Middle Eastern Chicken Soup

No, this is not an actual Middle Eastern dish.  This is the conglomeration of what can I make for dinner with a chicken carcass, the preserved lemons sitting in the back of the fridge, the kale and roasted garden tomatoes stashed in the freezer, and that a small jar of baharat lurking in the back…

Brown Butter Cake with Dulce de Leche, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Figs

In the past I have been forbidden from baking my own Birthday cakes, something about not laboring on your special day and letting others do all the work in preparation for your birthday celebration.  Generally I would agree with the sentiment. It’s the one day out of the year where you should automatically get a…

Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

The ephemeral bee seems to have become a bread blog lately, and here’s yet another bread recipe for the books.  I’m going to chalk it up to my love for freshly baked bread and the cool autumn, perfect for soup, weather.  These bread rolls were particularly easy to bake.  Requiring only a 5 minute machine…

Apple Quick-Bread

A honey infused apple quick-bread with a sour cream base, I set out to bake a simple apple quick-bread that was slightly more savory then an apple cake (I’m thinking breakfast) and not heavily spiced.  One of my latest food revelations is that heavily spiced apple cakes/breads muffle the bright, saccharinely tart flavors of a…

Hard Cider Bread

The fall weather has arrived which means that I can take up homemade bread baking again.  This recipe came about in a “lets throw a few ingredients into a bowl and see what happens” kind of way.  Followed by a “it’s too warm and I don’t have the time to bake” period in the back…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Figs

One of my friends, that I happen to be visiting with recently, is on a very restricted diet which excludes all dairy, eggs, gluten, night-shades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers…), sugar, grains, seeds, and nuts.  Honestly, I’m not sure how one functions, or even exists, on such a diet, but she insists that it’s a viable medical…

Cinnamon Roll End Bread

I baked 6 dozen cinnamon rolls for a catering order last week, which, I am proud to say, turned out fine.  I’ve baked dozens of cinnamon rolls throughout the years, and have had my fair share of cinnamon roll learning experiences (i.e. flops) and successes.  It comes with a long sigh of relief that I…

Honey Pickles

I felt like I needed to get this post in before the official start of Fall, which happens to be tomorrow, although it still doesn’t feel like Fall.  It’s hard to believe that I turned on my AC last Monday.  Crazy.  Total Boloney.  At this time of year I’m usually contemplating on how long I…