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Showing posts from March, 2015

1 Mar 2015 Use-up-the-veggies Stir Fry

B doesn't really enjoy stir-frys so for me it is a major coup that she will eat this one.  Each time I make it, I hear the same words before we eat and this last time, she came to me later and said, "you know, it really wasn't bad, in fact it was good."  Ah, I will take that, ahem, complement!

Sometimes its nice to have a bottle or two of sauce to make a quick stir fry to use up the veg in the fridge that you don't want to waste, especially when you realize you (or those eating with you) haven't had many veggies recently...

I find gyoza sauce too plain and hoisin sauce too sweet so I used both and loved the flavor.
No meauring here, just add some of everything, stir it around and taste it.  Add some more hoisin if too salty, add more soy if too sweet or add another touch of worcestershire if too bland.  Start with small amounts as you know you can never go back....

About a handful of anything or even less will work.  You will be able to see if everything has …

2 Mar 2015 Swedish Rye cookies

A whole grain cookie?  Yep!  B & E and friends were quite skeptical but I had just made them pizza so they were willing to obliige me and try them.  ... And they asked for another immediately.

Not very sweet in that understated European way, but the dusting of granulated sugar on top takes it to the cookie world.

Today B said, "oh i need some whole grains in my lunch" and grabbed a couple more.

The dough needs to chill in the refrigerator before rolling so allow time for that.
Don't let the rolling part = loads of time, it was a really quick cookie to make.

Swedish Rye Cookies

1 c rye flour
1 c pastry flour *
1/2 tsp salt

In a separate bowl, cream together:
1/2 c cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c unsalted butter, room temperature
then add in 
1/2 c granulated/cane sugar

Combine dry and wet gently, do not over mix, until it forms a ball
Flatten the ball and wrap in plastic wrap to chill.

Roll dough out on floured surface and cut into desired shape about 1/4" thick.