Monday, March 8, 2010

Food... I love food...

So, along with this growing my own food thing, I have decided to get more into foraging.  It's not as crazy as it sounds - you just eat the delicious things that grow wild in your area!  For example, there is a crap ton of wild asparagus in my area... if I can just get someone to give up the location.  And someone has posted that they had found wild morels around here!  Last year I harvested some wild lambs quarters and sauted them with a little olive oil and garlic.  Mmmmmm!  I have transplanted a stand of chives that had escaped captivity, and am looking forward to eating more of them this year.  The best part is that I don't have to do anything but sit back and let nature grow me a garden!

Along with "nature's garden" I have started to bake again.  Obsesively.  I wish I could tell you why, but it doesn't make sense to me either...  So tonites project was snickerdoodles.  I asked my sister for her recipe, but she sucks and never did send it.  So I went online and found one at, and they turned out pretty darn good according to the one kid who was still up to try them.  I haven't eaten one yet, as my deal is baking but not eating the product.  That's what makes it even more spastic...

1 comment:

Jessica said...

BS! I emailed the recipe to your daughter, since you never get my emails. Here, I'll even post it right here for you:

1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp white sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400F.

Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar; add eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape into balls.
Mix 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon; roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set; remove from sheets to cool.