Archive | December, 2007

Tomato-Rice Soup with Roasted Garlic and Navy Beans

12 Dec

Brrr.  My furnace quit this morning and it is a tad chilly.  I’m glad I made the Tomato-Rice Soup with Roasted Garlic and Navy Beans from Veganomicon last night so I have plenty of warm, comforting leftovers.  You know, I’ve been cooking almost exclusively from this book lately and I think it may be my favourite cookbook ever of all time, everything I’ve made has been stellar.

I have the day off work today so I’ll probably be spending this rather messy (snow/rain) day baking.  I’m thinking it (along with this soup) will help me stay warm.

(Sigh of Relief)

6 Dec

I’m finished! 

Now my mind is free to focus on more important things…such as holiday baking.  I love baking for Christmas and have so many ideas that it’s a bit hard to narrow my to-bake list down.  There’s so many cookies I want to try…shortbread…gingerbread…those cute little spritz cookies…thumb-print…linzer and I could go on but I’m sure you know your cookies as well as I do.  But I decided to begin my holiday baking last night after completing my final assignment. 

My grandmother adores the Sparkled Ginger Cookies from Vegan with a Vengeance so I baked her a batch to deliver to her this evening.  I love these cookies, perfect for a crisp day (or bitter cold as I’m apt to complain if the temperature dips below zero).  I only  had blackstrap molasses and was a bit worried about what the outcome would be but after a quick check with the ppk I went ahead and baked them.  I find them a bit more molasses-y (my father disagreed and said they were more ginger-y but I believe I am more correct) but still as tasty as always.

So it begins!  What are your favourite holiday recipes? 

Checking in

4 Dec

I’m still here!  Just a little buried under a pile of school work (and a little bit of snow too).  As of this Thursday, I will have passed in my final assignment (take-home exam yayz?) and I’ll be blogging so much you’ll be sick of me!

 Last weekend I bought myself something. I’m so excited about it although it will be quite the learning curve. I’ve been testing it a bit, my favourite shot so far is one I got of Penny yesterday as the snow was beginning to fall…

See ya soon (I have a monster post coming at ya hopefully by the end of this week)!