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!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Char Siu Bao (Cantonese bbq pork or bbq soy buns)
Stir Fried Vegetables

Felafel in pita with black sesame tahineh

Red Pozole
Southwest Stew with chilies, hominy and optional pork

Beef or Mushroom Bourguignon Pie with Potato Crust
Green Beans a la meuniere (browned butter, lemon and parsley)

Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

Cheddar and Green Onion Scones

Cocoa and Cranberry Muffins

Mint Chocolate Whoopie Pies
(cookie sandwiches)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

mesdames et messieurs, le menu

red wine-chili-chocolate braised beef or tofu with carrot-beet-apple-parsnip rosti
(in fact, much like this recipe)

senegalese maafe tempeh stew
(a bit like this but more delicious)

homemade pizza pockets
with puttanesca vegetables and cheese and optional chorizo

masala dosa - tamil potato and vegetable curry in a lentil pancake

coconut-ginger-spinach soup

parmesan, chive and buttermilk scones

lemon and ginger muffins

blood orange tarts

mexican hot chocolate
(chocolate syrup to add to milk and heat)

Please have all requests in by Monday night for delivery before Friday of this coming week.

Friday, March 5, 2010

menu for march 8-15

chilli verde
cilantro-and-tomatillo-laced black bean chili, served with cornbread

pierogi with carmelized onions with optional bacon
roasted beet salad

channa masala
cumin and garlic sauteed greens
brown rice

spanish saffron-and-paprika rice dish
with kidney beans and vegetables and optional chorizo

creamy tomato soup

rosemary and goat cheese scones

pear and pecan muffins

sichuan pepper sugar cookies

chocolate pudding

Saturday, February 27, 2010

this week's menu


chicken or soy fajitas
black bean soup

gado gado with tofu or shredded beef
(indonesian mega salad with peanut sauce)
("The most deliciously revelatory thing you've introduced me to." - Hugh)

macaroni and cheese
garlic fried kale

jerk ribs or tempeh
curried squash and greens

sichuan hot and sour soup (vegetarian)

brown butter and sage scones

apple cinnamon muffins

brown sugar cake with candided orange peel

vegan chocolate brownies

Friday, February 26, 2010

last week's meals get great feedback!

Dear Library Food,

We would like to provide a review on tonight's order (Meals 3 and 4 specifically):

1) Excellent pulled brisket. Soft, not at all stringy, well seasoned, and came with an excellent choice of bun.
2) Coleslaw: had good initial flavour, extremely fresh, but left an extremely spicy flavour (I gave two thumbs up, but Dave wanted something more vinegary, less spicy)
3) Green Thai Curry: again, very fresh, light curry taste, deliciously well cooked vegetables, huge portions (I'll be eating it for days!) I would say it's better than the other green curry I've had at Thai restaurants.

Good portion sizes; fresh, unique and delicious taste; friendly service; recyclable packaging; delicious and cheap option for student take-out. we ♥ library food

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New week, new menu

Feb 22-29 2010

mushroom lasagna
garlic toast

red wine-marinated grilled chicken or tofu
garlic roasted root vegetables

southwest pulled brisket sandwich or chickpea burger
cilantro slaw

thai green curry with tofu and vegetables
brown rice

roasted squash, bean and collard green soup

dill and lemon scones
orange and cranberry muffins

carrot cupcakes with cinnamon frosting

Monday, February 8, 2010

Menu, Feb 15-24

Meal 1
Southwest Pulled Brisket Sandwich
Cilantro Slaw

Meal 2
Brown Rice
Curried Vegetables

Meal 3
Beef (or vegetable) Pot Pie
Garlic Roasted Root Vegetables

Meal 4
Chicken (or vegetable) Enchiladas
Black Beans and Peppers Salad

Sweet Potato and Carrot

Breakfast Pastry
Lemon-Cranberry Muffins

Carrot Cupcakes with Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Glaze

Price Guide

Each Meal - 8$

All Four Meals - 26$

Add 500mL of soup - 4$
(1 large or 2 small servings)

Add 1L of soup - 6$
(2 large or 4 small servings)

Add 1 breakfast pastry - 2$
Add 4 breakfast pastries - 6$

Add 1 dessert - 3$
Add 4 desserts - 10$

No Eating In The Library

Are you hungry? You look like you could use a big bowl of soup.
Let me make you some roast chicken, maybe a muffin, a piece of pie. I'll even bring it over.

That's right.
I'm proposing to make meals for you.
Meals that you can have on hand for a busy day, ready to heat up on when you don't have time to cook. Something healthy and filling for when you're too tired to think about it.

There'll be plenty of options.
I'll send you a list of what I'm making this week to pick from, or you can make requests.
You can add on soup, muffins or scones for breakfast, or something special for dessert.

Sound good?
Now who wants some chili?