Category Archives: VA

Red cabbage (deconstructed) and liver w/ onions

I am heading south to Florida tomorrow and needed to use up some things in the frig so I made a quick steamed red cabbage in a bit of bacon grease with vinegar and some shredded Honey Crisp apple on … Continue reading

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Capsicum pubescens cotyledons

Because pubescens in my favorite rocoto peppers denotes the hairy leaves of the pepper (Capsicum pubescens) I thought I would see if my new pepper sprouts were the right variety. Sure enough the cotyledon passed the hairy leaf test. What … Continue reading

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Mesclun Salad Omelet

Difficulties have arisen in growing Paris Market Mix from Renee’s Garden as only the escarole, arugula and chervil produced leaves while the endive, chicory and red lettuces are AWOL. I did make one salad cutting but the simple havarti cheese … Continue reading

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Tofu Spanish Rice

I had some leftover rice and tomatoes so fried up some onions and red peppers and tossed in the tomatoes, rice and tofu for protein.

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Sugar-free cornbread

Some five year old, very finely ground, North Carolina Beattie’s cornmeal remained and I thought I could make some sugar-free, buttermilk free cornbread to complement a chili. I also added about half spelt flour to add a bit of nuttiness … Continue reading

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Swanson TV Dinner Knockoff

Usually the first full meal after Thanksgiving: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables. With cranberries and dressing for those who wanted them.

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Chicken liver paté

I am still struggling to finish off remedial ingredients (livers, gizzards) left unused after Thanksgiving. I am so lucky to have a partner with the foresight to have a food processor and ramekins on hand so that I could make … Continue reading

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