Thursday, August 20, 2009

Do you remember?


Do you remember the tomoto plant I saved from the garbage? Here it is...with 2 beautiful, nearly ripe tomatoes!
I'm so glad I saved it. I can't wait to dig in! With fresh basil and some bocconcini....Lip Smacking!
Second pic is the edamame (soy bean). I feel in love with edamame after eating some at a sushi place.
Last year the seed was sold out. I was lucky to get some this year. I get most of my seeds from www.westcoastseeds.com
I know it's far from my home (It's in BC!) but it's one of the rare places where they sell organic and unusual veggie seeds and so far so good I haven't had any problems with the seeds.
Soy is strange..The plant doesn't flower! And for the time being the pods are flat...to be continued.



Uncle Ben's....That was not a good idea,ok? I got this pouch of Uncle Ben's Bistro Express as a free sample. I love free food...not this one!
Roasted chicken and wild rice...pppppllllleeeaaassseee!
In the entire pouch i had 4 pieces of chicken! it tasted ok.
The rice was overcooked. It's supposed to be a complete meal (with veggies). It had shredded carrot in it. That's it. The taste was nothing to write home about....Am I spoiled?Probably since I cook most everything from scratch, but I would do the same when I was working.
I know it's being marketed for busy people but they could do better, I'm sure! So that is a 2 thumbs down!








Last but not least a pic of the super delicious supper I cooked last night....Grilled Japanese Steak Salad.
If you have a favorite teriyaki sauce by all means use it. I made sauce from scratch following this recipe. http://www.recipezaar.com/Teriyaki-Sauce-55859
I'm sure it would be amazing on chicken, pork chops,tofu.....And it makes enough that you can keep it in the fridge to use in other recipes
I gotta hop on my super bike (I named her Alice) to do the grocery shopping....I got big plans for the weekend....

4 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Tomatos look so good and so does that salad but um, yeah the rice? no so much :)

Toronto Yardsaler said...

The Japanese steak salad sounds yummy. Maybe I'll make it for dinner this weekend.
Thanks for the link.
Erin

Vonlipi said...

CSM I love your comments.

Erin: It was delicious, but too much lime juice in the dressing in my opinion. I didn't add all the wasabi either...:)

Mom Walds Place said...

Lovely tomatoe! We live in the boondocks and there are fields of soybeans everywhere. Our neighboring town even has a sign "soybean capital of WI". One of my mottos is "You can never have enough basil." Emjoy!