My culinary hero is Ina Garten
And I have every cookbook that she's written,
I've seen her three times in person
I've written newspaper articles about her
And I do cook from her books
But not all the time!
It is now 2017 and my plan is to cook from her books
All ten of them
Not a "Julie/Julia" project
But, rather, going to Ina whenever I want to do something that's not "tried and true".
For I will not make anything with costly ingredients
(a couple of pounds of lobster here on the prairie may take my whole weekly food budget)
Nor will I make anything that has an ingredient I cannot find here.
And I've cooked a lot from Ina,
And some of her recipes are some of our family's favorites
And I will continue to cook those.
But I'll also cook things I've never cooked before
Today, the third day of January, I made:
And for a belated Christmas gift and afternoon tea . . .
Spicy Hermit Bars
(her newest book)
The scallops were really good and we only had scallops because I got a really good deal on them. We don't have them often for here on the prairie they are usually too dear
But I would do this again if I found another scallop sale!
The spicy hermit bars are OMG good!
They are a really good cookie
And one that I will make over and over again.
They're simple (because there's no dropping or cutting out)
And the rum flavored glaze is spot on!
You get cookie and then you get a bite with that glaze
It should be a fun project and as I continue to cook Ina, I'll let you know
what recipes that I've selected.