First I spent a month baking cookies and preparing other goodies and then I packed up and drove north to visit my daughter and her family.
Along with me went sufficient cookies to supply hungry folks for a while, hopefully!
I took my Thermomix along to show how it can cook as well as operate like a food processor and blender, plus weighing the ingredients for various recipes.
I made a batch of butter, a batch of peanut butter and also risotto for one dinner.
There was no time to do more as my daughter took me to many interesting restaurants in her area as well as one in San Francisco.
All in all, it was a very enjoyable trip and although I managed to come down with a cold on my last day there, I really can’t complain about any part of it.
Now I’m home, after retrieving my basenji from my best friend, who cared for him while I was away.
My kitchen and pantry are in serious need of reorganizing after my extended baking efforts of last month. Mainly putting things back in their regular sites so I can find them again when needed.
Welcoming a new year – they seem to roll around so much faster – with everything in my kitchen organized, is important to me.
One of my resolutions for this year is to keep this blog more up to date and not allow distractions to delay postings about my activities, especially in the kitchen.
- AAA Easy Homemade Butter
- B. C. G. & G. Links to other Blogs & Websites of Interest
- Cast Iron Cookware and Bakeware
- COLLECTING COOKBOOKS, RECEIPT BOOKS AND RECIPES
- Collecting Vintage Kitchen Gadgets, Cookware & Appliances
- Collecting Teapots and Tea Paraphernalia
- Larger “Small” Appliances – Too BIG for “Collecting” more than one, or maybe two.
- Odd Kitchen Gadgets. Or, What the Heck is That?
- Other Vintage Kitchen Collectibles (Non-Electric)
- Other Vintage Small Electric Appliances
- Vintage Electric Coffee Brewers, Some Non-Electric
- Vintage Electric Mixers
- Vintage Electric Toasters
- Vintage Waffle Irons & Sandwich Grills
- Mrs. Obregon’s Dulce De Leche
- My Basenji Aston
- Peppercorns from all over the World
- Resurrected Old Recipes and Some New “Originals”
- Andie’s Bread & Butter Pickles
- Andie’s Glazed Carrots with Marsala and Lime Marmalade
- Andie’s Mock French Toast
- Andie’s Original Pumpkin Chili Mexicana
- Andie’s Pumpkin Custard Pie
- Andie’s Sugarless Spicy Ketchup
- Apricot Ginger Scones
- Aunt Hattie Anne’s Green Tomato Pie/Preserves
- Banana Ketchup
- Candied Chestnuts
- Candied or Crystallized Ginger
- Clotted Cream (Not Devonshire)
- Cocoa Cookies for Christmas or Anytime
- Cornbread – The “staff of life” in the south of my childhood.
- Easy Homemade Pita Bread
- Fruited Cocoa Cake or Christmas Cake
- Great Grammaw Sweeney’s Griddle cakes
- Green Tomato Chutney, Spicy and Sweet
- Griddle Cakes not just Pancakes or Flapjacks
- Hickory Nut Cake
- Homemade Yogurt Start-To-Finish
- Hoppin’ John ‘western Kentucky style’
- How to cook the perfect (or near perfect) sausage patty
- How to Improve a Cheap, Salty Ham.
- How to Peel an Orange and Candy the Peel
- Marzipan filled brioche bread pudding
- Meemaw’s Pork Mincemeat and Christmas Pork Fruitcake
- Meemaw’s Red Velvet Cake
- Mustard Cream
- My favorite chile verde (green) tomatillo sauce/salsa.
- Provence Style Pumpkin Soup
- Pumpkin/Pecan Pie
- Slow-Roasted Root Vegetables – Vegetarian
- Spicy Chestnut Soup
- Salts from around the World.
- Vinegar – Home Made