Monday, September 21, 2009

Photo of : Beet and Potato Salad

Photos by Kimberly Hulst copyright hcvp'09

I know made the recipe few months ago, but did not add a photo at the time.

Well, mom decided to make a Newfoundland Beet and Potato Salad today, so I snagged a photo of it.

You can find the recipe in this post here
cause I am too lazy to retype it.

NOTE* mom used green onions for her's.

Soup : Version 1

Photos by Kimberly Hulst copyright hcvp '09

This is a basic Bean soup.

*8 cups water
* 1/2 bag of barley
* 1/2 bag of bean soup mix
* 2 stalks celery
* 1 medium onion
* handful of stir fry veggies frozen
* 2 parsnip
* half a turnip
* 8 mini carrots or 2 large
* 3 cubes of veggie broth mix
* pinch parsley
* pinch garlic powder
* table pepper
* 3 tablespoon ketchup

Prep time 15minutes
Cooking time 90 minutes

Cook the barley and bean mix in the 8 cups of water for 1 hour

add the celery and onion both chopped, and boil for 30 minutes

add chopped parsnip, turnip, carrots, and stir fry veggies and boil for 15 minutes

add the veggie cubes, parsley, garlic powder, table pepper and ketchup and boil for 45 minutes

add water through out as needed.

You get roughly 8 servings out of this pot.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sweet Bread vs Sweet Breads

I thought I better give a brief definition for anyone who has not cooked with Newfoundland hardbread/sweetbread.

Sweetbread : The thymus or pancreas from lamb or calf. The thymus is the throat sweetbread while the pancreas is the stomach or heart sweetbread. Mostly used for pates. May also be called Sweetbreads, with an "s".

Newfoundland Sweet Bread: Also called Sweet Tack. It looks just like the Newfoundland Hard Bread (Hard Tack) which is a no yeast bread designed to be used by sailors who were at sea for months at a time. Sweet Bread is not as hard and as it's name suggests, sweeter. It's used more often as a snack.

Both hardbread and sweetbread are sold in the same style bags.

Photos by Kimberly Hulst copyright hcvp'09

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Pickels

Photo by Kimberly Hulst copyright hcvp'09

*3 medium potatoes chopped and cooked in salt water
* 2 large green onion chopped
* 1 and a half teaspoon sugar
* 3 tablespoons mayo
* 4 pieces of sweet mustard pickles with 2 teaspoon of the mustard chopped
* dash of black table pepper

Drain the potatoes, mix the rest of the ingredients with potatoes until you have a yellowish tint. Chill for about a half hour.
This is a small sized bowl which serves 3 people. If you are using this for a party you may want to double or even triple the recipe.

You can use plan pickles and normal mustard, in which case you would only need one teaspoon of the mustard, and then add another pinch of sugar.

Blueberry Pudding with Brown Sugar Sauce

I went to Mom's today to watch wrestling and she made Blueberry Pudding with sauce.

You need what is called a "pudding bag" for this. You can order them online from Downhome website or you can just get a clean WHITE cloth about the size of a half pillowcase and tie it with white string.


*4 slices of bread soaked in 1/4 cup hot water
*1 cup flour
* 1-1/2 cup blueberries fresh
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoon butter
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon allspice
* 4 tablespoon sugar

Mix all together, place in tightly tied pudding bag, boil for 1 and a 1/2 hours

Photos by Kimberly Hulst copyright hcvp'09


Brown Sugar Sauce

* 2 tablespoon butter melted
* 2 tablespoon flour
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup water
* 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Melt butter in a sauce pan and add the rest, stirring constantly till thick, serve hot over pudding

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Veggie Stew....the video

Since I have been working on some video reviews on the wrestling blog, I decided to do a small cooking video .
I made Veggie Stew for supper.

*half turnip
*3 medium potatoes
*2 parsnips
*half bag mini carrots
*1 can peas
* 1 onion
*1 teaspoon oil
*white pepper
*flour or gravy thickening (the ready to use Robin Hood product)
*3 drops gravy browning

Prep time 15 minutes
Cooking time 90 minutes

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ramen Girl

I went out for a horror film but rented a chick flick instead. I have been noticing a trend as of late, movies about food.
In them there seems to be a common theme, finding your soul through cooking.
This film is no different.
Brittany Murphy stars as a woman who has been dumped by her boyfriend in the middle of Tokyo, with no one, and nothing. While out she finds herself drawn to the local Ramen shop. After witnessing the reaction the locals have to the meal, she decides she wants to give it a try. We are then taken on a journey of self discovery as she learns to cook.