Almost every week we try a few new recipes; here is a recap of a few favorites from this past week.
Over the past few week the Saint Paul - Nagasaki Sister City Committee collected oral histories around the Como Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden. As a thank you for everyone's efforts I created little gift boxes with some treats. One of which was Maple Walnut Cupcakes. These were based off of Martha Stewart's recipe. I had some lemon buttercream frosting leftover from the the Mother's Day cake, so I jazzed it up using the melted maple sugar candies from the USAIN 2014 sponsors. What resulted was a light, sweet frosting. I also made Martha's frosting, which makes a ton, but is super runny. I had to put it in the fridge for an hour to set, then rewhip.
Singapore noodles to take for lunches during the week. I just added some extra chili garlic sauce, as we like things spicy. It was a good recipe, but I prefer Pad Woon Sen instead (yes, a different cuisine, but I use rice noodles in both).
My new favorite lunch also is gluten-free, Blueberry Mango Quinoa Salad. This recipe is refreshing on a summer day and so healthy. I could eat it every day.