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.
- B. C. G. & G. Links to other Blogs & Websites of Interest
- Collecting Vintage Kitchen Gadgets, Cookware & Appliances
- Other Vintage Small Electric Appliances
- Vintage Electric Coffee Brewers, Some Non-Electric
- Vintage Electric Mixers
- Vintage Electric Toasters
- Vintage Waffle Irons & Sandwich Grills
- Larger “Small” Appliances – Too BIG for “Collecting” more than one, or maybe two.
- Other Vintage Kitchen Collectibles (Non-Electric)
- Collecting Teapots and Tea Paraphernalia
- Glass and Pottery Cookware and Bakeware
- Odd Kitchen Gadgets. Or, What the Heck is That?
- All the “LITTLE” things, UTENSILS: Whisks, Spatulas/Turners, Spoons, Choppers, Mashers/Smashers, Pastry cutters, Forks and “Odd stuff.”.
- Little Bowls and Dishes, Custard Cups and Pinch Bowls, etc.
- MIXING Bowls, Utility Containers, Pottery, China, Glass, Stoneware, Yelloware and Etc.
- RESURRECTED OLD RECIPES & SOME NEW “ORIGINALS”
- AAA Yogurt Homemade Start-To-Finish
- AAA BUTTER Easy Homemade
- BISCUITS! Andie’s Foolproof 2-ingredient cream biscuits/
- Cornbread – The “staff of life” in the south of my childhood
- Easy Cinnamon Raisin Rolls
- KEFIR – Grow Your Own Delicious Drink and Dairy Staple
- MASTER BASIC COOKIE RECIPE with VARIATIONS
- WAFFLE SCONES!
- 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
- APPLE CAKE (0R PEAR CAKE)
- 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
- Cookies! An efficient routine for baking several different varieties.
- DUNDEE Cake, a favorite from my childhood
- Easy Homemade Pita Bread
- English muffins “almost” but actually non-traditional.
- 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
- 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
- Mrs. Obregon’s Dulce De Leche
- MUSTARD – Home made, Easier than you might believe.
- Mustard Cream
- My favorite chile verde (green) tomatillo sauce/salsa.
- Pear Honey – a small batch Preserve perfect with toast, biscuits or ???
- Provence Style Pumpkin Soup
- Pumpkin Custard Pie from my great aunt Maude
- Pumpkin/Pecan Pie
- Scrambled Eggs Excellent – from Mapledale Farm
- Slow-Roasted Root Vegetables – Vegetarian
- Spicy Chestnut Soup
- Cast Iron Cookware and Bakeware
- COLLECTING COOKBOOKS, RECEIPT BOOKS AND RECIPES
- My Basenji Aston
- Peppercorns from all over the World
- Salts from around the World.
- Vinegar – Home Made
- April 2016
- January 2016
- November 2015
- September 2015
- August 2015
- July 2015
- September 2014
- July 2014
- June 2014
- May 2014
- April 2014
- March 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- October 2013
- February 2012
- January 2012
- November 2011
- May 2011
- April 2011
- February 2011
- January 2011
- December 2010
- November 2010
- October 2010
- September 2010