Cooking Delights

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Recipe Testing, Popsicles, and Gardening

This morning I had the privilege of testing a reicpe for Dreena Burton's new cookbook Eat Drink and Be Vegan. These are the crepes with the celestial creme. This was hubby's special birthday breakfast. OK, it was embarassing how good the celestial cream was... I was totally licking the bowl, the spoon, anything, everything. I loved eat peace please's idea of using the celestial cream as a fruit dip. This stuff is amazing, very easy too. We can't wait for the new cook book Dreena!!!

Second this morning my daughter and I made popsicles. This idea also came from eat peace please and then was further prompted by Megan the Vegan. We used the same combo as Megan - strawberries, banana, soy milk and OJ (without the protein powder) Verdict: delicious, my daughter loved them too. We have been coming up with other delivious combinations all day... mango, chocolate pudding (you know that recipe with the tofu and the chocolate chips), raspberry, banana... the possibilities are endless.

I spent most of the day weeding my vegetable garden. I am tired now. This technically isn't food yet, but it will be soon! I can't wait to cook with fresh produce from my garden. Pictured here are tomatoes, chinese cabbage, pumpkins, zucchini, butternut squash and my herb garden.


  • At Monday, 12 June, 2006, Blogger EatPeacePlease said…

    Great post. I have the privelege of trying the crepes too (can't you tell by the buttercream) but I have been almost *scared* to try the crepes thinking they won't come out. Especially since I don't do well with flipping things!

    These look fantastic and I think you are prompting me to make them soon. I am not ashamed to admit that I was licking the bowl, licking the spoon, eating it with whatever I could find, as well as making a second batch of it (I halved the recipe the first time) for another heavenly treat!

  • At Tuesday, 13 June, 2006, Blogger Melissa West said…

    Hi eatpeaceplease. I think the trick to flipping the crepes is to wait until they are almost totally cooked (like pancakes - with all the wet spots dried on top). Also, I find having a really thin spatula flipper makes a huge difference to flipping pancakes, crepes, and lifting cookies off the cookie sheet.

    Yup, that celestial cream is amazing.

  • At Tuesday, 13 June, 2006, Blogger Dori said…

    Another green thumber, yeah. Love the garden pictures. The popsicles arewonderful, my daughter just made some yesterday. We used a little silken tofu in ours to make them creamy. Yum!

    I just ordered a Dreena book, two actually. Waiting on Amazon to get them to me now.

  • At Wednesday, 14 June, 2006, Blogger KleoPatra said…

    Somebody was incredibly busy!

    I had to look twice at the popsicle. From the angle it was shot, or maybe that it's after 1 a.m. when i'm posting (sans contact lenses), it looks like THE GIGANTIC POPSICLE THAT ATE NEW YORK!

    Nice going there. Celestial tidings to you.

  • At Thursday, 15 June, 2006, Blogger Carrieā„¢ said…

    I haven't been able to post for a few days so I wanted to say that your husband's birthday dinner looks fantastic! When everyone enjoys your food, it makes the work worthwhile.
    I see Dreena's crepes got a stamp of approval. And why wouldn't they? Your photos are wonderful.

  • At Monday, 19 June, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've read about the cream from you and eatpeaceplease. That cookbook can't come out fast enough!!!

    Nice refreshing!


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