Sunday, September 15, 2013

What I'm Cooking Now

Lime sugar-

This is one of the best and easiest ways to make a snack for the children.
Grate the zest of two limes into one cup of sugar.
Dunk papaya, granny smith apples, or mangoes into it! Really, this is amazingly good!

Wisteria green beans


Our green beans haven't quite come up yet and the wisteria has already bloomed, so getting both of these ready at the same time isn't always possible...at least not when it's been cold as late as it has been around here. Either way, easy, yummy way to perk up green beans

Mix olive oil, a small bit of balsamic vinegar, and honey together
Add green beans, salt, pepper
Carefully pick the center out of the wisteria. You just want the petals. Chop them up (not too much or they're bruise) and sprinkle them on top

Strawberry tart


Look at that! And it only took me about five minutes to make!

Blind bake puff pastry round
After it cools, add whipped cream (please do this yourself. Cool Whip is not whipped cream)
Add strawberries
Melt about 1 cup of chocolate chips in the double boiler or microwave and drizzle on top

Chard pie
This one is from Marthstewart.com. We have so much chard right now, I'm trying to find any way to cook it. This pie is a wonderful way to do it.


Arugula pizza




We also have a lot of arugula right now. My daughter made this for me for mother's day. She just used a pre-made crust, but you can make your own if you'd like.

Put basil pesto on crust.
Add thinly sliced tomatoes
Top with fontina cheese and bake until cheese melts
Sprinkle small arugula leaves on top

The other pizza pictured is broccoli, artichoke, tomato. It was also wonderful.

Aluminum Foil Bean Bake
I made this to take camping with us. Wrap black beans, corn, zucchini, diced onions, cherry tomatoes, and top with adobo sauce and pepper jack cheese. Let it cool in ashes or over a grate for twenty minutes or so.

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