Delishytown

Cooking is fun. Eating is funner. I cook, photograph and write these recipes.
Everything I post on this blog I make from scratch using fresh wholesome ingredients.. I've been cooking since I was a little kid.

My recipes are based on trial and error, along with studying cookbooks, family recipes, blogs and cooking shows.

Some of the veggies and herbs I use are grown in my garden. Yay sustainability!
I'm working on making my yard into an edible landscape. It's really fun to go out in the garden and pick your veggies for dinner!
I'm helping as many people as I can to plant edible gardens in their yards too. It's hard work but it's really fun!

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    Spring Rolls

    I used pansies growing outside my back door to make these. Pansies are edible flowers, as are nasturtiums, borage, violets, roses, calendula, lavender and many other flowers. I usually see spring rolls made with shrimp showing through the last layer of rice paper, so I figured I’d get fancy and put some flowers in there. I like the way it looks. This would be a fun dish to serve at a shower or May Day party.

    For the rolls, soak bean thread noodles in hot water for 20 minutes till soft.

    Use a mandolin (or incredible patience and a knife)  slice cucumbers and carrots into matchsticks, or just grate them on a box grater.

    Heat peanut oil in a skillet. Cut a block of organic tofu into 4 long rectangles and dredge in rice flour.  Fry the tofu in the peanut oil till crisp and set aside.

    In a frying pan, heat some water and then turn off the heat. Soak a rice paper wrapper till it softens a little bit then remove it to a plate so it can continue to soak up the water.

    Once the rice wrapper is soft, place lettuce, cilantro, some of the carrots, cucumbers and a few crushed peanuts, some bean thread noodles, chopped mango, and roll 2/3 of the way. At the final roll, tuck the pansies in, face down and roll the rest of the way. 

    Serve with spicy peanut dipping sauce: In a bowl combine the juice of 1 lime, 1 tblsp white vinegar, 1 tblsp palm sugar, 1 tblsp warm water, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger, some crushed peanuts, and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp chili paste. 

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    4. flefla reblogged this from delishytown and added:
      I LOVE spring Rolls, and these are uber-cute!
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      What a beautiful presentation!!!
    7. thepursuitofmagick said: These look AMAZING!
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    9. morethanjustwaffles said: Beautiful!
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