So now I can bring you the last installment of my VegFest show-and-tell and also a few images of food from last week.
I know that the animal rights information in my first 2 VegFest posts were incredibly depressing, so I thought I'd conclude on a lighter note: cool foods.
Here are four of the most interesting things I tasted in Boston. (For more VegFest food snippets, visit Nikki's blog)
1 cup whole fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
2 large serano-type red chilies, seeded and finely minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Curls of lime zest for garnish, optional
In a heavy medium saucepan combine cranberries, water and sugar. Cover and bring to a boil. When cranberries start to pop, reduce heat to medium and simmer partially covered for about 5 minutes. Add minced chilies and lime juice, bring to a boil again and then reduce heat to medium-low. Stir sauce occasionally, using the back of a wooden spoon to mash some of the cranberries on the sides of the pot. Simmer sauce, uncovered, for an additional 10-12 minutes till sauce has reduced a little and looks syrupy. Sauce will thicken up more as it cools. Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups sauce.
Here's a stirfry we made one night:
We were forward-thinking enough to plant some of our vegetables in containers that we were able to move inside once the weather got cold. Our pepper plants have kept producing a bit and this yellow pepper inspired us to have a taco night. (But then again, do you really need a reason for taco night?)
In the background you can see my beloved box of Droste cocoa, a high-quality Dutch cocoa powder. Recently, they were bought out, their factory in the Netherlands closed down, and their iconic box design changed. I'm hanging on to this classic box even though it's several years old, because it's going to be a nostalgic collector's item, for sure!
I might not be posting too frequently this week (deadlines, deadlines, deadlines!) but I'll be looking at all of your blogs. Have a great week, everyone!