Thursday, March 29, 2007

Pea Soup

I was supposed to make pot roast this week but the weather got warm and I wanted to eat something green so I had pea soup. This batch of pea soup was one of the best ever, all thanks to a really good smoky ham that I got at Costco.





Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The foods you NEED

The photos on this post are not mine I just thought it would be nice to a photo with the list. I got these from running a google photo search. Thanks to everyone who posted these beautiful photos.


Apples
Protects your heart
prevents constipation
Blocks diarrhea
Improves lung capacity
Cushions joints






Apricots
Combats cancer
Controls blood pressure
helps protect eyesight
Shields against Alzheimer's
Slows aging process









Artichokes
Aids digestion
Lowers cholesterol
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Guards against liver disease







Avocados
Battles diabetes
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin









Bananas
Protects your heart
Quiets a cough
Strengthens bones
Controls blood pressure
Blocks diarrhea










Beans
Prevents constipation
Helps hemorrhoids
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Stabilizes blood sugar










Beets
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones
Protects your heart
Aids weight loss









Blueberries
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Boosts memory
Prevents constipation











Broccoli
Strengthens bones
Saves eyesight
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure










Cabbage
Combats cancer
Prevents constipation
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Helps hemorrhoids





Cantaloupe
Saves eyesight
Controls blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Supports immune system









Carrots
Saves eyesight
Protects your heart
Prevents constipation
Combats cancer
Promotes weight loss








Cauliflower
Protects against Prostate Cancer
Combats Breast Cancer
Strengthens bones
Banishes bruises
Guards against heart disease











Cherries
Protects your heart
Combats Cancer
Ends insomnia
Slows aging process
Shields against Alzheimer's
help against gout







Chestnuts
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Lowers cholesterol
Combats Cancer
Controls blood pressure




Chili peppers
Aids digestion
soothes sore throat
Clears sinuses
Combats Cancer
Boosts immune system










Figs
Promotes weight loss
Helps stops strokes
Lowers cholesterol
Combats Cancer
Controls blood pressure











Fish
Protects your heart
Boosts memory
Protects your heart
Combats Cancer
Supports immune

Flax
digestion
Battles diabetes
Protects your heart
Improves mental health
Boosts immune system








Garlic
Lowers cholesterol
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
kills bacteria
Fights fungus











Grapefruit
Protects against heart attacks
Promotes Weight loss
Helps stop strokes
Combats Prostate Cancer
Lowers cholesterol








Grapes
saves eyesight
Conquers kidney stones
Combats cancer
Enhances blood flow
Protects your heart









Green tea
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Helps stop strokes
Promotes Weight loss
Kills bacteria











Honey
Heals wounds
Aids digestion
Guards against ulcers
Increases energy
Fights allergies










Lemons
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Stops scurvy










Limes
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Stops scurvy







Mangoes
Combats cancer
Boosts memory
Regulates thyroidaids digestion
Shields against Alzheimer's













Mushrooms
Controls blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol
Kills bacteria
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones











Oats
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Battles diabetes
prevents constipation
Smoothes skin












Olive oil
Protects your heart
Promotes Weight loss
Combats cancer
Battles diabetes
Smoothes skin












Onions
Reduce risk of heart attack
Combats cancer
Kills bacteria
Lowers cholesterol
Fights fungus































Oranges
Supports immune systems
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Straightens respiration

Peaches
prevents constipation
Combats cancer
Helps stops stroke
aids digestion
Helps hemorrhoids



Peanuts
Protects against heart disease
Promotes Weight loss
Combats Prostate Cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Aggravates
Diverticulitis

Pineapple
Strengthens bones
Relieves colds
Aids digestion
Dissolves warts
Blocks diarrhea

Prunes
Slows aging process
prevents constipation
boosts memory
Lowers cholesterol
Protects against heart disease

Rice
Protects your heart
Battles diabetes
Conquers kidney stones
Combats cancer
Helps stops strokes

Strawberries
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
boosts memory
Calms stress

Sweet potatoes
Saves your eyesight
Lifts mood
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones


Tomatoes
Protects prostate
Combats cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Protects your heart

Walnuts
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
boosts memory
Lifts mood
Protects against heart disease

Water
Promotes Weight loss
Combats cancer
Conquers kidney stones
Smoothes skin

Watermelon
Protects prostate
Promotes Weight loss
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Controls blood pressure

Wheat germ
Combats Colon Cancerprevents constipation
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
improves digestion

Wheat bran
Combats Colon Cancer
prevents constipation
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
improves digestion

Yogurt
Guards against ulcers
Strengthens bones
Lowers cholesterol
Supports immune systems
Aids digestion
Lemon yogurt is the only one that is a natural anti-biotic with NO side effects.

