Note: this was from early last week, but the Instagram plugin I was using stopped working, so there’s a small backlog of… 2 posts. Enjoy!
Um, there’s getting to be a Zucchini Situation. Gotta stay on top of that!
Recipe here: https://bakerbynature.com/zucchini-cheddar-scones/
My recommendation? Top notch cheese. I think I’m going to make these again (once I finish what I have), then modify the recipe to be jalapeno popper-flavored. Because when I have a cheese scone in front of me with green flecks (or, in this case, yellow/green flecks), I just want it to be jalapenos. So, keep the zucchini, but add in some jalapenos and maybe some chopped/crumbled bacon. Because who doesn’t love bacon. That’s not to say I don’t recommend the original recipe just as it is – I do. It just turns out that I want my cheddar scones to be… different.
Note, this was my first time making scones from scratch. I’m a big fan of scone mixes, where I can buy them on clearance after the holidays, make up the dough, shape them onto cookie sheets and then freeze so I can make up just a few at a time. This was my first time not using a mix, and I felt quite proud of myself for having gotten it right and everything turning out as it should. Like, ridiculously pleased with myself.
Blanching the broccoli has resulted in a gradual yellowing of the broccoli, which is slightly unappetizing. The dressing is not as flavorful as I would have liked – perhaps I needed more garlic, or more mustard? But I also forgot the toasted almonds the first day, so hopefully that will help. Added a handful of fresh parsley (also from the garden) and some shallot leftover from Monday night’s dinner. Overall I think it’s a good recipe, even if it does need a bit more to fully satisfy. If today’s attempts are unsuccessful, tomorrow I’m adding an avocado. That never fails to please.
Galway! Not much time here, but lovely. Not pictured: rabbit pie and the lovely Aran Islands sweater that’s my best souvenir (it was so hard to choose between all the lovely colors, styles, and those very lovely cables).
Edinburgh! Castle, hiking, shopping, gardens, coffee…. highly recommended.
The rest of our London experiences.
Natural History Museum. Some great exhibits, but the building itself is amazing! Look beyond the skeletons to see some truly beautiful architecture.