This morning at Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Hergotz Lane.
When you plan to bake something new and post about it on the same day, you’re probably setting yourself up for disaster. And when you’re making yourself blog every day, well, you still post about it.
So those persimmons that I bought on Sunday? I thought that I would use them in a bundt cake of some sort since I missed the one food holiday that I observe. Really, I should have just made one of Mary the Food Librarian‘s favorites, but kept running across recipes for persimmon pudding and was intrigued.
A couple of the recipes on NYT Cooking caught my eye, and I ended up going with this Persimmon and Buttermilk Pudding. The other recipe sounded a little more appealing, but the one I chose calls for a six-cup baking dish, which is the exact size of my small bundt pan.
It’s probably not a bad idea to check the weather before deciding to post about a farmers’ market. Aside from the hellish summers, the weather in Austin is pretty pleasant year-round. Well, today was a terrible day to go shopping for produce outdoors, but I went anyway.
The Mueller Farmers’ Market is in east Austin at the Browning Hangar. The booths used to be set up under the hangar, which would have been helpful against today’s chilly wind and drizzle, but alas. I like to walk around once to see what’s available, then go back around for purchases.
It’s that time of year again! If you’re in Austin, you should check out the East Austin Studio Tour because it’s awesome. Hundreds of artists open their studios to the public as a way to showcase their artwork both this weekend and next weekend. Most artists are there in their studios which allows you to ask them questions and purchase anything that might be for sale. Some even work while this is going on, so you can see their process. There are also events and happenings.
I’m not sure which is more unhealthy: my love for donuts or my love for emojis.
I am a plain, glazed donut kind of girl. You see chocolate-covered donuts with sprinkles. What I’m saying is that I made the donuts that I rarely go for because they are the EMOJI DONUT. Seriously.
Maybe I wrote the above on February 1st, which was my birthday. Because maybe I made these donuts for my birthday, but never actually posted about them. (Yep.)
As a lover of donuts who loves to bake, it seemed like the obvious birthday treat. I had only made baked donuts before, which, let’s be honest, are just donut-shaped cakes. Even real cake donuts are fried. Also, I had been wanting to try a potato donut, or spudnut, so figured I would make a batch of those since I hadn’t seen them in this part of the country. Continue reading
Quiche is one of those things that I always think I can wing without a recipe. It’s just a matter of scrambling some eggs and throwing some fillings into a pie crust, right? This is probably why I’ve never made a very good one.
A few weeks ago, I wanted to make a quiche and decided to actually use some guidance. Who better to trust than Julia Child? It turns out that it’s really easy to make up your own awesome quiche using her custard ratio. Continue reading
So I’ve totally posted a variation of these pancakes, but am being a little bit selfish here. Every time I make them, which is every time I make pancakes, I cut the recipe in half. The halved ingredients are jotted on a purple Post-It which is now covered in grease spots, so I decided that it would be worth it to post this version. I mean, at least for myself. See? Selfish. But maybe you just want to make a few pancakes for yourself, too.
To me, these are the ideal pancakes. They’re buttery, yet fluffy and get the slightest crispness on the outside. There isn’t much sugar in them, so the pancakes balance out anything sweet that you might add, like fruit or chocolate chips. They really are fantastic as-is, though I like to pour a little maple syrup on them because pancakes. Continue reading
So maybe I’ve been a little bit guilty of using my iPhone in place of my actual camera this year. Obviously it’s more convenient even compared to my point-and-shoot, but a big reason is the fact that there are some great apps out there. Compared to what I have on my computer, they provide better photo-editing capabilities for either cheap or free.
Here are some of my favorites: Continue reading