Friday, August 30, 2013

Ingredient: Simple Syrup

Recorded August 30, 2013. Simple syrup is used to add sweetness to cold beverages where solid sugar would be slow to dissolve.
1 c sugar
1 c water
Combine in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir gently until sugar dissolves. Cover, and let cool off heat. When cooled, transfer the syrup to a clean glass container and store covered in the cold. Simple syrup may be used for up to a month. Discard if it is not crystal clear.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bagel and Lox Sandwich

Bagel & Lox Stars at Breakfast
Not a recipe, just a 'serving suggestion'. A recent Sunday breakfast on the screened back deck. A salad of Rainier cherries, champagne grapes, and blueberries, a cup of Columbian Supremo, Norwegian smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onion, & capers on an 'everything' bagel, and a fresh tomato salsa dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette and a chiffonade of basil from L's herb garden.