Author Archives: amrys

Jane’s Nutty Granola

This has become my daily breakfast with a banana and yogurt.  It’s what I call the perfect granola. Jane’s Nutty Granola 2 1/2 c. rolled oats 2/3 c. hazelnuts 2/3 c. almonds 2/3 c. pecans 1/4 c. wheat germ or … Continue reading

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Braised Pork Chops with Apples

I came to this recipe after acquiring some particularly thick, bone-in pork chops that didn’t fry up well.  My search brought me to the Joy of Cooking (always a go-to when it comes to staples), and resulted in one of … Continue reading

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Sorrel Soup

This past weekend, I had a great springtime haul from the farmer’s market, and I’ve been nibbling my way through it ever since. The first thing I made was strawberry shortcake with the amazing fresh strawberries (the supermarket can never … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake

One of the best things about the arrival of late spring/early summer is the appearance of strawberries in season. Since I’m in D.C. this year, what I customarily think of as a June treat is a phenomenon of mid-May. I … Continue reading

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Almond Bars

This recipe comes from one of mom’s colleagues, and produces great results. The bars are quick, easy, and delicious with a cup of tea. If done right, you’ll swear they’re made of marzipan. The key is not to overcook them: … Continue reading

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Croissant French Toast

This past weekend, I made a Sunday breakfast dish for myself, one I had previously only had in restaurants: croissant french toast. I had one large, slightly stale croissant, eggs, milk, and all the rest, and it seemed a good … Continue reading

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Oven Pancake Revival

Feeling in a bit of a breakfast rut of late, I have revived my practice of making oven pancakes. I have written about oven pancakes elsewhere, but wanted to revisit them here, with some pictures that have not gone the … Continue reading

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