it's kymber here....
so sorry for my lack of posting but this past week has been filled with a variety of different chores - getting the last of the harvest in, getting ready for winter, making lots of good food and not enjoying some pretty gray days. oh and we had to go into the city for an appointment. i hate the city - thank goodness there is only one of them on the island! i hate all of the traffic and all of the busy people running around - thank goodness the city's population is only 36,000 - any more than that and i am afraid i would not be able to handle it. i am invigorated by small town living!
anyway - how's this for a sky pic, sis?
next up - some yummy scallops and salad - i love scallops! and these babies came from the island, Winston, and are much better than Digby scallops!!! although, if all i could get my hands on was Digby scallops - i'd still be happy!!!
jambaloney cooked his scallops with lime, fennel and coconut oil - his are on the black plate while mine are those delicious looking babies on the red plate. jambaloney's were good but i am a true cape bretoner and when it comes to seafood, we like all of our fish cooked one way - in a ton of butter!!!! fancy cape bretoners will add salt and pepper too. we like to eat our fish the way that God intended - just butter! no fancy spices or sauces!
check out this lemongrass SCORE that we got when we went into the city. lemongrass is very hard to find on the island - we have searched high and low and have only found some once. but scoring this lemongrass made the trip into the city worthwhile!!!
i processed it all and then froze it. frozen lemongrass is actually easier to chop up than non-frozen. this bag of lemongrass might see us through until mid-december - bahahahahahah! we use a lot of lemongrass in our cooking!
what do we put lemongrass in? well of course our tom young goong soup which we eat for breakfast about 3-4 days a week.
but we also put it into things like this:
what is that, you ask? it's the filling for these:
yummeh - home-made egg rolls! made with home-made egg roll wrappers and a delicious lime-chili dipping sauce!
and also for these:
yummy and delicious home-made spring rolls!
time for another pretty sky pic, i think!
anyway, on our trip into the city, we had to stop at our "big little town" of Gabarus to pick up some parcels that my sister sent me. Gabarus is bigger than Framboise and our sister community of Fourchu which is why they have a post office in Gabarus and we don't. it's quite a nice sized town. have a look:
yep. THAT is the whole town! and here is our post office:
bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! isn't that the funniest thing that you have ever seen? oh man, i love living here!
next up - another pretty sky pic for my sis:
oh right - i was talking about lemongrass and that we use it in a lot of our food. here's a pak choi and carrot stir-fry, some rice and kimchi - yummeh!
i've also busted out the dehydrator since the cooler weather is coming on. here's some dehydrated mushrooms that will keep us in tom young goong soup all winter.
for anyone interested in growing their own mushrooms, my friend Phelan provides a great tutorial here. she grows hers in a box in a closet!?!?!!? i couldn't believe how easy it seems and we eat tons of mushrooms. i haven't grown my own yet but will get cracking this winter. thanks Phelan!
and here's some yummy apple chips for snacking on when watching movies. we are very fortunate to get delicious apples from the mainland of Nova Scotia, the Annapolis Valley is famous for their apples!
next up - some delicious salmon fillets. i made jambaloney's with a chili-curry crust - he loved it!
but again, being a true cape bretoner - i cooked mine in BUTTER! yummeh!
so that is what has been keeping me busy for the past week! i have managed to make it to some of your blogs already...if i haven't gotten to you yet, no worries, i am on my way!
one last pretty sky pic for my sister, and for me. this was taken today. so nice to see the sun again!