I’ve had an intention to create a trio of cookies using culinary matcha after I discovered a taste for, first, green tea Frappucino at Starbucks and second, Fred Meyer’s Private Selection Matcha Ice Cream. Last week I bought some culinary matcha and on Saturday did the first experimental matcha cookie in two forms, a butter … More Matcha Butter Cookies for Little Chinese New Year
I saw in my stats a few days ago that one view was referred from a blog where I found and made a previous recipe, so I used the blog search bar to find what I’d made and whom I’d credited for the recipe. When I clicked the link to the other site, I saw … More Bringing in the New Year with Butterscotch No-Bake Oaties
The title says it all, for once, but double up on the Happy New Year. Closeup shows how each slice of the hasselbacked spud has a spoonful of homemade veggie chili and the whole thing is topped with grated sharp cheddar and popped back into the oven to melt. Blog post explaining how to hasselback … More Happy New Year with Hasselback Potatoes, Vegetarian Chili and Sharp Cheddar
Just because I didn’t make 15 to 20 different kinds of cookies and candies for Christmas a few weeks ago in my usual 3-day/night binge bake, well, that doesn’t mean those left out won’t have their moment or that there will not be a derivative. With leftover Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Kisses, it’s a … More Snicks with Kisses and Their Friends
Cranberry. Rhubarb. Peach. Raspberry. Rum Raisin. Find peace in ice cream.
I knew before the big Christmas bake that there would be another chocolate cake early in the new year as well as which cake it would be. Since I’m thinning the recipes in five, count ’em, five, recipe boxes, it includes recipes for various chocolate cakes. With leftover cream cheese and starlight mints from the bake, … More Birthday Cake by Proxy Tradition: Starlight Double Delight Cake
That gorgeous garden of bamboo and palm brushes right up to the wide kitchen window in my new home. It’s the biggest kitchen with the most counter, cabinet and floor space I’ve ever had to myself, and lots of decisions. If you’ve ever had three-quarters of your kitchen needs in boxes in another room … More A New Kitchen, Neighbors, Home Ec 101
My boldest self got out the Stanley 12′ measuring tape, calculated the distance to the roof between the tip of my hand holding a camera and the top of a chair with a booster on it, then climbed up and took this pic. Landlord’s refusal to make this place safe? I’m providing assistance to county … More Why no divinity candy? Rot on Roof.
My daughter was born in London’s Westminster Hospital while I was a candidate for an advanced degree and we both got very lucky. She was admitted to Bessborough Street Day Nursery in Victoria in her first year which meant she got world-class care and I could spend my days in the India Office Library doing … More Kissing The Old Year Goodbye