Big Batch Granola

It’s been a cold week all around the country. I have a bit of problem that no matter how cold it is, I won’t turn the heater on in our house until at least 5pm. But I don’t have an issue heating the house in other ways. I do wish we had fireplace or even…

Read More ›

Pumpkin Maple Scones

Most mornings involve a cup of home-roasted coffeewith a bit of sugar and some goat milk and a steaming hot bowl of oatmeal that’s been cooked in goat milk. It’s creamy and doesn’t need much brown sugar. A touch of cinnamon makes it even better. On the weekends we always do at least one morning…

Read More ›

Makin’ Yogurt

I love yogurt. I try to eat it every day. The problem is, if you buy it, it can get pricey. So I did some online research and found a great way to get my daily yogurt for a fraction of the price. What you will need: 1 gallon of milk (any type of milk…

Read More ›

Shirred Eggs

This is my new favorite way of eating eggs. It’s rich and salty and flavorful. Can you ask for anything more? 1/4 tsp butter 2 Tbs Cream (I skim the fresh cream off of our goats’ milk)2 eggsSalt and PepperChives 1. Preheat oven to 375 deg F2. With the butter, grease a ramekin3. Put the…

Read More ›

Sourdough Pancakes

Working at Ass O’Clock in the Morning (TM) has its good points and its bad points. I work a job that has rather…unconventional business hours, and our shifts are either 5:45am-1:45pm or 1pm-9pm. As a staunch diurnal, I have opted for the former of the two; trading those luscious hours of sleeping-in for the glory…

Read More ›

Basic Egg Custard

When I was in 7th grade, my parents signed a form giving permission for me to participate in a raffle put on by my science class. The prize? Tiny baby chicks from our egg-incubation study. I am sure my folks were skeptical. Chickens? We lived in suburban Santa Cruz. People didn’t have chickens in our…

Read More ›

Spiced Persimmon Bread

I wrote last week about the farmer’s market, and about how I am trying to be more responsible about using the produce I bring home before it goes bad. I am happy to announce that we have made some very good changes to our kitchen paradigm, and have significantly reduced our produce waste. I am…

Read More ›

Pear-Ginger Buttermilk Scones

I love kitchen gadgets. LoveloveloveloveLOVE. The weirder and more obscure, the better. I have cabinets full of ricers, garlic slicers, mallets, weird whisks with funny bits for extra fluffy foams. I love my hand-crank pasta machine. I want an extruder. My stand mixer? We have an understanding that makes room for the boyfriend, but otherwise…

Read More ›

Pears Pears Pears!!!

It’s definitely fall here (after all of what, like 17 days of summer? What gives, San Francisco?) and the pears on the tree in the backyard are filling out beautifully and starting to ripen. Yesterday as I was out feeding the ducks and tending to the garden, I noticed a few pears starting to fall…

Read More ›