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Great Cooking Blogs10.26.09

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**  great recipes.  couldn’t decide if i should also put this link in the bedroom, or the bathroom, check it out to see what i mean.

**  recipes by us, the people.  this blog has way more than cooking, keeps me coming back, it’s a winner (actually)

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playing with nature09.16.09

Designer Fruits:  Us and nature growing together, i like it, food for thought.

How to:  A mold is made of what you want to reproduce and placed around the growing fruit when it is very young. When the fruit has expanded enough to fill the inside contours of the mold, the mold is removed.  The print of the features remain as the fruit continues to grow. Pumpkin heads, square watermelons, possibilities go on.  Hao Xianzhang is the originator of this process.

playing with nature

playing with nature

We are all molded by our ancestral heritage, our parent’s beliefs, expectations and our interactions with them as well as our cultural mores. How does our own nature survive, flourish and express itself?   (more…)

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OH NO-NO CHEESE PIZZETTE (proof that 2 negs make a poz)09.16.09

my computers down, i’m famished and craving my little home made pizza. i have 1 hour to do a little tidying up, get ready for work and make something to eat. i chop up all my favorite vegetables and am ready to top with the cheese and pop it in the oven …. i’m tasting it. into the frig for that last ingredient, OH NO !!! NO CHEESE. bummer.  i was so looking forward to this. inspecting every little space in the frig a million times, ( sometimes on the millionth look the frig genii materializes my wish, not this time).  But … my culinary muse was obviously in the neighborhood and felt me and said –  ” a cream sauce would be perfect” and so it was, ( another OH NO !!! NO MILK  in there either, no worries i did have some plain yogurt to stand in) , yum.

Makes 2 pizzettes

come and get it

come and get it



CUT, CHOP & SHRED   * shred a broccoli stalk (i buy them pre shredded),  *slice off corn from 2 cobs, (or use frozen) *1/2 cup chopped olives,  *3 cloves of garlic chopped,  *1/2 cup onion chopped,  *1 avocado,   * 3 cloves garlic minced *1/2 cup of salsa,  *cream sauce recipe below.    PUT  2 tortillas or pita rounds on a cookie sheet;  divide avocado between the 2  and evenly schmear almost to edges.    spread 1/4 cup of salsa over the avocado, then spoon the cream sauce evenly over each. divide the rest of the veggies evenly between the 2 tortillas/pitas.  i have a tendency to overload and then it’s difficult to pick up, up to you on quantities of veggies.  into the oven, broil,  (not to close to the coils)  untill slightly browned on the top and tortilla/pitas slightly brown on bottom- 2-5 minutes

bubbling cheesy like sauce

bubbling no cheese sauce

put 1 1/2 cup milk (unsweetened, non flavored, any kind:  soy, almond,  cow, or plain yogurt in a pinch),   in small pan, mix some of milk into  2 T cornstarch and 1/2 t baking soda till all dissolved, put all back in pan,  mix in 1 T oil, 1/4 cup brewers yeast,  2t soy sauce,  season with paprika, garlic powder, pizza seasoning and cook over medium heat stirring till thickened and bubbly, about 5 or 10 minutes,  pour over 2 pizzette rounds.  under broiler for 2-5 min. till lightly brown.

if you want to pick the slices up don’t overload like i always do.

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