I am making cranberry sauce for the first time ever. Because I am a historian, I decided to read up on cranberries. Did they appear at the first Thanksgiving? Is there a reason we eat them as a sauce or (shudder) jelly from a can? Let’s find out!
Wafers, waffles, pizzelles. Whatever you call, it’s tasty. A medieval combination of waffle and cookie.
Medieval gingerbread is one of my specialties.
It’s very easy to make and produces a lot of end product to share with family and friends. It’s a sweet or confection, not a cookie/cake like modern gingerbread. And sticky. You can also shape it, so it can be an especially pretty dessert.
Pictures and recipe after the jump!
Boyfriend Freckle is the type of person to not check cupboards and fridges before going out for groceries. Recent cleaning out of said cupboards showed me that we own four different kinds of rice, three pastas, five bags of noodles, and some couscous.
Okay, so this was less adventurous and more experimental. I had milk that needed using up, I wanted something that was okay for Little Juniper, and whatever I made, I wanted it to be quick and simple. Continue reading
Want to try Brussels sprouts but unsure of how to go about preparing them? Here are four recipes from Women’s Health, tried and tested by me, that deliver awesome results: Continue reading
In my piece on low-income cooking as self-care, I shared a picture of a ramen noodle stir fry with chicken, a recipe I received from my good friend and fellow food lover, Lauren. Like me, Lauren constantly looks out for delicious, inexpensive, and quick recipes. Since she shared it with me, it’s become a regular part of my menu. You can find many variations of this basic recipe, as well as other great examples of eating well on a ramen noodle diet, all over the internet. This is my variation of this recipe. Continue reading
Fall is upon us. This means the store shelves and restaurant menus and my belly are filled with delicious things flavored with pumpkin. Delicious, delicious pumpkin. Continue reading
Maybe you’re one of those people blessed with air conditioning, but I spent all summer sweating it out and not wanting to cook anything. After a while, there were foods I wanted, but the brain-melting temperatures made turning on the oven the last thing I wanted to do. Now, finally, it’s cooled off here and I’m feeling ambitious.
I am one of those people. You know, those people who constantly post what they’re eating or what they’ve made for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every meal in between on their Facebook (…and tumblr). My poor followers have come to know that I love, have always loved to cook, and love to try new recipes. Last night, as I began a piece about the intersections of class, race and mental illness, I realized that one of the ways they have intersected has been my love for cooking. Continue reading
With my sea creature-loving son turning six earlier this month, I had to show him the recipe I’d stumbled upon in my Pinterest travels: Sharknado Cupcakes. He laughed, and immediately requested that I make them for his classroom treat.
Well, technically, it’s a cobbler. Continue reading
My darling Juniper Junior was desperate to bake and I had bananas in desperate need of being used. And so I found myself in the sweltering 21°C heat with the tumble dryer tumbling and the oven on, too, just for good measure. To say the least, it’s hot in here. Continue reading
Southern fried chicken and mysore pak. Sometimes going home again is sad. Sometimes it’s delicious!