June 7th, 2006


good comfort food for sickos? cabbage

my great grandpa just got out of the hospital today. he is going home and is still in need of care, which has fallen on my great grandma. he is stubborn and bossy sometimes, which is hard on her. in order to help her out, i'd like to bring them a few meals, or one thing that will last a few meals so she's got at least one thing that she doesn't have to worry about.

they are not vegan, but they will love anything i send them, as long as it doesn't stray too far from something someone with a standard american diet would eat (no tempeh or anything like that).

i also have tons of cabbage- about three heads, i think. it's taking over my fridge! CSA will do that to you.

so, to sum it up: what would you recommend as food that sick, old, non-vegan people would like, and food that will be good as leftovers for a couple of days, hopefully including cabbage?

thank you!

homemade seasoning mix

Hi, cooking friends!

I've been buying a homemade seasoning mix at my local farmer's market recently and I find it very tasty, so I thought I'd mention it in case anybody wants to try it.

Salt, Garlic, Leek, Onion, Nutmeg, Oregano, Basil

Following this list of ingredients it says "with pepper", and has a little graphic that looks like it should be chili peppers, though this mix doesn't taste very "hot" to me.

I have no idea what the proportions of these ingredients are -- "mix to taste", I guess. All ingredients are dried and powdered or finely chopped.

I find this really quite good -- my only complaint is that it's too salty for me. Guess I'll have to start mixing it myself. :-)

- xposted

earth balance now available in 3 lb tubs

back in mid march, i contacted the earth balance people to see if they offer earth balance in large tubs like other butter companies do (they even offer smart balance in the large tubs) and the lady responded that they didn't. then a few weeks ago i was in wholefoods and i saw a section for a 3 lb earth balance container (of course they'd all been snatched up at that point, but still) and it was the price of 2 1 lb containers. that's like getting 1 lb for free! DUDE!!!!

so essentially, those of you who love this new option?

yeah. you're welcome. :-)
*shines halo*
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