Archive for Use Real Butter

with an egg on top

Recipe: sous vide poached eggs The blahs managed to catch up to me this past weekend (rare, but I know it happens to the best of us). If we weren’t going to get outside, we figured we should at least…

food is caring, food is love

Recipe: chia seed drink We patiently waited for the snow and got our exercise with the usual uphill skis and laps around the limited Nordic trails this last week. While we might normally bring Neva with us on these activities,…

another year

Recipe: roasted broccoli Welcome to a new year! I hope you had a good winter holiday. While my own pack passed an uneventful end of 2017 and start of 2018, some of the people in our lives suffered unexpected losses,…

happy merry to you

To those who celebrate it, Merry Christmas! Our Year in Photos is now live at http://jenyu.net/newyear/ The snow is finally falling here in Colorado as we partake in holiday festivities, skiing, and goofing off with Neva. naughty or nice? Peace…

silly things we say and do

Recipe: italian rainbow cookies This was the scene Wednesday night: an assembly line of gift bags, gift boxes, tissue paper, cards, ribbons, cookies, candies, labels, and a checklist scribbled four times over with crossouts, notes, tick marks, and arrows. Maybe…

the sprint marathon

Recipe: roasted potatoes It’s coming down to the wire over here. I have three days to finish (well, start) my holiday baking. You might think that I should have a lot of extra time since there’s very very very little…

the waiting is the hardest part

Recipe: pecan sticky buns Instead of snow, we seem to be getting a lot of dramatic and colorful sunrises and sunsets. To be honest, I’d rather have the snow… or both! I would not say no to powder days and…

the in between

Recipe: shabu shabu (japanese hot pot) I hope all of my friends who celebrate Thanksgiving had a lovely holiday last week. The university combines Fall Break and Thanksgiving to give a week off from classes, which means Jeremy can work…

cheeseboarding

Recipe: build your own cheeseboard My parents did a lot of entertaining when I was growing up. It was something I was vaguely aware of as a little kid. Kris and I would belly flop onto my parents’ bed and…

small victories

Recipe: chocolate almond macarons (sucre cuit method) It looks to be another warm November here in the Colorado Rockies. Sure we have gotten some snow, but mostly we’re getting sun and warm – which are the nemeses of snow. I’ve…

a quarter century

Recipe: roasted chanterelle mushrooms I remember the first Halloween we spent in our Colorado house, I watched with great anxiety as a 3-foot tall Yoda struggle up the driveway in the failing light of day. The ferocious winds whipped his…

and now, chocolate

Recipe: huckleberry pistachio chocolate bar When the weather cools down for the season, we tend to witness strings of amazing sunrises and sunsets. It means I can take Neva for a fetch session and she doesn’t get too hot in…

october daze

Recipe: barbecue rib baked beans October has been a weird month, mostly because I’ve been playing catch up on all of those neglected items on the to do list that keep getting carried over from week to week, month to…

i know a lot of good apples

Recipe: double apple bundt cake When I first began foraging mushrooms several years ago, I got an idea in my head that it would be cool to dry a perfect slice of porcini mushroom to send to my friend, Sumner…

forest bathing

Recipe: grilled matsutake I read about “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku a few years ago and my immediate thought was, “What a great way to describe time in the mountain forests.” If you aren’t familiar with the concept, you might think…