Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Green Bean Casserole and Poached Marsala Pears

Most importantly, Pippin, has had her operation. The x-ray didn't show up any spread to the tumour, but she has an irregular shaped heart. They think they got all the main lump of the tumour, which is evidenced by an huge scar.

Other than that, it's been a bit of a slow week on the cooking front. I've not been making anything very interesting as I fell into a bit of a rut, being sidetracked by the concept of a novel I'm planning to write.

I have two very nice new dishes I made, one being a Vegan Green Bean Casserole based on a recipe posted by Chris from vegalicious.org . Green bean casserole doesn't seem to be, as far as I've ever seen, a very commonly ate dish over here in the UK, so it was a first for me, and I can't therefore compare it to any I've eaten before, but it really was lovely. I made my own fried onions, simple soaking a big onion in some milk, covering them with flour, and then frying in very little oil. I suspect it wasn't very authentic as far as french fried onions go, but it was very tasty!

I also made the most gorgeous pears baked in maple syrup and garam masala sauce, with seasame seeds. This is another recipe from La Dolce Vegan. It was gorgeous, and I'll certainly make it again if I find myself over burdened with pears.

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