Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Well hello there...

You know how it seems that everytime I enter something into this blog I start off with a statement about how I will update more often? Well, obviously I'm a liar. Or just well intentioned but cannot follow through. Or perhaps just lazy. Whichever reason it is, my not posting does not equal not cooking. I've been trying lots of recipes from the Rebar Modern Food Cookbook, which is excellent. I've made baked tofu, salads, dressings, blintzes, multiple cakes (in a few days I'll post my version of their vegan brownie recipe which I turned into a carob-less, bittersweet chocolate filled cake) and a whole host of other things. Until then, here is a picture of Jordog at the beach and some recipe links.

In non-Rebar cooking news, last night I tried my hand at two recipes I found online. Anthony has been asking for corn cakes since he came back from tour, so that coupled with lots of corn that came in the CSA box last week I decided to find some corn cake recipe. Well, I ended up making corn fritters, and they were fantastic. I followed that recipe almost exactly, but didn't use coriander, did use the cumin and parsley (instead of cilantro, which I didn't have). I also made oatmeal walnut veggie burgers, which I thought were ok. I liked the texture and the technique of using stock, but they didn't taste like much. I think next time I'll play around with the seasoning and add something more than just onions.

I think tonight I will try to make some black raspberry and oatmeal bars. I'll let you know how it goes!