It’s pouring rain today, which makes it hard to imagine that a week ago we were outside under blazing sun and this picnic of “no-prep” provisions picked up from Birite Market.
That night I shared dinner with just my oldest, so we did salad for supper: mixed greens, shredded purple cabbage, toasted walnuts, sliced apples, and a slab of cheese leftover from our picnic toasted onto whole grain bread. Perfection.
I’m keen on these dark chocolate callets made by Guittard and Tcho, two favorite local chocolatiers. Callets are large chocolate disks that I sometimes buy instead of big blocks of chocolate for baking. This week, I used them in place of chocolate chips in these Smitten Kitchen blondies, swapping in whole grain flour, adding walnuts, and scaling back the sugar. I dotted the top with callets instead of mixing them in.
It worked like magic and nobody made the requisite, “is this whole grain” comment. Success.Had to buy these beauties, on super sale at the market, to make my dining room feel like spring, even if it’s like a hurricane outside.
Love that my job is an excuse to bake for no reason at all. I”ve got a glorious orange almond cake coming your way in a few weeks.
I have no business even contemplating another recipe book, but then this “cookbook in a box” debuted this week. Modeled after recipe boxes of generations past, this one from Turntable Kitchen gives it a modern look and is filled with the fabulous recipes that they are known for. #can’tsayno #greatgift
This was a family favorite this week: Slow Cooker Dal with all the fixings for Indian Tacos. It was a hit with the kids, who affirm that my friend Jane, the talent behind the recipe, is the best slow cooker cook we know.
So much so that they wanted leftovers for lunch box Indian Tacos the next day.
Last but not least, I’m headed to the Big Apple this week, where I’ll be doing a cooking class for moms on Thursday, April 3 at Asphalt Green in Battery Park. A ticket gets you entrance to the class AND a copy of my cookbook. Come!!
How was your Week in Food?