sesame oil
-----Dry mustard. I keep it on hand regularly now.
-----Enoki mushrooms.Mild.Crunch. Used for soups and stir fries.
-----Fried squash blossoms. I have a bottle of canned pumpkin blossoms in the cupboard that I need to figure out what to do with.
-----Garlic Tobaseco
-----Gray Salt
-----Ground Szechuan Peppercorns
-----Halloumi cheese
-----Haricot Vert. French green beans. We have cooked with this and now want to start growing them.
-----Hoisin sauce
-----Hotel Bar Butter. Part of New York cuisine for over a century. I think I first heard of it when reading "Julie& Julia."
-----Kelp. It is supposed to increase thyroid function...I have several thyroid problems.

Post-in-progress. :-)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

-----I haven't made this Zucchini Pie in a while.
-----"Sherm's Pepsi Up Float." I am going to try this. A simple recipe that sounds fun....I don't know if it will be great...the "Up" is 7-UP...we will have fun trying it. We will have ours without the Cool whip and cherry on top first. Of course, we will be having Cool Whip and cherries on top later. :-)
-----Bourbon-Bacon Slaw. Hmmm.
-----Spinach-Mashed Potato Stuffed Mushrooms? Well, I have never experienced vegan butter.

Friday, August 18, 2017


Of course, it's one of those movies with a bet...there's always a bet. A lot of the supporting actors are abnormally bad actors. Still, the plot is moving along.

On this month's menu, thus far.....

-----Creamy Lemon Chicken Picatta Meatballs

-----Husband and Kids might LOVE this Peanut Butter Cup Spread for their bagels!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Last year's words of wisdom from Preschooler:
"If he was here, I would call the police on this pretend phone."
-on the Devil
Also said:
"Respect your Mom and Dad. If you do not respect your parents, God will not give you any respect."

Listening To.....

Oregon is raising its smoking age to 21.

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