Accidental Win Voluntary Lost
Sometimes I say my photos suck and I am not fishing for compliments but I really think some of them suck because I am trying to perfect my skills so I have some hit and misses at times and I acknowledge these cases. Anyways the photos today are just some snapshots that were taken quickly as I had a lunch guest. Todays story is about my hit and misses when I was trying to make the perfect lunch for an omni guest.
So I made a new friend here on the island and I told her I was vegan and not knowing what to expect she came over for lunch. It was short notice and my menu planning was all over the place and I had a scheduled meals to make for Vegan Mofo., but I tried my best. I knew it was casual so I did a pasta dish from the Caribbean and for appetizers I did something I never did before .
The following dish is a vegan Bruschetta..oh my word….where were you…and I even made it more out of this world with a thin slice of Barbadian Vegan Ham…what was I thinking. I know I make promises for like for the madeleines and stuff but I will post the recipe for the bruschetta topping. The ham is in Caribbean Vegan and I did the baking step to make it more tight. Anyways the recipes I promised are coming. I just have too much work these days.
After working on the main course a chow mein dish that I can make in my sleep I tasted it and something just was not right it did not have that Taymer Zing that I know since I made this meal several times under pressure for time and it is one of those morish meals but today it was not my best but it was still good. When introducing people to vegan meals for the first time you have to put your best forward and I took the dish failure very very hard.
The dessert is a bun on my 2010 holiday gift pack and guess what? The humidity is killing me here so if I want to do a dry bun I need to make it an hour before the person is coming or my cookies will go soft! No wonder we never ate cookies in the Caribbean maybe this is a reason. To keep my cookies hard I have to put them in an airtight container when it is cooled or else the environment would have its way with them. This is affecting my testing for my second book in a bad way because I am thinking the recipe is wrong but it is the humidity here that is ruining my baked goods. Here are jam buns it is a British cookie that I learnt to make at school and I made the recipe vegan. You can find that in Caribbean Vegan. The dough is lemon scented and you are free to use whatever jam. Here I used raspberry and pineapple or guava jam. It taste buttery and makes u feel all holiday spirity inside..it is just one of those feel good cookies.
The point is when you are trying to hard to be perfect sometimes you get a slap in your face of failure to tell you relax and stop trying too hard.
Tomorrow we may look at an ice cream post providing I get to make my other batch by tonight but if not expect a vegan fish stew or roti or something tomorrow.
This week is not my week at all…I have a back log of work and just more and more things to do. Next year I will prepare 2 months before vegan mofo so I do not feel this way.
Tomorrow my loves….