All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. ~John Gunther

Sunday, February 28, 2010

norwegian waffles and hot lemonade

Recently the residents of 48 hosted a clothing swap. we had to feed the people, so we made hot lemonade and norwegian waffles.

we've made hot lemonade once before. It's easy, and it's a good combo of refreshing and comfortingly warm in the winter. It can be spiked, but best to do it individually (as always, I recommend whiskey.)

recipe? lemon juice, water, sugar. heat. Slices lemons to garnish. adjust everything to taste.

I use bottled lemon juice from the fish section - easier than squeezing 10 million lemons and then the lemon slices are prettier and not deformed.

Norwegian waffles are made on a special waffle iron that produces a circle of heart-shaped waffles. They are designed and blessed to use up all leftover dairy products in your fridge, and they have cardamom in them.

special waffle iron that I got for xmas from my mom, (thanks mom!)

Batter. here's the thing, you can really put anything in it. This one had:
3 eggs, 1.5 cups flour, pinch of salt, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon cardamom, and 1 cup of sour cream. But later I made one with yogurt instead of sour cream and half and half instead of milk. It's just whatever.

then butter the waffle iron, pour, and eat! delicious. good plain, with butter, with jam, or with applesauce. But definitely best hot and fresh. The batter keeps a day or two in the fridge.

beef stew: local edition

So, I've made beef stew on the blog before - but this time I got local meat and vegetables from the winter farmer's market. The beef was grass fed from Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA. delicious.

Here's the pictures....

Monday, February 8, 2010

Returning and Comments

Hello, ducklings.

First item of business is that I intend to post again. Go easy on me. I'm rusty.

Second is that I have changed the comments settings for our blog. We have been getting these oh-so-lovely spams about China and Viagra and 20 ways a person can make money real quick. I don't want to read that. I don't want you to have to read that. Lord knows, I don't read Sarah Elisabeth's fish recipes and think, "But what about Russia?"

So going forward, us Leisurely Breakfast kids will be reviewing all comments before they get posted. If you're not a robot, you should have no problem getting your comments through to us. And if you are some kind of Big Brother blog monster, well...we're watching you back.