Very Good Recipes of Almond from Out of the Ordinary

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Toasted almond shortbread cake Toasted almond shortbread cake By Out of the Ordinary 04/11/14 22:26 There’s a crow in my backyard making the strangest noises: throaty, urgent, with just an edge of rudeness. They’ve been all around my house all day, these crows, calling to each other, calling to me, trying to tell me something. … Continue reading →
Salty caramel almond, hazelnut, chocolate chip blondies Salty caramel almond, hazelnut, chocolate chip blondies By Out of the Ordinary 03/24/14 16:59 We’re experimenting with a “screen-free Sunday.” No TV, no computer, no video games. I’d imagined it would be something like the scene from the Simpsons: all the children of Springfield stop watching television and they all venture outside into the … Continue...
Crepes with chard, olives and tarragon-almond “ricotta” Crepes with chard, olives and tarragon-almond “ricotta” By Out of the Ordinary 03/06/14 22:32 Apparently it’s National Book Day! In keeping with the situation, we’re going to have another installment of our award-winning series, Minor Characters from Major Works of Literature. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Pierre Bezukhov. Needless to say,...
Semolina dumpling ring with roasted butternut, butter beans and spinach-almond-asparagus pesto Semolina dumpling ring with roasted butternut, butter beans and spinach-almond-asparagus pesto By Out of the Ordinary 02/27/14 20:45 “I doe now publish my Essayes; which, of all my other works, have been most Currant: For that, as it seems, they come home, to Mens Businesse, and Bosomes.” This is how Francis Bacon prefaces The Essays: or Counsels, Civil … Continue reading →
Pistachio, almond and tarragon “mayonnaise” Pistachio, almond and tarragon “mayonnaise” By Out of the Ordinary 02/12/14 22:59 We have another storm predicted for tonight, with the snowing and the blowing and the icy raining and the cries of near impossible travel conditions! and temperatures well below zero! I suspect they make it sound more dire than it … Continue reading →
Hazelnut blackberry pear tart and almond strawberry tart (with chocolate, of course!) Hazelnut blackberry pear tart and almond strawberry tart (with chocolate, of course!) By Out of the Ordinary 01/23/14 20:45 I think I had a big stupid smile on my face the entire time we watched Melody. Why the big 103-minute idiot grin? It wasn’t because the movie is sweet, although it certainly is. Nor because it is a happy … Continue reading →
Clementine almond pastry cake Clementine almond pastry cake By Out of the Ordinary 12/14/13 16:38 Sometimes when we have trouble making a decision we’ll ask Malcolm for help. Usually it’s a small thing–choosing between two paint colors, say, or whether or not I should add olives to a stew. He’s very decisive, but he’s thoughtful, … Continue reading...
Cinnamon almond cake Cinnamon almond cake By Out of the Ordinary 12/01/13 16:45 It sometimes seems as though Thanksgiving has become a celebration of having too much. It’s funny that it’s a uniquely American holiday, because it seems like such a singularly American characteristic to want more than we need. Too much is … Continue reading...
Almond praline cake Almond praline cake By Out of the Ordinary 10/12/13 16:36 It’s Saturday storytelling time again!! It’s been a while! I’ve worked on this one quite a bit. Gone, gone are the days of waking up at 7 before the boys do, writing down anything in my head and calling it … Continue reading →
Roasted pepper and tomato tart with almond-hazelnut crust Roasted pepper and tomato tart with almond-hazelnut crust By Out of the Ordinary 09/30/13 22:37 I fell asleep while watching cave of forgotten dreams. I regret it, of course, but at the time I was powerless against the great wave of sleepiness. I’d worked all day, and we’d been busy, and the film is so … Continue reading →
Almond ricotta and jam cake Almond ricotta and jam cake By Out of the Ordinary 09/26/13 22:31 Sometimes I get so tired of my own voice. Partly this is because I talk a lot. To any person or dog who will listen to me. Partly it’s because I write this Ordinary nonsense nearly every day, going on … Continue reading →
Almond tart with plums, peaches, cherries and chocolate crisp topping Almond tart with plums, peaches, cherries and chocolate crisp topping By Out of the Ordinary 08/11/13 17:15 I’ve been trying to write a story. I like it so far, and I think about it a lot. I dreamed about it two nights in a row, which is a nice feeling, because when you wake up the characters … Continue reading →
Trifle with black currants and cherries and almond custard Trifle with black currants and cherries and almond custard By Out of the Ordinary 07/19/13 18:55 Isaac just walked into the room with a tear-stained face and said, “Do you want me to run away?” Such has been our morning that I didn’t say, “Of course not, darling.” I didn’t even laugh. He wants to go … Continue reading →
Almond cake with chocolate and fresh cherries Almond cake with chocolate and fresh cherries By Out of the Ordinary 07/11/13 19:04 Isaac is miserable about having to write a summer journal entry, so in solidarity I’m writing one, too. July 11, 2013. This morning I cleaned the bathrooms for the first time in a few weeks. I thought about time passing. … Continue reading →
Fresh cherry tart with almond pastry cream Fresh cherry tart with almond pastry cream By Out of the Ordinary 06/22/13 16:45 It’s Saturday storytelling time again! As I’m sure you’ll recall, this is the day I post a found picture, and everybody in the world writes a short story about it, and then we all sip chardonnay and discuss each others’ … Continue reading →
Chocolate-lined shortbread cones filled with almond pastry cream Chocolate-lined shortbread cones filled with almond pastry cream By Out of the Ordinary 06/12/13 20:04 My second feature was about a girl who needs glasses and (spoiler alert) she gets glasses. Yes, it’s an edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can’t imagine why it was never picked up for distribution! Of course it was about more than that. … Continue reading →...
Oatmeal almond chocolate chip cookies Oatmeal almond chocolate chip cookies By Out of the Ordinary 06/09/13 15:58 We bought a new CD by John Lee Hooker. From the first note, you think, yesssssss, and you want to walk around town listening to this music all the time. One of the songs on the album is Shake it … Continue reading →
Savory almond cake with toasted beets, beet greens, goat cheese and asparagus Savory almond cake with toasted beets, beet greens, goat cheese and asparagus By Out of the Ordinary 06/06/13 19:34 Last night we went to Isaac’s poetry cafe. I’ve got to start wearing dark glasses and a veil to these things, because I find them so moving that by the end I’m a puddle, despite my cynical and cantankerous nature. … Continue reading →
Roasted grape tomato crostini, and penne with zucchini, spinach, olives, capers and almonds Roasted grape tomato crostini, and penne with zucchini, spinach, olives, capers and almonds By Out of the Ordinary 06/05/13 20:03 A while back I was standing in the kitchen at work waiting for food to run, and I chatted with the food runner, who was standing in the same place with the same intent. For some reason, I mentioned to … Continue reading →
Dense apple cake with almond toffee and chocolate chips Dense apple cake with almond toffee and chocolate chips By Out of the Ordinary 05/19/13 16:26 Welcome to The Ordinary on this rainy Sunday morning! David bought a few new-old CDs recently, and I’ve been knocked over the head by how wonderful some of the songs are. Two blues compilations, and lots and lots of Buddy … Continue reading →
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