Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Cooking for K's Secret Heart
Who doesn't love Feist singing Ron Sexsmith's Secret Heart? Who doesn't love vegan desert? Who doesn't love getting little presents in the mail? Whilst poking my snoopy nose through various blogs today I came across the coolest site I have found in a long, long time. It appeals utterly and completly to something old fashioned inside the heart of this tech-loving lady: mail. Real Mail. Real Snail Slow Boat From Around the World Kind of Mail. So check out Swap Bot - espeacially if you dig post cards, photography, mixed C.D.s, food presents, little gifts (giving and getting), trinkets and crafts. It is a brilliant idea and a great way to connect with people in this ever and always 'behind the screen' kind of world.
In other news, K is having a yuck of a time at work, and I wanted to satisfy the carb-loving monster inside this skinny boy of mine. So, after my run and workout, I came home with Spaghetti on my mind. He is a simple man, and likes a plain sauce, with fresh herbs and tomatoes - so I got to work. I made K a tomato, red pepper sauce and covered a good portion of whole wheat noodles. Hiding underneath the pasta I tucked away some baked eggplant.
I decided to make him an Inside Out Apple Crisp to warm the cockles of his frustrated heart. I got the recipe from my momma...well, I didn't really get it from her, rather I stole it, without consultation, from our Christmas fare. Hers' was savory, and mine is sweet. Mom served hers' as a starter.
We ended the night with a short sip of Red Flower Iced Tea that I made last night and left to chill in the fridge throughout today.
In other wonderful news..... I love love love PoopieBitch. Not only is she an uber-cool cake maker, but she shares a couple of things in common with me - things that are mega important:
1. Being a big sister
2. Being the lady-friend of a Brit. Yes, that's right, like PoopieBitch, I too have a Brit. Mine hails from Manchester (kind of, but Durham also) and I admit it - he does like a good fry up on occasion (thank *od for vegan sausages!).
PoopieBitch did me a great honour - which I discovered while artificially researching Anicent Rome in the library today: She gave me an award. I was awarded the E-award for Excellent Blog. Thanks Poopie Bitch. I need a day to think about which totally uber-cool bloggers I want to pass this little love-nugget onto.
Inside Out Apple Crisp
-2 large apples: cored and dug out a good bit
-a tiny bit of ginger
-1/2 cup of oatmeal
-2 tablespoons of Agave
-a tiny touch of water
-Almond Milk to taste
How To: I preheated the oven and started digging out the inside of my apples. I reserved about half of the insides, throwing them inside a bowl. I added to the reserved apple all of the remaining ingredients, gave it a good mix around. I stuffed equal amounts of the oat mixture to the apples, placed them inside the oven and baked them for 30 minutes. We added a little bit of Almond Milk to the desert - and honestly - it was totally amazing.