Apple Bread, II, the bike ride

Apple Bread

This is a do-over. I first made this Apple Bread a few years ago from a recipe I found on-line. At the time I thought it called for too much sugar (2 cups) so I cut it back to 1 cup (among other changes). It was dry. I either baked it too long or it … Continue reading…

Cheese and Olive Zucchini Bread; no eclipse this time

This is my new favorite thing to do with zucchini. I’m done with baking sweet zucchini breads with Chocolate or Lemon or Fall Spices. It’s cheese and olives and herbs from now on. Seriously…. This was really excellent. The French actually use the word ‘cake’ – not to describe a sweet treat with frosting but … Continue reading…

Plum Crisp; soy beans v sunflowers

I didn’t think we were going to have a big plum harvest this year. We walk past our biggest plum tree every morning, and, every morning, Guapa searches the lower branches for fruit. She loves plums; she wasn’t finding any.. So I didn’t plan on making jam, or really doing much of anything with them … Continue reading…

Strawberry Yogurt Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Yogurt Cake

I made another cake. Which, of course, means we had another dinner party because that is the only time I bake cakes. I think I have found my niche as far as cakes are concerned: fruit and bundt pan. In another life my specialty was Devil’s Food Layer Cake with Fudge Frosting but I am … Continue reading…

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cake; 2 turtle doves

I baked a cake! Which means I must have had another dinner party as that is the only time I make anything sweet (well, a few Christmas cookies). I’ve been thinking about gingerbread lately. It was something my mother made often and I’ve always loved it. But gingerbread for a dinner party?!? Why not? Tart … Continue reading…

Irish Brown Soda Bread; PBS Auctions

I have been making this bread every week for the last 20 years or so. I first started making it around 1992 as that is the copyright date of the cookbook I found the recipe in: “Ireland – Grand Places, Glorious Food Cookbook”. There are 2 brown soda bread recipes in the book, both ‘traditional’ … Continue reading…