Thursday, September 27, 2007

Plugging Away...

...on my VwaV challenge. I took score: 43 down, 91 to go (based on the recipe list in this thread). A little disheartening, but we'll eat happy trying. I had to try Kabocha Squash Stuffed with Butternut Vindaloo because there is no photo posted in the thread for it.

I know those aren't kabocha squashes (squashes? squice? squashii?) but they are really pretty. I loved the flavour of the vindaloo in all it's mustard-seedy goodness.

And lemon-poppyseed muffins.

I've always been leery of poppyseeds after my sister worked at a grocery store and handed out free samples of poppyseed-filled baked goods. She always knew who was sneaking back for seconds when they eagerly grinned for more. Good muffins, though.

And here are the famous Big Gigantoid Crunchy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

They were frequently mentioned in the addiction thread. Ya, I see why. They are awesome. Really awesome. Like I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner awesome.

And these have been popular for a long time too. Raspberry Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars.

They are brilliantly simple to make (I used raspberry jam) and fancy enough to put on a Christmas cookie platter.

And finally, this week's CSA haul.

Celery, swiss chard, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, broccoli, garlic, sage, a white squash of unknown variety, and yummy fresh raspberries. It was the first time we got fruit in our basket. I'm afraid the CSA season may end any week now. It's been great - again, check out Tim and Roshan Aubin if you are in the Ottawa area and looking for a CSA.


Isa said...

Don't think I'm not watching your progress. Everything looks great!
ox Isa

urban vegan said...

Interesting idea! I love VWAV so I will also be monitoring your progress ;)