Sometimes when I’m busy and overwhelmed, I elect to do more, not less. Say what you will about this, but you should bite your tongue if you have ever reaped the gifts of my overwhelmed oven! I’ll post a few of my recent exploits here, but I’ve had to omit a few recipes because I’ve… Continue reading Cooking Myself Sane
My buddy Rose had a birthday last week. I knew I needed to cook with roses. I couldn’t find organic roses for cooking ANYwhere. No problem- I’ve got a lovely jar of rosehip jam at home. All I needed was a dessert recipe featuring jam. Lynne Rosetto Kasper of The Splendid Table has the perfect… Continue reading Rose by Any Other Name…
Remember how I couldn’t stop making this Nigel Slater soup with roasted salmon for my dinner guests? Well, I knew I had to knock it off, but I wasn’t quite ready. So I made my buddy Rose another green soup- this time Yotam Ottelenghi’s chickpea and watercress soup from his book Jerusalem– and also a… Continue reading Riffing on Myself
Dispatches from my Lansing Kitchen: The, “Ok, fine” Edition. Hiya folks. It was bound to happen. I’ve outgrown my email list. This is why people have blogs and don’t deliver packages by horse drawn carriage. I concede the point. I’m moving from chain mail to WordPress. WP does afford me these nice perks: formatting! there… Continue reading DISPATCHES FROM MY LANSING KITCHEN: THE, “OK, FINE” EDITION.
Flops / Duds / Kitchen Fails If you like to challenge yourself in the kitchen, you’re going to have kitchen fails. It’s part of the process. I don’t love them, but I’ve been having a lot of them because I’m experimenting with gluten-free baking in honor of a GF house guest. Plus, I’ve just messed… Continue reading FLOPS / DUDS / KITCHEN FAILS
Bam. Now THAT’S a Birthday Cake. Sometimes you make a particular dish and it’s just bangin’. This birthday cake is one of those dishes. I contemplated the recipe long and hard because I knew the birthday girl wanted an oreo cake. But she’s also allergic to dairy. And my other house guest was gluten-free. Not… Continue reading BAM. NOW THAT’S A BIRTHDAY CAKE.
Summertime Porch Fare Courtesy of Nigel Slater Apologies to my recent dinner guests. I really considered not posting this meal because it’s going to out me. I made a few of you the exact same dinner. I couldn’t help it. Nigel Slater’s Summery Green Soup, a light and peppery arugula corn salad with flaked roasted… Continue reading Summertime Porch Fare Courtesy of Nigel Slater