Archive for November, 2007

Cooking in the kitchen

Fun group effort working on dinner tonight. An excellent evening with Eric, Dawn, Aeneas, Michael, Kevin, Kristin and myself. We made some tasty Persian beef soup. Even Aeneas tried some food tonight too (some vanilla yogurt) but I’m not sure he liked it quite as much.

My Very First Pumpkin Pie

Pie Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling 1/2 cup finely ground blanched almonds or almond flour 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 3 to 6 Tbsp ice water Cut the sticks of butter into 1/2-inch cubes and place in the […]

Broken heart risotto

I made this tonight — rice, bacon, onion, celery, yellow pepper, orange cherry tomatoes from our garden, garlic, and some chili pepper flakes that gave it some good heat and make you want to cry like a broken heart.

Maple Corn-Drop Biscuits

This recipe came from a book we inherited from Gabriel’s grandmother Blanche Darnell. Maple Corn-Drop Biscuits Preheat oven to 375ºF. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups corn meal 1 1/2 cups flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup maple syrup mixed with milk, to make 1/2 cup total liquid 1/2 cup (one stick) butter, […]

Grilled fig with Serendipity Gooey Butter Cake ice cream, cream, pomegranate pips

A small but tasty desert.