Betcha can’t guess

June 21-22, 2021

Some things are worth repeating. Back in 2010 I wrote a post about my favorite salad and dressing. It still is, and since the vinaigrette is all about proportions, I decided to create a memory patch in its honor …

June 21, 2021 – Trellis vinaigrette

Since there were just two of us and I didn’t need leftovers, I squeezed just half a lemon. Counting that as one part, I added one part apple cider vinegar, three parts safflower oil and a generous dollop of Grey Poupon Dijon mustard, all chased by a three finger pinch of salt. And per Marti’s comment below, a squirt of agave nectar is also a good addition.

Yum!

And since I am a grandmother of boys, I have come to know the Under Armor logo on sight. Better yet, it was spotted not just at the dino park …

but also at Urban Air …

P.S. I also love that it reminds me of the St Louis Gateway Arch.

Summer time thing

June 12, 2021 – Basil on tomato

The garden is now producing big time, so most every meal features tomatoes …

Even these simple scrambled eggs were elevated into something special …

Of course, we’re not the only ones eating from the garden …

but talk about inspiration for a patch!

And lest I forget, Meg’s Basil Vinaigrette has been an amazing accompaniment. No pictures, but trust me, this recipe is awesome!

A culinary connection (with addendum)

May 22, 2021 – Lots of Joy
May 23, 2021 – Deb G’s view

Yesterday it was my intention to write about National Strawberries and Cream Day. And about the skip rope rhyme that ran through my head all day …

🎶 Strawberry shortcake, cream on top, tell me the name of your sweetheart, A … B … C …

Thought about it, that is, until a better storyline emerged. And thus left it for the today’s patchplay.

My shortcake recipe has morphed over the years from biscuits to scones, the most recent version coming from my 1999 Joy of Cooking, one of three editions that I own …

the oldest is a 1946 edition that belonged to Don’s Nana, the other two were birthday gifts from my folks …

My mom was right, as I rarely use cookbooks, but they do tend fall open to the few recipes I consistently turn to: sponge cake for strawberry trifle, apple pie (preferably made with Granny Smith apples), and the aforementioned scones …

I do have a tendency to edit them a bit. Ahem.

So that’s how I arrived at joy, using a bit of Inktense dyed cloth loosely based on the 1946 Joy of Cooking cover.

The other patch was inspired by Deb G’s Bee Creative, which often features the best food photography accompanied by tempting “recipes” (which is to say, while Deb lists ingredients, she usually leaves quantities and procedures unspecified … my favorite kinda cooking) …

It reminds me, yet again, how very much I value the time spent each morning checking the Kindred Spirits listed on my old blog

So I’ll see you all again tomorrow, bright and early, with coffee cup in hand 😊

An addendum for Barry …

I’m pretty sure Sandra Boynton isn’t using entirely “official” holidays … ha!