Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ahh recipes

My recipe book, posing with my knitting.

The lovely ladies at Mason-Dixon Knitting are hosting a show-and-tell recipe contest. As a result, here for all to see is my lovely little handwritten recipe book. Crazy and sentimental me decided that a handwritten recipe book would be a lovely keepsake to treasure and add to as I began my wedded life. The perfect little book for this endeavor was given to me as a Christmas present last year and so I began (I also have a book of compiled printed recipes, for when my hands just can't handle anymore).

Here's the first handwritten page:

Here also as part of the contest (and for your enjoyment) is a recipe from this lovely little book. It's a nice American take on an Indian dish which apparently tastes authentic enough for my husband to like it:

Garam Masala Vegetables

1 1/2 lbs potatoes in large chunks (I usually use about 3 good sized potatoes)
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp garam masala (buy it pre-mixed or make your own blend)
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes w/ garlic & onions - undrained
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup vegetable broth
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Place potatoes in microwave safe bowl & cover w/plastic wrap.
Microwave on high 3 minutes or until almost done (this is a good tip to use with any potato dish where you need the potatoes to get done more quickly)
Heat oil in dutch oven over medium heat
Add garam masala & turmeric; saute 45 seconds or until toasted
Add potato & cook 2 min or until potatoes begin to brown
Stir in tomatoes; cook 3 min or until mixture begins to thicken
Stir in carrots, peas, & broth
Bring to a boil-reduce heat & simmer, uncovered, 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Remove from heat; stir in salt & cilantro.f
Serve with rice, or eat as a soup.

I welcome taste tests and pictures of your own recipe receptacles!


Anonymous said...

That sounds absolutely delicious!
I'm definitely going to try it.

Selima said...

You write very well.