Archive for May, 2013

27
May
13

Bagels again !

Not to labor the technique, but this dough recipe I made into bagels. Made a grain soaker to add to the dough, all in all not bad, a mini size the dough could have been a bit stiffer, very fragile and light. Using the broil, boil and bake method.

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20130527-091431.jpgthe end result

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27
May
13

Holiday

Aside from the obvious meaning of Memorial Day, it also signifies the beginning of outdoor activities season. This year the weather preceding this holiday has been several days of relatively cold and rain. Today promises a warm up. By advertising and media, one is encouraged to have their outdoor grille and swimming pool functioning by this date if you haven’t already done so.
We already have had our propane grille operating, and the charcoal grille has yet to see action. The cool weather this morning, (40ish) and early rise to have a cup of coffee outside, like camping, suggested the better way to cook bacon and toast bagels was on the grille. Nothing like the taste of flame crisped bacon.
Some views of the yard first.

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I guess the shrubs like the diet of coffee grounds.
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Some pictures taken earlier this month.

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25
May
13

Good Morning

Saturday today is a day to get up relaxed, drink some coffee and rustle up some chow without watching the clock. A cool rainy spring day. Watched the reminder of a movie from last night , Motorama , and a few episodes of Sienfield, Comedians in cars getting coffee.

Tasting Felucca blend coffee , medium roast
http://coffeeproject.com/shop/magento/raw-coffee-beans/felucca-blend.html

Pancakes, with poached egg.
Flour one cup , baking powder 1/2 teaspoon , baking soda 1/2 teaspoon, sugar to taste, soaked grains about 2 tablespoons, butter, oil, milk, water, egg.
Gently poach an egg.
Served with frozen raspberries.

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19
May
13

Vegetable bread pudding

Although I didn’t do an exhaustive search, most recipes using leftover bread (cubes) for a pudding, were for a sweet type of pudding. Instead of cinnamon and sugar, I went with utilizing vegetables.

The basic recipe.
Dice into cubes and soak leftover bread in a combination of eggs and milk.
Dice and sauté whatever ingredients you enjoy and have.
Mix in and season to your liking the sautéed vegetables to the soaked bread cubes.
Turn into a well greased pan(s).
Bake until set. Approximately 350 for 1/2 hour.

The ingredients used in this recipe. (If the amount is not specified, I didn’t measure it)
Leftover bagels (a relative often receives whatI call overstock bread products that I used for this recipe.)
4 eggs
Milk
Water

1 and 1/2 tomato
1/2 medium white onion
2 clove garlic
Broccoli
Spinach
Shredded mozzarella
Salt and pepper
Flaked red pepper
A dash of turmeric
Dried oregano
Probably other seasonings I did not note.
Reserve some of the cubed bread and use as toppings.

This recipe could also be made in muffin tins.

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Some would refer to this as a quiche, and for some reason when quiche was popular years ago, the tag “real men don’t eat quiche” was attached to it.

19
May
13

White bread recipe with grains

This bread was made with the addition of milled grains, this time, the milled grains were soaked overnight. The. dough was softer, and the crumb was less gritty that the bread made without soaking the grains. See barley, rye and wheat bread

20130519-161455.jpg Milled Grains
I didn’t take a picture of them soaking.

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20130519-161704.jpgspent grains were used for dusting the pans, adds color and flavor to the crust.

19
May
13

Toasting Bread

One of the most under rated and under reported food thats served as a side more often with breakfast is bread that has been toasted. If you are a bread maker you know the difference home made bread makes when toasted. The are even different ways to toast bread. Conventional electric toaster, griddle, broiled and even over a campfire just to mention a few. Buttered is a must.

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A scrambled egg, so far from the container garden this year a few herbs, sage, basil and oregano. The oregano was a gift that I have rooted in a container and hopefully will continue to grow as the previous oregano that I planted did not last. Not a large meal but one of the better ways to taste herbs, eggs and bread.

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05
May
13

The egg roll cafe

Occasionally, though it might not appear so in this blog , I do eat food other than I prepare ! Especially when others are buying ! 🙂 Not to appear cheap, sometimes I contribute to the pot most often referred to as “I buy, you fly”, if the food has to be picked up. Most household members consider on line menu description, ordering and delivery a plus, less wear and tear on the vehicles and risk of a fender bender but missing the fact of actually visiting the eating or take out establishment.
A relatively new fare is the Eggroll Cafe. You can ride by a new business often but scoping out the menu first online is a must. Then goto Yelp to get an idea of the actual opinions of diners.
I ordered a chicken curry Eggroll. 2 to an order.
Others ordered various flavors and the well advertised Bubble tea.
The chicken curry eggrolls were not that spicy, but I expect that as most advertised spicy food are made for a wide range of people and unless you rate the food as with hot peppers in scoville units there is not telling ahead of time how hot it is. They are very well made and crunchy. Again a bit bland to me and sort of a potato starch type filling with chicken with an occasional green pea.
Ingredients used are not listed either online or on their brochure. All in all for the cost 3.50 for two. A good snack or appetizer. Dipping sauces included. Although I sampled some bubble tea, it would be good to know what type of sweetener is used.

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The bubble tea has a Q & A printed on the top, tried to Google Goggle the picture for a translation.no result.

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