Sunday, October 27, 2013


This weekend's cooking has been pleasingly seasonal.

Here's cranberry-walnut bread, which I made for a visit from my friend Gail.

Cranberries always seem so pretty and cheerful, don't they?

And here's an arugula-spinach salad with prosciutto, roasted butternut squash, walnuts, goat cheese, and a sherry vinaigrette.

And thanks to a generous gift of dill from my friend Tim, here are some feta-dill biscuits. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

More Autumn

It's chilly, suddenly. Here's some food to go with the season.

First, macaroni and cheese. The recipe comes from Leite's Culinaria.

That was Saturday. On Sunday I made these scones. Scottish, the recipe said, because of the oats. Christmas, it said, because, I assume, of the cranberries. At first I wasn't so impressed, but later... I thought they were very good.

Finally, here's one of "my" fawns, looking all grown-up.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

October, Sunday, Sewing

It's been unseasonably warm and the leaves seem to have skipped ahead, dropping everywhere with only ok color. Sigh.

And I've skipped ahead too, it seems, baking what I think of as a winter bread: Irish soda bread, one of my favorites. I've posted it here before, probably, but it's especially pretty this time.

For dinner: filet with some mushrooms, lovely baby kale with grilled figs and goat cheese with cranberries, asparagus:

And, sewing. Project #1: placemats. Very satisfying, just like cooking. A tangible result.

Friday, October 4, 2013

So happy it's Friday....

At the insistence of my student and friend Hannah, I'm posting this pic, which she Instagrammed, of a cranberry coffeecake I made. Alas, fresh cranberries are not yet in the store, but dried ones worked out fine. The recipe is from Two Peas and their Pod. Lots of theirs are good.