Today the girls and I made drop biscuits, which is the proper name for the type of super fast and easy biscuits* that I routinely make, either plain, with added ingredients and/or flavor or topping. No buttermilk? No problem as milk soured with a teaspoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar works very well. … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Drop Biscuits
Experimenting with the various no-knead breads a few times, making thick slices of the best toast ever (IMHO) brought to mind a favorite type of garlic bread. We disdain that soft and mushy store-bought, silvery-paper-wrapped bread that’s chock-full of greasy margarine with garlic salt. Some store-bought artisan breads (thinking of the roasted garlic rustic put … More Dragon Parmesan Garlic Bread, oh yeah.
I’m not preparing rhubarb desserts anymore (I can’t have them) but since it’s growing all over the Pacific Northwest right now, I thought it might be useful to some new readers if I listed those I’ve made here with the recipes. Right off the bat, I recommend the rhubarb ice cream, the making of which … More Got rhubarb? Recipes, ideas in this blog.
I admit it. I wanted to put the really, really old Albers Flapjack Flour – Peacock Buckwheat Flour serving gadget* in a pic so I took a photo of a slice of cake! One of my nieces says there’s never leftover frosting at her house, which could mean that there’s a deep layer of it … More Leftover penuche frosting? Put it on Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake
One day I was looking at the menu of a local Ballard cafe which sells biscuits either plain or topped with various sweet and savory items. I thought that I saw a peanut butter and maple spread amongst those items and decided to give the flavor-duo a try with my Peanut Butter Butter Cookies. They … More Peanut Butter & Maple Butter Cookies
Not long ago I found a treasure in a Ballard sidewalk “Little Library” where one can give or take a book, a sensible way to share with the neighborhood which works for all ages. It’s called The Roasted Vegetable, was written by Andrea Chesman and is entirely devoted to recipes for roasted vegetable dishes. Already appreciating … More Roasted Veggies with Penne
Way, way back during my early years as a student at the University of Washington who catered dinners and parties, one of my occasional clients in Seattle employed a Chinese chef named Mon Chin. They took him along when they seasonally or otherwise left for a portion of the year at their residences in Huntington … More Mon Chin’s Baked Salmon
“Ooh, an emulsion! Tell me what happens when you whisk the oil and egg. I think it’s very exciting and it’s one of my favorite things to watch when I’m cooking or baking. You are making an emulsion. Watch it.” I said those things when the girls and I made coffee cakes in our separate … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Coffee Cakes Galore
Yesterday I read in a neighborhood online community that a nearby family-owned, small local produce market called Top Banana was carrying not only vegetables and fruits but also milk. I was out of milk and am in the at-risk group who should stay out of grocery stores and all stores, even with my mask on. … More Top Banana Provided Vegetables so I Made Korma & Brown Basmati Rice
I saw the hashtag trending on Twitter and said to myself, “I’m on it” because I need a small loaf of this dough type for a requested ‘nother batch of Orange Bread Pudding* next week along with a walk this afternoon after the rolls come out of the oven. Two types today, both using the … More National Sticky Buns Day