Archive for November, 2012
So this morning I made something I haven’t made since I was a kid. Caramel biscuit ring.
It’s surprisingly simple. Just take a package of biscuits. It’s hard to find biscuits nowadays that aren’t flaky, extra butter, etc. So the closest thing to plain I could find was buttermilk. It worked.
So take those biscuits out of the package. Cut each one into fourths. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 4 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons water, and then I just sprinkled a bunch of cinnamon in there too. Stick it in the microwave to melt the butter, then mix it all together with a fork (if it seems too thick, add a touch more water). Dip each biscuit in the mixture and then put into a greased bundt pan. Cook in the oven for 9-12 minutes. I wound up cooking closer to 12 minutes, cause my biscuits were still too doughy after 9.
You can flip the whole thing over onto a plate once it’s cooked. It’s not the prettiest thing, but it tastes pretty yummy!
(photos taken with my iPhone)
Made with fresh basil from my garden, olive oil, salt, pepper, pecans, grated parmesan, and garlic cloves. Pulsed together in a food processor, then mixed with pasta.
Photos from a trip to Barcelona, Spain this past June. Filled with eating outdoors, hanging out at the beach, checking out Gaudi, and a bunch of walking.
The month of November contains a lot of great things. Movember for a great cause. Election Day. And then also things like Thanksgiving and NaBloPoMo (where participants write a blog post every day) and NaNoWriMo (writing a 50,000 word novel in a month). I know I won’t be writing a blog post every day or a novel (I’d already be so behind!), but I do want to do something special for November. Challenge myself.
Every month I pick up magazines.. Bon Appetit, Saveur, Food and Wine, Whole Living, etc. and they always contain such delicious-sounding recipes. But it’s rare I ever attempt to make anything from any of them. So this month, each week (starting with this week), I am going to choose a recipe from a magazine, cook it, photograph it, and write about my experience.
What’s first? I have no idea. I’ll have to do some serious magazine reading to decide.
In the meantime, here are some random things:
This cookbook looks amazing.
I love these photos of Laurel Hardware by Laure Joliet
This song by the band NO
This food blog.
This dress is gorgeous.