Blah blah blues, I dont know if its the six more weeks of winter or what but I am in a rut. I havent posted in a while because I dont see the point but I did get some really stinky cheese from Norway, thanks Anette.
My son was off from school for a week for mid-winter break and I have to tell you it felt like a month. Ramen noodles and canned soups hardly take a pretty picture and if you believe that I have some swampland that is waiting for a check from you. Who doesnt like crab? Well the kid does and this is all I could pry from his fingers to snap off a photo. Crab ballerina.
We plowed through some chicken breasts with a POM glaze. I have so much POM I dont know what to do with it, I have made it into syrups and balsamics and granitas (thats like a sorbet) and I have even put a dab behind each ear. Remember I entered a POM contest well I have news - I didnt win, though you can click the link and check out my recipe.
Artichokes with butter are good but artichokes with a caper mayonnaise are even better.
I have been helping others lately and it feels mighty good in fact I think I might make 'generosity' one of my characteristics from here on out. StirIt 28 is a month-long blogger-originated fundraising effort to raise money for the earthquake victims in Haiti, thought up by Bren of Flanboyant Eats, Chrystal of The Duo Dishes , and Courtney of CocoCooks. All of the proceeds from this event, and I mean ALL (100%) of the proceeds, are going directly to our partner charities: Share Our Strength and Yele Haiti. What an amazing event to participate in and I am so glad I did.
The remains of amazing Lettuce Wraps (Brooklyn Forager)
Red Cooked Pork bun and cucumber salad (RedCook)
BalanceFood) She also made vegetarian dumplings and did an amazing job organizing the whole thing - special thanks are in order here.
Vegetarian Spring Rolls (Chez What?) Thats me, by the way. I also made some with shrimp.
Enchiladas Rojas (Fresh, Local and Best)
Walnut Cookies (Bloggerlicious Athena) (see the edge of the cookies) and a last-minute Chocolate Banana Coconut Bread Pudding (Joanne Eats Well With Others) Joanne also made vegetarian and non vegetarian stuffed mushrooms.
Celebration Cupcakes (My Baking Therapy)
Banh Mi preparation (group effort) and several other things that were gone before a photo was taken. I met some amazing people and had a great time! All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to Share Our Strength and Yele Haiti at the end of the month. If you'd like to contribute, but just couldn't make it, donations will be accepted through February 28th at Flanboyant Eats.