Thursday, June 26, 2014

zucchini-carrot bread


i am going to go ahead and say this--i think this is the best zucchini bread i have ever made. 

and now i am going to say that i feel more than a little guilty saying that since i love (LOVE) my mama's zucchini bread. and i still do (i promise, mama), but this bread made me feel all virtuous since i had managed to add in not only zucchini but also carrots, i used white wheat flour (via trader joes) and i cut the sugar back by 1/2 cup. the resulting loaf was a slightly sweet, dense (in a good way) bread that was seductively spiced throughout with all-spice and cinnamon and still manage to have a tender crumb.

(this is where you hear angels sing, if you believe in that sort of stuff).

Thursday, June 19, 2014

apricot breakfast crisp


every morning this week i woke up to bright sunshine, a squeaking toddler and a counter filled with apricots. as i fuddled around making the morning coffee (pour cold water into the electric kettle, measure and grind coffee beans, wait for water to boil, pour water over ground coffee in french press, wait 4 minutes) i would spend those minutes thinking about what the day's apricot adventure would look like.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

dehydrator, maiden voyage


i am embarking on my food dehydrator's maiden voyage today and am looking for any tips or tricks that you have picked up from your food drying adventures.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

easy peasy roasted vegetable pasta


consider this your new back pocket pasta dish. you know, the one that you can make anytime-- for yourself, your family and even for company. 

it is another more-method-than-recipe kind of recipe and in case you haven't noticed, those are my most favored kind.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

shandytastic


2/3 beer + 1/3 lemonade over a tall glass of ice = shandytastic.

shandyriffic.

shandy(mar)velous.

that is all.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

babies and toddlers and shandys, oh my!


don't worry-- i know that from the blog post title you are seriously concerned that we are feeding our small humans beer + lemonade over here, but don't be silly, that would be wasteful and akin to alcohol abuse! 

although, that just might help them all sleep better...