Monday, August 24, 2009

Teed's 1st Annual A-Z List for Foodies!

Hello fellow foodies!

I've decided that I would put together a list of all things foodie 2009. I'm hoping to continue the list on an annual or semi-annual basis. I'll try to post a new letter every single day. Now that's dedication!

Stay tuned!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Moosewood Recipe - Puffy Pancake from New Classics

This week I'm on vacation, so I'm going to be cooking and baking up a storm. I'm taking every opportunity to embrace this new way of eating. And besides, I love being in the kitchen.

This morning I made the Puffy Pancake from Moosewood New Classics. I made a few changes. The original recipe calls for apples and an apple sauce made from apple cider.

I substituted with pears for the apples and added mini chocolate chips, but kept the rest of the ingredients the same. I didn't make the apple syrup either, we served with maple syrup.

The pears and chocolate were divine, but the next time I'll make a custard or english cream to serve this with.

A definite hit though, we'll definitely be making this again.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I Think I'm Officially a Lacto-Ovo-Pescatarian

What a mouthful. A mouthful of vegetables.

We stopped at the Country Pumpkin on our way home from the camp today. It was so great. This is why I love living in the country. Our bounty:

Which in turn yielded a dinner of corn on the cob with blue cheese butter and beets and shallots (a Moosewood recipe):

This is Why I Love Living in the Country

Gardening, and reaping the benefits of others' gardens.

I can't believe how much it's grown, especially the cucumbers! They grow fast! And they were actually an afterthought to the garden, so we planted them in pots on our patio.

Look at our teenie little broccoli!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tea Time!

I decided today that it was time I learned how to brew a proper cup of tea. I went to Trinitea's, on Regent Street here in Fredericton, for a lesson in brewing.

They were so nice to me! I learned that you use about 1 tsp per cup for a regular tea, but maybe 2 tsps per cup for a light flavoured tea. You brew green tea for about 2 mins per cup and black tea for 4-5 mins per cup. Good to know!

I picked up some organic gunpowder green from China and some strawberry cream green from Japan.

I can't wait to try them!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Book: Skinny Bitch

I read the majority of this book, written by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, yesterday. I'll say that I'm mostly disturbed by the content.

I didn't expect the book to be about veganism or vegetarianism. Or animal rights or animal slaughter. I cried.

I do try my best to incorporate a lot of vegetarian meat substitutes into my diet, and we often eat completely veggie meals. And when we buy meat, and other products, we choose organic and free-range as often as we can. And in all honesty, I'm sure the book was more of a portrait of what happens to animals in american slaughterhouses rather than what takes place here in Canada.

But I think it has changed me a little. If I've ever considered being completely vegetarian, and I have many MANY times, I've never considered it as strongly as I do today.

But is there really anything wrong with drinking milk, or eating other dairy products or eggs? I don't see anything wrong with this, as long as the animals from which these products come are treated well.

This is going to be a bad thinking day.