Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tofu Goodness

I am so lax with the blogging lately. But truth be told, I have been supremely lax with the cooking as well. I seem to be gripped with a general funk when it comes to the home cooking and phone it in on a daily basis!
Today was another one of those phone-it-in days, but I managed to make it look like I made a serious effort.
I knew I was going to make tofu and an asian noodle based salad for dinner (too lazy to shop for an alternate meal). I was browsing through some websites when I stumbled across this recipe, which I quickly made my own with a few subs (again, inspired by laziness.) Good eating!

On a side note, the clock is ticking down for my trip to NYC (only 19 days) and so far I have made on restaurant reservation : Tailor. Cannot wait. And if you have any suggestions, feel free to throw them my way.

Songs of the Summer.

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A few songs this summer have grabbed me. This one in particular (Coldplay)
Also loving Duffy ~ anything from the Rockferry album.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Chilled Fennel Soup, Killer Fish Cakes


It was hot the other day ~ by Vancouver standards that is. I wanted to make a simple soup, with some seafood and salad. THis is what I came up with.

I didn't write a recipe for any of this as it was so off the cuff. THe Soup was a garlic clove, some mint, a handful of almonds, half a cucumber, a fennel bulb ( blanched) and some seasoning thrown in the food processor. I strained the resulting mixture, yeilding a silky broth. Just before serveing, a spoonful of yogurt was stirred in. The soup kicked ass. I was so happy with it that I am having a fennel oriented dinner tonight.

The fish cakes were also absurdly simple; I poached a small piece of cod, flaked it and mixed it with some diced smoked albacore tuna, mayonnaise, lemon juice and crushed stoned wheat thins. Formed patties, dipped them in more crushed crackers and pan fried. Yum. I will write a recipe for them next time as they were worth repeating.

Happy Canada Day!

The savoury Mmmmm Canada roundup is here.