Thursday, September 1, 2011
Howdy y'all! It has been a long time since I have blogged, and that makes me sad. Things in the Land 'o J&B have been quite hectic, but this veg*n is still cooking up yummy goodness whenever possible. For regular readers, there are a lot of things to catch up on. We are back in (and loving) Missouri, but during our brief stay in Illinois, we managed to add another kitty to our brood (or crowder as it is technically called).
He was a little stray whose Momma we called Gninja and were feeding. One blustery cold Illinois evening, there was this pathetic howling and outside was a little gray cat that we thought, at first, was Gninja. After a bit of coaxing, this little kitty came right up to us. We brought him inside to keep him out of the cold and he attached himself to me. We named him Mr. Lee (pronounced "Missaree") and he is a force to be reckoned with. He is part Russian Blue and part Siamese, so he has a really Asian look, hence the name. Upon moving back to Missouri, my parents cat Stanley (who's name has been changed to Stan Lee) adopted us as well. He's part Maine Coon and "mutt". So we are now kitty parents to five fuzzy little critters. I think we have met our critter limit, but I wouldn't trade one of them for the world. I will post pictures of Mr. Lee and Stan soon.
I just wanted to do a quick post, as I have an Asian-inspired tofu marinade going at this moment. I am hoping to improve upon my original Kung Pao Tofu recipe. It needs a bit more something. I decided to marinate the tofu to add flavor, I'm going to play around with the sauce, and I'm going to serve the mess over soba noodles instead of traditional rice. I have missed blogging and am ready to get back in the proverbial saddle. I'll be updating the "Books J's Read - 2011" section soon, and whittling the recipe index down to just the good stuff.
I hope any of those who are still reading this blog are doing well. I hope to begin to do more regular posting (have you heard that before?) but I am not going to make any promises I cannot keep. When I cook something worth talking about, I'll certainly share it. And I will post pictures of our adorable four-legged fur babies. In time, I hope to revamp my "blogroll" as I'm not even sure how many of my old blogger buddies are still at it. Drop a word if you are, I'm curious to see who is still rockin' the blogosphere.