Astrological Cookery

General Forecast
for March 2007
By Judith Martin Straw

Aries - Is the strife you are dealing with coming from someone else, or is it all self-created? One way to approach the end is to consider the source. Would you rather face the music, or face the mirror?

Taurus - A moment of ease, when things are falling into place. Take a look around and be certain that what you planted in this garden is what you want to harvest.

Gemini - You might be at odds with yourself, feeling both over connected and introspective. Find a way to trade off, and put the effort you need into whatever project needs you, then take some down time and reward yourself with a bit of fresh solitude.

Cancer - Are you feeling like a juggler, with oranges and lemons flying in orbit around you? Remind yourself that you control how fast it’s all going, and even if they keep adding more fruit to your circuit, it’s up to you to se a pace you like.

Leo - “On, no, not another educational experience!” But this is one to enjoy, as you get the chance to really finish off your apprentice work and take over as the master craftsman.

Virgo - This might be the moment when you are feeling the impact of a past decision, good or bad. Is it time to reckon the debt, or reinvest the dividend? Make certain that you do what you know is right, and the credit goes to those who deserve it, yourself included.

Libra - There is a time to just let go and let it happen, and that time is now. While you may be pushing for a promotion or a new job, just know that your reputation speaks for itself, and the best way to get what you want is to let it come to you.

Scorpio - Creative daring, bold risk and original thought are all three of your best friends. It’s time to get together for a project, a party and a political campaign, and you get to decide who sits next to who.

Sagittarius - Whatever the conflict, right now, it’s going to respond to diplomacy, and not force. Calm and confident is the way to settle the matter, and you’ll even be surprised when everyone involved thanks you for keeping a cool head.

Capricorn - Forward movement is coming like a Spring thaw. All that success you’ve been working so hard for is coming into your life like a purple crocus coming up into the new green world.

Aquarius - While things may not be ideal at work or at school, home is the place to be. It could be something as simple as a great meal, or planting a few flowers, or just cuddling up on the couch. Savor the security of your shelter, and those you share with.

Pisces - Before the big birthday bash, take some time to rest and regroup. The past year has been a big one, and the next year has even more opportunity and challenge. Take a breather, then blow out those candles and plunge right in.


March is Pisces

By Judith Martin Straw

Pisces in the kitchen is a dream. Happily, you are such creative and original folks that what you cook is often unique and delicious. On the down side, you may have you head so far off in the clouds that what you are cooking is burned to a crisp before you notice. Dreaming is delightful, but try to do it when you’re planning the meal, not when you are actually cooking it. Pisces loves to plan-few things are more fun than plotting a menu for a party, or organizing a spice rack. But it helps if there’s a Virgo or a Capricorn handy to remind you to finish the job, or you may wander away somewhere between Coriander and Cumin, off to start another enchanting project.

Interestingly, the sign of the fish really does like fish. There’s nothing cannibalistic about it- Plenty of real fish do live on a diet of real fish, and it helps to keep the ocean balanced. Lots of fruit and veggies are good for you too, to balance out the outrageous sweet tooth that takes over your palate from time to time.

Leaf Wrapped Salmon

2 Salmon filets, of equal size (about 1 lb each, skin removed)
3 heads of butter lettuce (or other soft leaf lettuce)
1 to 2 cups stuffing (see below)
Some butter or olive oil

Blanch lettuce by dipping a head in boiling water for 5 or 6 seconds. Remove and dry, spreading leaves out on clean tea towels. Grease a baking dish with butter or oil and line it with a layer of lettuce, overlapping the leaves. Place one filet, skin side down. Spread the filet with stuffing and place the other filet on top, skin side up, so you have a sort of a sandwich. Fold the lettuce so you have the fish and stuffing wrapped like a nice present. If you want to be really creative, let’s say you are a Pisces with the moon in Pisces and your rising sign is Pisces, can find one long green strand of chives and use it for a ribbon. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. To serve, slice like a pound cake into slices about 2 inches thick.

What do I stuff this fish with??
Lemon almond stuffing
1 cup cooked barley
1 cup toasted almonds
1 cup chopped parsely
1 Tsp fresh tarragon
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup butter
touch of cayenne and a pinch of salt
Put barley, almonds and parsley in a blend and chop for 20 seconds. Add other ingredients and blend for 10 seconds. Or toss it all in a bowl and stir it well.

Or you might like…….
Cilantro Coconut Stuffing
1 cup cilantro
1/2 cup mint
1 cup dried unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup lemon juice
6 cloves of garlic
2 Tsp fresh chopped ginger
pinch of salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend to a thick paste. Correct the seasoning and stuff the fish!

Or you might want to try…

Sorrel and Spinach Stuffing

1 large bunch spinach (washed well)
1 smallish bunch of sorrel leaves, chopped
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms
1 bunch green onions
2 Tbls fresh dill
1 cup cooked brown rice
pinch of salt and pepper

Wash, chop and sauté first four ingredients until spinach is wilted and onions are transparent. Mix with rice and seasonings, and then apply to fish.

Enough creativity to keep any Pisces happy for an hour or more, and a delicious meal that will feed you, body and soul. Of course, you’ll need a note pad to keep all those other stuffing ideas you have while you are cooking these.

Just don’t leave the kitchen- scortched lettuce is no one’s idea of a great dinner.

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Posted: Thu - March 1, 2007 at 04:36 AM