- I am still using
. Mostly, it is inertia. Lessly, it is that I don't care about the privacy battles. I don't want to stress about any more legalities than I absolutely need to.
- I signed up for the
again this year. Going seasonal is the best thing I have done. Feels like I belong to the #fairtrade camp. I may even start a #occupyseasonal. #justsaying
super cool?! Now, I have no excuse to NOT grow some stuff, even in my tiny apartment. Hurray!
Pear, Spelt Sour Milk Cakelets
(This recipe makes eight 2-inch cakelets. If you don't have little pie molds like I used, you can use cupcake trays and half fill each.
I use the sour milk that I make using cultures. This comes out a lot more tangier or as I like to call it, a lot more attitude, than buttermilk. If you like a sour-sweet taste, the best replacement for the sour milk is kefir.)
3/4 cup spelt flour
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup homemade sour milk or buttermilk or kefir
2 ripe Seckel pears, quartered
2 T butter, melted
2 T golden syrup
1/2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together the dry ingredients and whisk together the wet ones. For easier mixing, melt the butter and syrup together till runny and then pour into the buttermilk. Finally, add the yolks. Fold dry into wet. Spoon the batter into little cake molds or half fill cupcake liners. Gently press in pear quarters, one in each mold. Bake for about 20 minutes until slightly risen and golden on top. Cool on rack and serve.
Rosemary and Chili Garlic Spread
4 bulbs of garlic
3 sprigs of rosemary
2 mild, dry chillies
1 lemon, juiced, and skin retained
4 T olive oil
4 T bread crumbs or cake crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
Cut the tops of the garlic bulbs and place then in a baking pan that snugly fits them. Tuck in the rosemary sprigs and whole dried chilies. Drizzle half the lemon juice and a teaspoon of olive oil. Tuck in one half of squeezed lemon into the pan. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes until the garlic cloves are really soft to touch.
Squeeze out the cloves. In a food processor, pulse the roasted garlic the remaining ingredients and one crushed chili pepper into a smooth paste.
or fresh bread.