- Index Cards on Stove Hood: Whenever I cooking for a bunch of people, somebody the recipe. Or they want to know what's inside because of diet restrictions. So I go, "uh... let's see, olive oil, onion, um, green peppers..." But not on Canada Day this year! Because I had the brainwave of putting index cards on the stove hood, held in place by a fridge magnet. (They're not just for refrigerators, you know.) Every time I added something, I wrote down what it was an how much.
- Rhubarb Date bars: As far as I know this is something I invented. All because I like date squares but am too lazy to make the oatmeal crust that goes on the top and bottom. The recipe:
- Chopped dates (1 pkg)
- Orange juice (not much)
- Rhubarb (a lot, at least as much as the dates, probably more)
- Strawberries (I used about 500g, you could use less or more)
- Chopped walnuts (3 handfuls, or 2 handfuls if you have normal sized hands like I do)
- Chocolate powder (I just sort of dumped it in. For you people who need measurements, it might have been as much as half a cup.)
- Oatmeal (1 cup? 2 cups? I'm not sure)
- Breakfast Chile - really just a new version of my old good morning breakfast beans using canned kidney beans and mild herbs.
In a pot, mix while simmering
Stir around for awhile, then transfer to a baking tray and bake in oven at 375 F (probably, my oven thermostat could be completely off, for 30 minutes