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Flour Girl
Silicon Valley
HR person turned baker
Interests: Travel, reading, knitting, crochet, cats and cooking/baking.
Recent Activity
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FG has always been a fan of savory over sweet, especially for breakfast. No surprise that the recipe for Sausage and Cheddar Muffins in a recent Food and Wine magazine e-mail newsletter caught her eye. Can't figure out why that newsletter still shows up since FG discontinued her F&W subscription... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at Flour Girl
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In FG's last post a very l-o-n-g almost five months ago FG exclaimed how fortunate it was that Mom hadn't fallen and broken a hip. Back to where we left off. Mom got discharged from White Blossom Care Center - prematurely we thought. But, hey, Medicare knows best for Alzheimer's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at Flour Girl
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Some of FG's loyal readers may be wondering why she hasn't posted since September 6. Lots going on in FG's life outside of the kitchen! Since September 15, there have been constant visits to the hospital and then the rehab center because on September 15 Mom fell. In her home... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Crackers don't come in barrels! They come in bags and boxes so what the heck does the term cracker barrel wisdom really mean? Wikipedia doesn't seem to know so darned if FG knows. Maybe good old homespun wisdom? Whatever! There was quite a bit of information on Wikipedia, though, about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2015 at Flour Girl
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FG had a blissful day - in the kitchen and writing long overdue blog posts. Today she made unconventional Kaiser rolls - hand knotted (as opposed to using a Kaiser roll stamp) with herbs added. Most Kaiser rolls are merely adorned with poppy seeds (FG used poppy, sesame and flax... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Who'd have though that a cattle rancher's (and what a hunk he is!) wife from the middle of nowhere in Oklahoma (Pawhuska to be exact. Where? Outside of Bartlesville - huh? - and kinda, sorta near Tulsa - still in the middle of nowhere if you ask FG! For you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Avocado. On pasta? NEVER! Just. Plain. WRONG! That skinny (size 2) little Giada DeLaurentis puts it on pasta - linguine to be exact - and it is DELICIOUS! She probably doesn't eat it though! How could she and remain a size 2? Take just one itty, bitty bite of this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Flour Girl
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If you read low cal cooking magazines, you'll see that as far as meats go, pork tenderloin is featured almost as often as chicken because it's low in cost and fat! Good value for the money and the waistline. FG was searching for something different and quick to make recently... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Ha! Ha! FG had you going there didn't she? Betcha you were thinking FG was critiquing a cop show or going porno on you! Nah! FG is way too food centric (not to mention modest) for that! Hate to disappoint you dear readers, but FG is talking about the trio... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Whenever FG and Beloved go to Floaty Boaty, Beloved likes to mosey into to town to work out. What? Is he NUTS? Work out on vacation?????? FG usually accompanies Beloved but heaven forbid, not to work out. FG's idea of a vacation is to skip the workout! Instead, she high... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Flour Girl
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For years now, Ms. M & M and FG have gone everywhere together! At least everywhere FG takes her purse because Ms. M & M is the charm on one of FG's keychains. (Well there was that day when FG, long before she was FG, left them on top of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Each summer after her tomatoes have begun to ripen, FG makes herself a killer B.L.T. The year, FG was in an experimental mood and in a rare flash of actually recalling what she learned on the Food Network/Cooking Channel and with the help of a prompt from Sis, she tried... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Savory or sweet? Well, ok. Sweet it is! Chapter One - Decide on pie filling. This time it was to be olalliberries fresh picked by FG and Sis at Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville! Usually FG does boysenberry, but the crop was small this year so picking by other than berry... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Savory or sweet? Well, ok. Sweet it is! Chapter One - Decide on pie filling. This time it was to be olalliberries fresh picked by FG and Sis at Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville! Usually FG does boysenberry, but the crop was small this year so picking by other than berry... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Flour Girl
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FG has long been a fan of the alligator pear more commonly known as the avocado. Lately she's been having them for breakfast on toast and what a treat! Avocado toast is all the rage in Los Angeles eateries - but they charge $5 an order if you can believe... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Every time FG sees a jar of gourmet jam or preserves or whatever, (like the kind marketed by Blue Chair Jam for mega bucks per jar) she laughs a little. There's no reason why jam or preserves or whatever should cost mega bucks per jar because delicious jams and preserves... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Flour Girl
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You know who Garth Books is, don't you dear readers. He's the mega country star (remember Friends in Low Places? Yeah, that Garth Brooks!) who is finally married to the love of his life Trisha Yearwood, mega country star in her own right! Trisha is multi talented because, in addition... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Flour Girl
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FG is recipe addict if there is such a thing. She's constantly clipping and saving recipes from magazines, television, newspapers on and on. To date there are 9, count 'em, 9 recipe card files stashed in various parts of the Chez FG kitchen. This recipe habit of hers is not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Flour Girl
Based on the blogpost tile above, if one applies the reasonable person standard, one would conclude that this post is about hair coloring. Wasn't "From Drab to Fab" a commercial tag line for Clairol products for awhile many moons ago? BUT, FG, this blog is about cooking isn't it? And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Flour Girl
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But in a good way . . . in the kitchen. Oh really, FG. Tell us more. What is the biggest drawback to cooking fish at home? THE SMELL! Yuk! And it lingers forever! Recently FG's Sis turned her on to a recipe that is low in calories, easy to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Flour Girl
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The above headline is what happens when FG utilizes her poetic license. Actually for you purists out there the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk really said: "Fee, fi, fo, fum I smell the blood of an Englishman Be he live or be he dead I'll grind his bones to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Flour Girl
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It's ok to keep reading. In spite of the above headline's purient overtone, FG is really talking about food - not ladies of the night (but then again they probably aren't cheap). Every once in awhile, FG has the time to sit down and watch her favorite cooking shows on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Apparently there's great debate in jolly olde England regarding the details of the origin of the sandwich. Some say that John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich was too consumed by gambling to leave the tables for a meal so he ordered one of his staff to bring him some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Flour Girl
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First there was the Cronut - a cross between and croissant and a doughnut. Then Giada DeLaurentis comes up with a doughnut made out of pizza dough. What will they think of next? Ok, FG will admit her culinary curiosity was piqued. Plus she had't used the deep fryer for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Flour Girl
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Found: Quietly resting on a shelf after a long journey from Italy at World Market (Market Center, Coleman Ave., San Jose) in the imported foods section. Answers to the name Bucatini (a.k.a. as it turns out, perciatelli). Description: Light in color, abut 10 1/4" long and 3/8" wide. Imported from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Flour Girl