Well, it’s Secret Recipe Club time again! This time around, we were assigned Oh! You Cook!, a blog focusing on delicious Kosher food. There’s a lot of wonderful recipes over there, and if you’re looking for some Passover inspiration, it’s definitely a good place to start!
However, lately in Seattle our weather has been complete madness. Normally March is just mild, a few sunny days, a bunch of drizzly days, but noticeably warmer than February. But this year we’ve had snow and hail, crazy wind, driving rain, and then finally the sun decided to show it’s face. Anyway, the weather madness has put me in the mood for soup, so I decided on her recipe for chicken congee, or Chinese rice soup, but I decided to leave it in the slow cooker instead of on the stove.
In March the wind blows down the door
And spills my soup upon the floor
It laps it up and roars for more
Blowing once, blowing twice
Blowing chicken soup with rice
-Chicken Soup with Rice, Carole King and Maurice Sendak
I am a terrible blogger. I got a new job, and I’ve been house hunting, and…well, I’ve had a lot of excuses for being too scatterbrained to blog. Lately I either think to cook or have a camera on-hand, but the twain have not met to give me a recipe to post. UNTIL NOW.
This is the most complicated stir-fry I have ever made. That’s not saying a ton, I always think of stir-fry as kind of lazy food, especially because I can never be bothered to clean and cut all the vegetables, so they’re usually freezer veg. But this is fresh veg! It’s just asparagus, which is pretty easy to cut. Or, if asparagus is out of season or you just don’t want asparagus broccoli would work just as well. I promise, it’s not actually complicated, there’s just a little more to it than throw-crap-in-pan-heat-&-eat. And the texture of the chicken is fantastic, the payoff is totally worth it.
It’s the time of year when everyone in America remembers that their great-great-something-or-other might have come from Ireland-or-maybe-it-was-Scotland-who-knows. This also means that food bloggers around the country do a round up of everything Irish, or even just green. So, here’s ours!
Whether you anticipate a day full of drunken “Kiss me, I’m Irish!” antics, or you’re just hoping that when your kids go around pinching each other and everyone else that it doesn’t end poorly, might I suggest some homemade Irish Cream.
It’ll just make the rest of your day go a little smoother.
Also, since now you’ve got the Irish Cream anyway, might as well make some delicious booze cupcakes with it: