I picked up some good asparagus this week. My favorite way to prepare asparagus is to toss it with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper and grill it. Yum! Since it’s chilly outside, I used my indoor electric T-Fal grill. It worked out well and the asparagus was fantastic. I wish I had bought more!
I tried the Maple Orange Blueberry Granola recipe from ExtraVEGANza today. The orange flavor wasn’t as intense as I had hoped but I’ll fix that next time I make it. It’s just a personal taste preference, nothing to do with the recipe itself. For the blueberries, I used Wild Oats dried blueberries which are sold in 4 oz. bags near the bulk section. The granola was very tasty and I grabbed a handful each time I went near the kitchen. I’ll definitely make it again.
I also made another repeat meal – dal soup. Rob likes to take this for lunch and there was enough left for three lunches. Rob’s co-worker, who is Indian, asked him about his lunch. He told Rob it looked delicious and smelled so good. What a great compliment!
I picked up a pepper mill last time I was at Ikea. I needed one for my Penzeys’ Four Peppercorn Blend. The pepper mill works well and looks pretty sitting out on the counter. In the background, you can check out the fugly kitchen walls and counter-tops in the condo we’re renting. Yikes!!!
I finished embroidering the napkin set. My mom requested the Eiffel Tower pattern. My dad loves anything to do with cars. I didn’t like the car patterns in the books so I settled on a truck.
Food Blogging Event: Rachel is hosting the “What’s in your Basket” grocery round-up on her Food Maven blog. Take pictures of your groceries, list what you bought, how much you spent, the stores you went to and post it on your blog. Then email Rachel the link by January 25th to participate. Should be a lot of fun 🙂
Hope everyone has a lovely day!!!