Monthly Archives: July 2012

Liquid weights

It could be because I’m a chemist, but I love using a kitchen scale when I’m baking. The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book (which I’m working my way through) includes weight measurements for solid ingredients like flour and sugar… but not for … Continue reading

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Front Yard Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

The mint in our front yard garden grows like crazy. Most people who grow it say it’s invasive… so I’m glad we’re growing it in a raised bed, which makes it fairly easy to pull out the underground “runners” that … Continue reading

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Cinnamon-Raisin Whole-wheat Waffles

I’m still looking for a quick waffle recipe that I love… Lesya thought this one was good. I thought it was ok. Adapted From Dorie Greenspan’s Waffles. Ingredients Raisins, 100 g (more is ok) 4 T butter, melted Flour, 155 … Continue reading

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Zucchini Pie

During my Napoleon torte lesson, Teta Olya fed me a lunch of borshch and zucchini pie. Deelish!! Here’s a quick and dirty recipe for the zucchini pie, which is apparently well known as a borshch accompaniment. 3 small zucchini, chopped … Continue reading

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Corn tortillas

I love my new unitasker: a cast iron tortilla press. I know I probably don’t need it, but I just couldn’t resist!! The picture below shows the press with a split ziplock bag, which keeps the tortilla dough from sticking … Continue reading

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