Tag: baking


Sponge Cake Roulade with Blood Orange Curd Filling and Syrup

Now that’s what I’m Talking About. In case you were wondering what I did with the Blood Orange Curd, I filled a sponge cake roulade with it. It needed a sauce, so I used up the remaining blood oranges, with some sugar, to make a syrup. The Husband came up with this idea. He’s becoming ...


Lentil Vegetable Soup and Pumpkin Cornbread

I haven’t forgotten that I promised a soup and cornbread post. Really, I haven’t. It’s the holiday season, you know. There are things to do, people to see, cookies to bake. You’re lucky I’m here right now. Heck, maybe I’m the only one here right now.


Roasting Pumpkins-Step by Step

1. Cut off the stem end of the pumpkin. 2. Cut pumpkin in half, then in quarters. 3. Scoop out pulp and seeds; save in a bowl. (Sort out the seeds and roast them later!) 4. Cut quarters in half. 5. Coat the bottom of a roasting pan with vegetable oil, and add your pumpkin ...


Pumpkin Spice Muffins

This recipe is derived from a Banana Spice Muffin recipe I’ve had for years, from Cooking Light Magazine. It originally used all-purpose flour, but I wanted to substitute whole grain flours. I developed this three-flour blend over several batches, to take advantage of the purported benefits of oats and buckwheat in controlling cholesterol and blood ...


CSA Shares #10 and #11, Tomatoes and Celebrations

It has been a whirlwind of activity here, and this post is really overdue. On to the food: Share #10, l to r: Kale, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, baby carrots, parsley, lettuce, tomatoes, chile peppers.


Hacked!/Chef of Steel CSA Share #3

The heat and humidity here have been will-sapping. After nearly 12 years of saying, “This is New Hampshire, we don’t need air conditioning!”, we have finally had to put in a tiny window unit just to make the kitchen someplace where I can stand without sobbing quietly to myself, and mumbling incoherently about all the ...


Behold The Power of Cupcakes.

First things first: The Boston Bruins are two wins away from their second Stanley Cup Championship in three years. Go B’s!!!! Here we have the basic yellow cupcake. I baked these up last week, when there wasn’t anything “desserty” in the house. The recipe is from The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook (well, it was new ...