I made wonton soup yesterday. I found the recipe for the wontons here and I just made a plain chicken stock from 2 chicken frames, some chicken herbs and spices and a leek. The results were fantastic! We made the prawn wontons and then we made another batch with ground pork and the same spices. Honestly though I could not really tell the difference between the prawn and pork so when we do it again I will probably only do pork. I modified the wonton recipe slightly by adding some finely diced water chestnut because I love the texture.
I also thought I would take this opportunity to link to some blogs that I love reading.
365 days of Puppy in Pictures – The Food Lady got a new border collie puppy named Dexter. She has promised a year in pictures of Dexter as he grows up. The Food Lady has mad photography skills which she demonstrates in her other blog Three Woofs and a Woo.
Turtle Gardens and SAINTS – both blogs are written by two women who are in the trenches of rescue every day.
Penmachine – Derek has been blogging at penmachine.com for a very long. His topics range far and wide including techie stuff, photography and living with cancer.
Shakesville – is a feminist, left-wing blog run by Melissa McEwen. The writing is sharp and concise with great insight. Among the regular features is: News from Shakes Manor. Quite often these entries involve a conversation wherein Liss will write in Iain’s Scottish brogue.
Talking to Air – Airdrie blogs about her life raising 2 kids, having a husband living with cancer and her own struggles with depression. Since the addition of Lucy, the shihpoo cross, it is turning into a dog blog! Love those dog blogs!
Mashable – it is a great techie blog. They follow tech trends and explain many of the intricacies of social media.
Wandering Coyote – I linked to WC’s cooking blog Retorte which is where I got the wonton recipe from. I really enjoy this blog as WC does not hold anything back. She brings her tattooed, pierced and potty-mouthed mantra to all of her topics. Especially when it comes to the Conservative Party.
Not to be Trusted with Knives – is the blog of Dr. Beth Snow. Famous for her weekly installments about BC’s premiers is very informative. Dr. Beth is the Queen of Footnotes, devoted Canucks fan and the owner of an iPhone, finally! Oh and she is also my one and only NaBloPoMo buddy. Oh and Dr. Beth totally rocks! She gave me a much desired Google Wave Invitation!
The Life of a Prairie Mom – this blog is about the experience of an Oklahoma family who have gone off the grid. She does not update it often as they are living without electricity. I find it fascinating to read about how they live without modern conveniences.