What's new and nifty in my November Kitchen?
|A large selection of German Lebkuchen: this is one of the many selections in
a gift box from Evelyn. A favorite: “Dominoes” which have three layers, gingerbread,
almond paste, and jelly, and are covered with chocolate. (Irresistible!)
|A new butter and cheese dish with a slot for the knife.
|Also new: tongs to replace a broken pair: useful & boring.
We also bought some new spatulas -- also boring but useful.
|Round proofing basket for Len’s bread making.
|We made frittata with Asian flavors, and finished the top with the
kitchen torch rather than under the broiler.
|The frittata had eggs (of course) and broccoli, onions, mushrooms, and
Asian condiments; garnished with cilantro, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce.
|Wild-caught gulf shrimp with fresh vegetables.
|We constantly make new kinds of pancakes from sourdough discard.
Here: pancakes with raisins and dried apricots with a side of fried apple slices.
|Essential kitchen item: Vlasic dill relish!
Tuna salad without it is impossible.
|Essential to have on hand: wine. The beverage for Elizabeth's
weekly blogger get-together.
|Down the street, Kathy’s Bear also enjoyed
a turkey dinner.
|For Thanksgiving, Len baked apple bread (shown) and rye-raisin bread.
We ate some and gave some to several friends.