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sally harmon
Coming up with recipes using WIC ingredients
Interests: Mary Blair,dotted lines,chocolate,Claudia Fleming,short stories,dahlias, Nancy Silverton,The New Yorker,Vonnegut,Tom Dixon,tomatoes,kimono fabric,indigo,macarons,kelly green,RJD2,Anthropologie,gingham,Marimekko,caramel
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Walnut Craisin Bread Walnut Dried- Cranberry Bread This recipe is kind of involved. It involves not only a sourdough starter but a sponge that is made the day ahead. Day 1: The Sponge Combine (in mixer bowl): 1 package yeast 2/3 cup water 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at boristhumbkin
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Pickled Chinese Mustard Greens Pickled Chinese Mustard Greens WIC items are in bold Bring 1 and 2/3 cup water just to a boil. Add: 1 and 1/2 T. salt (not iodized) 3 T. cider vinegar 3 T. sugar 1/4 t. mustardseeds Heat just until salt & sugar are dissolved. Remove... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at boristhumbkin
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In my world,"cannelloni" is a baked dish made with large tubular pasta. "Manicotti" is a baked dish made with "crespelle", or crepes. Manicotti made with buckwheat crespelle Manicotti WIC items are in bold. Crepes: Combine in a blender: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup buckwheat flour 1/4 t. baking soda... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at boristhumbkin
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Curried Black-Eyed-Pea Soup With Apple Curried Black-Eyed-Pea Soup WIC items are in bold Saute: 1 chopped onion 1 clove garlic,minced 1 carrot,chopped 1 sweet potato,diced 1/4 t. each: black pepper,turmeric,coriander,cumin,paprika,salt,cayenne 1 rib celery,chopped 1 inch fresh ginger,grated 1 t. curry powder When sweet potato is softened add: 3 cups chicken... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at boristhumbkin
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Chile Rellenos WIC items are in bold. This project takes several days. Braised Boston Butt First: Dehydrate an onion and a head of garlic at 135 degrees for at least 24 hours. Pulverize. Then: Combine half of the onion powder,half of the garlic powder,1 T. smoked paprika.1 t. cumin &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at boristhumbkin
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Lentil Salad with Pickled Red Onions Lentil Salad with Sweet Potato & Pickled Red Onions (WIC items are in bold) First: Slice 1 red onion thinly. Combine 1/4 cup cider vinegar ,2 T. sugar, & 1/4 t. salt. Pour over the onion. Cool. Set aside. Then: Blanch 1 julienned sweet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at boristhumbkin
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Banana Ricotta Muffins WIC items are in bold Line a 12-muffin tin with paper liners. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together: 1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. baking powder 1 t. baking soda 1/4 t. salt Set aside. Mix:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at boristhumbkin
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The cookies we gave as gifts this year Every year I bake 7 to 12 kinds of cookies for Christmas. Most are my own recipes. Here are 7 from this year: Note: these recipes yield a lot (i.e. enough for a party or packing in tins.) For regular old around-the-house... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at boristhumbkin
<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11357139/?claim=e597vrc9zjv">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Bloglovin won't let me follow myself if I don't do this? Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Banana Bread Banana Bread WIC items are in bold. Yields 3 9-inch loafs. Sift together: 2 cups self-rising flour 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 t. cinnamon 1 and 1/2 t. baking soda 3/4 t. salt Form a well in the middle. Set aside. Combine: 6 beaten eggs 2 and 1/2... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Stencil Experiment Torso I wasted a lot of time with this torso. I don't think much of it but I did learn a lot. I've been continuing to take botanical illustration classes. Here are some examples from Composition,Field Sketching,& Colored Pencil: I've been continuing to desgin Spoonflower fabrics. I now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Chicken & Waffles For some people "chicken & waffles" means waffles with fried chicken,perhaps drizzled with honey. Although I love this,when I cook "chicken& waffles" I make creamed chicken served over a waffle. WIC items are in bold. Chicken: Warm : 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup milk Keep warm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Clover (2x size) Lately I've been taking classes at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens towards a botanical illustration certificate. So far I've taken botany,summer flora,drawing,field-sketching,& colored pencil. In November I'll take composition. The clover above & the river oats below are from the introductory drawing class: River Oats I realize... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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For years, I thought I didn't like chocolate milk. I wondered why..I mean, I like milk; I like chocolate...so why didn't I like chocolate milk? The commercially available stuff that they offer in elementary schools remains slimy,warm & gag-inducing. So what's the problem? Gellan. It's added to chocolate milk to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Quiches are ideal for using WIC food ( or perhaps I should say WIC food is ideal for making quiches) ---milk+egg+cheese+vegetables. In the past couple of weeks I've made 4 very different kinds: Spinach quiche with an oat crust WIC items are in bold Spinach Quiche with an Oat Crust... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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You can see how tiny the top pancake is by looking at the pat of butter! Sweet Potato Pancakes WIC items are in bold. Sift together: 1 and 1/4 cups self-rising flour 1/4 t. cinnamon 1/4 c. self-rising cornmeal 1 T. sugar Set aside. Combine: 1 sweet potato,fully cooked ,peeled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Set design for A Midsummer Night's Dream This is my entry for the Spoonflower contest in a few weeks. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Systems of the Male Frog This is my entry in this week's Spoonflower contest. After the contest is over,I'll enlarge the design & (maybe) lose 3 of the 9 frogs ( endocrine,respiratory,and urogenital?). Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Grilled Vegetable Tostadas This was a 2-day project for me. I did most of the prep a day ahead,& was able to concentrate on building a fire &c. for lunch the next day. WIC items are in bold: 1.) The schmear ( you know, that Mexican term "schmear"): Just coat... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Recently Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman had a joint contest called Fabric8 with the theme "geek chic",whatever that means. I decided to do something science-y. I'm actually not thrilled with how my final carbon cycle looks. I think it's a little busy: The Carbon Cycle However,as is often the case,I do... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Our Shade Garden The shade garden,the vegetable garden,the herb garden, the flower bed,& the hydrangeas are all coming along nicely. Of course,you just turn around & look northwest & this is what you see: This will be a 5-story Hampton Inn & a 6-story parking deck When my in-laws downsized,we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Sweet potato-lentil stew WIC items are in bold. Heat 1 T. olive oil. Sweat 1 diced onion 6 minutes. Add: 2 minced cloves garlic 1 inch fresh ginger,peeled & grated 1 jalapeno,de-seede & minced 1/4 t. each: turmeric,cumin,cayenne,black pepper 1 t. coriander Cook 1 minute. Add: 2 sweet potatoes,peeled &... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Red Herrings,Etc. I've entered a few Spoonflower contests lately. The one above was for a "Murder Mystery Toile du Jouy". It came in eleventh. I like the peeping Tom. Maybe he gets his own fabric ('cuz y'know there's a big call for peeping Tom fabric.) Shrovetide Line-Up The one above... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at boristhumbkin
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Green Cabbage-White Bean Slaw + Fish This is more of a template than it is a recipe... WIC items are in bold. Cabbage-Bean Slaw Combine: 1/2 of a head of cabbage,sliced thin ( I used green cabbage but any color or type would work) 1 can of beans,drained and rinsed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at boristhumbkin