Monday, April 30, 2012
I was on the road a couple of weeks ago and checking my computer when my I-Spy Radar saw an email with a subject line that had something to do with too many fresh eggs and trading cookies for them. I try and stay off email a lot when I'm away seeing my kids or on vacation, but I couldn't NOT look at this one. Backyard eggs just hook me right in. And, of course, cookies fall right out of my oven.
My siblings and I grew up with fresh eggs; my dad either traded produce for them or shelled out a little cash to his Swedish farmer friend Munson. When our parents retired and took it (ha!) easy on a little "hobby" farm, they had their own chickens and, hence, their own eggs, to say nothing of a garden that produced tomatoes the likes of which I've never again tasted. When Dave and I visited as newlyweds, we had fresh eggs (fried in bacon or sausage grease) every morning early. Why would you want anything else? And why not at 6am? There, of course, were also biscuits. With sour cream and honey or molasses. Unending pots of coffee.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Wake up and smell the salsa.
This is not salsa made in New York City.
Nor in San Antonio.
This salsa is made in your house. On your cutting board.
And not in your Cuisinart.
Plant your gardens and sharpen your knives.
This salsa is worth the time it takes to grow the ingredients and make it by hand. But you can make it in its glorious Mexican-flag colors this weekend in honor of Cinco de Mayo if you'd like!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
|A tender, quite moist gingerbread from Nigella.|
*I have just installed a combination microwave/convection oven above my range. This may help with summer baking. More later!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
|" I like my animals whole and my veggies unpeeled" -- April Bloomfield|
Just a note: I'm away from home, on a borrowed computer and using an old suitcase camera.
|The Spotted Pig in NYC|
Posted by Alyce at 5:13 PM
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
|Cupcakes--Make them and freeze them tonight. Defrost and frost Saturday or Order plain from the bakery and decorate at home.|
Make-ahead Green Bean Salad with Shallot Cream Dressing**
Pan-Grilled Double Lamb Rib Chops with Tapenade**
Oven-Roasted Rosemary Whole Carrots**
Czech Easter Bread, optional *
Cupcakes with Jelly Bean Frosting (Buy or Make)*