Saturday, January 15, 2011

sat. jan 15, 2011

Get This...... Greens in a jalapeno broth
start with 4 cups filtered water in a 4 quart pan. (later we may want to add 2 cups broth "Imagine organic broth"
organic onion greens i get very large Onion greens, not scallions it's the greens that grow off the onion bulb) chopped in 2 inch pieces, 6 young Collard Green leaves chopped, 1 young jalapeno pepper chopped fine, 4 cloves garlic cut in pieces.
i had stuff from the freezer/fridge: small amount of cubed organic beef for base of broth, but anything works. threw in celery, 1/4 of a white onion, 1/2 of an heirloom tomato leftover from last week, 3 peeled carrots cut, 3 peeled potatoes cut, salt. i swear this was the best soup.
a water based spicy broth with tons of greens chopped up with potatoes and carrots and other stuff. real "brothy". we slurpped it up.
if you want a recipe...... make one. Try less amounts since i froze a good half of mine. just use the concept. A bunch of dark greens, tough ones,,,,,, that's why collard greens work well. I like the large onion greens, look for them at local farmer's markets, they last long, i can say a lot about how good these onions and the greens are other than just a lot of flavor. Go foraging around for cooking greens and make something like this as it was delicious and spicy, a healing feeling .
enough for now.............

C Ya

good nite!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

potatoes: sweet/org. red potato blend with Kumquat citrus

ok, so there's a tree that grows on a small side street that takes me from home to the P.O. and...... There is a lovely kumquat tree and i pick them. no one else does. so i take a dozen and wash them, put them in a fun vessel, and once in a while use them. I will grab one and eat it, cut in half and place in my hot tea, and tonight i am making:


I BOILED ONE THANKSGIVING SWEET POTATO I FOUND AND CUT OUT BAD PARTS AND QUARTERED And CUT AGAIN. I HAD THOSE LOVELY SUPER CRISPY RED ORG. POTATOES, (2 SM.). Placed in filtered salted water and bring to boil, then turn off heat and let sit. Then about 1/4 teaspn rosemary (dried from fresh at home) any kind is good though. then when ready you'll strain, a dab of butter, drizzle of olive oil, and zest some kumquat skin (nice and sweet) and the juice (very sour).. how awesome, Optional: add some cinnamon and/or cayenne, amounts (simple tap and add tap at a time per taste).

just oil an all clad pan, heat and put the feta/spinach turkey burgers, (they use dark meat, white meat is a lot more expensive) try to brown a lot before turning and put a lit on it to add moisture when needed.

well, need the greens and they are in the freezer so i should use them NOW. Dali Museum is on T.V right now, it is amazing and his ultimate revenge to the art world as dennis says. the new caster is wearing a fake moustache. ok.
so i put a couple tablespoons of water in my frozen spinach in a big bag in a glass pot with a lid and put in microwave for
1 minute.
re-visit and break up last of the frozen and mix with defrosted and toss it around, microwave another 1 minute.
now when you get back to it , drain the spinach. keep water if you want to build a STOCK. put back in pot and add a dab of butter, drizzle olive oil, salt and cayenne amounts to be kept at a minimum. gentle.

Now we have our food in our 3 pots/pans and now we can do something else, dinner is ready. I am writing in my blog before eating, so i guess i have faith it's gonna be really good. if not .....
so enjoy the winter weather....
write me if anyone is out there....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oatmeal made to the max!

i make oatmeal generally once a week and today's was the best. Yes it is grey and rainy outside, which makes oatmeal taste the best..... but this cereal will hold you over for quite a long time and super good for your body

2 cups filtered water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup organic rolled oats
handful of walnuts pieces (amounts are optional)
handfull of sunflower/pumpkin seed blend
handful of dried cranberries
handful of currants
1/4 cup oat bran
1/4 cup ground Flax seeds

Bring salted water to a boil, place all ingredients in pot and bring back to boil.Turn off heat. Cover and let sit. When done, stir well while adding honey and cinnamon. Add rice or soy or any other sort of milk if you want. eat. This recipe is enough for 2 people including leftovers for next day. In other words: this recipe serves 4. Prep time about 5 - 10 minutes, cook time about 15 minutes
Also, you can use any sort of nuts or dried fruit like apricots. Fresh apples finely chopped is another great ingredient. Frozen blueberries or fresh berries. The options are endless so HAPPY OATMEAL COOKING.