Tag: baking



As life has gotten bigger and wilder in the last few weeks, my mind has become full of untamed beasts, all clamoring for my undivided attention. I have spent the last few days trying to wrestle each of these beasts into cages, to no avail. They will be wild. So, rather than a trip to ...


Chocolate Cake On Demand

Last night was our monthly Book Club meeting, a belated birthday celebration for our Book Club leader/coordinator, and an exciting moment for one of our members, and well, for all of us. The occasion called for cake, and I knew just the cake it had to be. The cake recipe is from a kid-friendly cookbook ...


Meyer Lemon Bars (edited 1/2014)

(1/2014 – I’ve made these twice now, and they come out pretty gooey-better for eating with a fork on a plate. I’m not sure I’m happy with this, so since I cannot leave well enough alone, I may try to thicken the filling so these hold together better. Stay tuned.) This year’s deathmarch through winter ...


Farm Finds of the Week

During the height of the growing season, abundant fruits and vegetables take center stage. But local farmers and food producers have much more to offer than fruits and vegetables, much of it available year-round or close to it. I do not always mention that besides produce, I am able to get milk, half and half, ...


#CookForJulia #JC100 Reine De Saba (Queen of Sheba) Chocolate Almond Cake

Today would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday. In Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Julia calls Queen of Sheba chocolate almond cake her “all-time favorite”, and in The Way To Cook she tells us that it was the first French cake she ever ate, made by her friend and co-author, Simca (Simone Beck Fischbacher), ...


#CookForJulia French Bread in Real Time Pt. 4

The dough was turned onto a pizza peel dusted with cornmeal, slashed with a crosshatch pattern, and put in a 450 deg. F preheated oven on a baking stone. Julia says to toss 1/2 cup of water onto the bottom of the oven, but I am not sure what that will do to my oven, ...