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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Our Garden

This is our first harvest of the season. We have a balcony garden at our condo. It has been a challenge keeping a garden this way but this year so far is good.
They are micro tomatoes but there are MANY more tomatoes still growing. We have flowers on the eggplant plant and cucumber plant. We have TONS of basil and oregano as well. While we got 6 strawberries already, I think the plant will not produce more because of the downpours of rain. Perhaps they were over watered :( .
I am so excited that we are getting fruit/veg this year. Last year was sparse!

Do you have a garden? Where? What are YOU growing?

I will use the micro tomatoes in my beef stew tonight.




Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pork Lo Mein

Hey I just realized I never posted my lo mein recipe. OMG this is SOOOOOOO yumeee!! I could eat it everyday!

2-3 pork chops ( or chicken breasts or lb of stewing beef)
1/2 pack rice noodles
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1-2 cans chicken broth
2-3 tbsp fresh garlic
1 tsp fresh ground ginger

I like to use my wok but a regular pot is fine as well as long as it has a lid.

cut protein of choice into bite size chucks and brown in oil

remove from pot and set aside

add one turn of oil to pot

add garlic and ginger

This would be the time you can add veg if you want to--I have added broccoli or snow peas

when garlic and ginger are fragrant add soy sauce

add in rice noodles

add chicken broth enough to cover noodles

add protein back to pot

cover with lid until noodles are soft





Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Buffalo chicken risotto

1cup arrborito rice
2cans chicken broth
1-3 tbsp franks hot sauce
2-3 chicken breasts
2 tbsp butter
2 oz blue cheese crumbles
Olive oil
Garlic powder

. Put salt pepper garlic on each breast on each side.
Add 2 tbsp oil to pan and brown chicken breasts
Remove from pan
Cut into cubes
Melt one tbsp butter and add 1 tbsp franks in a large bowl
Add cubes of chicken to butter and hot sauce and let marinate


Add four turns of the pan of oil.
Add one cup of risotto and allow it to soak in oil
Brown risotto for a few minutes
Add enough broth to cover rice and cover
Add 1 tbsp franks hot sauce
Stirring every few minutes
Add one oz of blue cheese, mix in
When liquid is almost evaporated, add more to cover rice
Repeat this until rice is plumped up and tender --- about 25 mins

When rice is plump, add chicken and another oz of blue cheese is wanted ans another tbsp franks hot sauce if wanted.
Mix and serve!!!!