Friday, August 9, 2013
Tomorrow is somebody's birthday. We're starting the celebration today since he's got the day off. I was going to make this cake tomorrow but I cajoled The Boy (as I call my spouse) into helping me make his surprise birthday cake. Surprise! I haven't made a cake in years. I even had to adapt the recipe for a single layer baked in a spring-form pan, since I got rid of my cake pans several years back. It seems to have baked well, and while it's not the prettiest cake, it's chocolate through-n-through. 'Nough said.
I harvested my first cabbage from the summer garden, a savoy. I love savoys, but they do seem more susceptible to pests than the other smooth varieties. Must be all those lovely nooks-n-crannies in which to crawl about, snuggle-n-snack. But I soaked it in some salted water, removed and cleaned the outer leaves until I got to the untouched layers. When I asked The Boy what he wanted with the first cabbage he replied, "cabbage, pepperoni and potatoes." This is what I call an Italian boiled dinner. Apparently my Nono was the creator of this dish, since no one I've ever encountered has heard of such a thing. I don't make it as much as I once did since good quality (free range/organic source-meats, chemical/GMO free) pepperoni is hard to come by. In any event, it is delicious. Simple, too. Perhaps I'll share my process for making it tomorrow. What do you think?
Posted by rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC at 8/09/2013