Summer Squash for Whatever and Ever
I came upon a windfall of summer squash (yay, kitchen inventory surplus). By windfall, I mean like 15 pounds worth (see last photo). Ten pounds worth were portioned for the freezer into one cup shredded patties (second photo). A few ounces worth were simmered in a simple syrup and dried for candied squash (first photo).…
Chocolate > Flowers
Lavender and chocolate, be friends. I made this cake for a farmer-herbalist friend who I knew would be into the floral-chocolate combo. And quite possibly, this cake marked the Electric Lady’s sophomore debut in my new living space – the Lady being that ecstatic blue KitchenAid in the background.
Blueberry Muffins Without the Muffin Part
Do you have a favorite blueberry muffin recipe? My new favorite is the lemon blueberry thyme muffin from GFF (Good Food or Gluten-Free Forever). I discovered, in my flurry of moving, that I misplaced my muffin tin. Fortunately, I had a loaf pan, and I discovered the batter for this muffin bakes up wonderfully as…
Shape of My Heart
Watermelon radish courtesy of Riverdog Farm in Guinda. How do you feel about heart-shaped foods? Is it just me, or do you also sing that Backstreet Boys song whenever “heart” and “shape” get thrown together?
Happy Discount Chocolate Day! Though, if you’re in Japan, Valentine’s Day chocolate may just get re-marketed for White Day? (Just guessing from my own search one year in Japan on February 15th)