Aaaaahh…Saturday morning…so far the stress-level for the day is manageable, hope it stays that way.
Right now I'm enjoying a nice hot cup of java and a slice of banana bread that I just made. Thanks to Judy over at Savvy Vegetarian for sharing this versatile banana bread recipe. I made a bit of an adjustment on the spices, used ground cinnamon, allspice and just a touch of ginger instead. I did go with the suggestion of blending the bananas, made for a smoother than usual texture. I still like Mom's Banana Bread recipe that I usually make, will probably go back to the masher (and coarser texture) for the next loaf, but this recipe made for a nice change. Recipe at: Savvy Banana Bread.
Seeing that the day looks to be another cold and rainy one here on the Prairies, I decided to put on a big pot of soup too. My fav. Russian Beet Borscht won out again, I just love this soup and I happily had all the ingredients on hand, including fresh dillweed ( so much nicer! ) . I'll include a link from Really Natural if you decide that this is also a soup day where you are. Also included is my recipe for Quickie Oatmeal Bread and some fun suggestions and comments from the hosts of the site. Check it out at: Borscht and Bread
A gem from LKL's Veggie Table showed up in my inbox this week. Laura pulled together a wonderful selection of Gourmet Vegetarian Recipes from her extensive archives. Haven't had a chance to check them all out but the ones I did read sounded great. Vegetarian fare can be healthy, delicious and elegant too. If you need some ideas for a special dinner party you are planning or maybe a romantic dinner au deux ( hope that's right, my French is a bit rusty! ) you won't want to miss ( and probably save ) some of these too. Laura's Picks at: LKL Gourmet Recipes
And last but not least…Calling all Carrot Lovers!!! The World Carrot Museum is the place for all things weird and wonderful for those who enjoy this great orange (and sometimes purple!) edible. Everything from recipes, folklore, gardening tips, carrot crafts, contraception (yes, you read that right) and of course, carrot festivals you won't want to miss………wow, is there anything that doesn't have a festival now???
See it all at: the World Carrot Museum
That's all for now. I just knew you wanted more links and recipes to check out right? 🙂