June 27, 2008
Making The Most Of It
It is expensive living in Baku. The prices are unbelievable. So I’ve decided that I’m going to make the most of it and cook with the inexpensive vegetables that are plentiful. With a little help from Allrecipes.com I’ve discovered some wonderful new recipes.
I just did a simple search for “Dill and Chicken” and another for “Eggplant” and came up with some wonderful ideas.
A few tips about using the website:
1. Always read the comments. People make the recipes, modify them slightly and then comment. Some people are just ridiculous with their rating for example the recipe calls for chicken, pasta and tomato….the person decides to use beef, rice and tomato instead, then rates it one star….UMMM, maybe try it with the suggested ingredients and then make MAJOR modifications next time.
An example of how to use the comments. Tonights dinner calls for eggplant. In the recipe it says to soak the eggplant in a salt water bath. I read the comments and several people suggested putting the eggplant in a collander, sprinkling with salt and letting stand for 20 minutes. I chose to use this method instead of what the recipe called for.
2. Recipes that have 4-5 stars and lots of comments are usually winners. I had Thanksgiving dinner last year with a majority of the recipes from Allrecipes and it was a huge success.
So that’s it. I’m not getting paid by Allrecipes, though if they have an opening I’d gladly take it (I have this yarn habit I need to support).
Speaking yarn next in my que the Baby Surprise Jacket. I hope to be able to begin that as soon I finish the Hoodie Baby Blanket that I’m making for Kriszti. Also in line are the Clapotis (I know, I hate the name too, but it’s really beautiful), and after visiting my friend Christine’s blog today and ogling over her Nutkins I’ve decided that I MUST make them afterall! I have the perfect yarn.
Oh, and I got my partner for the Summer Yarn Swap….shhh, it’s a secret! Did I mention lately that I love swaps? I mailed my package for the HSKS5 this week! I hope it arrives much faster than the last….stay tuned.