In my last post I mentioned that I was starting to work on some birch bark earrings. Though I rarely follow through on blog promises I did this time! I'm really happy with the results, and excited to keep experimenting with different ways to treat the bark.
On the food front I've gotten pretty hooked on eating cream of rice for breakfast these days. I found it at a tiny Indian grocery store in Burlington and stocked up on so many goodies that are hard to come by in Vermont. In a rush to get off to work, I will often leave the leftover cream of rice in the pot. Yesterday I took the leftovers (8 hours later), all firmed up and cut them in to small rectangles. I fried them in a bit of oil with mustard seeds, garlic and onion. They were delicious, crispy amazingness. They reminded me a bit of polenta, or what I imagine Panisses to be. Panisses-Next on my food making list- are from Southern France. They are essentially chickpea flour that has been combined with water, allowed to set, then cut, dredged in flour, and gently fried- then eaten (I imagine) much like french fries.
I'm excited to try them out.