Sunday, May 16, 2010

I made some stinging nettle and onion pastries this week.
Nettles: not so scary once you've blanched them. Take that, stingy bits.

This coming week I'm gonna throw together something else nettle-themed, with some of the last of this year's wild leeks (they're supposed to be done in another week or two). Not sure what it will be yet, but it will be delicious. Possibly pasta-based.
I will also make some sort of scrumptious felafel-inspired sandwich with chickpea and fenugreek sprouts that I picked up at the market. Oh yes. It'll be good.
Drop me a line if you'd like some.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


i have been negligent, i know.
i didn't even post a menu this week.

that's because it's spring! i have been gallivanting around two (two!) farmer's markets, have signed up for a CSA from Kawartha Ecological Growers and have been cheating on you by cooking for a lovely friend.

to appease, i leave you with photos of previous menu items.

These were the baked vegetable samosas with tamarind chutney

Remember those apple empenadas? They were great!

Not the prettiest dish, this squash and sage pasta bake - but super tasty!

More to come. There are gonna be some changes here at Library Food... I'll keep ya posted.

Friday, April 23, 2010

finally, the menu

dandelion and parmesan quiche

pork belly or tofu bahn mi

quinoa and black bean taco salad

honey mustard tofu or chicken, roasted potatoes and vegetables with honey balsamic reduction

lime and ginger scones

brown sugar cake

Thursday, April 15, 2010

this week's delicious menu

pinto bean flautas with corn and red pepper saute
(flautas are like tacquitos, but less available at the corner store)

red wine braised lentils with kale and garlic toast
add bacon for 1$

bento with teriyaki vegetables and inari sushi

tunisian-style braised ribs or tofu with roasted carrots in cumin and lemon-harissa couscous

Baked Potato and Garlic Soup

Chocolate and Chili Brownies

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Paprika, cheddar and carmelized onion scones

Friday, April 9, 2010

menu for next week

quinoa-chickpea meatloaf with garlic-pepper sauce and sauteed greens

potato and vegetable baked samosas with tamarind chutney

squash, sage and goat cheese pasta bake
(add bacon for 1$)

sancocho; puerto rican stew with cilantro, tomatoes and root vegetables
(add beef tips for 1$)

pumpkin muffins

apple empenadas

corn and cheddar scones

ginger-lemongrass-beef soup

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Library Food Returns (triumphantly?)

enoki mushroom and chestnut "duck" with green onion pancakes

beef cheek confit or smashed chickpea sandwich with carmelized turnips

enchiladas mole (roja)
vegetable and black bean filling
(add chorizo for 1$)

cheese and spinach sambousek
(lebanese savory turnover)

lemon squares

hot cross buns

split pea soup

date and brown sugar scones

Saturday, March 27, 2010

On Hiatus

Hello friends.
Due to it being production week for the show I'm working on, there will be no Library Food menu this coming week.
I am going to offer up some delicious treats from the archives, aka my freezer.
beef pot pie
char siu (cantonese bbq pork)
mushroom bourguignon pie
senegalese maafe tempeh stew
southwest bbq pulled beef brisket
cheese and potato pierogies

These will be frozen with instructions on how to cook them.
There will be no deadline, just let me know if you'd like something and we can arrange to meet!