Category Archives: food

a day devoted to tea

Today is National Iced Tea Day (June is National Iced Tea Month). We ran out of Tejava. That just seems wrong. I decided to made some iced tea. After spending part of my time in Berlin in search of real … Continue reading

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another random list

When I cannot think of something to write, I usually make a list: We found Biscoff Spread at our local Henry’s Market (in the peanut butter section). If you like the cookies, you’ll most definitely enjoy it. Read The Woods … Continue reading

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that’s a pizza

I made some tomato sauce this week and decided it would be fun to make a pizza using it. It turned out I also had some leftover turkey meatballs, so I put them on the pizza too. I also made … Continue reading

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pie day

Spent the day making cherry pie. Step 1: Pit two pounds of cherries. Step 2: Cut pitted cherries in half, look for sneaky pits. I found 3. Step 3: Roll out the pie dough. Step 4: Add sugar and cornstarch … Continue reading

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it’s cherry season

Bought 2 pounds of cherries today. I plan to pit them and make pie. Just not tomorrow, as we are off to Disneyland.

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cake update

After spending most of the day baking B’s birthday cake (yes, almost a week after his birthday), it collapsed when I cut the first slice. It just came crashing down – onto the plate thankfully. It was devastating. I didn’t … Continue reading

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a lesson in quiche

It was 90F again in LA (it seems to spike and then spiral downward), so we stayed in today to stay cool. I  waited until the sun set, then made this quiche, which somehow leaked through the crust and pan … Continue reading

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no sleep til quiche

I will be up late tonight making quiche for brunch tomorrow. The crust is chilling in the fridge. The cheesecake is done. If all else fails we will have cheesecake and bacon. Did I mention I made brioche for the … Continue reading

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baking brioche

Today I made brioche. It’s for the French toast I plan on making for Easter brunch. Maybe I am crazy. All was going well. The dough rose in the bowl and then it rose in the loaf pan. Then it … Continue reading

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and then i made cookies

And since I am such a professional baker, when I realized I needed three sticks of butter, instead of the two I had out on the counter for over an hour, I stuck the third one in my pocket, and … Continue reading

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