“Give us a phlog…”

    Thursday, June 30th, 2011

    This post is something like the title cut of an album – it presents the header image of my resurrected blog (at least for now). I like this picture, especially at full size, and call it “Sinews of the Earth.”



    One More Cup of Reggae

    Thursday, June 30th, 2011

    I’ve been having quite a good time this last month playing Latin jazz/salsa/reggae with the Salsa Cinco. Here’s a snip of Sunday’s gig at The Lakehouse. Yeah! [mp3-jplayer tracks=”https://thereitis.org/tii-content/uploads/2011/06/2011-06-26_lakehouse_one-more-cup-of-coffee.mp3″]



    Moosewood Hummus

    Friday, June 24th, 2011

    Use your imagination, or serve it on pita or as a dip for raw veggies. Yields 3 1/2 cups. Ingredients 2-3 medium cloves garlic handful of parsley 2 scallions, chopped 3 c cooked chick peas (or 2 15 1/2 oz.



    Hungarian Mushroom Soup

    Friday, June 24th, 2011

    This is another all-time favorite, from Mollie Katzen’s Moosewood Cookbook. You can taste the love in it. Ingredients 2 TBSP butter 2 cups chopped onions 1 1/2 to 2 pounds mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp salt 2 – 3 tsp dried



    Brazillian Blackbean Soup

    Friday, June 24th, 2011

    This is one is from Mollie Katzen’s Moosewood Cookbook (1977). Spoilers: The secret ingredient is OJ; the secret procedure requires a blender! Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS • 2 cups dry black beans, soaked • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 2 cups onions, chopped (about 1.5



    Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Southern Cornbread

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

    When I was off gluten for experimental purposes, I was dismayed that I could not eat bread – until I found I could make my own rice flour with a grinder, and substitute it for wheat flour. Hooray!  This was



    Rhubarb Pie

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

    “It doesn’t take much to make rhubarb sing: Some sugar, a bit of flour, and a pat or two of butter. When this lovely double-crust pie emerges from the oven, it’s golden outside and sweet and luscious inside. It’s especially



    Sopa de Tortilla

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

    So here’s my favorite Tortilla Soup. Ingredients 2 diced tomatoes 1/4 in olive oil 1 Onion 2 cloves Garlic 6-7 Jalapenos 2 tbsp cumin 4-6 cups veggie/chicken-ish broth Directions blend all ingredients (except oil & broth) boil oil in pan



    Bredan Recipe (Brendan-Bread)

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

    Here’s how I re-started making bread, maybe around 2005-6. Yes, it’s a bread machine recipe; but for me at that time, the machine made the difference between baking and not. As of the beginning of the year, I’ve converted to



    Kneadless Artisan Bread Recipe

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

    I usually halve this recipe, and it works great. Thanks, Matt! Tools 10-12 quart tub pizza peel baking stone oven thermometer Ingredients (for eight 1-lb loaves) 13 cups unbleached white flour 6 cups water @ 90-100° F 3 tablespoons yeast