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Showing posts from April, 2013

Cook Your Cupboard = Awesome

I'm loving Morning Edition's Cook Your Cupboard Tumblr. Anyone with a pantry full of half-used or never touched items can relate and appreciate the genius of this project.

In our pantry languishing right now: wheat bran, almond meal, half a bottle of rose water, pomegranate molasses, the middle eastern spices Sumac and Za'atar, and a huge bundle of buckwheat noodles. It's a lot of well-intentioned purchases, but Lord only knows how they'll wind up getting used.

The pomegranate molasses is super concentrated - I've drizzled it over Greek yogurt with some chopped apple. The buckwheat noodles I want to love but I have yet to prepare them in a way that pleases me. Rosewater? Tastes pretty nice in a summery cocktail with gin and flavored seltzer. But I don't know what else to do with it.

I can't wait to find some uses for these things, as I hate wasting food. What's in your pantry gathering dust?

Friday Shout Out: Every Friday Should Be A Good One

Holy heck, y'all. Who turned on the faucet of life and stole the nozzle?

I'm ready for a slow down. I didn't get to blog last week but I managed to make some pretty nice stuff for an Easter meal with my mom.

The main course was this tasty asparagus tart.

You could scatter sawdust on puff pastry and it would taste good, right?  I subbed in some grated Gouda and Parm for the super-expensive Gruyere. (Besides, do you think my sad little Food Lion up the street carries fancy cheese? We're lucky it's not all Velveeta and Cheese-in-a-Can!) I ate asparagus every day last weekend (Fri-Sat-Sun) so I racked up on seasonal eats - thankyouverymuchBarbaraKingsolver.

Served with the tart was a delicious chickpea & roasted red pepper salad, a green salad with a lovely Green Goddess dressing that made my mother reconsider her distaste for anchovies, a baguette from Your Dekalb Farmers Market, and a homemade pound cake.

On Saturday eve, we visited Scott's aunt and uncle up…