Jam take two (and canning take three!). Another Coconut & Lime recipe. Again, made just 2/3 of the amount, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Recipe was a bit thinner than my first jam, but still solidified enough to work (I also wasn’t that judicious about getting all the pectin out of the container, plus my mixture boiled over a little). Note: Be sure to smash up the peach well.
Kitchen Goal #8 complete! This is a Coconut & Lime recipe. My only change was making 2/3 the quantity.
Only four more tasks to go: homemade pasta, candy, lobsters and cheese…
Local tomatoes, local cucumbers, home grown jalapeno, local basil, cider vinegar, olive oil.
One of the highlights of my July 4 visit to Pittsburgh was making sushi with Mandy, John and Mike. We visited the strip district for some supplies, and got the rest (and the fish) from the cool Japanese grocery store in Shadyside.
It was a team effort, so I don’t really have any full recipes for you (I mostly was in charge of cutting the ingredients and rolling), but here are some photos documenting our feast. More after the jump.
Filed under photo, technique
Doesn’t this bento box look so cute? Sadly, looks can be deceiving, as I wasn’t happy with this dinner at all, and we ended up ordering pizza after the movie we attended. Truth be told, the fact I cooked this tipsily probably didn’t help. That said.
*My attempt to make homemade miso soup failed because I didn’t realize Alton’s recipe also had a homemade dashi component, so I prebought dashi, and said dashi was basically inedible. Plus the tofu didn’t drain as much as I had hoped.
*Tuna was bland.
*Edamame got a little overcooked.
*Put too much five spice powder in the sauteed mushrooms.
At least I didn’t screw up the white rice?
Anyway, I bought bento boxes for John and myself on a whim at H-Mart last time, so I will definitely be trying again. Figured I’d share the photo, if not the recipes.
Indian-spiced roast chicken, cauliflower and string beans with tomato, fennel-scented potatoes. Recipes to follow.
I canned something! This was one of my year resolutions, so I’m excited. I’m also in the process of pickling that something!
Can’t tell you how it tastes because these need to sit for two weeks. But wanted to share a photo and link to the recipe I used for spicy pickles.
Excitement! The jars did seal, so hopefully, providing nothing grows mysteriously inside as they pickle, I did it right.
John has been “threatening” to make patatas bravas since we got back from Spain. For lunch today, he did! He used Jose’s recipe, which I’m just going to link to here. He served this with mini-baguette sandwiches with grilled chicken, avocado, tomato and some of the leftover aoli, and tomato and avocado bread. YUM.
We had homemade pizza recently. I’m not sure it makes sense to provide a recipe, but some matters of note:
*We used whole wheat Trader Joe’s dough, which is normally pretty reliable, even if I’m not that great of a pizza maker. I make my own dough sometimes but don’t have a foolproof recipe yet.
*We broke in our pizza stone! Still getting used to it but liked it.
*Ingredient combo pictured: part skim mozzarella, artisan salami, hot yellow peppers, sweet red peppers, basil leaves, homemade tomato sauce.