I’ve been into baking loaves lately. They’re easy to throw together – not as fussy as making individual muffins or cookies, and they don’t have to be pretty like a real cake either. And since they aren’t actual cakes, I can make them heavy with whole wheat flour, nuts and dried fruit, and they seem to be a little more socially acceptable as a daytime snack than say, a slice of cheesecake ;)
I’ve been making my brown butter banana bread quite a bit lately, but when I saw a couple Meyer lemons rolling around the back of my fridge for a little longer than I’d like to admit, I thought they’d make a good loaf too. Continue reading →
I slipped this in just under the wire, didn’t I? Because I know today you’re finishing up the last of your holiday cookies and treats with your midnight glass of bubbly and tomorrow you’ll be looking for recipes for green smoothies and salads. I know how it is. Continue reading →
Cross-posted from Passion for Pork
It was my birthday last week.
The original plan was to book some space at Anju and have their famous bo ssam dinner, but unfortunately they were already booked, so I (crazily!) decided to take matters in my own (and my fiancé B.’s) hands and host nearly 30 people at my house. (Thank you B.’s parents, for lending us a billion small bowls.) Continue reading →
Did you know that banana bread is one of the most searched recipes? At least, that’s what my friend Stephanie told me when she and some other fine ladies came over to make candied jalapeños a few weeks ago.
I mean, it makes sense, right? I’m sure at one point or another, most people will have some too-ripe-to-eat bananas on their counter, which is where I found myself a few weeks ago while I was trying to decide what to bring to a potluck. Continue reading →
When Deb first posted her recipe for brownie ice cream sandwiches on Smitten Kitchen, B. and I were in charge of dessert for a BBQ potluck and I knew we had to make this. B. and I are clearly meant to be together, because he immediately replied that we should do it with Village Ice Cream, which is exactly what I’d been thinking, though it would make for an expensive endeavour.
B. and I didn’t end up getting our shit together for that BBQ, but we finally did for another one. I was sitting at home grumpy about something when he called me from the shop.
“What flavour should we get? Vanilla? They don’t have the chili chocolate and I think chocolate would be too chocolatey.”
“I think the salted caramel would be good, but I think Village Ice Cream’s salted caramel is too salty.”
“So let’s get vanilla.”
“But it’s $9 a pint…!!!”
In the end, B. did get the $9-per-pint vanilla, and in retrospect I think the sweetness of the brownies would’ve played off the saltiness of the salted caramel. Or maybe we could’ve done a mix. Or the Phil & Sebastian coffee ice cream would’ve probably been good too. *Sigh* So begins this “what not to do” post… Continue reading →