Friday, October 24, 2008

Cooking with Friends

Have you ever taken the time to cook with your best buds? I highly recommend it. It's only half about the food the other half is shotting the shit. It's been ages since I've cooked with my bff (as one of my younger employees would refer to her). It's not easy to cook together since we live in two different states. I wasn't vegan when we hung out but we had some great times. Mara and I made a Thanksgiving dinner together and quite a few bbqs. I suspect it will be a while yet until we get to cook in the same kitchen again. Luckily there are phones and the internets. We chat together while peeling peaches, baking pies, cutting veggies. Well as much as you can chat while not cutting your fingers off but it's goes pretty well.

Cooking from other blogs is kinda like cooking with your friends. After reading a blog for a little while you start to know a little bit about a person. While you are making the recipe you are reading their notes, their off hand comments about their life or the dish. The only thing you are missing is the actual person.

Tonight I did some cookin' with Mo of Mosetta Stone. After I read her post about vegan haggis and champ I knew it was my kinda thing. I've never tried the prepackaged vegan haggis and I've never tried the traditional scary non-vegan haggis so I wasn't sure what to expect but I trusted Mo not to pass on anything yuck.
This was really good. Like really good. It was like stuffing and mash. Woah mama. I'm dreaming of holiday meals now. I'll make this again for sure. Thanks Mo!

9 comments:

shellyfish said...

This looks so yummy. I saw it on Mo's blog, too, and thought it looked like I should try it!

havecakewilltravel.com said...

Mo rocks. cooking with friends does too, although I haven't gotten to do that in a while. what you prepared looks delicious, as always!

River said...

How yummy! YAY for awesome bloggery! :)
Thank you for your nice comments on my blog! :)

aTxVegn said...

You made haggis sound good! If you'll try my squash soup, I'll try the haggis.

Bethany said...

I saw her post too. looks so tasty good.

though when I hear champ, I only think of the lake champlain monster and then I think of the hedges that somebody sculpted to look like champ. too funny.

Vegan_Noodle said...

I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try vegan haggis (it was one of those I crossed off my vegan 100 list)... but now maybe I'll think twice before swearing it off!

vegannifer said...

Vegan haggis????!!! Amazing!

Mandee said...

I like that you call it cooking with friends!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Mmmmmm...this does look so good!
I'm gonna make that recipe too.