I just wanted a lemon.
I found myself at the grocery store faced with limited options in the lemon department. It was either going to be one of those plastic squeeze lemons or a 2 lb. bag of lemons. I was feeling fast and loose, so I bought the 2 lb. bag.
Which brings us to the point – I’ve prepared more lemony things, including Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread…
This week, I was faced with the age old question.
What should I do with these dramatically overripe bananas?
Well, would you look at that? Now that they’re sitting in a skillet with some butter, eggs, ginger, and rum, they look a little more promising. Continue reading
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here!
To be fair, this means less to me than it does to my husband, a confirmed ‘person of slight Irish descent.’ In honor of his heritage (which in actuality is mostly Scandinavian), or perhaps more accurately in honor of his affinity for beer, he routinely goes all out on St. Patrick’s Day. This means several things: 1) watching The Boondock Saints (which is harder to wrap my head around now that I can only see Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon of The Walking Dead), 2) green bagels, and 3) Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Guinness Irish Stout beer all in one glass.
A couple years ago, to celebrate, we enjoyed some green bagels. Last year, we made Irish coffees to start the day. This year, I’m taking a tamer and more mature approach. I’m channeling Ina Garten and whipping up some Irish Soda Bread.
Banana bread, as luck would have it, turned out to be a great opportunity for me to practice my food photography! Plus, banana bread is so classic that it’s worthwhile to try out a few different recipes so you can figure out which one is going to be your favorite, and then it forever becomes “your” banana bread. This one happens to be Bobby Flay’s recipe. I’ve never seen Bobby make anything that looked terrible, so I was happy to give it a shot!
It was, in fact, as delicious as I’d hoped. Warm, soft, sweet… all the things a comforting loaf of banana bread should be.