Monthly Archives: July 2013

How is your garden growing?

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We expanded our garden from two beds to 6 beds this year. Last year was a “test” year for us, as we have a lot of deer around. It did well, so we decided to make it bigger and better! It was a family experience,  as we had the kids start almost all of the garden early in the year from seed. We used our cardboard egg cartons and made a day of it. It was so much fun watching the seeds grow indoors for the weeks leading up to planting day. Planting day was also a group effort – the kids seem to take such pride in what “they” have grown. The garden has really taken off in the last few weeks, and we are on our second harvest of herbs and veggies. Tomatoes aren’t quite there yet, but there are a LOT on the plants. I see canning in our future! Hope your garden is as happy and that you are enjoying yours as much as we are enjoying ours! Happy Harvesting!

What is Tofu? How do you cook it?

TOFU:

Definition: Tofu is made from soybeans, water and a coagulant, or curdling agent. It is high in protein and calcium and well known for its ability to absorb new flavors through spices and marinades. Due to its chameleon-like qualities and nutritional value, tofu, a staple of Asian cuisines for hundreds of years, has recently become popular in Western vegetarian cooking. So popular, in fact, that it is celebrated with its own annual festival and has almost become synonymous with vegetarianism itself. Look for tofu in the produce section of your regular grocery store.

Types of tofu: There are two main kinds of tofu, silken or soft tofu, and firm or regular tofu. When cooking with firm tofu, you will usually want to drain and press the tofu first, and some recipes will tell you to freeze and thaw your tofu.

Please check out this new recipe I posted on Youtube using tofu.

How To Make Stir Fry Beef With Home Garden String Beans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gHOXeOKsxc&feature=c4-overview&list=UULKIZE4bEFD1k52-cKF0dSA  

tofu stir fry with mixed vegetables for web

I have many other recipes on my Youtube using tofu. I hope you enjoy.

sushi advanced

It’s been a little while, but I’m shooting some new videos. By popular demand….advanced sushi! Enjoy!

Check out my Youtube for the recipes.