In the winter I found a recipe for savory scones that called for scallions. I thought they looked like something between a green onion and a leek. I went to the store and was unable to see anything that looked like that. When it got time to start going to the Port Perry Farmer's Market I asked in the store for scallions. Well, scallions do not look anything like a leek or a green onion. They are more like a garlic. I now know what to look for, so I will be bringing scallion and black sesame seed scones to the market.
I was right scallions are green onions. The picture about is of shallots. The scones still tasted great but I think they are better with scallions
I have been selling my Southern Iced Tea at the Port Perry Farmer's Market. It has been previously contained in a large thermos, but the other day I saw a similar container at the Queen Beans. I thought a container like that would look much better beside my cute coffee urn. Well , just my luck, I was at the Kitchen Plus store in Whitby the other day and they had a whole assortment of glass dispensers on sale. Had to get one!
I am often asked what make my Iced Tea Southern. The recipe comes from a recipe card that was taped to the range hood in my Uncle from Mississippi's kitchen. My Aunt must have left is for him before she passed away. You cannot get much more southern than Mississippi.
These are supposed to be the same cookie. Guess what happened this time.
I was once again doubling a recipe. I had what I thought were two 1/2 cup portions of butter in the fridge. I tossed them in the mixer and continued on with the recipe. When I was finished I thought they looked a little darker than usual, and the dough was a bit stiffer.
No red flags until I baked them, so this recipe calls for two trays that you flip half way through baking. For some reason the cookies on the bottom pan were burnt, and they were also way smaller and darker than usual.
So I started thinking what could I have possibly done to get this result. Then I remembered that I had just grabbed the butter and not done a check to see that they were actually 1/2 cup each. My guess is that one or both were just under.
I will be selling coffee at the Port Perry Farmer's Market this year. I was in the store a few weeks ago and saw this Farmer's Blend Coffee. I remember watching Dragon's Den a few years ago when the people from Balzac's were on, I have also been to their shop in the Distillery District. I thought it would be very appropriate to serve Farmers' Blend at the Farmer's Market.
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