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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chicken and Sausage Pot Pie, Oh My!

Will post the pictures of this deliciousness in a bit but wanted to share the crust receipe with you all......only if you are interested!

I made a spelt crust and this is how it went.

1lb of butter
1.5lbs of sifted spelt flour
1.5cups of water

Chop up the butter into cubes and place in bowl.  Sift the flour twice, once into seperate bowl and again into bowl with butter.  Using your hands, having only thoughts of love and kindness, mix the butter and flour, squeezing the butter and flour between your fingers and blending it all together.   Don't over blend as you want to have walnut size pieces of butter and flour in the bowl (this will make for a flakier crust).  Once you have brought this devine mixture together, add the water (cold water is best) and mix together.  I prefer the mixture a little watery (almost to the point where I feel like I messed up) but the trick is, it will still hold a wet shape that I wrap in saran and place in the fridge overnight.  The next day the dough is very soft and pliable.....just the way I like it.  I roll out my pieces with a light dusting of flour, shape into the pie dish and back in the fridge for about 20minutes and then it is ready to use.
I hope this makes sense and if not then let me know as this blog is a work in progress and so am I!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Breakfast........or Lunch.....Brunch.....a meal!

Breakfast came late today but worth every bite!!!   Left over salsa in the eggs with cheese.   Served on salad greens, fresh avacado and some corn chips for fun!  Continue reading for salsa receipe!

Salsa Receipe (the easy will have to ask for the harder one!)

1. 1 Large can of diced tomatoes.
2. A handful of cilantro.                
3. Half of one red (or any) onion.                        
4. 1tsp of chili powder, 1tsp of cumin, 1 tsp of (smoked if you have it) paparika.
5. The juice of half a lime
6. Salt to taste.

Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend for about 10 seconds then hit the pulse button a few time until it is very small chunky salsa.  Taste to see if you like it....add some more spice or heat (a little sambal always works).  Serve and enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Web Pages are hard.....back to my chicken!

Chicken pot pie and chicken stew that what left overs make me feel like eating!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Back in the kitchen!

After a very intense Wilderness First Aid course, 90 hours, 10 days straight and being away from home, it is fabulous to get back here. The new deck is on, the garden has a fence around it and the bread is going to be a baking!!!
Strawberries are coming soon and leaving the rhubarb alone this year will make for a delicious pie or maybe being creative and making a stuffed pasta of strawberry/rhubarb and a sweet, creamy sauce???
How many different items can you think of, sweet or savoury, out of strawberry and rhubarb?
Savoury strawberry/rhubarb on some pork with toasted sesame seeds.
Vanilla and rhubarb ice cream with strawberry compote on top.
Pancakes with toasted nuts of choice and a strawberry/ rhubarb topping.

I will think of more and write later......what are your ideas?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Coconut Shrimp Salad

As I am looking at this picture and a few others it occurs to me that there is a lot going on the plate. Reflecting on that, I am not cooking in a restaurant, lodge, yacht and I have no need to make a three course meal for my family and myself, real food, real dinner, at my bowl or one plate, less dishes, less work. I will explain what is on the plate.

Fresh organic romaine lettuce with avacado, pumpkin seeds and roasted beets. Sauteed kale with bacon and pear balsamic vinegar. One half of a portabello mushroom with melted local cheese and a quick seared butter, garlic, coconut shrimp. Of course the best salad dressing (EVER) which has come with many different names and has been adapted to my taste! Yes I do try to eat like this every night and put some love into the food for myself and those that are sitting at the table with me!

Enjoy and for all of you who want receipes you will have to log on to the blog and ask me here cause this is where the action is!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rainy days make for lots of fun in the kitchen.

Banana, pecan, date bread. Rye loaves. Chicken noodle soup. Lunch. Dinner........oh what a day! The weather is in true BC style this week. Wait 10 minutes and it will change, or not and it will rain. The kitchen is where I will spend most of my day as well as a 10k bike ride for the dogs.

Pictures to follow soon!!

What do you like to cook on a rainy day?