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Entries from April 2008

Crescent Rolls

April 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This weekend Kitchen Dad and Daughter went out of town for a friend’s wedding. While the kitchen was relatively quiet, the young one and I made some crescent rolls. What I’ve discovered about cooking with a 2-year-old vs. a 5-year-old is that it’s easier if you have everything ready to go. I pre-measured ingredients and […]

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Tags: Breads & Rolls · Lunches

Red Bananas

April 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off

A harvest of red bananas landed in our kitchen this past week. Homegrown bananas are like homegrown tomatoes – you don’t know how good they are until you’ve had them. They taste better than the ones you’ll find in the grocery store… or at least different. These red ones are rich, tart fruits that almost […]

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Tags: Breakfasts

Camp Food

April 15th, 2008 · Comments Off

The junior kitchen family went camping over the weekend, (okay, Kitchen Mom’s idea of camping, because it was an air-conditioned cabin in the woods) and we had an opportunity to do some outdoor grilling. We took along a bunch of vegetables and this Asian cookbook. We modified a couple of the Indian recipes and came […]

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Tags: Dinner

Treacle Sponge

April 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is an easy, delicious dessert dish that hearkens back to Dad’s British colonial roots. It has one ingredient that Americans might find exotic: Lyle’s Golden Syrup. This is a difficult thing to substitute (though you can try) – it’s made from the sugar refining process like molasses, has the same consistency as corn syrup […]

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Tags: Desserts

Saturday Mornings

April 6th, 2008 · Comments Off

Sometimes on a Saturday morning, I am able to sneak off while Kitchendad entertains the kids. On these rare mornings, I like to catch up on some reading and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Ah, sheer bliss! The photo is a homage to one of my favorite bloggers, Simply Breakfast. If you’ve never seen her blog, […]

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Tags: Other fun