Chokes and Shrooms

24 Apr

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First I shall bore you with the acting news: I got accepted into a house improv team for the Neon Venus theatre. Also, I got cast in a staged reading of scripts that were finalists in a WGA contest and I’ll be goth-ing it up for the performance next Tuesday. If you are in the industry contact moi and I’ll send you the industry invite:) I wish I could invite everyone. It is a fun scene I’m in. But alas the show is for the industry so I only get one personal guest. La-di-da, aren’t I special.

Enough about me. For now.

Last week I gave you difficult artichokes so I thought I’d make them easier this week: all you need is ability to open the can. Some even come with pull tabs.

This recipe has two of my faves. Fungi and thistles. Yah. But the ingedient that took the recipe into must-make territory was capers.
I got this recipe here from the Cooking in College blog.
So what if I’m not involved in institutional scholastic pursuits?
Based on my vocabulary you should be aware that I am a lifelong scholar, oh yes I am.

Although I should probably enroll in street smarts 101 sometime soon.

shrooms n chokes adapted from Cooking in College

1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
5 small mushrooms (I used 3 cremini, three white button), sliced
1/2 tsp. minced garlic (I used jarred)
1/4 c. Dry white wine
Wine glass for you to drink the rest of the bottle which if you are planning on doing may I suggest a Sancerre? I love a good Sancerre
1 can of water-packed quartered artichokes, drained
1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 1/2 Tbsp. small capers
Olive oil spray
Spray a skillet and heat over medium. Add onion and sauté until soft. Add shrooms and sauté until soft. Add garlic, sauté a rad tad longer, then add artichoke hearts, wine, lemon, and basil and cook off the excess of liquid.
Add capers and take off heat.

Eat up, bee-yatch.

That’s the wine talking. The Sancerre. You know how the French can be.
I jest. Total Francophile here. They get to be snobs because their shit is better. It is.

4 Responses to “Chokes and Shrooms”

  1. Nadiya @ Milk and Honey on the Run April 25, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    Yay :) Congratz on getting all those acting positions. Sounds like you’ve got plenty of things to keep you occupied now.

    • Ellen April 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

      Indeed! Yeah, if I’m not busy working, I’m busy doing the work I have to do I get work, if ya know what mean;)

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Sabrina Bolin (@MyMiBoSo) May 1, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Oooo, I want to hear how the WGA reading went! AND the new improv group! Girl, you are rockin’ it – I can’t believe it was just a year ago that you and I were looking at all of the possibilities you had in front of you and you are really living it!

    • Ellen May 1, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

      Thanks chica! The reading was an awesome experience, and I’ve only practiced once with the improv group so far but sooner or later I’ll be inviting you to a show. You, m’dear should be patting yourself on the back, you set me on the right path to make good things start happening!

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