Cooking with Roberta


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More garden photos.

Every time it rains,my garden grows a little more.

New garden pictures!

A little mircle with a lot of care,praying and doth my garden grow? Check out these pictures from the other day!

Newest Entries to RWoP contest. Sidedish/timecrunch
This delicious side dish can be eaten as a light meal too.Ingredients include:
8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese Salmon,
12oz. cooked frozen salad shrimp (small),
1 lb. pasta (I used spagetti.) and scallions to garnish.
Cook pasta according to box.
Mix in Philly cream cheese and shrimp.
Garnish with scallions to taste.

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Flickr Account for me!

Cooking with Roberta at under ,is the title of my new Flickr account identification. The same as this blog... Flickrn is new and new to me. Please have patcience as I build these accounts into a highly desirable and entertaining experience! Thank you so much for stopping by. Garden update and photos will hopefully be up tomorrow. Have a great day!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My garden

My garden is growing nicely this year.I've gotten peas, 5 cucumbers and 3 squash.Tomorrow they'll be a larger harvest of these and the green tomatoes are abundant.I'm looking forward to using these fresh items in my cooking!The herb bed is also beautiful.There is also corn,peppers of all varieties,cabbage,brocolli,beans bush and pole,corn,squash,sunflowers,beets,radishes and spinach.Although some of these are sparce I feel very lucky the weather is more agreeable than last year.
I worked most of the day from 615 am till dark on the garden.The tomatoes were starting to get blossom end rot.I rubbed all of the tomato bottoms with Wok Oil(smells strongly of garlic)to knock off the blossoms also removing and discarding of affected fruit.I weeded,planted,watered,rototilled,killed bugs and picked an abundence of zuchini that I shard joyfully with six families.Also I planted two calcium vit D supplements at base of each tomato and eggplant plants. lol New pictures of improved garden will be up soon.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sweet Summer Coleslaw

3 pounds cabbage
1 lb carrots
8 oz whipped Chive Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 1/2 cups vanillia yogurt
1tsp salt
1tsp pepper
1Tbs Thai spice
14 oz Vidiala Vinaigrette w/Roasted Red Pepper Dressing
lemon lily and squash flowers for garnish
Steps to prepare****
Remove outter loose leaves and roll like a tight buritto from stem to top fashion.
Cutfrom side to side in 1/4 to1/3 inch cuts.(It will resemble linguini cut when done)
Put cut cabbage in large bowl.
Cut cabbage in half from top to bottom.
Remove the core stem by cutting a triangular wedge aroung stem and popping it out.
Now lay the flat side of the half cabbages down on cutting surface and cut horozontally from cut stem area to top in 1/4 to 1/3 inch pieces(also will resemble linguini when cut).
Shred carrots omitting tops and add to large bowl with cabbage.
Add all remaining ingredients(except flowers) and mix well with clean hands to incorporate ingredients evenly.
Place in serving dish and garnish with 'edible' flowers!
Serve or chill and serve.Enjoy!