Sunday, February 23, 2020

Steppin' Out Again: Cooking Classes in the Beacon Food Forest

Ever the masochist, I decided to offer another outdoor class at the Beacon Food Forest this spring!


Cooking With Abundance


Want to know what to eat from the Beacon Food Forest, or are you looking to learn how to prepare a few fresh vegetables while hiking? Learn how to prepare three easy seasonal dishes with Cheryl Wheeler, author of Foraging in Seattle, with plants fresh from the BFF! Bring scissors and bags for harvesting, a bowl and spoon for mixing, a small cutting board and knife, 1-2 clean hand towels, a plate and fork, and small containers for leftovers. You may also bring a small camp stove, pot and spatula (if you have them).


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The blind leading the blind


I'll keep it up with more classes at the Northgate Community Center, too--those just haven't been scheduled yet.


Monday, January 27, 2020

Censored: The Leave Me Alone Illustrations They Didn't Want You to See

Yeah so I didn't put illustrations in my latest book, Leave Me Alone, I Just Wanna Bake This. Why? Because it was a very long process and I got burnt out on the drawings. Especially when a couple trustworthy people said the drawings I did draw were pretty stupid. Still, some other people do enjoy a little eye pain, so here are the things I took out of the book while it was in draft form. Prost!



AREPA CAIRN
SIMPLE-NOT-SIMPLE PIE DOUGH COOKIE

ADZUKI ADORATION

BANANA DREAMS

IMAGES UNWIND LIKE THE CIRCLES THAT YOU FIND IN THE BANANA WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND

MULTI-VERSE FRUIT DREAMS

BISCOTTI ISOLATION CHAMBER

I DON'T KNOW

CARRION FLOWER REGRETS

NOTE: DOES NOT RESEMBLE ACTUAL BREAD



ADVANCED BAKING ALTERNATIVE: 
WILD ROLL FORAGING


I DON'T KNOW. A CONCHA.

SUGGESTED COOKIE SERVING STRATEGY

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

SLICES ARE PEOPLE, TOO

DOSA DREAMS

PSYCHEDELIC POTATO PLANK PIZZA PIE PORTAL


PATRIOTIC GODAMBA ROTI


CAREER OPTIONS: KABOCHA AUDITOR


WARNING: MARZIPAN SNAILS ARE TOO CUTE TO EAT


CHOO-CHOO-CHOOSE A PULLMAN


YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT 
BUT IF YOU TRY SOMETIMES, WELL, 
YOU MIGHT FIND YOU GET TIRAMISU



SACRED SANGAK SPIRAL

CALL ME STUBS

UNREQUITED COCONUT LOVE

AÇMA DREAMS

_Leave Me Alone I Just Wanna Bake This Photos

My latest book, Leave Me Alone, I Just Wanna Bake This is such a crock, it doesn't even include photos or illustrations. The good news is I took photos of a number of things when I made them, so if you're familiar with the internet, you may have made your way here as a result of my mention that you could find photos here. Will these wonders ever cease? Well, so, here are some photos of things from the book, not in any particular order. See captions below for (scanty) details. I may add more in the future as I come across photos or make new batches, but no promises.


LEFSE - I MADE THESE IN NORWAY


LEFSE - PHOTO IN UW HUSKY COOKBOOK



TWO OF MANY LARDY PIZZA OPTIONS

BRIOCHE WITH PARCHMENT PAPER LINING


PUFFY FATTY CHAPATI


SWEET-SPICY SAMOSA FILLING


FRIED SWEET-SPICY SAMOSAS


HEAVILY POPPYSEEDED TANGZHONG LOAF


SESAME SEAWEED FOOLISHNESS SLICE


COOKING STRAWBERRY FRUITS


EVEN KITTIES LOVE JAM


THIN SLICE OF C³  


IMPERFECTLY SQUARE C³ - W/ VERMICELLI 


BAKED BAO (SANS SESAME SEEDS)


BAKED BAO W/FRANGIPANE OPTION


PAN DE MUERTO 


CHOCOLATE PIGS (VARIED BMI)



MEGA EMPANADAS 



SWEET POTATO POPPY SEED BERCHES



SCRAPPY LOOKING RAVA DOSA



ROTI JALA IN PROGRESS



HAZELNUT-CHOCOLATE-JAM HALF MOONS



CRUNCHY Qs



PARATHA IN PROGRESS



MORE FATTY CHAPATTIS



MY OWN "GREEK" BREAD



HAZELNUT RICOTTA PANCAKES (W/HUCKLEBERRIES)



FRUITY TAMALES BEFORE STEAMING



TANGZHONG LOAF & DOUGH PIMPLE!



EXPERIMENTAL PIDE (ignore weird brick)



ITALIAN FLAX BAGUETTE SURPRISE



SOME PARATHA (MAYBE THE DATE ONE?)



EMERGENCY MASA HARINA POUND CAKE



LACY MASA SNACK DISCS IN DUDE SHAPES



STUFFING SOME POTATO NAAN


FINISHED POTATO NAAN WITH NIGELLA



SOME OBNOXIOUS MUFFIN VARIANTS



APPROXIMATELY AÇMA WITH SESAME



SIMPLE DEEP FRIED EGG BISCUIT 



RICH WHOLE WHEAT CREPES (with serious jam)



SUGARED FLAX-CHERRY-ALMOND ROLLS



SICILIAN HALF MOONS (BAKED PASTA VERSION)



CINNAMON AND VANILLA CONCHAS



PISTACHIO MARZIPAN



COMPARING SHEERMAL WITH BOOK PHOTO


TEEN USE OF SHEERMAL: PB&J



WARQA BEFORE MAKING INTO BRIK



GREENS-FILLED WARQA (NOW IT'S BRIK)



VIRTUOUS AB&J SNAIL (SESAME OPTION)



TRAMVAI DRISTRUTTO IN UTERO



LAO CHILI OIL (SAVORY TOPPING)



MIDDLE EASTERN BREAD



"JUST THE KABOCHA SQUASH, MA'AM" 



REAL DOSAS (IN PROGRESS)

SO FRIKKIN FRUITY FROTTAGE DUDDING



NOT FOR COCONUT HATERS


(LUSTER DUST) CHOCOLATE LEAF 


FIVE SPICE CHERRY CLAFOUTIS


RAISIN-PISTACHIO BISCOTTI


CANDIED FLOWERS


SERIOUSLY, CRICKET POWDER