The Last Package of Lebkuchen

When I got to Laura’s house there were three packages of Lebkuchen by the guest bed. My daughter knows me well. These are from Germany.

Unfortunately, Oscar the dog got one package and ate some (no ill effects even though he got a chocolate covered one)

but he didn’t get my favorite kind.

I just opened it tonight. One a day for six days and then will have to wait until next Christmas

Kind of a soft gingerbread with a blend of spices, nuts and peel, not too sweet.

Lots of Lebkuchen links below

Lebkuchen ice cream in Berlin

Lebkuchen ice cream at home

Aunt Rhea’s Recipe post from her mother’s father.

Friends in Florida and Massachusetts Bake Aubt Rhea’s Lebkuchen recipe a double guest blog

Annual Lebkuchen Baking

And if you want to experiment with different recipes here’s the blend of Lebkuchen spices

A Sweet Gift

Honey. Harvested by Cougar Canyon Apiary in Malott WA. Extracted with no heat.

A wonderfully sweet gift from my brother David and his wife Carolee. Thank you

I believe toast in the morning will be on the menu so I can sample this golden treat.

How do you use honey?

Three Types of Apples

Three different types of apples, peeled and chunked and cooked on the stove top to make applesauce -nothing added, just apples. Last farm box delivery had three bags of apples. A lot of apples.

Trying for one continuous strip of peel for the entire apple

Raw Cranberry Relish, Yes or No?

Cranberries, navel orange, a Granny Smith apple, chopped. add 1/2c sugar and stir. Chill.

Some people prefer fresh cranberry sauce, some like the ribbed cylinder of Cranberry jelly from the can. Some put cranberries in a jello mixture. What they remember from childhood.

Cranberry relish, raw. Yes or no?

Or perhaps you don’t like cranberries in any form.

Cranberries, a navel orange, a Granny Smith Apple.

Braised Red Cabbage and Apples, Yes or No?

Autumn Food.

 

Here is Martha Rose Shulman’s recipe for Braised Red Cabbage and Apples from the NYTimes

Onion, Granny Smith Apples and a Red Cabbage
Thanks for the Fig Balsamic Vinegar, Roberta.
Before it cooked down for about an hour.

Pittsburgh Street Pizza

Meet Gavin, Pittsburgh Street Pizza Owner and Chef

The car interior smelled so good I had to eat a slice before I got home.
Fresh ingredients and the crust is superb.

Supporting local small businesses.

This afternoon Pittsburgh Street Pizza was set up in front of McWalker Yarns on Grant Avenue, Millvale PA. (If you’re not local you can still order yarn online but not the pizza 🥲)

Contact Pghstreetpizza to book for your next Pittsburgh event
Thanks Gavin for allowing me to photograph and include you in my People at Work series.
Wishing you every success in your new business.

And I didn’t even know what a ROCCBOX Oven was until this afternoon.

“The restaurant-grade portable pizza oven. Dual fuel, fire up with the convenience of gas or discover the flavor of wood for the ultimate pizza experience”

Sequence

A friend brought over this warm treat of Pear Apple Crisp on Sunday afternoon. She was going to come over Monday morning to sew but then the Crisp would no longer be crisp but soggy.

The flavors of fall, cinnamon and ginger. I took it out on the front porch.

Added some vanilla ice cream on the warm fruit. I saved a little for Steve to enjoy later.

What an unexpected and delicious treat.

There was almond flour snd walnuts too, making it so crisp.

Mustard Yes or no?

Mustard. A condiment found on the door of many a fridge.

Did you know there is a National mustard museum?
The museum is located in Middleton, Wisconsin and ooops I missed National Mustard Day this past August 6th.

If you’re YES to eating mustard, which type? And What do you put it on or in? It seems like something you don’t eat by itself.

I have 3 kinds in my refrigerator. Yellow, brown and Dijon.

So many varieties at Labriola Italian Market
Fancy mustard found in Massachusetts