Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pork and Soba noodles

Thrown together dinner, that was so good... Notes to self, so I remember what I did...

Soba Noodles: Boil water add in two bundles of soba noodles, cook until tender drain and rinse...

Half an onion, chopped
1 lb. Ground pork

2 TBS of vegetable oil, sauté onion in wok until tender... add ground pork,
season with onion, garlic powder and salt.

take out of pan...

Add 2 TBS sesame oil, 2TBS rice vinegar, 2 TBS soy sauce
Add 1 garlic, 2 slices of fresh ginger, 1 bok chou,  two handfuls of sliced mushrooms, sauté until tender, add in
4 TBS of fresh salsa

Drop in Spinach at end until wilted..

salted caramel cookies

On my list to make...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Roasted potatoes


  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine oil, garlic, basil, marjoram, dill weed, thyme, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir in potatoes until evenly coated. Place potatoes in a single layer on a roasting pan or baking sheet.
  3. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, turning occasionally to brown on all sides.

Veggie Broth

When I make veggie broth I often use whatever I have in my fridge...

Add 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
3 stalks of celery chopped
A half a knuckle of ginger
1 tbs of kosher salt
one whole onion,
2 cups of fresh corn or one bag of frozen corn
2 tomatoes chopped
and sautee it in 3 TBS of olive oil... then add 5 quarts of water
Cover, bring to a boil and  thent urn down heat and let it simmer all day, adding water if it needs....

I can mine in a pressure cooker to keep it longer, but you can also freeze it..But don't leave it for long in the fridge....

edamame dip

1 cup shelled cooked edamame beans
1/2 cup cooked fresh spinach
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp greek yogurt
1 tbs cream cheese
2 cloves garlic
juice of one lemon
wee bit of cumin

Dried Strawberries

  1. Halve or quarter the strawberries, depending on their size; place on a baking sheet; season with salt and pepper;
  2. Dry in the oven for three hours at 100° C / 210° F.

Asparagus salad

4 ounces pancetta
1 tbs butter
1 lb asparagus trimmed an split on bias.
1 1 /4 cup leeks cut and quartered
2 garlic cloves
zest of one lemon
1 tsp orange zest
3 TBS pine nuts
1-2 TBS italian flat leaf parsley

4 ounces pancetta, saute until lightly crisp. diced

add asparagus and leeks and 1 TBS butter to pan and  saute until tender crisp

Add all the other ingreidients and saute til for about a minute.
Salt and pepper to taste