Tag: baking

Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Banana Muffins

With all the excrement hitting the rotary oscillators these days, eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables has been challenging. I am quite sure I am not alone in discovering I had some very overripe bananas that simply had to be used up, so they would not be thrown out. Generally banana bread ...

Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Cornbread

After I got all uppity about Pumpkin Spice yesterday, I got hungry. So I made this. Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Cornbread 1 1/2 cups stone ground, whole grain cornmeal (medium grind) 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves ...

Hearts’ Desires

Today’s soundtrack: Rush – 2112, made possible by the extra electrical outlet The Husband put in the new prep nook. I was asked by several people what I would cook first in my new kitchen. I had no answer, even after giving it a lot of thought, looking for something poetic or romantic or sentimental. ...

CSA Share #10; Sooooo Much Cooking…Sooooo Much Dishwashing…Hey, Look, Dilly Bean Salad!

The share is leaning decidedly toward autumn this week. Contrary to popular belief, or conventional wisdom, or culturally passed on folklore, watermelon is not the quintessential summer fruit. It doesn’t even become available at farmstands and farmers’ markets in New England until late July/mid August. So for those of us in the northern US, watermelon ...

CSA Share #2 – Happy Independence Day!

This is a quick fly-by, as I have been busy cooking for our Independence Day dinner. Here’s this week’s CSA Share, smaller than last week. This is to be expected throughout the season, as growth rates and harvests fluctuate with the weather. There’s still plenty from last week, and because the vegetables are so fresh, ...

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Stanley Cup Meals, Round 2: Adversity and Diversity

Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has begun! The Boston Bruins are facing their perennial rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, in their continuing quest for one of  the most coveted trophies in sports. It won’t be easy; the Canadiens are a tough, persistent team with an outstanding goalie. But that description applies to the Bruins ...

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Bacon, Chocolate, Cupcakes, and a BLT FTW!

The Bacon Odyssey continues, courtesy of Food Network Magazine. These are bacon strips topped with four different spice-and-sweet mixtures: Maple-Chile, Pie Spice, Rosemary-Black Pepper, Cajun. They baked in the oven until they were well-browned and crispy. Well, some of them were really well-browned and really crispy. If you try this, keep a sharp eye on ...