Lazy Budget Chef: August 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Peach Rum Smoothie Recipe

I came back from the store with a big bunch of fresh peaches. It’s warm outside and I’m in a festive mood – peachy in fact – why not kick back on the front porch with a homemade peach smoothie?

Peach Rum Smoothie Recipe

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baked Scotch Eggs

I agree with Andy M. Stewart who joked that Scottish cuisine was created on a dare. It seems like everything in Scotland is breaded and deep-fried – sometimes in a sheep’s bladder - and the only seasonings they use are salt and pepper.

I love eating it but sometimes Scottish food seems a little bland to my spice loving American palette. Sorry UK.

Husband and decided it was time to try something different and create a Scotch Egg recipe that was a more flavorful than a traditional Scotch Egg and wasn’t deep fried. Fried food does not always sit well with me.

Egg-Land’s Best  gave me a coupon for their eggs at Blogher. Perfect! I’ll use those.

Baked Scotch Egg Recipe

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm Afraid of Canning

Hi, my name is Lisa and I have a confession.

Canning food intimidates me.

Yes, the woman who jumped at the chance to use a jackhammer . The person who used a big honking rototiller and didn’t chop off her feet. The girl who’s new profile picture would have been on the roof of her house if her husband was not concerned about her falling and breaking her head open.

Yet, preserving food in the kitchen – stereotypical woman’s work if you will - scares the bajeezes out of me because if I do it wrong, I could wipe out my family with botulism.

No pressure.


From what I’ve read, it sounds like you need all sorts of expensive equipment to can. Pressure cookers, jar lifters, jar cages for the water bath thingies. I hate to invest a bunch of money in something I might only do once. Because, you know, if the botulism thing happens.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I Ate My Way Around Blogher 10

I just got back from Blogher 10 in foodopolis – New York City. This was my second year at the conference. In addition to networking and meeting blogging friends in real life, I was determined to learn more about this food blogging thing. Turns out, I learned that there is an ocean of food blogs and Lazy Budget Chef is a drop in the bucket. I wondered if I had something different to say about food. 

Two conversations made me think that maybe there is room in the crowded food blogsphere for me.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Eating Local at The Ohio State Fair

Husband and I went to the Ohio State Fair. I'll post about all the funny things we saw on Condo Blues tomorrow. I saved the best for you here – the food. Husband and I ate ourselves around the fair. It was crazy easy to eat local and it’s the Ohio State Fair’s best kept secret.

Oh sure there were the regular funnel cake, burgers, and put anything on a stick and call it fair food stands. They even had Egg on a Stick!

Why? I have no idea. At least they are Ohio Eggs.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Orange Summer Squash Bread

I’m overrun with summer squash. It’s up to me to eat it because Husband doesn’t like it. He doesn’t like zucchini either. However, Husband will eat zucchini bread because he says it doesn’t taste like zucchini.

I threw a brunch and wanted to show off my mad baking skills. I planned on making zucchini bread but instead of getting zucchini in that week’s CSA delivery we got more summer squash. Ugh! I threw caution to the wind and made my orange zucchini bread recipe with summer squash instead.

My guests loved it. Husband loved it because it does not taste like summer squash. Even my two nephews who swear up and down that eating vegetables will kill them ate it and loved it. Of course, I failed to mention to the boys that they were eating and enjoying vegetables. That’s our little secret.

Orange Summer Squash Bread