June 4th, 2005

Tamales.

I want to make tamales as part of a dinner party I am having on Friday (not Gordon's birthday party). I have no idea where to buy corn husks. Can anyone help--what sort of stores should I look in? I live in Europe, so that makes it a bit more difficult. Anyone? Thanks.

Oh, also, is fine corn meal/corn flour the same thing as masa harina?

Tofu Salad

This is my absolute favorite thing to eat lately and it is SO simple to make. It is good plain, but great between a couple of slices of bread.

1 package tomato basil baked tofu (i think it is white wave)
1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
3 TBS veganaise
salt
pepper
dill

All I do is cut up the tofu into little piece, and mix everything together. You can also add some veggies like cucumbers or red peppers - but it is GREAT just like this. I'm obsessed with it.

1 lemon = how much juice?

There's a couple of recipes I want to try which call for lemon juice, but the problem is that they measure the juice out per lemon instead of by tablespoon or cup. Which doesn't help me out one bit since I don't buy lemons, I just get that bottled juice stuff.

So does anyone know approximately how many tablespoons one lemon is equivalent to?

edit: hey, it's approximately two tablespoons. who knew?

Walnut roll

Has anyone got a recipe for a Yugoslavian walnut roll? I've heard it called orehnjaca, potica, or povitica.

It's basically like a sweet bread rolled up with a filling of ground nuts (my baba always used walnuts).

I've been craving this stuff waaaay too much lately, and I will invent or veganise a recipe if I really have to, but if somebody already has veganised this with any success, and could share the recipe, that would be super cool :)