A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the sofa in our near-empty living room--the sunlight reflected off the wood floors and every little noise seemed amplified. It was quiet and early morning, one of the last mornings in a place that had been our home for over 5 years. Over Christmas and well into January, … Continue reading 2017–a whole new year!
Well, October has reached it's end and with it, my tour through Heritage. There are still quite a few recipes I'll give a try, desserts and a whole section on cocktails, but, for now I'll wrap up my cookbook Sunday dinner with eggplant barigoule. Barigoule, it turns out, is a Provençal dish that is traditionally made with artichokes, … Continue reading Cookbook Sunday Dinner: Eggplant barigoule
I'd like to think that I'm not the only one...but, I love cookbooks. I love getting them as gifts, buying them as a treat, and reading them while lying in bed to unwind from the day before falling asleep. A well-written cookbook tells a story of a cuisine or the author, or both, sometimes blatantly … Continue reading Cookbook Sunday Dinner
Sigh...my birthday weekend has come to a close! But, it started with a wonderful evening with Skip and a couple of close friends and ended with a lot of unexpected sunshine, Mars, and rhubarb (mostly) crumble that was almost a cake. Hard to complain with such a lovely start to being 41. This afternoon, after a … Continue reading Mostly Rhubarb Crumble
I recently took the leap into making sourdough bread; I took a 2-day class at The Pantry, a community kitchen just behind one of our favorite pizza places in Seattle, Delancey. The class taught us how to start a sourdough starter and care for it, then how to make and shape bread. I’ve been making bread … Continue reading Sourdough Crackers
There are some things that are so very simple to make yet, for convenience, we buy them—and usually spend more than if we’d just made it ourselves. One of those things is granola. I’ll admit that I’ve bought my share of granola in the bulk section or a small box of the stuff in the … Continue reading Browned Butter Granola