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Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet Who knew that orange goes with everything?!

Pasta with Orange, Ham and Gremolata

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

summary: delicious pasta from Jamie Schler’s cookbook “Orange Appeal”; in praise of Ilva’s photography; minor substitutions; adding Gremolata and Swiss chard; Too bad they didn’t ask Ilva to take the photos…. -TPH, looking at the images in another cookbook The day after we had mussels with orange and fennel, T was leafing through Jamie’s book […] Continue reading »

And we have cake!

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

prune pits

summary: annual vinarterta making; disaster averted once again; reading labels; using timers (click on image to see photos taken on previous Cake Days) They had fruit but we have cake…. Ha! At last the phrase has been righted. Dad would be so pleased! We made vinarterta yesterday. Or, perhaps you prefer to use our non-Icelandic […] Continue reading »

Wordless Wednesday: 60!?!!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

♥ p.98

BBB English Muffins are Perfect for Mock Bennies

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

summary: Mock Bennies with Homemade English Muffins; easily as satisfying as Eggs Benedict but not nearly as filling; That looks just like Eggs Benedict there, doesn’t it? But no. This is a Mock Benny. A Mock Benny?! What on earth? First of all, let me reassure you that j’adore Eggs Benedict. Almost as much as […] Continue reading »

What Nationality are These Muffins?? (BBB November 2017)

Friday, November 17th, 2017

summary: ingredients for English Muffins; refusing to use commercial yeast when there’s wild yeast in the fridge; scheduling problems; late again; rescuing English muffins that are overcooked (really dark…) on the outside and undercooked in the center; meat thermometer is my friend; making my sister happy; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) […] Continue reading »

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