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Archive for April, 2007

mmm… Odd End Noodles

Doesn’t sound too enticing, I suspect.  And I can honestly say, it didn’t smell too enticing either.  It did, however, taste good.

I’m down to my last 4 days in Halifax and trying to clean out the cupboards rather than buy more food.  And so tonight I threw this bizarre noodle dish together using frozen tuna steak, frozen mixed veggies (broc, cauli and carrots) with udon noodles.

 Udon Noodle with Tuna:

  • Portion Tuna
  • Stir fry veggies
  • pkg Udon noodles

Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp Seasame oil
  • 1 tbsp Dark Soy
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Finishing touches include throwing it all on one pan to simmer the sauce down.  The package itself suggested bean sprouts, beef and pepper but I had to use what I had on hand.  I think next time, i’d toss some cashew or peanut in.  Also,  I didn’t have soy, so I used 1 TB fish sauce – strong yet, doable.

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I think I should do a mmm series.  Maybe I will.

Last night was rib night.   I’ve only a couple of days left at this apartment before I move home to the island for my internship etc.  And so I loaded up on supplies that would carry over a couple of meals.  Mind you, the ribs last night could very well have been devoured in one sitting.

One pound of ribs were tossed into the bottom of my 3.5 qt le creuset, as my roommate took her bakewear when she left.

I then used brown sugar bbq sauce (sorry, store bought) which I added a tsp of honey as well as a tsp of Thai chili/garlic sauce.  Cooked for 25 mins in 375 oven, flip, coat and back in the oven for another 25 mins.   Beautiful. 

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mmm… steak

I just had a wonderful supper… a supper fit for champions and paper writers!

I had a strip steak marinating for a day in olive oil, rosemary and garlic.

Tonight, I slapped it along with sweet potatoes and zuchinni on my griddle.  It turned out beautiful.  It also turned out on my sweater and shirt while cleaning.. but thats the consequences, I suppose.

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Oh my… I WANT TO GO!

This is an amazing idea! Cooking vacations! I so want to do it….  I think I’d go to Italy first… then Spain. Oh my, how amazing.  France!  Would I take my Le Creuset with me? lol.  Beautiful – this is now on my life list. (Which is still fictitious at this moment.)

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I love love love homemade breads – but it is a pain in the ass for a couple of reasons.  The primary reason is:  one person can not eat (err should not) so much bread by themselves.

Well, Baking Bites just solved my problem.  I was wondering about this, and now I know.  Doughs can be frozen for short periods of time in good ol’ zippies with a splash of oil.  BAKE ON!

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