January 07, 2014

Stephanie's Vision

One of my goals for 2014 is to take more photos. To help with that goal, one of my 2013 vacation goals was to create a website for my photos. The second goal has been achieved!

Check out my zenfolio portfolio at http://stephaniewbrown.zenfolio.com, and if you have Flash enabled, you can check out a slideshow of my recent photowalk at the Eno River State Park:

(if you don't have Flash enabled, here's a link to the collection)

Happy new year!

January 05, 2014

Honey Oat Quick Bread

Honey oat quick bread. It's what's for lunch. 

The flavor was quite good, but it was a bit dense (like a good quick bread should be) and not quite right for peanut butter. Still, it's a good solution for a no-yeast bread.

Recipe from Eating Well.

January 04, 2014

Cheerful Winter Soup: Tom Yum!

I made a delicious Thai recipe from EatingWell in Season: The Farmers' Market Cookbook tonight: Tom Yum Soup. I'd never had it in a restaurant, but it looked tasty: shrimp, pineapples, red peppers, and tomatoes ... (I omitted the mushrooms). I went to a big healthy food store to get lemongrass and lime leaves, and I'm glad I made the effort.

It's in the winter section of the Farmers' Market cookbook, but none of the ingredients are in season around here ... still, it is a nice cheerful winter soup.

Next time, I'd add more ginger (in addition to the dried galangal) and also some red pepper paste.

Aromatics creating the broth: jalapeƱos, galangal, lemongrass, and lime leaves
Stirring the soup

Eating the soup (I added rice noodles)