cookbooks, etc.

Cookbooks, magazines, recipe sources

Who says we don’t have enough sun?

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

sunflower

summary: our mostly shady garden; branching out into the sunny lane; Swiss chard, garlic, sunflowers; “Orange Appeal” blurb; It may be raining now but yesterday morning, we took our bikes out into the cool air in brilliant sunshine. I do love this time of year (and try not to think about the icy slogging that […] Continue reading »

Jamie’s Orange Ice – Garnished with Fresh Mint

Friday, August 25th, 2017

summary: delicious orange ice, based on Jamie Schler’s recipe for Orange Mint Granità in her lovely just published cookbook “Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet” that is now available for purchase; There really is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than having a little bowl of sorbet, is there? One of my favorite snacks […] Continue reading »

Ah! Comfort Food – Coffee Crusted Pork

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

summary: rereading past issues of SAVEUR Magazine; discovering missed recipes like coffee crusted beef tenderloin; taking comfort; cats are funny creatures; Oh for the good old days!! I do miss getting SAVEUR magazine…. Seeing pictures of comfort food actually comforts people. A study from McGill University found that men who looked at photos of meat […] Continue reading »

2nd Try at Jane Mason Sourdough: Sudden Change of Direction

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

summary: second try at making Jane Mason Sourdough Bread: Fail!; new pet refuses to play; learning patience; getting inspired by “Taste of Persia” by Naomi Duguid; there’s a reason for eating by candlelight; khinkali stuffed with mushrooms to the rescue; great new condiment: ajika; reminiscing about “Anything Can Happen” by Papashvily; Now that the major […] Continue reading »

Tartine Bread: 3rd time’s the charm (and 4th and…)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Tartine Bread

summary: recipe for Tartine Bread; 3rd try is the charm; only major change was to use Jane Mason’s starter; how freeing it is to not have anything to toss away; too many pictures to choose from; joys of having happy pets; (edited 24 September 2017 to add the missing water measurement in the recipe Duh!!!) […] Continue reading »

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