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Entries from January 2008

Hot and Spicy Hawker Noodles

January 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

a.k.a. Hong Tang Dan Dan Mian. We modified the recipe from this book and were able to purchase all the Chinese ingredients from our local Chinese food market. Noodles (wheat noodles) 1 tsp cooking oil fake-it pork (a broken up veggie burger mixed with tofu) 1/2 cup salted radish (we used Fuling pickle, or zhacai) […]

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Tags: Dinner

Cherry Tomatoes

January 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

It’s tomato season in Florida, and we’re getting lots of different varieties from the farm. The kids love cherry tomatoes – especially the yellow ones – and they make a healthy, easy snack. Just wash and serve. We keep a bowl filled with them on the kitchen counter, allowing the kids to grab a handful […]

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Tags: Snacks

Peanut Butter Oat Bran Cookies

January 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A recipe from baking at Nai-nai’s house, so you know they’re filled with goodness (and surprisingly light for snacks made with peanut butter):   1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg or 2 egg whites 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup unbleached white flour 1-1/2 […]

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Tags: Desserts

Fougasses Bread

January 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

For a 2-pound loaf 1 1/2 cups water 4 teaspoons olive oil or cooking oil (we used olive oil) 2 2/3 cups bread flour 1 1/2 whole wheat flour 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 4 teaspoons dried sage, crushed or snipped fresh sage (we used fresh) 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 active dry yeast or bread […]

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Tags: Breads & Rolls

Juicy Eggs

January 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Really, I think they are known officially as soft-cooked eggs or three-minute eggs, but the kids have declared them to be “juicy eggs” and the name stuck at our house. Daughter first tried these over at her grandmother’s house and it’s her favorite way to eat eggs. The other cool thing is you get to […]

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Tags: Breakfasts


January 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

“I wanna help” is something I hear in the kitchen practically every time I start to cook. I’ve discovered that kids are great at helping with prep work like cleaning vegetables. This recipe I owe to another blogger, Farmgirl Fare. She just won the best rural food blog award, and she swears by this beet […]

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Tags: Dinner