Wednesday, January 19, 2011
food inspiration (and a good recipe)
If you can't tell already I get a lot of creative satisfaction from food - looking at food, making food, sharing food, and eating food. So last week, when the light was coming in through the window and highlighting the colors in the cabbage, the cucumber, and the broccoli I couldn't help but whip out the camera.
I shared this recipe for egg rolls last year - you can find it here - but I failed to photograph the process. This time around I didn't use the meat, but I have learned a trick since last sharing the recipe with you. Since these are a little messy and time consuming I have started freezing them. A tip for making them easier to thaw - if you decide to go to the trouble of making them - is to place them on a cookie sheet individually and let them freeze overnight. Remove the next day and place them in bags. I put four to a bag (two for Doug and two for me) for each use. When you pull them out to thaw, take them out of the bag and place them individually on a tray. Once they are thawed you can fry them up.
Oh, and the cucumbers, I had to photograph them because they were pretty - AND it was the first time I had used the slicing blade on my new food processor. So fun, pretty, AND easy! Why did I wait so long to get one?