Archive for the 'good eats' Category

this is really how the french do it

April 3rd, 2011

Spurred on by my mother laughing that I was probably baking a loaf of fresh french bread while I was flambĂ©ing the lobster shells for our weekly lobster bisque one Sunday afternoon (I wasn’t), I was motivated to find an easy satisfying baguette recipe that would fit into our weekend routine. Now several months later […]

the secret to awesome cookies

August 11th, 2010

Magic happens when you let your cookie dough sit for 36 hours according to the New York Times. They aren’t just trying to sell newspapers, they know what they’re talking about! Read, bake and be the judge.

the beginning of the rainbow

July 16th, 2010

There are 6 layers of cake freezing in my freezer for Saturday’s party. Still deciding on a filling, but I’m pretty sure this will be frosted in fluffy white meringue frosting, because well, clouds go well with rainbows. No?

squashed and battered and just plain beet

July 13th, 2010

Summer around our house looks like a low budget horror movie with the red juices of summer’s bounty dripping from my countertops and children. When the cherry harvest is finished, the strawberries and beets kick in to carry us through until winter. I’ve never been a beet eater, but our CSA is seeing to it […]

this CSA is rotting my teeth and I found dal

February 22nd, 2010

We’ve had giant heaping bags of spinach every week this past month and two weeks of arugula from our CSA which have outworn their welcome on our Friday pizzas. In an effort to work through all those greens, we’ve been on a salad kick. Really, disappointed with the prospect of a raw spinach salad, I […]

back in the CSA

February 4th, 2010

Long ago I believe I posted about the CSA we belonged to. After a year hiatus, we have re-joined Eatwell Farm’s CSA. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is basically an arrangement where farms or a collection of farms sell produce subscriptions directly to end consumers. It works out well for the farms as […]

life lessons: how to eat a chicken wing

November 8th, 2009

And to think I’ve been doing it wrong all this time!

sylvie’s mad science party

October 24th, 2009

In celebration of Sylvie’s birthday, we had the neighbors over for some mad science. The kids made glow in the dark slime and screaming balloons while the adults ate quince liver, deviled eyes and mummies. Yes, those are real meat. We had the requisite ear (grow your own) and eyes (olives) in a jar. As […]

hop it up

June 19th, 2009

A recent fad to hit the microbrews on our coast is fresh hopping as a finishing step in brewing Pale Ales. In the traditional partial mash brewing technique, hops is boiled with the grains, losing much of it’s floral oils, which this fresh hopping returns to the brew. The green hopped beers have a grassy, […]

happy mother’s day

May 9th, 2009

I hope your littles take good care of you. Will grew me a sweet pea seedling, painted something I’m not allowed to open, yet, and made me a necklace. I made the family Molly Weizenburg’s cream cheese frosted cinnamon rolls. I’m looking forward to a long day of running about with my kids.

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