Monday, January 31, 2011

Eating well

It's nearly the end of the Lunar Year, which means lots of eating out this week!

We'll have some spinach pie, chili with accompanying cheese bread, and maybe a lasagna for some lunches and quick and easy dinners when we're home.

Monday: chili and cheese bread. I'm going to try new to me recipes from Cook's Illustrated Soups and Stews issue.
Tuesday: spinach pie.
Wednesday: Out for French to say goodbye to the lunar year.
Thursday: Happy New Year! I think we'll keep it simple with something delicious and full of vegetables.
Friday: Lasagna is sounding good, or maybe pizza!
Saturday: Cook with what we have in the fridge/freezer/pantry. We found a can of black beans and have no idea where they came from.
Sunday: Leftovers :)


Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Knit for a friend, the results are quite charming.
Project specs : Hettie
Yarn : Naturally Loyal and some DK scraps
Needles : 3.25mm needles

I'd recommend not slipping the edge stitches for the wings and using mattress stitch to sew them together.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Menu Monday

We've been eating out a lot, but a reliable standby recipe has been our version of this fabulous Pea and Spinach Soup from Bravo! Best of Bridge.

4 green onions, chopped
pinch of nutmeg
Fry these in your soup pot until fragrant (don't burn them!)

3 cups frozen pea
1 package frozen spinach
1 container chicken stock
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
Add to your stock pot and bring this to a boil. Cook until peas are soft and spinach has defrosted.

Puree! That's it. A wonderful way to get your green during the winter.


Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Year, Old Blog?

Dusting off the cobwebs over the last couple of months, I've discovered that I really do still enjoy knitting and spinning. My enjoyment of food was never in any doubt.

Let's see what happens in 2011 this year.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mondays are for Menus

Some new recipes, some new techniques and some old favourites:

Pea and spinach soup
Herb bread from the bread machine
Grilled chicken (dijon/olive oil marinade) and grilled portobellos
Wild mushroom risotto - both arborio and wild rice

We'll mix and match throughout the week for both lunch and dinner