Thursday, December 26, 2013
These last two weeks have been fun and busy around here. As usual lots of baking...but sadly no cookies this year. Instead I baked panettone, Santa brownie hats, roasted and seasoned nuts and seeds and made chocolate bark. My Christmas Eve dinner was a soup made with Christmas lima beans. I made a project out of an old abandon easel and did the usual decorating.
Besides the fox, lots of folk had something to say:
The chickens had their version of Merry Christmas
Kate read her letter from Santa
Georgia woofed thank you for her new friends that Santa brought her.
As for me I wish you the Merriest of Christmases and the absolute best New Year
I hope 2013 was a good year for you and I wish even a better year in
Happy New Year
I chopped them up, mixed them with the macerated dried fruit and citrus peel and added them to the batter of the cake. The cake recipe is from King Alfred Flour. The final result was a beautiful tasty and gluten free panettone.
Friday, December 6, 2013
It was again -9deg when I got up this morning. I was just so happy when I saw the faces of all of my barnyard critters when I went out to feed them breakfast and unfreeze their water. How can it be this cold?
Where is the beach? I want to know
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I think the colors of this holiday in the kitchen are glorious: the oranges and browns and all shades between, the reds of cranberries and pomegranates, the bright greens of apples, and the warm colors of spices. Welcome to my kitchen before the oven gets turned on:
Monday, November 18, 2013
Did someone say something about a Bronco? There are a lot of Broncos in this town of Denver...some playing amazing football last night; one at the airport that has crazy red eyes, there is one being "busted" in the park downtown and this one seems to sit mile high on a red chair.
I had to go downtown again this morning. The sun was shining, the sky was blue blue and my iPhone was in my purse. Denver has a lot of funky art around town I thought I would share my walk with you this morning.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The trees in Denver have been of spectacular color the last two weeks...even as brilliant as New England....maybe better. But last night snow was predicted to fall. The child in me love to wake up and look out the window to see what happened while I was sleeping. This morning I had to wait for dawn's early light to go exploring with my camera. What a difference a day makes in the Denver weather. By noon this will all be gone. Got to get your camera out when you have opportunity
Monday, October 7, 2013
This chocolate tart is really delicious. It is an offtake of Giada de Laurentes' recipe. It is simple: a chocolate cookie and almond crust baked in a springform pan with a honey sweetened ganache filling.
With or without gluten you should try this one:
Chocolate honey almond tart:
Preheat oven to 350deg
chocolate cookies, Pamela's gluten free (or chocolate graham crackers) 5 1/2 oz.
2Tbs almond flour Or almonds
1/2 cup butter, room temp, cut into 1/2 inch squares
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup honey
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a food processor crush and mix chocolate cookies and almonds
Add room temp chunks of butter
Press into buttered springform pan
Bake for 12 minutes
Cool for 20 minutes
Heat cream and honey on stove until honey is melted and mixture is smooth and hot
Pour over bowl holding chocolate chips
Stir and whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth
Pour over crust
Place in fridge to cool- at least 5 hrs.
Bon Appetit gluten free friends!
Friday, September 13, 2013
It was a great day to do nothing but create.