Archive for January, 2009

Eating My Vegetables

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I love carrots.  I have ever since I was little – there are pictures of me as a baby gnawing on gigantic orange things in my high chair.  They’re so fun to eat, and so sweet…yum.  Normally, I keep a gigantic bag of baby carrots in the fridge and snack on them almost daily.  Recently, [...]

An Awful Lot of Text for One Simple Recipe

Monday, January 26th, 2009

I’ve been working my way through a fruit drawer (and a cupboard stash) of citrus.  Cara cara oranges, key limes, ruby red grapefruits, blood oranges, minneolas, meyer lemons…I’m definitely taking advantage of the best part about winter.  I’ve had mixed success: I still have to find time to try and thin out the over-cooked and [...]

Iron Cupcake: Wine III

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

I thought I was done with this theme, but my mom gave me a mostly-full bottle of locally made raspberry wine a few days ago.  Hmm…raspberry plus rose equals what?

Iron Cupcake: Wine II

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

It takes a very smart or very stupid person to plan a recipe around a slightly odd ingredient they’ve never tasted before. Which am I? You be the judge (literally, for a week after January 24th, you can vote here…please vote for me…specifically THESE).

I Love Risotto

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Apologies if this is a little disjointed…meandering…non-linear…et cetera.  I am sitting down to some of the most delicious leftovers ever after three or four hours of intense kitchen activity.  Between the baking and the poaching, the skin on my face is tight and fresh (from all the steam).  The poaching isn’t quite finished – that’s [...]

Iron Cupcake Earth: Wine I

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

This is the first thing I came up with when I decided to go with Chardonnay as my wine for the challenge.  I might try something with the Merlot from last month, but due to a previous lack of proper equipment I now have a very full bottle of Chardonnay, and these cupcakes are SO [...]

Why the House Smells Like a Pizzeria, Part II

Monday, January 12th, 2009

I had a sad little sweet red pepper wrinkling away in the vegetable drawer, and recently unearthed my blender, so I decided to try making some red pepper sauce to have with pasta.

Why the House Smells Like a Pizzeria, Part I

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

I swear, every time I open the door…it smells EXACTLY like the downstairs should be full of delicious brick oven-baked pizzas.  Alas, it is not…but I do have this!

Back to the Kitchen

Friday, January 9th, 2009

I managed to make something yummy to eat last night!  I think I’m pretty much back to normal, and am now not afraid of yogurt…because it turns out to not have been the yogurt.  Because now Z is sick.  So I guess I caught something somehow…that didn’t have any symptoms at all up until the [...]

More Suited to a Summer Meal…

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

I’ve got some really fun confections I’m planning in the coming week, so I’ll get this one out of the way.  I just finished the leftovers of this for dinner tonight, over soba noodles, though I ate the rest of it with rice.  I think I just prefer noodles to rice these days when it [...]