The Simple Spatula

Month: February, 2011

A picture and a song.

I have about 412 (probably more like 12) recipes that I just don’t feel like sharing right now but when I took a look at my sad, neglected blog this morning I realized it’s been 10 days since I’ve posted anything. Still, I don’t feel like writing right now so instead, here’s a picture and [...]

Here we go again.

Limoncello, round two. Maybe I’ll make a yearly tradition out of it. I used Meyer lemons this time, which is appropriate given my current obsession with all things meyer lemon. Disregard the fact that real limoncello is made with Eureka lemons and certainly not Meyer lemons since we don’t even actually know what they are. [...]

Meyer Lemon Curd

I can’t stop making lemon curd. And eating it on everything. Recipe

A day at the farm.

A day at the Duck Farm.

If you have any questions, call Marge.

Like most 20-somethings, I was sitting around one Friday night discussing cake pans with my friend Kait. The Kitchen-Aid was kneading pizza dough for the next day, I’m pretty sure something was in the oven and we were sipping ice water out of wine glasses. We’re real party animals I tell you. So cake pans. [...]

Oh, the elusive meyer lemon.

There are very few foods that still can’t be found out of season. Sure peaches aren’t very good in the winter and maybe not as easy to come by as they are in July, but you can still find them. Meyer lemons (and prune plums) just flat-out don’t exist outside of each of their 3-4 [...]

Baby steps, alright?

Hey remember last year when I told you about my homemade limoncello? I made it in February, let it soak until early May and promptly forgot to ever mention it again. I didn’t forget about the actual limoncello though. In May I strained it, added sugar and let it sit again for another week. After [...]

Eggs on toast.

Because, sometimes everyone needs some eggs on toast. I like mine poached.

Beer-Braised Bratwurst

This isn’t health food. Just sayin’. Beer-Braised Bratwurst with Pickled Mustard Seeds This is prefect served as an appetizer before the big superbowl game or anytime really. I would love to give you the recipe for the mustard that goes with it but I can’t since I am now making it to be sold by [...]

Nothing more, nothing less.

I was having dinner with some friends last tuesday night and, as I took a bite of my roasted beet and goat cheese salad, I realized I’ve never cooked a beet. In fact, a beet has never entered my kitchen in any form other than pickled. I realized I’ve never purchased a beet in any [...]