Category Archives: Kitchen

Platelet Celebration

While waiting patiently to have its cataract removed, NOLA Boy’s right eye was able to help with eating this delicious lunch.  We had to cancel the scheduled time last week because of low blood counts, but we were more than … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang Pudding

Not exactly; but close enough.  ;-> We are on a tapioca kick lately.  There is just no end to the flavor variations that can be produced.  And, of course, there are infinite pairings.  Above you see a blob of our … Continue reading

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Homemade Buttermilk

  Homemade Buttermilk gives a huge flavor boost to pancakes.  These have dried cranberries and sliced almonds and went down real easy.   I was shocked to find that commercial buttermilk is the same price as half and half., i.e. … Continue reading

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Pistachio Pancakes

We seem to be on a pancake kick these days.  I make a big batch on Sunday, and then the leftovers are available for weekday pre-breakfast snacks.  This time the “secret ingredient” was pistachios.  They are just lightly salted, so … Continue reading

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New Kind of Clip

Some things just make me smile!  These clips – and the box they came in – certainly fall into that category. For many years, I have been using the small and medium black binder clips, made for office purposes, on … Continue reading

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Poached and Pancake

Our usual Sunday Special Brunch was a little different today. This is polenta with cheese and chives, topped with a pepper ratatouille; a poached egg; a breakfast sausage; a half-piece of bacon; and a pancake made from the leftover egg/milk … Continue reading

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Egg Nog Pudding

Remember when eggnog was so thick you practically needed a spoon to get it out of the glass? This iteration of our vanilla pudding boasts a coating of nutmeg, and WOW – it was just like “the good old days” … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pudding with Coffee and Cookie Crumbs

About a week or so ago, I ran across a mix for chocolate snap cookies that I had in the pantry, so I made them up.  They were very sweet, so we haven’t really been eating them very quickly. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Cream of Crimini

Every other month, we get a delivery of various foodstuffs from Azure Standard, which is a company in Oregon that has mostly organic foods and other health items.  I had been mail ordering from them for about 15 years, but … Continue reading

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Breakfast Brown Bread – with seeds

Inspired by all of the delicious-looking brown breads that I see at Schnippelboy, I ventured out.  I started with a recipe for Anadama Bread and added a lot of seeds, probably too many. I look forward to having a slice this morning … Continue reading

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Close Enough to Perfect For Me

Nothing special here – just the French toast part of our usual Sunday Pig-out Brunch – but it was so beautiful, that I couldn’t resist making its portrait. Leftovers make a great snack   My current favorite is a dab … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Tastebuds Sing with Delight

  If you have a large, good quality frying pan, this meal goes together in minutes. Leftover cooked noodles from Stroganoff Leftover spinach Fresh sliced mushrooms, diced onions, diced red pepper The raw veggies will cook up appropriately in the … Continue reading

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Vitamin Red and Polenta

On a lark, I did Thanksgiving several days ago, so we are already deeply involved with leftover turkey. This is a good thing! ;-> I thinned down some Turkey a la King into Cream of Turkey soup, and it was … Continue reading

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A Pattern in an Unexpected Place

What do you see?    Here’s a clue:   

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