Monday, June 3, 2019

Savory oatmeal

Always a good one!

1/2 C. of those burly Irish oats
2 C. favorite broth
1/2 C. diced onion
chopped or minced serrano chile to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1 C. chopped kale
8-10 quartered, stemmed strawberries
a little coconut or olive oil

Bring the oats and broth with a bit of salt and pepper to a simmer then lower heat, cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, saute chiles and onions in a bit of oil with a pinch of salt until onions are browned.
Just before your oats are done, add in the kale and cook for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in everything else.
Good garnishes include: toasted flax seeds, cilantro, grilled pineapple, smoked eggplant, vegan sausage, roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes, toasted nuts and oh so much more!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tours coming up!

Philly, Baltimore, Richmond, maybe DC and a bit more in the June12-25 range. Want to book something? Get in touch!

And also the annual summer journey- Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee/Madison, Minot, Billings, Spokane/Coeur d'Alene runs from the 18th July until.... ???
Why Not!? Fest in Minot is that first weekend in August so I will definitely be there, and it is their 10th, so can't miss that!
If you want to book something around those places let me know.

Other than that, end of summer into fall I should be in the beginning stages of opening a small space or pub & grub type joint. Not sure where yet, still working on it.
Prob will go the investor route but if I have to crowd fund you will definitely hear about it here. Anyway, stoked for summer!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Apple Phyllo Pastry

You will also need oil or/and margarine, and additional sugar for this, plus the following...

Simmer this in a pan until apples are a bit soft-
4 C. diced apples
1/3 C. sugar
1/4 C. brown sugar
1 tsp/ ground cinnamon
a few pinches salt
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. sifted flour
1 or 2 Tbsp. oil or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. soy or almond milk
a few drops of rosewater

set aside.
Prepare some oil or melted margarine or combo and set in a cup with a pastry brush.
Have a cup of sugar and your phyllo dough ready.
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Brush some oil in a 9 x 13 pan
Lay 2 sheets of phyllo to cover and brush with oil and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Repeat with 2 more. Add apple mixture and spread evenly.
Repeat the with 2 more layers of phyllo, and again. You can add more below or on top than this, as long as you are doing the oil brush they should get crispy.
Finish with a layer of 2 sheets, light brush with oil and a sprinkle of sugar. You can sprinkle a little cinnamon too if you wish.
You will need to cut or score with a knife in the pattern you want them cut in before baking in order to avoid a lot of flaking and tearing later on.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until browned nicely and crispy.
It's in the foreground in this picture, with berry joshpockets behind!