like Laura Ingalls with an Attitude and an Android Device
Look at that.. another “hey I’ve been busy sorry I’ve been away yadda yadda yadda” post. Shocking!
So anyway, this is what I’ve been up to.
I found a new amazing snack.
I’ve been torturing my neighbors with my new banjolele. Please note the Bing Futch shirt. It’s totally cool to wear a shirt about one instrument and play a different one.. right? Sho.
I finally mowed the lawn and whacked the shit out of the weeds.. and tried to look tough doing it.
I rendered down something like three pounds of beef fat I’d been saving. I’m going to use this to make beef confit… eventually.
I made 16 pints of chicken stock out of the carcasses I’d been saving in the freezer. I finished up the last of the homebrew in front of the window while I waiting for the bitch, Big Betty to finish up.
We bought a big box of meat. Which is why I was canning and rendering like a fool. I needed the freezer space.
And we did a 45 whirlwind trip to the most Magical Place On Earth and stayed awake for 20 hours! I felt invicible! Until I fell down.
That’s the snippets. What do you want to know more about first?
Back in June of last year, I posted about my experience with making homemade soda from Emma Christensen’s book True Brews: How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home. At the time I was like “I’m only gonna make soda because I already make milk kefir and kombucha just looks weird and I… Read more →
WARNING: This post of full of pictures of really awesome food. Proceed at your own risk I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m a bit of a fan of Ellie Krieger and her recipes. They are usually very straightforward, easy to make and well balanced nutritionally. My only gripe is that occasionally they are a bit under seasoned for… Read more →
We saw the folks for dinner tonight and my mom brought us some puddles that she baked. These cookies are made by spreading a batter that is kind of cake-like onto a sheet pan and then you drop 12 blobs of jam into the batter. Then it gets baked off, cut apart and then you top with powdered sugar. She made these with the strawberry fig jam I gave her a few weeks back.
These are one of my favorite cookies. Have you ever had puddles? What is your favorite cookie?
For those of you who’ve asked, recipe is forthcoming. I snuck it out of my mom’s house like a thief a few years ago, copied it, and put it back… I suppose I could have asked for it but these cookies seemed to inspire the mischievous behavior of my youth. Of course, I’ve stashed it somewhere and now I need to find it again.
Also? I still can’t believe that the only person who knows about these cookies is the gal who grew up next door to me. I also cannot find ANY other reference on the web. Bizarre
I have some pretty serious tactile issues. Some things I just do NOT want to touch. Like slimey things.. or gooshy things. This is the reason I refused to even consider trying to make kombucha. I mean.. Look at this just … look at it. That’s a kombucha scoby. Scoby is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast…. Read more →
Evidently Pork Cake is a thing… probably a war time thing when eggs, butter and white sugar were rationed. Proof: My mom handed this to me yesterday. It was my Great-Grandmother’s and evidently she got the recipe from someone else (see the name up in the corner?) I need to make this because… pork.. and cake.. and it’s a real… Read more →
Oh Hai! I started this post back in August.. so … yeah.. LB and I recently read a review of the Farm to Table Bistro in the New York Times. Since we had a plan to visit Bannerman’s Castle which is pretty close, we decided to check it out. First, in case you go, it’s in a strip mall. That… Read more →
So I’m a bit behind (as per usual) on all kinds of things.. but mostly on my postings about the From Scratch Club book club. This time around we are cooking our way through Put ‘em Up! Fruitby Sherri Vinton. I already had Put ‘em Up! and I enjoyed a lot of the recipes but what is nifty about this… Read more →