Pepradelle with braised pork, asparagus and bread crumbs

I had some left over braised pork in the freezer that I needed to use so I thought that it would be nice with some Pappardelle, outside of that I had no idea what I was going to make.
Tonight was the night to figure out what to do so I look in the refrigerator and see a whole lot of asparagus that I bought (my kids love the stuff) so I thought ok lets do it and when I was done this is what I had...


I first put a large pot of salted water on to boil for the Pappardelle. I then took some bread that I had and put it in my blender and ground it to crumbs, laid the crumbs out on a baking pan and broiled until lightly browned and a little crunchy, then pull the pork apart with a fork and added it to a frying pan with some olive oil over low the med low heat. I cleaned and cut my asparagus to size and blanched it in the water for the Pappardelle for 2 minutes and pulled it out and put it into an ice bath and set it aside. Next add the pasta to the water and cook according to package directions. Once the pasta is cooked pull it out of the water and put it in the pan with the pork, add in the asparagus and some pasta water to help make a sauce. Remove the pan from the heat, add in some olive oil, salt and pepper to teast, the toasted bread crumbs and serve with fresh parmesan cheese.

I will make this again; however, it was a little dry so I will make more of a sauce with more olive oil, garlic and some wine.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Menu ~ March 23-29 2007

Lasagna
Pepradelle with leftover braised pork that is in the frez
German peasent soup
pot roast
mousaka
Fish Dumpling soup

The Barmy Baker's Sun Shine

I found this recipe at http://thebarmybaker.blogspot.com/2007/03/you-are-my-sunshine-my-only-sunshine.html and thought it looked good. My 3 year old daughter and I made it last weekend and it was wonderful and I am now making to as my "bring" for easter.

Thank you Jen aka The Barmy Baker



The ingredients



DD is cooking the Lemon Curd

DD tasting the Lemon Curd... She approves!


Slather on the taste


to roll in curd!

The following recipe is from The Barmy Baker I copied it here in fear that some day I may not be able to get it from her blog. Again Thank you Jen for a great Roll and Blog and I hope you come back to food blogging again soon.

5 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
2 large lemons, juice and finely minced rind
1/4 cup unsalted butter
In a heavy saucepan, combine yolks and sugar over low heat. Add lemon juice and rind. Stir, adding butter a little bit at a time. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Strain into a bowl or other container, press plastic wrap over the surface and chill until set

Basic Sponge Sheet

4 eggs, separated
pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla (I also added 1 Tbsp finely minced lemon rind)
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup sifted all purpose flour`\

Heat oven to 400f. Grease an 11x16" jelly roll pan and line with parchement paper, lightly grease the parchement.
Beat egg whites with the salt until they hold soft peaks. Gradually beat in sugar, sprinkling it in a tablespoon at a time. Continue to beat until the whites are very firm, about 5 min.
-stir yolks with a fork to break them up, add vanilla. Fold 1/4 of the egg whites into the yolks thoroughly to lighten the mixture.
Pour the egg yolk mixture on top of the remaining egg whites, sprinkle the cornstarch and flour over the mixture and fold all together gently by hand. Fold until no bits of egg white show, be careful not to overmix.
-Pour into prepared pan, spread evenly. Bake 10 minutes or until very lightly browned (try not to overbake). Loosen sides of cake immediately and turn cake out onto a towel liberally sprinkled with powdered sugar. The cake should be flexible
Spread the cake with a thin layer of raspberry jam, leaving about one inch at the bottom of it lengthwise (or if you want a thicker cake roll leave the one inch at the bottom of it widthwise). Spread a thin layer of lemon curd over the raspberry jam and roll the cake up, cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours or overnight.

Dust the top with powdered sugar, and enjoy!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

never can get in

I can never sign into my blog so I can never blog but I fopund if I log into google and then go to blogger and then go down and click th i blog buttonI can get in so I will try that. in the mean time I started a myspace account so now I have a ton of shit going.