Tag Archives: Cooking

Wednesday Catch: Cookbook Dilema

7 Apr

Would you believe I buy cookbooks but I can count in one hand the number of times I’ve actually made a recipe from those books.  It’s been about 2 years since I’ve bought a cookbook (not including memoirs with recipes) and to tell you the truth I don’t think I’ll ever make anything from those books.  Maybe given that it’s been so long since my last purchase and I’ve started a food blog, I’ll buy a cookbook that I’ll actually use.  Do you use your cookbooks? Do you have a favorite?

My Blog Was Approved

2 Apr

I have some great news for my blog. My blog Yummy2Tummy has been approved by Foodie Blogroll.  Now if I could only figure out how to put the widget on my blog 😉

I’ll keep trying and I hope I get it.

Vegetables I’ve Never Tried

29 Mar

As I read more cookbooks, blogs, recipes, etc, I’ve come to realize that there are a bunch of vegetables I’ve never tried.  It’s not that I don’t want to try these veggies it’s just that I have no idea how to make, prepare or combine them with the foods I make.  Here is a list of some of the veggies I steer clear from at the supermarket;

  1. Leek
  2. Parsnip
  3. Figs
  4. Mint
  5. Celery Root
  6. Zucchini Flowers
  7. Fennel
  8. Turnip

And it wasn’t up to a year ago that I finally ventured out and prepared some food with dill and thyme for the first time. Yeah sure I have tasted these two before but in restaurants.

What veggie haven’t your tried yet or recently tried?

Food Revolution

27 Mar

Yesterday I watched, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revoultion” and I was just amazed. The show is about Jamie (chef) going to a school in West Virgina and trying to change up the lunch menu by adding food that is health and not process. Of course he faced some unwilling people along the way which I couldn’t understand. As for the children…sad. They didn’t know what any of the vegetables were but knew pizza and chicken nuggets.  Really sad.  You have to watch this show here is a clip.

Wednesday Catch:Coupon and Recipe Combo

24 Mar

This past Sunday while I was cutting out coupons I saw a coupon with a recipe attached. This coupon with recipe idea isn’t new I see one or two every Sunday but last week this coupon+ recipe combo was more than ever before.  I actually think that in the whole cutting coupon frenzy I missed of few of those combos. Here’s what I managed to get:

COUPON RECIPE
Reynolds Oven Bags Traditional Holiday Ham
Marzetti Salad Dressing Blue Cheese Spring Salad
Argo or Kingsford’s Corn starch 1 Dish Raspberry Cheesecake
French’s Mustard Tangy Ranch Chicke

There were also two combo coupons:

COUPON                         RECIPE
Carnation Milk             Nestle Very Best                                                      Fudge
Toll House Morsels
Jello Pudding              Angel Lush
Dole Pineapple            with Pineapple

Do you like this coupon recipe idea? Or does it just get in the way of the coupon you want? As for myself I like the idea but sometimes I end up clipping out the recipe and forgetting about the coupon.

Wednesday Catch, Salt

3 Mar

So many spices so little time! But one spice that I seldom use is Salt but when I do  it’s Sea Salt.  The world of  Salt is as various in texture as it is in taste and color.  Today the Wednesday Catch is, Salt.  Here is a list of a few types of salt;

  • Kosher
  • Iodized
  • Sea Salt
  • Fleur de Salt
  • Rock Salt

Pass the salt, please 🙂

Note To Self

25 Jan

On Friday we went out to dinner. Let me just say if a restaurant is know for a certain food/dish and you go there and eat something else you have nobody to blame but yourself.

Sunday’s I usually try to cook a meal that’ll last more than one day. So I cooked  roasted chicken, rosemary potatoes and veggies. The whole meal took about 2 hours to prepare and about 15 minutes to eat. WOW!!! Let’s not forget to mention the clean-up time.