Recipe: Steamed Polenta with Corn Kernels

Polenta with sausage and sauceI made polenta for the first time at Christmas, but I found the stovetop method tedious and time-consuming. Then I had the idea to try making it in a rice steamer. I couldn’t find a recipe online that I liked, so I made up my own. I was very happy with the results, so here it is. …[MORE]

Bad Reasons to Eat

  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Boredom
  • Fatigue
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Fear
  • Impatience
  • Frustration
  • Habit
  • Opportunity
  • Shyness
  • Tradition
  • Distraction
  • Stress
  • Peer pressure

Good Reasons to Eat

  • Hunger

Infinite Variations on a Buttermilk Scone Theme


Scone variations: (clockwise from top): Peanut butter frosted, potato and English cheddar, and chocolate crunch.

A lot of people have asked for my scone recipes. The truth is, I have one basic recipe, but I improvise every time I make scones. Take a look at the basic scone recipe, and then come back here to read about where I go from there.

The first six ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and butter) are constants in all my variations, except for the quantity of sugar. I reduce the sugar to one tablespoon if I’m making savory scones or adding another sweetening agent.

The last four ingredients are variables; replace them with whatever other flavor elements, liquids, and toppings you care to substitute. …[MORE]