Monday, July 12, 2010

Berry Galette.

This weekend's ever-so-simple seasonal delight: Baking with Julia Galette!
A pastry with flour, butter, sour cream and cornmeal has a lovely slight tang and satisfying crunch.The blueberries, peach slices and strawberry slices with honey drizzle burst with flavor. It was consumed before a picture could be taken!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Berry Bonanza!

Lovely readers we are back from our hiatus! Many apologies to those few and faithful of you who occasionally peak at this extremely amateur foodie-blog as we hope our grossly negligent behavior hasn't effected your tender feelings towards us.

Tammy's cake recipe for the beautiful cake in the photo is included in the recipes section. My first real layer cake, next time the layers will be made from scratch, nonetheless this was an incredibly fun project for us one Sunday! Thank you!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lemon Cakes of Love & Chocolate Treasures

We are back from our blogging hiatus! There's a bit of catching up to do.

My dear mother-in-law let me borrow her mini bundt-pans. I've never baked in a normal sized one, not to mentioned the adorable just under one cup size. Last night's treats were fluffy lemon-almond pound cakes with a lemon glaze.
Yes, pound cakes aren't known for being fluffy. The original recipe, although labeled a pound cake actually turned out to be light, moist and tender dessert perfect for summer! I halved the original version and look forward to making it by the book next time. A recipe will be included soon.
Braiser enjoyed the dessert so much that he asked for another version the very next day. It was inspired by my mother-in-law who can't enjoy the delicious lemony version. This was a trial run for her mini pound cake treats, cooked in her lovely pans and served on her father's green depression glass! Chocolate-pecan-almond with chocolate frosting!

Isis wasn't quite sure what to make of our photographic musings.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Our lovely roommate Beth and Baker have decided to go on a pretty straight-forward intestinal cleanse for a week. No, not one of those no food, only drink cayenne-pepper-lemon-juice-water types of cleanses. Not only are our physically demanding waitressing lifestyles just not suited to that kind of dietary and caloric limitation, but I also happen to think that more than a couple of days of that isn't necessarily all that healthy. No, I have no science to back me up on this, it's just a personal thing.

The few simple rules: no gluten, no animal products, no sugar, no corn syrup, limited soy, no caffeine; however, yes - lots of vegetable juices, yes-raw fruits/veggies or steamed veggies, yes-rice cakes/corn chips, yes-buckwheat, yes-rice and other gluten-free grains, yes-unheated extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, yes-nuts. The focus here is on fiber.

Really this is pretty simple to follow. We started off the past two mornings by juicing. Beet, carrot, parsley and apple (no apple for me, obviously.) Other than that, I've had some prunes, corn chips with hummus, stewed greens, brown rice with a splash of organic soy sauce, pistachios, etc.

Beth is making asparagus lightly sauteed in coconut oil and I boiled up some buckwheat.

Five days to go.