domesticity log

[reads a long post about Realistic Consequences For Children Who Go To Save Narnia]

well, why aren’t there any stories about adolescent beaver squires coming through portals and saving the stock market

Domesticity Log: October 7, 2011: Honeycrisp Apple Pie

Secret confession: I hate trying to get the top crust on. So I cheated and made maple-leaf cut-outs with the pastry instead. Also? Honeycrisp apples are absolutely the best apples you’re ever going to eat. Holy farmer’s market, you guys. As big as a baby’s head and so crisp, with just the right balance of tart and sweet!

Domesticity Log: June 8, 2011: Fresh Spinach Ricotta Ravioli

Ravioli can be tough to make. I forgot to strain the spinach, so the filling was way wetter than it should have been (I’ll remember next time). But still - you seriously can’t beat fresh pasta. Which is why I make it so damn often now.

Domesticity Log: May 18, 2011: Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Crem

It’s been quite on the Domesticity Log front here lately not because I haven’t been cooking, but because my pictures are scattered amongst three different cameras and I haven’t compiled them properly yet. That might be a weekend project. But until then, check this out: I have an ice cream maker now. Game over, summer. I win.

Domesticity Log: January 9, 2012: Zimsterne

Well, other than fighting for a long time to try to get my meringue right (which never quite happened), these were lovely. German baking is so interesting to me - these are basically just a combination of ground almonds, powdered sugar, and meringue, and they have the neatest texture. German baking comes from a completely different place than conventional baking does - the foundations are totally different. 

How to cheer up on the weekend ( IV )

  • To begin with, make dessert before supper.
  • Make a tuna rice casserole to use up ingredients in your kitchen. Discover it is the most delicious dinner known to man. Have your Boyfriend ask you, “Did you know when you made this that it would run out one day? Were you going to tell me? How could you let this happen?”

Domesticity Log: March 26, 2011: Tuna Rice Casserole

Made almost entirely with canned/frozen foods, plus some vermouth, onions, celery, and mushrooms.

Domesticity Log: January 9, 2010: Carolina Vegetable Soup (from Moosewood New Classics).

It’s soup season. Where it’s so cold all I want to make is soup. This one’s from a cookbook the Boyfriend got me for Christmas. Out of curiousity, would anyone have any interest in me posting the recipes for the food I make after a cut or something so it wouldn’t clog up the dashboard?