I took this photo to remember — when I’m moved out of this house — this area of my carefully curated, mostly thrift-store art, now with the addition of one painting after the subtraction of a stack of art books to boxes now holding the painting upright. The painting had been hanging on a bedroom … More A Little Art As Food, with Naan Inside-Out Pizza. Faux. Non.
Baked on the bottom shelf at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes, maybe 1 minute long for some people. I like crispy crust, not doughy underneath the goodies, and I like the veggies to caramelize. It was m-mm. It’s now my favorite homemade pizza.
Exposed to yet another type of flu as I provided a lunches, hot tea, a warm space and the “facilities” to people, including sick ones, involved in clearing out maybe half of the landlord’s hoarded filth here, I decided to arm my immune system with … soup! I roasted some vegetables, made some veggie broth, … More Roast Vegetable Soup & Matzo Balls
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’ve joined NaNoWriMo this year with goal of completing the task during the onset of many gray days in Seattle, a sort of pick-me-up as I go along while the season gnaws at my will. 50,000 words in November. A new novel, approximately 200 pages, and, for me, it is the first draft of one … More Let’s Call It Southwestern Gratin
A funny thing happened. Unbeknownst to me, two days ago Mark went to one of the neighbors and asked for a favor, if she would send out a block-wide email for him as his phone was then missing. As a member of the block, I got a copy and read it late last night when … More Toasted Coconut Party Cake et plus
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
The Ballard Sunday Farmer’s Market had some lovely, large green tomatoes on display a couple weeks ago and my cast iron frying pan cried out all the way from home. So, first of the season fried green tomatoes, the way the Dutch side of my family has been making them for as long as I … More Fried Green Tomatoes, Family Style
I was going to take a pretty photograph of last night’s Dinner for Daughter, but she was very hungry so it was a one-shot-and-dig-in. Looking at the photo later, I said, “Nah, too dark,” but then I saw the blue bits and changed my mind since I’d been outside earlier shooting gardens and got the next … More Blue Light, Blue Sky Long Meal Friday
I hosted a small, casual luncheon birthday party on Sunday for Mark’s 65th. I made hot, soft sourdough garlic bread with Montana Starter #1 served with a dipperful of Tomato Khanooj. Eggplant is roasted. Red sauce is made. The two are chopped to bits in a food processor, the same as baba khanooj, only different. … More Tomato Khanooj or Eggplant Parm Dip