Showing posts from September 29, 2013

Fast Shakshuka - Easy

I woke up with a stuffy nose the other day.  Not the kind from an oncoming cold, nor from an allergy (as far as I can tell), but just the kind that occurs randomly as the weather bounces from so warm at bedtime it keeps you from sleeping so you kick off the light blanket, to sometime in the early AM when you wake up shivering because the temperature finally dropped and the light blanket became way insufficient but you didn't want to get out of bed to search for the nice warm quilt that you left at the foot of the bed "just in case" but fell to the floor and the dog curled up on on it when he discovered it more comfortable than that overpriced dog bed you got him at Costco so you pull your bathrobe over the light in a failed attempt to warm up a tad.

The normal comforting warmth of oatmeal was not going to do it for me that other morning.  So I banged out a simplified version of Shakshuka (shack-SHUH-kah), figuring the spicy heat would open my sinuses a bit.    Shakshuka…

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread - Secret Recipe Club

Occasionally, it turns out to be a good thing that I can't read a calendar.  A few weeks ago, I made this assignment for the Secret Recipe Club, then very carefully queued up the post.  To go live last Monday.   Luckily, I noticed other members talking about it being group C's week. I quickly readjusted the publish date. 

Then last Tuesday I came down with the plague.  Or the flu.  Whatever.  Baking or anything else that had to do with the kitchen became totally out of the question.  Good thing I can't read a calendar.

So with that, I give you what I wrote almost 2 weeks ago.  Enjoy.


Have I explained the SRC lately?  Once a month I get to make and post about a recipe from another member's blog.  This month I was assigned Curious Cuisiniere, hosted by Sarah.

When Sara's not working (at a bakery!), she and her husband travel and try local cuisines.  When they are home, they test and work on recipes, experimenting with flavor combinations along th…