Friday, June 14, 2013

Almost a Reader...





I think by the end of summer he'll have it down...


                                                                                    ~ Marica

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Some days turn into kitchen days…

I think I like those best!!! We got home yesterday morning from a camping/house-sitting
 extravaganza and I spent most the rest of the day on and off in the kitchen…
Buttermilk Pancakes are my new most favorite pancakes. I didn't measure too much, but the rough recipe is at the end of this post… And as we were out of maple syrup and happen to have a dabbling of blackberries and strawberries ripening, I made a berry jam to pour over them...
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I guess jam was in the air, because before it was even mid-morning our neighbor reached over the fence to handed us three bags of small early peaches; saying "they aren't big, but they would make a good pie…"And although I do love peach pie, these peaches plumish size shouted peach butter far louder than peach pie...
peaches, California peaches,
Later I had potato pizza on my mind, and decided to give it a go…
I used the potatoes to make a white sauce instead of a typical pizza style sauce…
I also used green onions, lime and Romano cheese...
It was good, but could have had a little more bite to it.
So I dumped fresh minced garlic and chard on mine to help fill out the flavor...
homemade pizza, pizza at home,
Lastly, my dear sweetie-pie and I made a batch of thumb print cookies...
She is such an amazing help these days… especially in the kitchen;
 it's like having another adult at work...
A fun excited adult, full of ideas...
thumb print cookies, cookie pictures, homemade cookie pictures
Anyway, it was a cooking day… and a cookie day… I love days like that.
Hope you all had a nice weekend!

                                                                Cheers~ Marica 


P.S.    Roughly the recipe for...
Buttermilk Pancakes:

In a large bowl whisk:
Three eggs
1/4 cup grapeseed or safflower oil
3 cups buttermilk

Add:
3 cups unbeached white flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
A pinch salt

Mix gently until pretty well combined.
Pour spoonfuls of batter onto a hot buttered cast-iron pan. 
Flip when small holes appear around the edges.