Life is interconnected and so are the topics on this blog. It might be cooking and gardening one day, yoga the next, knitting and sewing, or hiking and then bird watching followed by recycling or composting. They are the parts that bring humble joy to my life of voluntary simplicity in Montana.
Once I went through all of the cookbooks at my library and copied every recipe that sounded good (and not insanely complex) onto 3x5 cards. Its not as crazy as it sounds. We don't have too many cookbooks, really. As a side-note I will mention that I recycle old card catalog cards as my recipe cards. They are always blank on one side which is usually enough room for my bare-bones style of transcribing recipes. Since the library automated to an electronic catalog the thousands of cards are just boxed up in the workroom. We give them to students when they ask us for index cards. We use them as scratch paper. I use them as recipe cards. The Kid's Stir-Fry Sauce is on the back of a card cataloging an official highway map of Delaware.
Peas and spinach from our garden.
The reason we call it The Kid's Stir-fry Sauce is because it is slight
deviation from the stir fry recipe I copied down from a cookbook called
Kid's Cuisine (I told you I read every cookbook). The original recipe was only five ingredients, so easy
that a child cook make it. Since we are just slightly more advanced than that we
zested it up a little with some ginger and orange juice (other citrus
juice would work, too) and dropped one ingredient I deemed unnecessary. It is quick, easy, and quite tasty.
The Kid's Stir-fry Sauce
1/2 C vegetable broth
1/2 C orange juice
2 T honey
2 T vinegar
2 T soy sauce
2 T minced ginger