Posted in August 2012

Bok Choy and Tofu Soup

We are busy soaking up the last few days of summer. This means a week filled with trips to the zoo, the island and even a day of canoeing before my two little squirmy boys need to sit and listen and not move quite so much. All this activity leaves little time for cooking but … Continue reading

Pickled Green Beans

The last few days have been pretty hot and so instead of cooking, I’m sticking to pickling! To make this crunchy, sweet and sour snack take about 3/4 of a pound of fresh green beans and remove the ends. Next, you need to make the brine. For this, put 1.5 cups of white vinegar into … Continue reading

The Great Brussels Sprout Battle

  So after about 3 months and 40 new recipes I finally felt brave enough to tackle the mighty Brussels Sprout. I don’t even think that my sons know that this vegetable is legendary for it’s ability to get humans to say “yuck” or “ick” or “I’ll eat anything but NOT that!” Still, alone in … Continue reading

Eggplant Confetti

I love the look of eggplants. I love how purple and plump they are. I love how they look in my plastic basket as I walk around the grocery store. “WOW!” they scream at anyone who happens to be walking near me, “this lady is a cooking goddess who can take this purple jewel and … Continue reading

Roasted Fennel

My mom used to cook fennel quite a bit when I was young and I remember really liking it. It does a have a strong flavour but today Son #2 ate mustard covered pretzels so I decided he could probably handle it. To start preheat your oven to 425 °F. Take 1 fennel bulb and  … Continue reading

Cauliflower and Watercress Soup

With all the rain earlier this week, I thought we might try a soup again. The inspiration for this soup came from a recipe in a Moosewood cookbook – the whole series is really great. In a large stock pot, add 4 cups of vegetable broth, 6 cups of  cut up cauliflower (1 medium sized … Continue reading

Bannock

Well, clearly this is a bread and not a vegetable. We’ve spent the week camping and though I did not attempt any new veggie recipes, we did try bannock for the first time and what a success! After a long day spent hiking and swimming, a chewy carb is just the thing. Of course, if … Continue reading

Meatless Meatballs

  I will be the first to admit that these are nothing to look at. I would even say that they are downright ugly. However, as many of you know, Son #2 will eat almost anything if it’s brown, so I had to resist the urge to sprinkle some green herb over this dish. The … Continue reading