Category: Web finds


Bread was getting low, 1/2 a loaf left, so it was time to make more bread. Today I tried the Wheat Bread recipe. Between the 1/2 loaf white, this mornings bagels (the remaining ones), rolls, and 2 loaves of wheat the bread bin is full.

The few seconds between pulling the rolls from the oven and grabbing the camera, Tdd had grabbed a roll and was munching away 😀

Dinner was Stuffed Eggplant, another Moosewood recipe.

Stuffed eggplant with bulgar pilaf

I was going to prep some dough for buttermilk donuts in the morning, but I’m feeling tired so if I’m done cooking/baking for today.

With DH returning to regular graveyard soon, and different nights off, I’ll be switching our menu cycle. Since Friday will become his Monday, that will become our pork night and everything will be shifted to match, which means that our veggie night will switch to Tuesday or Wednesday.

In order baked beans, pasta salad, and bagels.

First the baked beans, made using the recipe from Cooking For Consciousness A Handbook for the Spiritually Minded Vegetarian published by Ananda Marga. I was missing the dry mustard from the recipe, so I’m not sure if that impacted on the flavor. The recipe came out so-so which I think speaks more to missing ingredient than anything else, I doctored them a little with, gasp, a little brown sugar and butter, and they were fine. What was not fine was that no-one else would eat them, they didn’t even try a bite ….. grrrrrr. Which meant I was stuck eating a pot of beans by myself over 3 days. Needless to say I don’t want to see any baked beans for a while, lol.

Second recipe, a tuna-black bean-tomato pasta salad from The Settlement Cookbook, with a vinaigrette from the same book. This came out nice, except for the beans they were a little on the dry side, need to figure out that before I fix this salad again. I made 3 variations on this since Tds is allergic to tomatoes he needed a tomato free version and me, I don’t eat meat, so I needed a tuna free version for me.

I did add diced red onion to it and for mine I added some grated parmesan. Yum :), haven’t heard from DH yet if he liked the regular version, and Tdd picked out the pasta and left the rest.

Last the bagels, which I am renaming manna from heaven. If your on the East Coast, especially Boston to Upstate NY areas, you know how good a good bagel from a good bagel shop can be, how a good bagel is nothing like the Sara Lee or Thomases bagels that are in the grocery stores. Ok now picture yourself stuck in a world where those are the only bagels available, well at the grocers any way, Noah’s and Bruegger’s have found their way to California’s central valley region in the last 10/15 years, but none conveniently close by. Inspired by my success with the bread recipes from the web I searched for a a bagel recipe, found many read through around 10 pages/sites before settling on one that looked promising, Bagels|The Fresh Loaf. Copy & pasted the recipe to word trimmed out a little excess dialog and pictures, great reading just not printer friendly, got it down to a handy 2 pages printed followed to the T, well almost I forgot to sprinkle cornmeal on the baking sheets before baking. My other deviation was I didn’t top most of them, on 4 I sprinkled a little parmesan, the rest I left plain. Mmmmmmm, as soon as one cooled off enough to handle split it, toasted a little butter ……. ahhhhhh heaven, I haven’t had a bagel that good since I lived on the east coast. One bagel plus coffee, I’m full with happy taste buds.

step 1 sponge
step 2

step 3

step 4

step 5

oven ready

how long before nibbling begins???

Don’t feel like typing/talking much tonight so enjoy the pictures.

Bread rising
dough rising

in the oven
ready to bake

fresh out
Fresh from the oven

mmmmm
don’t you wish you were here …..
You can find the recipe and directions at Cookingbread.com , recipe used Country White.

To go with it
soup
ready to eat
mmmmm …… absolutely heavenly dinner
The recipe for the Tomato Lentil Soup, at least until they finish moving blogs. According to their blog they got the recipe from “Cooking Light“.

Ever have one of those technology moments where you do something and just totally undo hours of hard work? 😯

Yeah, me too and today was one of them, editing picture in the cooking photo album, went to delete 1 … just 1 picture and accidentally wiped out all pictures in the album, mumble.. 😳 ..mumble, so now I wait while they all get re-uploaded, and then I’m going to have to back and fix links , bleep. According to the up loader it’s going to take about 40 minutes 😦

So while I’m waiting I’m going to add some links to some of my favorite cooking/recipe related you tube videos. Enjoy 🙂

  • Flour Tortillas
  • I love watching this woman cook tortillas, very old school.
  • Bread Making recipes
  • more to come …..

    …….. sorry was watching hectorfergo’s video again, for like the millionth time, did I mention I love watching her cook.
    Pictures are almost done re-up loading, yay. Here are some more video’s for your viewing pleasure.

  • Indian cooking – vahchef
  • more old school ❤

  • Nana’s Homeade Cavatelli – Part 1
  • Nana’s Homeade Cavatelli – Part 2
  • Nana’s Homeade Cavatelli – Part 3
  • Nana’s Homeade Cavatelli – Part 4 (footnote)
  • Watching the old school videos, makes me wish that video could have been shot back in the 70’s when I helped Grandma make apple butter from scratch…… sigh ….. to everyone on you tube who has taken the time to video and upload our older generation cooking from scratch, Thank You, for helping to preserve small bits of our history and different cultures.

    Well the picture are done uploading off to edit the photo album ……. again.