The Letter Z is for: Zingy Mackerel

First of all, a zillion trillion thanks to each and every one of you who took the time read Misk Cooks, and thank you for the opportunity you’ve given me to make such wonderful new friends. It’s my hope that we’ll have many more months of cookery fun together in the future. Thank you! And…

The Letter X is for: X-cellent Danish Æblekage (Danish Apple Cake)

This is the good way to use windfall apples, an excess of breadcrumbs, or leftover stale bread. Æblekage is applesauce spooned between layers of lightly sweetened, crunchy breadcrumbs and then just before serving (at room temperature or chilled) topped with a dollop of crème fraiche or whipped cream. There are several version of Æblekage, and…

The Letter W is for: What’s …

… for lunch! This August Alphabet lark has created a good supply of leftovers to pick through for a quick meal. I made Marcella’s basic tomato sauce the other day for The Letter T, and after using half of it for pasta sauce, I decided to finish it off by turning it into a big…

The Letter V is for: Voracious

I could only be referring to Sedrick, of course. He has the appetite of an army that’s crawled across a continent on its stomach. No. That doesn’t make sense. Well, maybe it does; he devours everything I throw his way. The little darling no sooner demolishes his food when he’s bouncing up and down, burping and…

The Letter U is for: Uniformity

… the uniformity of nature, that is. I’m not much for uniformity in any other form. I’ve never been one to fall in line. Growing up, I not only marched to the beat of a different drum but I usually carried my own drum as well. I think my father secretly admired that trait in…

The Letter T is for: Tick-Tock-Little-Clocks and Red Tomato Sauce

I’m not a pack-rat but I do collect quite a few unusual things: Old Chinese opium weights, miniature clocks, cookery books, Georgian snuff spoons … just to name a few. So when my friend at Zeb Bakes asked to see my miniature clock collection, I decided that now was the time to dust them off,…

The Letters R and S are for: Reviving Sedrick-the-Starter

This might prove a multi-disk adventure. I removed a frozen disk of Sedrick from the freezer this afternoon and thawed him at room temperature. He was alive. He bubbled and frothed. I greeted his awakening with all the gusto one might expect from re-united Masonic Temple members. Secret handshakes and mysterious words encrypted behind blooming…