Mid-May links

This weekend should be busy, but fun. Here, in San Francisco, there is the (famous) Bay to Breakers. This “race” known for drunken fools in costumes (or naked!) running/walking from the Bay to the ocean (where the water breaks). I will be on the side lines selling goodies. What are you doing this weekend?

Lag b’Omer and Cinco de Mayo week

This week contained La b’Omer, a Jewish holiday highlighting the 33rd day of the Omer (33 days after the second day of Passover) and Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican Celebration. I like that both holidays have numbers as part of the title. Do you celebrate either of these holidays? Are there any other holidays that happened this past week? (Post responses in the comments.)

Bay to Breakers Bakes: Part One

So, my new friend, Michele, is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. How can you help? If you are in the Bay Area and would like to participate in the bake sale, you can email me for more information but the basics are as follows:

“Bring your homemade or store-bought goodies to our table at Fell and Masonic (across from the gas station) around 9am on Sunday, May 16. Come dressed as a superhero to highlight our fight against blood cancers. A few superhero costumes provided if you’re unable to come up with one on your own.  We’ll have a table, a few chairs, music etc so stay as long or short as you’d like. Bring extra chairs if you got ‘em.”

If you’re unable to join the bake sale festivities, perhaps you or friends can make a small donation here: http://pages.teamintraining.org/sf/rnrseatl10/michele

Hope to see you on Sunday! Of course I will update this with news about the bake sale after it happens, so stay tuned! :)

Biscuits

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about baking, or even at all, except for the weekly links. I apologize for my absence but my head was all jumbled with everything that happened in my life last month. But now I am better, and ready to spend time in the kitchen and baking again. And, of course, sharing that baking with you. I have baked some things; I made cinnamon rolls with peanuts, and I made chocolate chip-banana-oatmeal cookies, and even some bread. However, was just not in the blogging mood last month. If those items sound good to you, I have the recipes on their own pages, just no blog post about them.

Anyway, this post is not about anything in the past (sorta). This is about the biscuits that I made. Which, of course, are from today, but the recipe I adapted is from long ago (at least according to the article). I adapted the recipe just slightly, adding some gluten-free flour blend (pre-packaged) and some water, simply because I ran out of milk. They just came out of the oven and the warm piece that I had was really buttery and good!

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