Happy Spring Caramel Custard with Raggedy Nutmeg

Also known as Flan and Creme Caramel, but with raggedy nutmeg. It’s a classic comfort food, usually with plain old ground nutmeg. I’m not flipping it over onto a serving dish, either. That custard gets to enjoy the company of the caramelized sugar right to the end. We both get comfort. He has new babysitters … More Happy Spring Caramel Custard with Raggedy Nutmeg

Egyptian-spiced, twice-cooked eggs with roasted vegetables

Hmm. You know that start-with-one-thing-then-change-it moment? I started with four hard-boiled eggs, intending to give two away and make egg salad sandwiches for a couple days with the other two. Then I roasted some vegetables because I wanted them roasted, and as I was pulling the spices out of the cubby for the veggies, I … More Egyptian-spiced, twice-cooked eggs with roasted vegetables

Amarena Cherry on Cinnamon Overnighter-now-custard pudding

A few days ago I made a Cinnamon Overnighter for brunch using fresh eggy sourdough and slathering the cinnamon goop in the middle AND top.* Having had the leftovers twice and a quart of milk close-on its expiration date, I decided to make a custard pudding with the remaining cubed bits. Trader Joe’s has jars … More Amarena Cherry on Cinnamon Overnighter-now-custard pudding

Overnight French Toast Strata, New Way with Eggy Sourdough

As mentioned in the last post, the loaf of bread made from the eggy sourdough dough was intended for an Overnighter. Usually I make it the same way with a layer of fat challah slices and the custard soak with a bit of cinnamon sugar. Tonight I put it together in old-fashioned, white bread way, … More Overnight French Toast Strata, New Way with Eggy Sourdough

4-Wheat Inside-Out Cranberry Rolls As Sourdough Survives Injury

I almost negligently homicided my Montana Most Sour sourdough starter three days ago. For the first time in almost forever, I put the concoction in a glass bowl rather than the stainless steel and then put it in the oven with its film cover over night, as usual. I have a bright little piece of … More 4-Wheat Inside-Out Cranberry Rolls As Sourdough Survives Injury

Preparing for Pumpkin Carving Party with Crusty Onion Popovers

I was looking for a recipe in the bread sections of some cookbooks when the words “Crusty Onion Popovers” caught my eye. My daughter likes onion and when I find a recipe featuring them, I might have a go, and so I did. The recipe included onion salt, which I omitted, and I substituted a … More Preparing for Pumpkin Carving Party with Crusty Onion Popovers

Thank you, Bob McAllister, for Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

In 1969, while a nanny, I took a night extension class at Bainbridge Island High School with the late Bob McAllister who was to become a local icon teaching, writing and bringing play production to a superb level. Surprisingly, it changed my culinary life but had nothing to do with food. The class was World … More Thank you, Bob McAllister, for Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls