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Month: November 2010

Garlic Pull-Apart Rolls

Garlic Pull-Apart Rolls

These rolls are baked in a Bundt pan (or any other round ring you have) and are best served warm.  Just in time for Thanksgiving. 4 1/2 tsp yeast 2 cups very hot water 5-7 cups flour, as needed (I suggest half whole wheat and […]

A Short Restaurant Review and a Little Ditty on Bad Service

A Short Restaurant Review and a Little Ditty on Bad Service

My mom, my sister, and I have a little tradition: once a year we have dinner out together at a fine restaurant during First Bite Boulder week.  (www.firstbiteboulder.com)  Each year we choose somewhere we haven’t been together, that has a good reputation, and where the […]

Tropical Banana Bread

Tropical Banana Bread

If you’ve got bananas hanging around make some banana bread.  If you’ve also got coconut and limes, make this banana bread.  It is delicious and there is nothing like a fresh baked sweet bread on a cold snowy day.

Tropical Banana Bread

  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas
  • juice and zest of 1 large or 2 small limes
  • 2 cups flour (you can use half whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • granulated sugar for sprinkling

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream the butter and sugar together.  Beat in the eggs.  Mash the bananas and beat them in with the lime juice and half the zest.  Stir in the dry ingredients.  Put dough in a greased bread pan, sprinkle with 1-2 Tbs of sugar mixed with remaining zest.  Bake until knife comes out clean, 45-60 minutes.

Frittata with Gruyere and Almonds

Frittata with Gruyere and Almonds

Ok, it’s been a while since I wrote anything here as I am trying to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month.  It’s going ok, the story and the protagonist are still appealing to me so I keep writing.  In the story one of […]