September 28, 2015

September 01, 2015

Corn Creme Brulee

Corn 1: “Can I tell you something?”
Corn 2: “I’m all ears!”
Corn 1: “I feel like I’m putting on a lot of weight.”
Corn 2: “Nah, you’re just a little husky.”
Corn 1: “Aww shucks, you’re too nice.”

Was that too corny?  I’m not even sorry.

August 02, 2015

Mix And Match Pesto

I always have leftover greens.  I buy a bunch of parsley, use a few stems and then watch the rest go bad.  I buy a box of arugula, because of course it only comes in giant boxes, use some in a salad, and then the rest just sits there forgotten in the fridge.  

July 13, 2015

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Pie (With Candied Pistachios)

We were getting strawberries and rhubarb in our veggie bag again this week.  Last time I had made a strawberry rhubarb crumble pie for our camping trip.  Everyone loved it!  I was going to make another one of the same, but if you’ve learned anything through this blog, I don’t usually like doing that.  And then Alex found this blog post from Bellwoods brewery.  They had a new dessert on their menu to pair with their Omerta beer: a strawberry rhubarb shortcake with cardamom-scented pastry cream and candied pistachios.  

That sounded so so good.  

July 09, 2015

How To: Always Get The Cake Out Of The Pan

I bake a lot (in case you haven’t noticed), so sometimes I take some things that I know how to do for granted.  A while ago, I had a friend tell me that she hated baking cakes because they always stuck to the bottom of the pan.  I was shocked.  I actually didn’t realize this was a problem for people! 

But if I think back, I used to have this problem too.  At some point between countless cakes, I learned a foolproof method for getting them not to stick, and then I forgot about everything else.

Today, I’m sharing my secret (not so secret) with you.  Because no one should ever be afraid to make a cake!