Walnuts in hard shell — boil in water for for 5 minutes
1 pinch of salt
100g sour cream (10%)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, make into a ball. Split and roll — use additional flour for rolling.
1 egg white
Whip egg whites, fold in sugar and walnuts.
Cut rolled pastry dough into wedges, add dollop of walnut mixture to large end, roll toward pointed end.
Brush with 1 egg yolk
Bake at 180℃ for 40 minutes
Dust with powdered sugar
Anya and I ground a whole bunch of pork today to make sausage — as we ground the pork and fat, I added whole jalapeno peppers to the grinder. I formed sausage patties and made some breakfast sandwiches. Very tasty — although our peppers seem to lose their heat when cooked.
We ate some of our frozen corn with smoked pork sandwiches — it’s really easy to overcook the blanched corn!
To make our creamed corn, we roasted the corn over our maple evaporator / grill
Roasty and toasty corn — plus some roasted jalapenos
After cutting the corn from the cobs, we have a huge bowl of kernels
I’m getting two pork roasts prepared to smoke tomorrow — a homemade rub coating both roasts, then vacuum sealed to sit in the fridge overnight.
And on the smoker:
I needed a quick meal last night — so I made a carrot-y, creamy tomato sauce for pasta.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 carrots, diced into small pieces
- 1/2 large onion, diced into small pieces
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, diced
- 3 oz tomato paste
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- salt, pepper, Italian herbs
- Heat olive oil in a pan. Add diced carrots and cook for a few minutes. Add garlic and onions and cook for a few more minutes until the onions become translucent.
- Add salt, pepper, and herbs. Then add tomato paste and stir to incorporate oil. Cook for a few minutes.
- Add pasta cooking water to thin to a reasonable consistency.
- Remove from heat and stir in yogurt. Add salt/pepper/herbs to taste.
Anya said I have too much “computer stuff” on my website again — not enough kittens and pie and fun stuff. So I am not allowed to post anything about computers for ALL OF FEBRUARY! And, if I do post about it, I get March added on. And another month for the next infraction, and so on. So … umm … pie!
Anya made a peach pie — I had extra pie crust dough from making a quiche a few nights ago, and we had frozen sliced peaches over the summer when we picked up a big pile of fresh peaches. I made a maple sugar crumble (maple sugar instead of brown sugar in a crumble recipe) for the topping. Anya used cookie cutters to decorate the pie with maple leaves and a snowflake. It was very tasty!