Friday, April 11, 2014

Good things to come

I still have to write about Christmas, there are pictures and well it was eventful, things got burned, not everthing was ready at the same time. But I've come out of it a little wiser I hope.

Anyway on with the rest of the blog...

My name is Suzi and I'm a shameless cookbook addict, even before I started cooking vegan I collected cookbooks. Where ever I went I was always on the look out for cookbooks, secondhand cookbooks are a wonderful glimpse into cooking of the past. The photos in 80's cookbooks! Wonderful, just wonderful.

I read cookbooks like novels, in an effort to manage the collection I have set myself a personal challenge to cook one thing from four different cookbooks each month.  I'm hoping in about 6 months I can look the collection over and see what doesn't have many sticky notes or worse has none, suss out why these books have been neglected and maybe pare the collection back a bit if need be.

For the month of April I've picked Isa Does It and Vegan Brunch both by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (and well used), Cheers to Vegan Sweets by Kelly Peloza (cooked from it once) and one of the newest additions to the collection and not cooked from yet More Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson.

I was really hoping to cook with Kohl Rabi, I saw it at the supermarket, I've been scouring my books for where I saw the recipe using this vegetable, no luck so far. I have two theories 1.) I saw it in a book I've had from the library, 2.) I've merely imagined ever seeing a recipe for this vegetable and have maybe seen it somewhere and further imagined I had seen a recipe for it.

Other things In my imagination, I have fallen in love with a new piece of kitchen hardware, maybe as a Christmas present for myself, in blue!

I have been watching videos on You Tube of people making stuff with the food processor, while shouting "Yeah baby! Slice all the vegetables! Oh yeah!".
Porn wishes it were this exciting. :)

1 comment:

2paw said...

Oh yes, I could use one of those too!! It slices so exactly and nothing was torn or thick and thin. Yes, I try to cook from my cookbooks too, otherwise it is just a waste. I have been cooking some vegetarian food form the River Cottage Veg Out book. Very yummy!!