Month: June 2016

Oh My Lumpia. 

Recently one of my sisters said “lumpia”, well that’s all it took, I’ve been craving them ever since. I’m quite sure these are not your typical traditional type, but so so good all the same. Easy too. Purchase these egg roll wrappers in the cold isle of your local grocery store. These are the larger ones, it’s just what happens when you have a mad craving for  lumpias.  Day before I cooked up some ground turkey and simply seasoned it with ginger, garlic powder, salt and pepper For the luimpias today I took about 2 cups of regular coleslaw pan fried it for just a few minutes, as to retain its crunch factor. I then added in my leftover ground turkey. I seasoned the mix with more ginger, garlic powder, salt and soy sauce.  I added a heaping tablespoon of the turkey/coleslaw mixture, then proceeded to roll the lumpias one by one. Have a small bowl of water handy to wet and seal the edges of lumpia.  I like to use olive oil in my …

Notes from my Lofty Little Kitchen… Swedish Pea Soup

One unexpected great side effect of blogging… stumbling upon new to me recipes, new flavors and experiencing new cultures and traditions from the comfort of my very own lofty little kitchen.  Pea soup with mustard, I’m in.  This blogging thing is a really good thing! http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/5472-swedish-yellow-pea-soup I studied a few great recipes  http://scandinavianfood.about.com/od/souprecipes/r/peasouprecipe.htm http://delishhh.com/2012/10/28/swedish-split-pea-soup/ to come up with my own very yummy rendition… Swedish Pea Soup 8 cups chicken broth  1 pound rinsed green peas  1 onion finely chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 tsp marjoram  1/2 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1/2 cup cooked ham (I would definitely use a ham hock instead next time, I feel it would add more overall depth of flavor to the soup)  Process  Combine all ingredients  Bring to boil Reduce to simmer, cover, cook for 1 hour Remove ham (if in chunks), chop up small, add back into soup Serve with (Swedish) mustard and rye crisps Enjoy  * I garnished with sourcream and fresh parsley, not traditional, but I wanted to add a lil pizzazz to …