There was a couple pounds of fresh Washington-grown apricots which went on a special journey. After taking out the pip and cutting them in pieces, I popped them into a deep Corning Ware baking dish with sugar, intending on roasting them to the stewed stage and then making a first-of-the-summer fruit ice cream. It just … More Oven-stewed Apricot Jam
A friend read in a Facebook post that I’d found a way, while presently in a very delicate dental circumstance, to have tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich (in my mind) by melting sharp cheddar in the soup and soaking the crumbled soda crackers in it. It just so happens that he’s one of two … More Tomato & Basil Soup for Ms. Delicate
I typically make a loaf of sourdough dill rye on Easter because it goes well with leftover meat from the dinner, whatever kind of meat it is. Today it’s close to Easter and I have some fresh sliced turkey from the QFC deli, so the annual rye bread bake is on. Three kinds of flour, … More Yearly Sourdough Dill Rye Loaf
Plumber fellow who will be in a couple hours providing a bit of a fix to a serious problem under the kitchen sink said, a few days ago, “Yeah. I like to eat. I like baked stuff.” I’d told him that I often express gratitude by baking something which I know the intended recipient has on … More Gratitude Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie with Crumble Crust, Recipe
I glimpsed a headline this afternoon announcing National Pie Day. I didn’t know there was such a thing, but there is, and so some apples from Bellingham in a brown bag inside the fridge finally found their long-intended way into a pie. In truth, pies are my least favorite things to bake, but I accepted … More National Pie Day? Dutch Apple Pie
Leftover roasted potato and vegetables, the other half a jar of Trader Joe’s Masala Simmering Sauce, a quart of chicken broth, a can of mixed beans and mini spiced matzo dumplings* made with the resultant soup’s broth was a soup the first night and a stew tonight. Oh boy. There’s going to be a next … More Vegetable Masala Matzo Soup/Stew
I wrote it a number of years ago, and like to put it up every year. It’s sung by Scottish tenor Andrew McDiarmid, played by me and with an occasional harmony audible. Merry Christmas!
I’ve been thinking about making my corn-syrup-free caramels with a bit of espresso for a while, and since I make some kind of caramel for the Christmas goody bags, 2017 has become the year for another original candy from my kitchen. Homemade caramels, soft, so full of flavor, so Mmm. First the molasses. Then the … More 2. New! juliyya’s Seattle Espresso Salted Caramels
I was going to say “Easy” but that wouldn’t be the case precisely. There are a number of steps including a very messy one, the result of which is surprising, but with a fondness for chocolate mint and a good number of excellent reviews for something similar made with seasonal peppermint Oreos, I had a … More 1.Chocolate Mint Cookie Balls
My offer to a neighbor of the leftover raspberry buttercream from the last birthday cake went unaccepted — just at the same time as I found out that I would be having company this afternoon — so I had a little think about what might go well with it besides chocolate cake or chocolate cupcakes. … More Leftover Raspberry Buttercream? Company coming? Make Lemon Cake.