One of my goals for this year was to try 2-3 new recipes each month. In the case of baked goods, I’ve followed the recipes almost exactly. In cooking, I was inspired by the recipes, but probably didn’t even look at the recipe while in production, so those recipes are liberally altered and to taste. Continue reading
Apparently it is possible to kill mint.
An extremely outdated post that I never finished until today, but will post here anyway, because seriously, who doesn’t like grilled cheese:
Sometimes you have a rough couple of weeks, and then the universe throws you a bone. Like this morning, for example. I awoke to the news that my district was closed for a snow day. I looked out the window and saw not even a speck of snow on the ground outside.
Nonsense? Yes. Continue reading
Oh, hi! We have a blog.
You might have been wondering where we’ve been during these last few months. M has posted intermittently while yelling at me to UPDATE THE BLOG. But this has not happened for a few ridiculous reasons. I suppose the best way to sum it up is My Job Ate My Life. I will spare you the details, since a cooking blog is no place to vent one’s work-related frustrations, but basically I have not had that much time to cook or write over the last few months.
I am now (gloriously! joyously! Oh happy day) nearing the end of my first year of teaching, and during the last few months, I have managed to eek out a few posts that were never finished or edited and have thus sat in a Word document on my desk top. Why did I not just finish these and publish them? It’s anybody’s guess. Some of them are horribly outdated, like the one written during the two glorious days at home during Hurricane Sandy. Regardless, I am finally taking the initiative and finishing them, and will post them over the next few weeks as Archives That Are Not Actually Archives.
In the meantime, you should make this lovely grown-up version of a cream soda, invented by M, on a glorious, marvelous spring evening:
The White Iris
- 1 oz vanilla vodka
- 1 oz lavender simple syrup
- 1 oz heavy cream
- Sparkling water
Combine first three ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake jauntily until frost appears on the outside of the shaker. Top with sparkling water. Sip. Grin. Repeat.
More coming soon.
Burr grinder for grains;
Additional fruit basket;
Marble pastry slab.
And unlike a counter-top composter or an espresso maker, these actual fit our life and times.