Category: Food & Drink

Steaming Dried Baked Goods

By , December 19, 2019

The other day, while preparing to bake some cornbread, I peeked in the oven to make sure there was nothing in there before I preheated it. I found forgotten treasure: some scones Michelle had made a week before!

We welcomed the unexpected bounty of the next morning’s breakfast suddenly arranged, but soon realized that the scones had dried out considerably as they sat, neglected, in the oven.

No problem. Michelle took care of it with this simple process, a variation on the steaming we do instead of microwaving when we want a fast, hot meal without drying it out (see Fast Cooking: Steam Vs. Microwave):

The inside of the pan arranged (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Happy Accidents

By , November 26, 2019

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve learned to cook seasonally appropriate meals. That way, all the side dishes we crave especially at the harvest season don’t need to get crammed into one day or meal, when the barest essentials of a turkey dinner more than fill our stomachs and the table.

At this time of year, especially, I enjoy making dishes that, if possible, are even more rustic and old-fashioned than our normal fare.

Like, for instance, cornbread.


A culinary mistake, which we could barely choke down, as you can see what’s left after two meals (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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