Saturday, March 1, 2014
Lately I've had a lot of time to cook, which has been wonderful and delicious. It's especially nice to have some comfort at home when the winter here is still brutal.
Here are a few of the meals I've made recently, and amazing pancakes from my favorite breakfast place in Madison.
Steak, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Broccollini
Oatmeal and Applesauce Pancakes from Marigold Kitchen
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Since it's just the beginning of the semester, I am not yet completely overloaded with work. In my free time yesterday, I baked. I saw a recipe for a chai spiced monkey bread; I decided to attempt it because it sounded delicious (I LOVE chai), and I've never made monkey bread before.
The bread was a bit time consuming because it has to rise two separate times for an hour each, but the result was definitely worth it. I used 100 percent whole what flour instead of the combination that the recipe called for, which resulted in a slightly denser bread, but it was still wonderful. The bread is rolled in brown butter before the brown sugar and chai spice mix, which is delicious and compmements the spices so well.
I gave it to some friends as a dessert, but as you can see it was also a great snack to accompany some afternoon coffee.
Monday, January 27, 2014
This week for my Sunday cooking - which generally provides me with some food for the week, as I usually only cook for myself, was a delicious soup inspired by a blog called TasteFood. The original recipe is a soup with kale, miso, barley, and mushrooms. I followed the recipe exactly, except for substituting bok choy for kale and farro for barley, because I already had those ingredients. The end product is full of amazing flavors and is very satisfying - especially on a cold day, of which there are many here in Wisconsin during the polar vortex.