surfer sandwiches

surfer-sandwich    Surfer sandwiches are handy ‘sandwiches’ that can be prepared ahead of time and eaten cold on the move.  Thus the name. They travel and keep well, and are quite satisfying.

Surfer sandwiches are made by wrapping warmed tortillas around cooked potatoes and vegetables into a square-ish shape. They can be any flavorings you like, feel free to experiment and comment below on your success.


  • mashed potatoes (boiled potatoes, dab of butter, splash of milk)
  • any frozen, canned or fresh vegetables
  • herbs and spices
  • tortillas

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carrot muffins

Preheat oven to 350 f.

Prepare muffin tins (grease or line)  Makes 1 dozen large muffins.


  • 1 cup soaked raisins     {Cover raisins in warm water and soak for about (at least) ten minutes. Drain.}
  • 3 cups grated carrots     {peel and then shred / grate the equivalent of 3 large carrots}
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon  baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • optional 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, allspice, cloves, or ginger *


Combine eggs, oil and sugar and mix well.

Stir in baking powder; soda; salt; and spices, and then the flour.

When blended, spoon into prepared muffin cups and bake for about 25 minutes.  .


optional 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, allspice, cloves, or ginger *carrot

onion rings

I love deep fried foods, and I love vegetables.  Fried zucchini sticks, eggplant etc.  For those I usually do a flour-egg-breadcrumb batter.  I’ve learned a lot of tricks to shorten the process but it’s still a multi-step labor of love.

Another type of batter is far easier to make, and just as tasty.  It works well for all types of vegetables but is of course perfect for onion rings.

short version:

beer+ flour2 +onion =onion-rings

longer version:

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