Breakfast from about 2 weeks ago:
Crepes with plums, blueberries, (spiced with a bit of nutmeg) and maple syrup. The crème fraîche on top is homemade really wonderful. I cut up the plums and added the spices along with the blueberries — heating it in a saucepan with the maple syrup until it was cooked through. I made a stack of these crepes on a weekend, kept them in the fridge, and ate them during the week. I shared, but not much.
I have been thinking more about the whole homemade yogurt-sour cream-buttermilk-crème fraîche thing and although I love the idea of all of it, I think in reality the homemade yogurt and buttermilk will only be the constant around here. With the homemade buttermilk I then can make most of the other items (sour cream, crème fraîche, etc) if I feel crazy, and I really don't eat that much rich dairy, or try not to. Strained yogurt, nice and thick, is as tasty as sour cream to me, and more versatile, too. Recipes to come soon, but if you are super curious to try this, the Google machine will get you recipes/directions immediately.
I am going to pick up a cookbook about baking with agave nectar today from the library, I am very curious. So far I've only used it as a topping not as a baking ingredient. Update: I now have said book and I am tempted to try something daring-- going the entire holiday season of baking with no refined sugar. There will be some trial and error, but I think if I use the agave with the right kinds of desserts, it will be seamless (she said while her yearly holiday cookie recipients gasped in horror.)
And our house is officially on the market. I am so relieved. Even if it doesn't sell soon, and I sure hope it does, I never thought we could get it together to do this. On the downside of things, along with the stress of the last 2 weeks, I am 99% sure I broke my toe. It was a stair episode. It's so blackish blue now, and unlike the previously mentioned wart, it's something I really should take a photo of. Some might suggest using this toe injury as a reason for me to slow down, no? Sometimes I think I should write all my blog posts as if English is my second language. As weird affectations go, it's one of my faves.