Archive for the 'Culinary Delights' Category

Lo, Behold the Cookie

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

In the spirit of incorporating my Husband’s family traditions as well as mine, I tried a new recipe. He grew up making thumbprint cookies with apricot jam, orange marmalade, and mint jelly. Not having those on hand, I used grape jam. Claire didn’t actually help this year, but when she’s older I’ll have her do […]

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Mmmmm, Meyer Lemons

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

When we moved here five years ago, I bought a little Meyer lemon tree and put it in a container. Meyer lemons are thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange, and they are sweeter and lighter tasting than regular lemons. The tree yielded meagerly until this year. Yesterday I picked […]

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A Taste of Heaven

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Since Claire has a small mouth and is still learning to chew, she doesn’t gobble up cookies with chocolate chips or M&Ms in them. She’ll even turn them down. (Horrors!) So I searched for a simple cookie and came across a Snickerdoodle recipe. I made it. Oh my, oh my! They make petite little rounds […]

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A Yummy Fall Soup

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

This came out exceptionally well, and it was a great way to use a random pack that I’d bought; I wasn’t feeling ambitious enough to make gumbo, etc. Lentil Soup with Andouille Sausage Ingredients 4 1/2 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth 4 1/2 cups beef stock or canned broth 1 1/2 cups […]

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Regardless

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

I woke feeling lazy, lazy, lazy. However, it is not yet noon and I have managed to vacuum and clean the entire house, get a pork roast started in the crock pot (for pulled pork), and finish knitting and felt two bowls from old stash yarn. I guess the bowls might become gifts… or maybe […]

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Slow-Cooker Goodness

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Since my stove-top is compromised (one burner can’t be used) and I don’t want to heat up the oven in the summer anyway, I bought a new crock pot. I haven’t used crock pots much because the recipes often call for different sizes; I had only one, and it seemed impractical to have more than […]

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A Circle Goes Round and Round

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Claire will tell you all about that if you ask her what a circle is! Another gratuitous egg photo.

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Rabbit Imitation

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
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Doings

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Last night I enjoyed my annual extravagant outing with several friends. We went to SF for a delicious dinner at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine and then saw a vibrant musical, Wicked. I had a fine, fine time! Alas, while there is much happening, I’ve got zero energy and time to write, but I’ll try later […]

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Creativity In The Kitchen

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

A dinner for two: Quinoa and Portobellos 2 portobello mushrooms 1 medium onion 1 Tbsp. safflower or olive oil Pinch of salt 1 tsp. dried chopped basil Black pepper to taste 1 cup of quinoa 1 3/4 cups water (or use vegetable stock) Rinse the quinoa well. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in […]

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