Wow, look what I found lurking in my old to-post folder! The last batch of photos from my London work trip back in spring of 2011. Yeah, the one where it became my mission in life to order steamed dumplings from every place within delivery range that made them. Seriously, I've got the pictures [...]
So back in Cali, the main thing I knew about blackcurrants were that they were a strongly-scented European fruit that was used to make booze and Ribena. The main thing I knew about Ribena syrup was that it was really handy to use when mixing up blood substitute for film and TV productions. Never [...]
Citrus fruit has always been somewhat ubiquitous, having grown up in various warm weather areas where it was a predominant crop. I’ve been in the market for a small citrus plant for the past couple of months, wanting to bring a bit of that fragrance into my garden. At my parents’ old house, we had [...]
Apologies for this past week’s disappearance — nothing much happened, the heat wave had just baked our brains to the point where I couldn’t be bothered to go in the kitchen for anything more than a cold glass of water. Stringing together intelligible syllables gets more difficult as these summer days progress. I have been [...]
Rosewater and citrus are one of those combinations that just seem to complement each other perfectly. I’d actually been planning to make rosewater lemonade today, but the lemons at the market were looking particularly dismal so I figured I’d use up the three old oranges in the fruit drawer instead.
A pitcher of rosewater [...]
So here I am, staring at the computer and wondering what I am going to write about. I have a few posts in draft stage but they need a bit more experimentation and kitchen work before they are ready. Then I happen to turn and look at the bottle I’m swigging from. “Huh. That works.” [...]
Yes, sweet tea, the summer staple that you have sitting in the fridge next to the pitcher of lemonade. Even those of us not from the South (to which my family can claim a brief residency, if that enhances my credentials, though we usually do not speak of it) still encounter it on a fairly [...]