That I received:
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
It's fun sharing recipes with friends. Or better yet, get connected through cooking with others even if through blogging. My friend makes this yummy cake and I wanted to give it a try. I made muffins using my pretty muffin tray.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
The final product. Green tomato soup.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I made my way to the farmer's market with Snowden on Thursday. It reminds me of when Momma did her weekly shopping at the nearby shops. The bulk of our shopping was done once a month in downtown Beira, but we always made it to the Peixaria, Padaria, and Talho. I loved these adventures.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Grasshopper likes to personalize everything. This pumkin was named Carrot and was displayed around the house for most of October.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
One more cooking lesson for the youngens. TJ wanted to serve asparagus to our guests and off we went in search of some, placed the in water for plumpness and then cooked them.
It was simply divine, and check out the nutritional value.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Grasshopper seems to have a fascination for pealing. She tried pealing the shell off hard boiled eggs.
She will add this to a potato salad. One more skill under her belt.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Love is warm baked sweet potatoes or yams (I haven't yet registered the difference). Add some regular potatoes for the youngens, and some Brussels sprouts and the smell permeates the house, prompting Snowden to announce that it smells like Thanksgiving.
TJ does the BBQuing. The boneless chicken thighs were marinated overnight in garlic vinegar.
But the trick to a fantastic taste, is to use these in the grill. We have determined that this is a MUST thing to do. The taste is simply incredible. Who knew wood chips were so good.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Having been raised by a Portuguese mother, we ate rice often. Unlike my sisters, I never mastered the art of rice cooking. Until the RICE COOKER from Pampered Chef.
This is the finished rice. You follow the same rule of twice as much water as rice. Add spices you like. I have made my liquid soup that is like a broth.
The outer cover is snapped on.
And it cooks in the microwave. I cook 3 cups of rice in 20 minutes. Go to the top picture to see the finished product. I now make perfectly yummy rice.