Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Food this month (so far) mulberries and pasta

Our bike while we were waiting for our neighbor to help pick berries.
Almost everyone stared at it as they drove past.

 Mulberries are so great for making jam. If you include a few unripe ones, they will add pectin so you don't need to add your own. Plus the ripe berries are so sweet, you hardly need to add any sugar. I made mine with some apricots which made it a bit more tart.

I love making hash and eggs. They taste so good with any spices, whether they be curry, western, Mexican,  or any other flavor your in the mood for. If you cook your eggs sunny side up, the yolks will be like a gravy. SO tasty!

 We went to the Korean restaurant by my house for the first time. The food was so good! They had the best everything. Unfortunately they were in a terrible location, so they didn't get eniough business. They closed 2 weeks after we tried it, but at least we were able to go back right before they closed. However they did inspire me to try out some different recipes, so their might be a few coming up soon.

Easy White sauce and noodles:
2 - 4 servings 5- 10 minutes
2 tbsp butter (or peanut or gape seed oil)
2tbsp flour
1 cup whole milk (or nut or rice milk)
salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; stir in flour. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes. Do not brown. Gradually stir in milk and continue cooking the sauce over low heat, stirring constantly, until it begins to thicken. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with cooked linguinefettuccine, or other pasta, my favorite is bow tie (I like how it holds the sauce). Also you might want to add some chicken or salmon. The salmon adds color and tastes fantastic! 

For some more flavor, add tomatoes, basil, and olives. Or try adding some mexican seasoning. I really like adding herbs de provence. I love the lavender in it. Their are so many difrent ways you can take this.If you add meat to it, you might want to consider cooking it with a rub from a seasoning that you want in your sauce. Just remember to go light with the seasoning in the sauce if you put a lot on the meat, or light on the meat if you put a lot in the sauce. 

This is something that I make for a quick dinner. Their is no need to spend much time over on it. 

For an Alfredo sauce try this: 
2 - 4 takes only about 10 minutes to make.
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cups grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
Stir the cream and lemon juice in a heavy skillet. Add the butter and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss with fettuccine. 

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