I've taken the week off from Covid Projects. My family has not. Husband continues to bake bread, Younger is making marshmallows, Older has been crafting his own fresh mozzarella. But none of them want to blog about the experience, and I, as already mentioned, am on hiatus.
So, when you're not up to the work, but still need a treat (and I always need a treat), here's what's let do:
I'm aware that Blueberry Soup doesn't just roll off the tongue and into the palate part of one's brain naturally. I know this because when I made Blueberry Soup for my friend Shelby's birthday brunch a few years ago and presented the soup course, I got a lot of weird and worried looks. Like, the ladies present didn't share covert glances, but BIG, WIDE eyes and exclamations of "What?"
I have my friend Andrea to thank for dragging me out of my quarantine doldrums, and giving me a task with meaning and purpose. Introducing: Baking For Good!
She had the genius idea to take all that stress-baking and sourdough-humble-bragging that's filling our social feeds, and put it to good use: to host an online auction/virtual bake sale to raise money for the Central Texas Food Bank. But she needed a tech-savv...
I know many of you have been baking up a storm this spring/plague season. I, myself, made some Speculoos Brownies earlier this week, and, yes, they are fabulous! But at some point we need to take a break and enjoy a treat that is lower in calories.
I'm so looking forward to my sons' next check-up and answering that question, "How often do you eat together as a family?" with "ALL THE TIME!"
As we were suppering earlier this week, my husband started making a list of what we were going to eat in the coming days. Husband is very conscientious of what leftovers are still in the fridge, what's been cooked and frozen for later, what's not cooked in the freezer, etc...
It only takes one day of Sweater Weather for me to yearn in earnest for soup. And this year, just as I was midst yearn, my friend, and intrepid B&V reader, Erin, tells me about a new soup she's making for her Noonday party.
So, per our new rules, I'll write out recipe details, including a printable version, and then I'll get to photos, plus a long discussion of my feelings whilst I made this soup.
I have this problem, or actually, maybe it’s a process. When I want to make a certain thing – a type of cookie, cake, or anything really, I research all recipes for that particular thing, comparing and contrasting, and then I keep making that thing with different iterations on the recipe until it is, as I deem it, perfect. For instance, you may congratulate on me on recently perfecting the coconut macaroon. Of c...