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I made the tofu from last week’s delivery a few nights ago and was pretty happy with it. Here’s what I did.

To prepare it for cooking, I squeezed it a little as described in How to Cook Everything. I cut the brick in half at the equator to get two thinner bricks. Then I placed them between some paper towels on a cutting board, put a cast-iron skillet on top, and left it there for 10 minutes. This removed a lot of moisture.

I made a peanut sauce based on one from How to Cook Everything. I sautéed some garlic and onion in some peanut oil and then added about half a cup of peanut butter, half a cup of soy sauce, and maybe  a quarter-cup lime juice.  After it had all combined, I tossed the tofu in and let it sit while I heated more oil in a pan for stir-frying.

I stir-fried the tofu and stir-fried it some more and waited for it to get crispy, as described in the recipe I posted here. But it never did. Eventually the peanut sauce got a little burned, but it was still good.

We ate it with kale, raisins, and pine nuts and an excellent sweet potato.

So, overall, I’m pleased with my first foray into tofu cooking. I’m also happy to have an easy peanut sauce recipe for future stir-fries – with or without tofu.

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Microwave popcorn!

Have you tried any of the ears of popping corn? It’s really easy to turn them into a delicious treat. Amaze your family and friends with magical popcorn.

Easy CSA Microwave popcorn

  1. Put a cob in a paper bag and fold it over.
  2. Microwave for about 90 seconds. (Just like with store-bought microwave popcorn, listen for the popping to slow to about 1 per second and err on the side of less time.)
  3. Carefully remove and top with salt, butter, or other seasonings.

Before, I popped the kernels off of the cob and then popped them on the stove in oil. But the microwave method is easier. If you want to make it on the stove, though, here’s how. (This post also includes a recipe for making caramel corn.)

We just sent my step-son, who’s off at a college, a care package that included a cob, a paper bag, and some salt. (He’ll have to find his own butter.)

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