Saturday, July 30, 2016
Saturday, July 30th - Happy Birthday C!
I wish my living room looked like the above room. But it isn't shaped this way.
I just finished making 7 pints of zucchini bread and butter pickles. The house smells like vinegar. Which is a good smell. The A/C is working to cool the family room/kitchen. Boiling water for an hour can heat things up. I always enjoy looking at the filled jars at the end of "canning" and... after washing all the bits and pieces of equipment, I enjoy pouring the boiling water down the drain and running the disposal. Everything clean and sanitized.
My lunch was a cooked down bag of frozen roasted cherry tomatoes from last summer. I added onion and garlic to the tomatoes and cooked them slowly till the mixture was thick and "jammy". I ate the sauce with zucchini noodles I had spiralized and left to air dry. First on the countertop overnight and then for two days in a colander topped with clingfilm (as the Brits call it) in the fridge. Chewy. Firm. Dry. Perfectly decent faux pasta. Did not taste like zucchini.
I also made the brown rice flour "tortillas" from the Elimination Diet. Not anything like flour tortillas. But if one (like me) hasn't had anything resembling bread or tortillas in over a month--well, I ate three. I am truly addicted to bread. I had one tortilla with a half avocado and lime juice. Delish.
I also had all the stuff to make "Life Changing Bread" which is just a combination of oats, seeds, nuts, physllium husk and chia seeds. It came together so much better this time. It actually got mushy and sticky like a "dough" (leaves me wondering what I did wrong the first time I made it). It's in the fridge now. Doing whatever it needs to do before being baked. Yes, I am concerned about the oats. I know I can make another batch of the "dough" and make it into crackers. Adding a few spices and herbs to make the crackers savory. Poppyseed, garlic powder, rosemary etc. Life Changing "Everything" Crackers.
The thing I did differently with the "Life Changing Bread" and the rice flour tortillas was measure everything on the scale. In grams. No cups or spoons. "head smack"