I owe you and ice cream sandwich; more specifically, a buttermilk raspberry ice cream sandwich with homemade graham crackers. Problem: it’s a lengthy post, and I’m still working on it.
But it’s Monday, which means you deserve a Monday Bites post, and you shall have such a post. Luckily, I had a really stellar baking/cooking weekend, and it produced, among other things, this.
An everything bagel pizza. Continue reading →
This weekend was filled with things which perplexed me. What cookies would be mood-appropriate for a very solemn, sedate gathering? Why does my love for Brussels sprouts run so deep? Why did I head to the pumpkin patch on the very same day that everyone else had the same idea? What am I going to do when basically all the farmers’ markets close down for the winter season and I’m left with “to be determined” Mondays? Big thoughts, people; big thoughts.
First, I’m happy to announce that even as the farmers’ markets close for the season, I have determined what will replace the Farmers’ Market Monday series on the blog; I hope you like it. It’s entitled “Monday Bites,” and it will be a collection of appetizers, small plates, and general munchie-ness which will get us through all sorts of holidays, parties, and football games. Certainly there will be plenty of sugar-festing throughout the next few months, so it will be nice to use Mondays as a time for a little bit of savory (and maybe sometimes sweet) snacking. Continue reading →
Have you ever managed to completely avoid something, or a genre of something, because you just know you’ll be terrible at it? Or rather just assumed, without bothering with the try/fail nonsense, to forgo a project based on your (imaginary) future failure? I have; I do it all the time. Think back for a minute; have you ever seen a croissant on this blog? A Danish, perhaps? Pain au chocolat? A nice loaf of thick-sliced bread, maybe dinner rolls? No? No, you haven’t. Because I’m scared of two things: yeast-based baking and failure. Because in my life, the former typically begets the latter. And I do not embrace failure with open arms. Continue reading →
Please allow me to apologize for my radio silence these past few days. I normally post something mid-week (sometimes a few somethings), and I didn’t do that. Aside from life being its normal fever-pitchy self, I had an always-entertaining on again, off again headache. Not the ones that make you cry if you see a speck of light and make stuffed animals hitting the floor sound like gunblasts, no; rather, it was the sort that you can mostly function with, albeit poorly. So I could get through the day with some effort, but writing? Not a chance. Headaches like that allow me to go through the motions, but that doesn’t mean I can formulate complete sentences; certainly if I could manage to do that, I’d never commit whatever came out on (virtual) paper. So here we are, one week later, no posts until today. Please allow me to make it up to you. Continue reading →
I was on vacation in Florida when I saw this recipe. It is family tradition when on our annual summer vacation to purchase 20-odd magazines for no reason to absentmindedly thumb through, either while eating or lazing it up poolside. Real Simple included a segment in their july edition on “five ingredient” recipes, and this was one of them. Continue reading →