Baking

Lamb, Pea and Mint Hand Pies

Lamb, Pea and Mint Hand Pies

A handful of years ago I had a pie like this at a farmer’s market in Eugene, I’m finally getting around to making my own version of it. I used a classic pie dough recipe for the crust but threw in an egg so they […]

Lemon Focaccia with Manchego

Lemon Focaccia with Manchego

52 weeks of baking – Citrus I love me some good crispy focaccia. Focaccia is the bread that inspired me to ask the cook on Bounty to teach me how to make bread. She was kneading it in a large bowl, one had covered in […]

Strawberry Mint Scones

Strawberry Mint Scones

I enjoy putting flavors together that are just outside of being normal, something somewhat familiar but not often put together. The first time I made strawberry mint scones I was really impressed with how perfectly the strawberries and mint complimented each other. The scone dough […]

Chili and Cilantro Bread

Chili and Cilantro Bread

52 weeks of baking – Leavened Breads I’m very grateful that I’m not one of those people who thinks cilantro taste like soap. I love it so much that I eat it by the handful when it’s over growing in the garden. For me I […]

Sandwich Rolls

Sandwich Rolls

Making bagged lunches for a huge group is a pain, what do you make that’s easy to assemble and will last a few hours in a backpack? On Class Afloat every time we stopped in port the students had a port program to attend, a […]

Dampfnudel

Dampfnudel

52 weeks of baking – Great British Bake Off I love the Great British Bake Off. Who doesn’t?! Amazing bakes, a few disasters, a bit of comedy and best of all so many new ideas of things I didn’t know existed. One of the most […]

Mallorcas

Mallorcas

52 weeks of baking – Sweet & Savory I always seek out authentic food when I travel, I have a taste for the real thing, I want to eat what the locals eat and sometimes that means waking up early before the rest of the […]

Pork and Pickle Pies

Pork and Pickle Pies

Happy Pi Day! In high school the math club would give out free slices of apple pie to anyone who could recite pi to the 5th decimal place on pi day, March 14th, 3/14. Towards the end when they were running low on slices they’d […]

Potato Farls

Potato Farls

52 weeks of baking – Irish I love unique museums; I seek them out every where I go. The surgical history museum in Chicago, cat art in Amsterdam, shoe museum in Toronto and the butter museum in Cork, Ireland. Who knew there was enough information […]

Baguette

Baguette

52 weeks of baking – 5 ingredients or less On Bounty every watch had a chore to do, most of it was dishes, galley clean up, sweeping and mopping floors and cleaning the heads (toilets). The best chore of all was on the midnight to […]