I like to cook.
And I LOVE cookbooks ( to be fair I love all books)
Sometimes ( because I have been making dinner FOREVER) I just wing it.
I bought a new cookbook this summer that was written by 2 Canadians. I have been following them on social media for a while, I made 2 of their recipes this week. I also winged a beef stew and made some scones from a recipe on Pinterest.
I am not a novice cook. It is just so much nicer to use a book or a picture or a blog when I’m planning my grocery list. Or after I’ve been to the market and I have a trunk load of awesomeness to find some direction to go in. I may cook chicken twice a week, but it ain’t the same chicken.
These Peach Pie Scones with vanilla glaze were all levels of awesome!! I made mine with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and buttermilk instead of double cream. I had one pretty soon after it came out of the oven and it was sooooo good I skipped the icing.
I bought ingredients for a beef stew ( it’s been feeling so cool in the mornings and evenings) and then couldn’t remember where I saw it 🙄 I have made this one before (Beef Stew )and it was really good but I forgot about it ( that’s the problem with Pinterest) I have Martha Stewart’s One Pot cookbook
and there is a Beef and Barley Soup recipe so I worked with that. It was good and it was really good the second day!!! So basically a hit.
The trouble came when I made the White Fish and Pea chowder
It was bland and runny and really not worth the effort. Although B took it for lunch twice because he would rather eat it than a wrap. So that’s the benchmark of rock bottom, if he would rather eat a wrap then you know it’s awful.
Next batch of trouble was with some biscuits I made to go with the second day stew. I got the recipe from the new cookbook
I tried serving them at breakfast warmed up with jam, still 👎🏻👎🏻
Obviously 2 recipes do not mean the whole book is bad but I’m not off to a good start.
This morning while I wait to hear how our Honda Pilot is ( lights came on, wouldn’t start, blah, blah 💸💸💸) I made
Healthy Chai Spice Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf and it’s a winner no matter what those judgemental people I live with say