October 6th, 2013

Today's Activities Include: lunch, groceries, cooking, more photos added to cookbook

Today, T. and I went to Julie's Place for lunch. After a brief stop at home, we headed out to the horse, but we had only gotten a block when we got the cancellation call. So off to go grocery shopping.

I made black bean sloppy joes for dinner, using the black beans I had cooked the previous day. I even remembered to take pictures to include in my online cookbook. It occurs to me that I probably should be tagging in flickr all the photos I'm using in my cookbook. Hmmmm.

http://www.seanet.com/~rla/cookbook/blackbeanjoes.html

We have assembled a bin/stack of stuff to go to the sports consignment place; I'm going to try to get there on Wednesday.

While I was puttering with the cookbook, I went looking over on YouTube for a good, _short_ clip about how to make an omelette. I watched a half dozen videos (and before you ask, yes, I watched the Julia Child one. Which I've seen approximately a dozen times. At least). And I have to say I am not overjoyed by any of them. Since I'm actually using my vimeo account, perhaps I'll do a little experimenting.

Mystery Veg Identification

A couple weeks ago, I was really excited to be in a great Asian grocery store. While there, I saw some unfamiliar vegetables, so I took a picture and figured I'd find out what they were. I have identified one of them!

I think this is "bitter melon", or Momordica charantia:

Momordica charantia

Still working on the second one; will likely edit this post. My strategy was to dig around in Chinese vegetables charts over on google images until I found a likely candidate, then visit the page, get the name, and look up the plant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momordica

ETA: Aha! http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2011/03/six_unusual_fru.php

I'll be back with a genus species momentarily.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtuce

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