Saturday, April 18, 2009

Notebooks Ten and Eleven

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel now, my tour of notebooks is almost done.

Book 10 is back to the cut and paste. This one has a LOT of vegan recipes, probably more than half the book.

This one has a recipe for Tomato Soup Spice Bread. Have you ever had Tomato Soup Bread? Years ago my Mom asked me to find some recipes for Tomato Soup bread for my Grandmother. I thought it sounded horrible! A couple of years later there was a vendor at one of the farmers markets in Calgary selling it so I bought a loaf. Absolutely delicious.

There's also a couple of Tyler Florence recipes. Peach barbecue sauce sounds so lovely. There's also 10 meatball recipes. It's like I collect them or something. And a Pad Thai recipe from Donna Hay. Don't know if I'll ever try that, I've found the best Pad Thai recipe ever.

Back a million years ago the receptionist at my old office gave me a big bag of cooking magazines. I finally sat down and went through them, tired of lugging that bag from house to house (3 moves!).

The recipe I chose to make was Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches with Roasted Garlic and Basil mayonnaise. I made this for a fast after work supper, and threw in some unroasted chopped garlic in place of the roasted. Sauteed mushrooms and garlic basil mayo go together surprisingly well. This one was a hit.


Book 11 is another binder, to get rid of all the papers I'd collected after I tidied up all the other papers in books 8 and 9.

There are a ton of Thai and Vietnamese recipes in this one. They are 2 of my favorite cuisines and unfortunately they are not well represented restaurant wise where I live. So far I have just denied myself, but that can't keep happening for long. I'll have to jump in and try making some of these dishes.

Only in the last couple of years have I learned to like corned beef. I'm not sure I'm ready to make one at home, but it's nice to have a recipe on hand in case the mood strikes me.

I picked 2 recipes to make from the book Dim Sum by Ellen Leong Blonder. The first was Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai, a little dumpling left open at the top, and cooked by steaming.

Here's my Mom forming the Siu Mai. The finished picture was too hideous to share with you, even by my standards, but they were delicious.

We also made Stuffed Mushrooms, the mushrooms being stuffed with a water chestnut, pork and shrimp mixture.

They were wonderful, and also more photogenic.


NKP said...

You have won me over with the mushrooms! I will have to pick some up for grilled sammies, sounds great!
Thanks so much for the bread coupons, I gave them to my starving-student daughter for when she is in the city - at least we know her bread will be good!

Sara said...

Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods, especially portobello mushrooms sandwiches. They are so quick to make, always delicious and you can vary them in any way imaginable.
Glad you are putting the coupons to good use! :)

Mags said...

PLEASE make the Irish Corned Beef!!! That would be so fun to see.