Category Archives: Food

The dentist

I saw the dentist again on Wednesday.

Cleaning.  Fluoride treatment.

And an appointment to see him again in two weeks for an adjustment on the crown he installed in April.

Then I walked across the street to HotBox Cookies and bought two yummy, sugar-laden discs of doughy goodness to bring home with me.

More recipes

A compilation of recipes I’ve liked and linked recently on Facebook:

  • Steak seven ways
  • Salad dressing nine ways
  • Fidget spinner cookies
  • Prime rib with garlic herb butter
  • Rice cooker cheese cake
  • Cast iron cooking
  • Beef short ribs
  • Slow cooker Mexican lasagna
  • No-bake strawberry lasagna
  • Easy soft flatbread
  • Steamed pork dumplings
  • Potato pancakes
  • Tornado cake
  • Strawberries & cream cupcakes
  • Best buttermilk biscuits
  • Spun-sugar snickerdoodle blondies
  • Creamy Parmesan garlic mushroom chicken
  • Buttermilk blueberry breakfast cake
  • Fresh strawberry cake
  • Taco soup
  • Slow cooker Mongolian beef
  • Breakfast bombs
  • Banana pudding cheesecake
  • Chicken Francaise
  • Lemon strawberry poundcake
  • Honey garlic slow cooker ribs
  • Hawaiian cheesecake fruit salad
  • Strawberry triple-layer cake
  • Spinach artichoke dip
  • Slow cooker Salisbury steak
  • Apple Tart
  • Frosted animal cookie cheesecake
  • Cinnamon roll coffee cake

Favorite things

I made shortbread again this weekend.

And this NPR story was too fine not to share:


Sunday afternoon.

I’m cooking up a storm.

And still fighting off the coughs from these damn allergies.

Homemade ice cream base is in the fridge cooling.  

There will be ice cream.

Homemade cornmeal shortbread was a tasty lunchtime treat.

And the pork ribs are in the oven right now, the fat being rendered by steam as I prepare for some smoked ribs for dinner.  With corn and a green salad.

My fortune

I ordered Chinese take-away on Monday, and in the brown paper delivery bag were two fortune cookies.

“Remember three months from this date. Good things are in store for you.”

“You will soon bring joy to a close friend.”

So I am banking on August 29.


Now I must confess that the genesis for getting Chinese food was the documentary I watched Sunday evening.  The Search for General Tso.  Funny.  Mouthwatering.  And easily capable of creating a yen for General Tso Chicken.

From my recent trip to Hong Kong, a sample of the dumplings at a street market:

Dumplings for sale.


As part of my summer tour of local eateries, I arrived this morning at Pint Size Bakery (Watson just south of Arsenal in South City) just after they opened . . . to find the line out the door.

A wait of ten minutes gave me time to peruse the display case loaded with sweet and savory goodies.

And to notice the number of young couples, young families, and occasional middle-aged professors standing in line for what is clearly a neighborhood locale of popularity.

My bacon, Cheddar, and Swiss quiche was light and delicate and just savory enough, with a most perfect flaky crust.  I don’t know when I’ve had a lighter, yet substantial, piece of quiche.

I brought home a blueberry/lemon scone, which I will save for later this morning, after some chores.  I’ll enjoy it with some homemade lemon curd.