Archive for August, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Wow. This week’s recipe (which you can find at Food, Family, and Fun), was for a grown-up version of ice cream cake, and grown-up it was. There are three layers of chocolate ganache (involving eight — count ’em, eight — eggs) sandwiching ice cream, in my case coffee ice cream. This was easy enough to […]

Fishy Friday

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

This week’s Dorie recipe was a killer nutritionally, and so I went light on dinner. And since I also kept it simple, I can give you recipes! First, I bought some frozen salmon fillets at Trader Joe’s. We don’t eat nearly enough fish, and I keep trying to slip some into the recipe rotation. And […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Granola Grabbers

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

We eat a lot of granola around here, and I make it myself. (Buying it would cost hundreds of dollars a week — only a slight exaggeration!) I generally use Nigella Lawson’s Andy’s Fairfield granola from Feast (online at Food and Thoughts); it uses applesauce for fat and part of the sweetening rather than oil […]

I Made One Up!

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

I finally have a recipe to offer here, one that’s all my own. This is so exciting. Farmers Market Pasta 4 large tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup white wine 1 pound green beans (or however they sell them at farmers markets; I forgot to weigh them before I cooked them) 8 ounces ground […]

Just Like Friday, but on Saturday!

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

#1 Son went to a concert last night with a friend, so we shifted Friday dinner to Saturday. Because one consequence of the concert was that the friend had to take a train at 8 this morning, and I had to deliver him to the station, #1 Son and I hit the farmers market early, […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Blueberry–Sour Cream Ice Cream

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

More fruit, but this time puréed nicely and then frozen. This week’s recipe, chosen by Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity, was Blueberry–Sour Cream Ice Cream; you can find the recipe at Dolores’ blog. I planned to use fresh blueberries from the farmers market, but midway through the week they started looking a little iffy, […]

Pretzel Bread?

Monday, August 11th, 2008

I have a friend who once had this thing she called pretzel bread. She wanted me to make some. I had never heard of pretzel bread. But through the magic of the internet, I found some at Two Bites in Suburbia. And it was good. I made four loaves for eight people the other day, […]

Another Friday Dinner

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I owe the success of tonight’s dinner entirely to magic of the Internet. I had to edit all day, so I needed a low-fuss but still appropriate-for-Friday meal. I had a whole farmers market chicken in the freezer, and I thought I remembered reading a blog post a while ago about a nice, simple way […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Black-and-White Banana Loaf

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Yay! No fruit! (Or, to be precise, no identifiable bits of fruit!) This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie pick (courtesy of Ashlee of A Year In The Kitchen; head on over there if you’d like the recipe) had a much subtler fruit presence than most of the recent recipes. It’s essentially a banana pound cake; half […]

Sunday in the Kitchen

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

We usually have a semi-fancy Friday dinner, our version of a Sabbath dinner. This week, because #2 Son was coming home from camp on Saturday, I postponed it. Then I remembered that #1 Son was going to a concert on Saturday, so I postponed it again. Which brings us to Sunday. I often bake something […]

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