Archive of posts from August 2018

    Crisp Buttermilk Granola


    Browsing through my Twitter food list, the first post to pop up was a crispy granola recipe. That was enough to catch my eye, but opening the article hooked me even further: soaking the rolled oats in buttermilk!

    Toasted Hazelnut Pound Cake


    We store nuts in our basement fridge, as our copious Costco-sized supply would fill up an entire shelf in the kitchen. In addition to the featured nut in today’s cake, we have walnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, almonds, pine nuts, pistachios, cashews, and peanuts. Taking a break...

    Honey Ice Cream with Roasted Figs and Walnuts


    I knew that the Chinese term for figs is 無花果, but I didn’t know what it meant until I looked it up on Wiktionary. It literally translates to “fruit that doesn’t flower”. Apparently, fig trees don’t have blossoms like other fruit trees, and the fruit itself is an “inverted fl...

    Gingered Peach Sorbet


    The next marker of summer for me, fruit-wise, is stone fruit: cherries, peaches, plums, apricots, etc. This year hasn’t been so great, in my humble opinion. The cherries have been a bit soft, the apricots have been typically mediocre, and many of the peaches I’ve eaten have be...