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archive for April 2005

new noodles

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Dinner was good tonight. I finally got around to making this korean noodle dish with my stash of bean thread noodles that needs to be used up. It’s completely vegetarian and delicious. Only problem is that I’m hungry again because the noodles have something like 2 calories a pound (not really, but you know). Chinese mushrooms, carrots, green onions, tree ear fungus, mmmm mmmm mmmm. Good for summer meals.


Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

I made rice crispy treats with Trader Joe’s organic Koala Crisps (cocoa flavored!).

They look funny because I had more marshmallow than rice cereal, so I had to add in some regular rice crispies. But my Official Taste Tester reports that the texture of the Koala Crisps is crunchier and more flavorful than regular rice crispies. Success!

baking sweet

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

I’ve got chocolate chunk banana bread and sour cream coffee cake cooling in the kitchen. Sour cream makes for a moist crumb. The coffee cake is for Suzanne who turned 30 on Thursday. Alex surprised her with an issue of 30 Magazine in which he compiled articles from her friends and family. She thought it was a REAL magazine! I can’t wait to get my copy of it (Alex is providing one for everyone who contributed). Suzanne is a huge fan of baked goods (all 80 pounds of her). Because I didn’t have enough rotting banana to make the banana bread, I picked up two more at Pavilions yesterday. I asked if they had any “brown” bananas. Produce Guy explained that they compost all of their rotting produce! How cool is that?! I can’t wait to have a compost pile. The amount of trash we produce will dwindle to almost nothing after recycling and composting! I wonder if I’ll have to grow vegetables on our deck? Otherwise I’ll just be creating a buffet bar for the local fauna.