The menu kept my oven busy all day (and part of the day before).
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The bread started OK, then went kerflunky midway. I ended up having to add Continue reading “Baked goods (with pics)”
Yesterday I had friends over for dinner. Lunch. An expansive midday meal. Call it what you will.
I will call it a blessing.
It was just 5 of us: Continue reading “D is for Dinner”
Apropos, since April is a busy birthday month. And today is also Young Mrs. B’s birthday, for which there will almost certainly be cake.
(Young Mrs. B makes some of the most delicious cakes ever, but I am not sure if she would be baking for herself.)
Meanwhile I have been wondering if my shortcake recipe can be doctored to make a nice maple cake. Continue reading “C is for Cake”
I had guests over for dinner.
I rarely have dinner guests. I rarely do anything like real, proper cooking.
So on Wednesday I did all the prep-work that could be done, so that for the event I could throw things into the oven (bing, bing, bing, clockwork) and have a meal for guests. Continue reading “C is for Cooking (and Company)”
My parents joined me for dinner, to celebrate Easter.
For the occasion, I baked bread:
It’s a basic no-knead recipe. No kneading, so it’s time, not working the dough, that causes the glutens to form.
So I had to wait for it to rise.
Continue reading “Easter feast, chez Gringita”
Sunday. Hazelnut coffee with a hint of cinnamon. Sleeping in. Intermittent flickers of work worry. And time to fix some food.
Specifically, today it’s turkey pot pie.
Continue reading “Lazy Sunday”