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Cake for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do.

It goes down easier when it’s chock full of veggies. (And still tastes delicious.)

This is one for the recipe box, but I think we’ll rename it “Outrageous Chocolate Cake”.



Why i purchased a half bushel of heirloom eating tomatoes after putting up four times that of San Marzanos, i will never truly know.  The fruit flies don’t mind.  Honestly, i don’t mind them.  These tomatoes are that good.

And now’s my chance to make more panzanella, greek salad, scalloped tomatoes, pico de gallo, tomato pastry and a new one this year: baguette spread with ginger wasabi cream cheese, covered with caramelized onions and topped with tomato slices. 

 Arguably, the best is still sandwiching them between salt and pepper and a lightly toasted, lightly buttered slice of sourdough.

Barbeque Pie

What to do when it feels like 40 degrees and the only thing you can think to do with ricotta, beet greens, garlic scrapes and leftover puréed squash is to bake it in a shell?  Stick it on the barbeque.  

I added fennel seeds and fresh oregano to the filling, placed the rolled out dough and filling in a pie plate and placed another inverted plate underneath and barbequed on medium low for 45 minutes.  Then we sprinkled fresh parmesan and basil on top.


I found a really simple way to make popcorn.

Put 2-3 T. unpopped corn in a paper bag.  Fold down top.  Skewer the top to keep it closed (that’s what i used but i imagine other closures would work).  Microwave for 2 minutes.  Open up and enjoy.

 I honestly didn’t know that microwave popcorn was that much of a scam.
Disclaimer: this idea is not entirely my own.  I came across it in a review of this product after seeing it in a Lee Valley catalogue (of course).  I had semi-convinced myself it was a kid-friendly version of the stovetop method but couldn’t fully commit to the $28 price tag.