Category Archives: Baking

Dutch baby Monte Cristo

Who says a Dutch baby must be a sweet vehicle for jam and syrup? Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with that, it’s just a little predictable. With a base so eggy, it may as well be an omelet. Once … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Brekkie, Comfy, Eggs, Germanic, Pork | 12 Comments

Gooey Orange Sticky Buns

Today is New Year’s Eve, and instead of planning a healthy regime change in 2012 I am doing the opposite. I say: more bread. More dessert. More DIY sticky-icky. I’m bringing butter and eggs and gluten back. I’m bringing the … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Brekkie, Comfy, Fruit, Vegetarian-ish | 9 Comments

Obi non and news

I always fiddle with ingredients and dishes, but rarely (I hope) to the point that they are unrecognizable by their forebears. This breakfast is one of those rare failures at respectful fusion: a tender Uzbek obi non; an ancient flatbread … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Brekkie, Classical and Eurotrashical | 10 Comments

Pizza Bolognese

Sorry for the dead air for the past…oh, my. It’s been a month. I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire right now (including some projects for print), and this just fell off my radar. But it’s summer! And … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Beef & Lamb, Fast Food (not that kind), Mediterranean, Vegetables | 4 Comments

Dutch Baby

Dutch babies are a signature dish of one old Portland institution, the Original Pancake House. When you order one, they bring it out all puffed up on the plate, sprinkled with powdered sugar and with a little carousel of toppings: … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Brekkie, Downhome, Fast Food (not that kind), Germanic, Vegetarian-ish | 15 Comments

Biscuits and Andouille Gravy-Poached Eggs

Once upon a childless time, the ache in my back and shoulders was reserved for weekend chores, for accomplishment. It was earned by moving 10 cubic yards of compost and manure, shovelful by endless shovelful. This ache is now ever-present, … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Brekkie, Downhome, Eggs | 5 Comments

Nettle-Mushroom Pie with Pine Nuts

All this cold rain has the nettles taking their sweet time, but in my spot, they’re up a little. They’re up enough, anyway, about three nodes or so, and I snip off the top two and slip them in my … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Hunted / Gathered, Light Supper, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 15 Comments

Vanilla-Lavender Lemon Curd

Lemon curd. Oh, is this ever a Thing. How have I lived this long without making my own? Creamy-custardy, tart-sweet lemony, and my touch: vanilla-lavendery. To make a batch big enough for canning, I quadrupled this basic recipe: cream together … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Brekkie, Dessert, Fruit, Vegetarian-ish | 25 Comments

Blueberry-Yogurt Coffee Cake

The Great Northwest is famous for many foods, and while hazelnuts and salmon usually come to mind as the obvious meibutsu, we also grow spectacular berries. Among them, Vacciniums – huckleberries, cranberries and blueberries – are Queen. These Ericaceous lovelies, … Continue reading

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Bratwurst bierock with aqvavit mustard and Gruyère Mornay

The other day I was having a fierce hanker for soft pretzels with spicy mustard. The ones you get in the freezer section of even nicer stores like New Seasons are just fucking abysmal – dry, salty cardboard carbohydrate, salvageable … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Classical and Eurotrashical, Germanic, Pork, Potent Potables, Sammiches | 32 Comments