The kitchen knows
Sunday January 15th 2012, 11:28 pm
Filed under: Family,Food

Granny Smith apple crisp. Fresh-squeezed lemons from the tree with orange juice (to make up the shortfall) sponge cake: Betty Crocker circa 1952, substituting the juice for the boiling milk, adding zest from the lemons and using almond oil, no butter for Michelle…

There was a baking binge tonight, topped off with Michelle’s addition of raspberry almond bars after I got done with the oven. Sweet baked with sour, sugar with tang. Thirteen by nine three times over, with some of those cookies to be delivered to her friends.

Someone we love is leaving tomorrow, can you tell? Here. Eggs, oats, ground almonds, fruit, flour–food to nourish and see her off with. And for her to show up with.

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Yum. Comfort food! Well… easier to transport and share than mac ‘n cheese or mashed potatoes. Hem.

Comment by Channon 01.16.12 @ 7:37 am

Oh, sounds good. Oops, the FH is calling. Now, and for the next two weeks to get as organized as possible.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 01.16.12 @ 9:24 am

I can almost smell it from here — yummy

Comment by Bev 01.16.12 @ 10:45 am

Beats airline food!

Comment by Don Meyer 01.16.12 @ 11:17 am

Tis sweet – and especially so since you are mindful enough to exclude butter with the intended recipient in mind.

‘Thirteen by nine three times over’ – that phrase puts a smile to my face each time I re-read it.

Comment by Molly 01.16.12 @ 11:32 am

Yummy! Love from the kitchen is like the ripples from a pebble tossed on water. Just keeps going. Hugs that taste good. Safe journey, Michelle!

Comment by DebbieR 01.16.12 @ 4:08 pm

This made me smile and remember all the goodies I sent back with middle child to share with her college friends. Made me feel better at the parting, and gave her a reason to go find her friends and not be lonely. 🙂

Comment by kmom 01.16.12 @ 5:36 pm

The only way this could be yummier would be with a good Minnesota Honeycrisp apple crisp. 😉

Comment by twinsetellen 01.16.12 @ 7:46 pm

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