Picking a foxglove would offend fairies, it was said in folklore to children, likely to protect them. Yes, these beauties are poisonous. The entire plant.
These waffles are a variation on the popular American breakfast food. The recipe comes from the cookbook A modern way to eat by Anna Jones. I got very excited about this recipe because instead of the usual all-purpose flour the main ingredient here is ground oats; I rushed to try it.
When there is an urge to eat chips as an easy snack, let’s forget about the tempting potato- or corn chips, and try a healthier version: crispy kale chips. They are unbelievably easy to make at home and they taste great.
There are so many pretty flowers in May in Seattle! It makes May one of the most beautiful months of the year here, especially this year, when the temperatures are high on many days, and it feels more like Summer than Spring.
You all graduated from high school this Friday, only two days ago! I miss you already! Seventy of you – all seniors – whom I taught this school year in my two AP Calculus AB and two Calculus classes. (In addition, those of you who were also in my AP Calculus and Precalculus classes as juniors last year.)
For a quick and easy bake, I consulted my trusted Making Fresh Bread cookbook. The main stars in this recipe are apples and dried apricots. You can bake this delicious bread at any time of the year. Give it a try!
“I am inclined to believe that one of origins of mathematics is man’s playful nature, and for this reason mathematics is not only a Science, but to at least the same extent also an Art.” — Rózsa Péter
This granola is very simple and versatile. Use honey instead of maple syrup, use different combinations of dried fruits and nuts, and if you want a little more sweetness, add some chocolate chips.
Look whom I met today around Green Lake! Some were standing on the shore, others were sitting on benches, and there was one who was already defeated.
Ready in 20-25 minutes. This risotto is not creamy, not made from rice, not full of cheese, but “it’s got the warming, hearty, nurturing feeling that I love in a risotto,” says Anna Jones in the introduction of this recipe in her great cookbook A Modern Way to Cook.
This morning, walking around the lake meant walking in the snow. Winter walks in Seattle usually don’t involve snow – rain mainly, or chilly, dry conditions. But lots of show fell during the night, and I wanted to see the local winter wonderland as soon as possible.