thank you verloe!

posted by the scholar on November 18th, 2007
filed under: food

i’m weird about cooking and i’ll tell you why. i enjoy working in the kitchen and consider making meals to be a wonderful creative outlet as well as an expression of love. my favorite time to do this is during the home nesting months of late fall through early spring. for reasons unbeknownst to me though, i suffer a strange kind of burnout, like clockwork. every year without fail i wake up one day, and suddenly the joy i find in my culinary creativity feels like a chore overnight. and then i quit doing it for a while. weird, huh?

right now, though, my husband is rubbing his hands together and clicking his heels up because it’s cooking time, and looky what i made with some beautiful fresh eggs from my friend el’s organic garden (or should i say chicken coop?)!


peanut butter chocolate chip cookies


spinach and jack quiche

a big shout out to verloe and all the other hens that made this moment possible.


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6 Responses to “thank you verloe!”

  1. Bri Says:

    Yay peanut butter chocolate cookies! I very much approve. What perfect discs they are. I tend to crowd mine too much, and they often end up as a monster cookie like mass. Not so good. Your quiche looks awesome too. Nice and fluffy and hearty on a cool day. It’s always such a treat to get ingredient gifts like El’s eggs. Thanks for the link to her blog. I plan to read her recent posts. Always good to find another kindred spirit.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    nothing wrong with a massive cookie on the sheet. 🙂 and those eggs were magnificent and lended a depth of flavor to everything i made with them! i am so lucky to have received them.

    i think you will enjoy el’s blog. she is passionate about what she does and is consistent about putting it out there, hmmm, just like someone else i know… 🙂

  3. El Says:

    Hmmm, I know well what you’re talking about, hitting a wall, culinarily…it happened to me a LOT when I was a city girl. What I realized when I moved out to the boonies is that I am out of options: I HAVE to cook, or we don’t eat!

    So glad you enjoyed the eggs, Gigi. I’m glad you liked them; our girls do such lovely work! Those cookies especially look just overly edible. I’m sitting here thinking: do I have time to make cookies this week? (NOooo!)

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi el,

    hahahaha – you are right about the options. i guess there’s always the phoenix… did you know they are opening for dinner on the weekends now?

    i think i’m obsessed now about the eggs and don’t want the fun to end. i’m going to go and search the green city farmer’s market here to find an appropriate substitute for yours, but i know they won’t be as good… so thanks again! 🙂

  5. Carson Says:

    Not weird at all, I’m the same with cooking (the quiche looks good!)

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi carson,

    now you and el have made me feel not so weird about being a part time cook. thanks for the help! 🙂

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