Monday, August 21, 2006

Random Cooking Adventures

Ricotta Pancakes

I was off Friday-day because I had the night shift. I woke up and felt like making pancakes. Joe's mom makes ricotta pancakes-- and he loves them. Unfortunately, he hasn't had them in a long time because of my issues with dairy. Hers are thin like Swedish pancakes, but more tender and less greasy. The ricotta makes them tangy. Mine came out totally different... but aren't they cute?

Carrot Soup

Those carrots Joe plucked from the red earth many days ago were starting to look forlorn. Neither of us particularly likes carrots. After my pancake semi-success, I got inspired to try to make the ginger carrot soup from Evins Mill. I don't really want to talk about how it turned out. Let's just say I ate some of it and the garbage disposal ate the rest. I'm gonna blame it on the carrots.

Corn Salsa

On Saturday we went to our neighbor Blane's place for a cookout. I brought this uber yummy salsa, which I like so much that I made it twice in the last 7 days.

1 can corn, drained
1/4 vidalia onion
5 cloves garlic (don't expect your breath to be pretty afterward)
1 small bell pepper
1/2 medium tomato
1 small avocado
1 large lime (juice)
salt and pepper

Fried Green Tomatoes

Sunday lunch... I had to cook the green tomatoes I bought several days ago because they were starting to blush. (Again, I was inspired by Evins Mill eats) For a first attempt, I think they came out well. But today when I reheated the leftovers in the toaster oven it was more like "fried green goo."


Sunday dinner. Joe and I like curry because it reminds us of a good friend we had in Taiwan. We called him Bro. Seong. He loved curry. And we loved the way he'd roll his r's whenever he'd talk about curry. This dish turned out pretty spicy.


Julie Hartle said...

your blog makes me hungry. do you think you can substitute anything for the corn in that salsa? i don't like corn very much. way to try making fried green tomatoes! and the ricotta pancakes sound awesome. i have a major love for pancakes.

Rachel said...

Taro! I see taro in that curry! Oh, how I love taro...

Emily said...

Hey. I suppose you could nix the corn... but you really should try it with the corn. It adds a sweetness that really goes well with lime and onion. Maybe cucumber would be a good substitute.

Pancakes are one of my favorite foods too. But I'm kind of a pancake snob. They can't be too big or too browned or too empty. They most have some special ingredient like banana, chocolate chips... or ricotta. :-)