Tag Archives: Polenta

Special Spinach

There was still a smidge of fresh spinach lurking in the bottom of the package, so I left a bit of the bacon grease in the frying pan and added the spinach.  It cooked beautifully, making a bit of its … Continue reading

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Krakow Nights

For the last year or so, I have been supporting Penzey’s Spices’ agenda and thus have acquired quite a variety of herbs, spices, and other additions to food preparation and enjoyment. An interesting combination is Krakow Nights – Polish Style … Continue reading

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Polenta Burger

In the continuing saga of Penzey’s Spices, I used a lovely array of flavors as shown above.  The Mitchell Street was on the burger, along with a mixture of Bleu Cheese dressing, a smidge of sweet relish, and a little … 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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Blueberry Pancakes

  We had blueberry pancakes, cheesy polenta, bacon, and poached eggs for our Sunday brunch today.  These were the prettiest part of the meal.

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Sampler Plate

I have acquired a holder and a small tripod with a ball head for my iPad, so now I can take pictures of our food without trying to hold the pad steady.  I have been mostly using the iPhone, but … 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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Japanese Sandman

  What?  She’s gone ’round the bend for sure this time.  !!! ;-> Every Sunday we have a really special brunch.  It usually looks very similar to what you see above, so I don’t often write about it, but today … Continue reading

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Christmas Persimmon

  About a week ago, I bought two Hachiya persimmons and put them on the kitchen windowsill.  They were patient models for my camera snapping in their faces all week, but one of them came into its own this morning when it adorned … Continue reading

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The Bowl

There was yet another article yesterday about “The Bowl”, and how wonderful they are to eat. While true, methinks the hype is totally overshadowing the simplicity of it. I found myself discussing this with a friend yesterday, and it got … 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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Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

What? It looks like each other Sunday brunch? Almost true, but these pancakes were made with a combination of cake flour and whole wheat pastry flour. They had an ever-so-slightly different texture as they browned, but tasted just a bit … Continue reading

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Broth Makes The Difference

Yes, this looks like many of our other delicious Sunday Brunches, but there really IS a difference that you can’t see. I made the polenta with half water and half really thick, gelatinous broth from our last roasted chicken, using … Continue reading

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Waffle House Today

The poached duck eggs and the other components are the same, but today I made waffles. Haven’t done that in a while, and they were really a nice treat. DH had his the more traditional way with butter, maple syrup, … Continue reading

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Blueberries Are Back

I have one more leftover burger post to make, but these blueberry pancakes, and the accompanying strawberries, were just so gorgeous that I have to show them to you. How can anything so beautiful also be so good for you? … Continue reading

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A Study in Yellow

When I poached eggs in simmering water, they usually came out perfectly. Since I have been using one of those li’l four-place poacher gadgets, I seem to get them hard every time. Not the end of the world, but an … Continue reading

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Jam ‘n’ Eggs

Couldn’t wait to get this posted. I haven’t even done the dishes yet. This was sooooo good. The blueberry pancakes were the usual; the polenta was the usual; the poached eggs were the usual; AND there was no ham and … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs with Marinated Tomato Strips

I tried a new method for poaching the eggs this morning, and they held together much better. I had tried putting vinegar into the water, and putting salt into the water. Each worked fairly well. But today I used both, … Continue reading

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Poached and Pineapple – Ham and Jam

Here it is Sunday again, and time to haul out the brown eggs. We seem to have developed a taste for this meal to be done Hawai’ian style – that is pineapple sautéed in the pan with the ham. Improves … Continue reading

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Different Camera on iPhone

This is a photo from the Cortex Camera app on my iPhone. I was using it exclusively until a few months ago to take pictures of the food dishes. Then they “improved” it so that it no longer would function … Continue reading

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