The blanket of snow has been missing from Seattle gardens this January. The weather is quite mild and of course there is rain. In the gardens, there are trees with bare branches and occasional seed pods or dry leaves on them, providing food for visiting birds.
Month: January 2016
“Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.” — Lewis Carroll
During my winter break in California, we were fortunate enough to visit Squaw Valley in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of the largest in the U.S. and is famous for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Easy, delicious sponge, not very sweet; fantastic with tea or coffee. One of my favorites. The recipe comes from the Hungarian cookbook Sütemény és torta (Cookies and cakes) by Mari Lajos and Károly Hemző. The sponge could be cut into any shape but I like these little moons.
Donna Hay’s book The Instant Cook provides easy and quick recipes. This chicken recipe is no exception. I slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally and then lengthwise; by this way I can cook the meat very quickly. The lemon and the capers give an unusual, nice twist to this simple dish.