Month: April 2011

Homemade Yogurt

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breakfast / churned & cultured / eggs & dairy / In the Dairy / In the Kitchen
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My mother is not a hippie. She would never be mistaken as “granola”. Birkenstocks have never graced her perfectly manicured feet. However, when I was a kid, the dogs were fed brewer’s yeast, our bread came from the health food store, red dye no. 2 was banned from the house, and our yogurt was homemade. I thought it was so lame. My friends were eating yogurt with dreamy flavors of coffee, chocolate, and lemon swirl, […]

Sugared Orange Tea Cake

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cakes / desserts & sweets / fruit / In the Kitchen
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Hey. Remember those oranges that I sugared and canned? Remember how I promised to make lots of good things with them. Well, I don’t break a promise. So here is my first creation; a gorgeous and moist cake perfect with a cup of tea Sugared Orange Tea Cake 1c + 2Tbs unsalted butter–room temp 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated […]

Sugared Oranges

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desserts & sweets / fruit / In the Bar / In the Kitchen / mixers
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A couple of weeks ago my good friend Julie handed me two grocery bags stuffed full of blood oranges. Gobs and gobs of amazingly sweet, stunningly hued orbs of delight. Best part. They were all mine. For the past fortnight, I have been concocting all sorts in my kitchen. First up: sugared oranges. Sugared Oranges *to make approx 9 pint jars blood oranges-or thin skinned oranges (this recipe uses about 180-200 orange slices) granulated sugar […]