Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ghost cookies

Lesya wanted me to work on something for Halloween with the kids, and she upped the challenge by saying I needed to use my new pastry bag… I accepted and went after these awesome Ghost meringue cookies. I did all … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Apple Crumb Pie

Crashed my bike yesterday. That sucked. Skipped work this morning because I’m not sure I can drive. So I might as well bake something, right? I’ll take at least one shortcut given my physical state… store-bought pie dough. Katya helped!!! … Continue reading

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Cheddar Cheese Muffins

I don’t know if my Mom reads this blog. I assume she doesn’t. My parents were a great help to me this weekend… having me and the kids up to the lake house while Lesya was off to Ohio. We … Continue reading

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Pumpkin waffles

So for our anniversary breakfast, at home without the kids, we wanted something fairly quick and easy. We had some pumpkin purée left from the ice cream (actually Hubbard squash purée), so we went with pumpkin waffles. I found a … Continue reading

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Ice cream sandwiches

The beet ice cream sandwiches were by far the most “controversial” item we served at the party last night. The looks on people’s faces, when they saw the sandwiches!!! I followed the recipe from Bravetart for the wafers. The one … Continue reading

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Beet Ice Cream

When we visited my brother-in-law Orest and his family in Seattle, he had just received a copy of the book jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer. We looked through the book, and to be perfectly honest, … Continue reading

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Lemon-Buttermilk Cake Pops

I’m still unclear as to why we decided to make cake pops… But I think Lesya decided we should make something the girls would really like. Ergo cake pops. Lesya reminded me that “normal” people make cake pops with box … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Tea Bread

Ref: WS p83 This bread is really delicious… Especially the nice touch with the raw sugar on top. I left part of the top bare for Anya. Recipe: AP flour, 315g Cake flour, 60g Dutch-process cocoa powder, 60g 1 t … Continue reading

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Bacon, part 2

Two weekends ago, I started my bacon by rubbing some locally-sourced pork belly with a salt, sugar, and maple syrup rub, then letting it cure in the fridge for about 8 days. On Monday night, I rinsed the belly, dried … Continue reading

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Hummus & Mozzarella wraps

I recently did a quick read of Peas and thank you by Sarah Matheny, looking for vegetarian ideas for the kids. The one thing that caught my eye was the hummus wraps. For the hummus, adapted from the book: 1 … Continue reading

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