...then this may not be the sauce for you. From the book Food 2.0, by Charlie Ayers, this is not your run-of-the-mill hot sauce. With seventeen ingredients, not counting water, this is a sauce that will set your mouth on fire and your taste buds tingling. Sweet, tangy, smokey and spicy. What's not to love?
** Please note this contest is over. **
I've got about 20 pages marked with mini post-it note things, and I think I put off writing about it because I couldn't narrow down the recipes to one or two to focus on.
The official background of the book is here, on the DK Publishing website. To be honest, I had vaguely heard of Charlie Ayers, but didn't know anything about him. Turns out he cooked for The Greatful Dead before he was hired to feed the growing number of Google employees.
I've been wanting to make some kind of cookie with stuff in it. Like chocolate chip with nuts...or oatmeal with coconut and golden raisins and nuts and chocolate chips and candied ginger and all the other scraps in my pantry. You know, a cookie like that. So I went foraging. And I found, among other… Continue reading Please, Sir, I want S’more
Long enough post title for you? This week's Tuesdays With Dorie challenge was to make the Traditional Madeleines found on pages 166-168 of "Baking, From My Home to Yours," and was chosen by Tara of Smells Like Home. We were also given the option of choosing one of the past TWD recipes if we… Continue reading Tuesdays With Dorie (and Sunday With Julia – no, not THAT Julia, MY Julia): Perfection Pound Cake as Birthday Cake
We had Julia's birthday party yesterday. Family and some friends, food, cake and ice cream, and - best of all - nice weather, so people could spend some of their time outside. Today...the cleanup. I didn't do much more than pack up the leftover food and stick it in the fridge (not that there was… Continue reading Typing in my Tiara
My daughter was born close to but not on the same date as Beth's birthday. Beth and my sister, Meredith, have been friends since the first grade, and Beth has also become my friend, too. Of course, the fact that Julia was NOT born on Beth's birthday had caused a bit of friction between us,… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Beth!
I was reading through all the Tuesdays With Dorie blogs these last several days, and I found a recipe on one that sounded perfect for dinner.
Anyway, it sounded good, I love Indian food, and, amazingly, I happened to have a package of okra in the freezer. It was meant to be.
I was getting dinner ready last night and Bill was outside when the new neighbors started to move into their house.
Bill called to me from outside, quietly, so as not to be rude.
A bit later, the Missus came back from curtain-shopping...
All of our gardens this year seem, at this point, to be more lush and productive than they were at this time last year. Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's the super awesome compost we put down. Maybe my husband's green thumb grew THREE SIZES that day. I don't know. But we've got a lot of green stuff out there.
I want to make these cupcakes for dinner. Maybe tonight.