Monday, December 29, 2008

Ham Salad

I like ham. Laurie buys them when they're on sale - something like $0.89/lb - and we'll cook one on a weekend then make sandwiches for the week.

This weekend we made one and I made ham salad with about half of it.

This time I added three pickled eggs as a secret ingredient and it made it extra delicious.

I make my pickled eggs with habenero peppers so they are quite spicy and that flavor came through in the ham salad.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Last night we made quinoa. It's been a while since we made it; I'm not sure why because it's quick, easy, and delicious.

Take a cup of quinoa and rinse it a couple of times. It has a natural pesticide on it that needs to be removed. I just do one cup in a two cup measurer and change the water several times.

Saute some aromatics - carrots, onions, celery - in a sauce pan. Add a lot of water or stock (not the good stuff - about 6:1) and a cup of quinoa.

Boil for 15 minutes. Do not stir!

Pour through a sieve and let rest for a few minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.