As the Library is now working from home we’ve translated the commuting hours into these staff culinary creations.
Librarian, Sarah Polkinghorne, celebrated Waffle Day on March 25. As Sarah explains Waffle Day came to exist because some Christians observe March 25 as “Feast of the Annunciation,” and the word for this in Swedish is Vårfrudagen, which sounds a lot like Våffeldagen and so, March 25 is a day to celebrate waffles! Jam is traditional, but that’s no reason not to have Nutella too. Glad Våffeldag!
Librarian, Debbie Feisst, made this sopa Aztec.
Publishing & Digitization Specialist, Emily Zhang, recreated the “cavoletti” pizza from Famoso with a 3 ingredient substitution.
Librarian, Alison Henry, celebrated her birthday with this beautiful cake.
This is what Public Service Assistant, Bojan Kumovic, calls Simple Veggie Curry (which is actually a combo of red lentil Dahl and Subji) with Naan bread. Below is Bojan’s recipes for Dahl and Subji.
- Put a half of a cup of red lentils into 1.5 cups of water and wait until the water reaches boiling point.
- Lower the heat and cook for about 20 minutes.
- Heat up some salted butter (or ghee or coconut oil) in a pan and stir fry some spices: kumin, chilli powder, paprika, cayenne, smoked paprika, turmeric, ginger, and curry.
- The amount of spices should follow your intuition. Mix spices and melted butter with red lentils and add some garam masala, cilantro, salt and more curry powder if you like.
- The amounts will again depend on your taste, so get involved in cooking by sensing the smells and tasting the food from time to time. Leave it on the side.
- In the same pan heat up some more butter and fry some more spices. I used the same mix of spices.
- Take pretty much any 3 vegetables. In this case I was using red and yellow bell peppers with some zucchini. It goes great with brussel sprouts as well and some scallions.
- Stir fry vegetables for some time and add even more butter and curry spice on the go if you feel like it.
- Closer to the end, add some salt, pepper, cilantro, garam masala, sesame seeds, and cashews.
- In the very end, when the heat is turned off, you can add some lemon juice and some hemp hearts.