Tag Archive | scones

catching up

I may have been too busy to post anything over the last few weeks, but that doesn’t mean J has been slacking in the kitchen.  On the contrary, I have many highlights to share.  And, although J will swear up and down that he is a terrible baker, many of this post’s goodies are baked ones.

{lemon custard sponge cake}

This lemon custard bread has my name written all over it.  I typically love anything lemony, especially in the dessert category.


J made these homemade biscuits to pair with a soup (picture not found).  I think I tried to resist eating them for about 5 minutes, and then I had to give in and eat them for the rest of the week.

{smothered in sausage gravy}

And now smothered for weekend brunch, just to make them extra healthy.

{blueberry scones}

J begged me to make these blueberry scones (because I was already feeling terribly about myself over all the lemon custard and biscuits).  I will never be able to eat a Starbucks scone again.  Amazing.

{mayo-less tuna salad}

Finally, something healthy!  This tuna salad with olives, peppers, artichokes, basil (recipe from food52) is the best I have ever had in my life.  I could eat it everyday.  There are so many flavors going on, and the basil gives it a hint of sweetness.  Served with kale and quinoa salad, one of J’s go to recipes, always fantastic (and lemony).


Our friend, Amy, visited us this past weekend, and J knew that brunch the next morning would be pretty naughty, so he went easy on us with dinner.  It was healthy and delicious, and made us feel a little less guilty about dessert.


We finally finished off the scones, which is both happy and sad.

{potato scallion pancakes}

Brunch prep: this is basically a giant latke, from J’s Thomas Keller book.

{brunch: potato scallion pancakes topped with eggs, sausage, salad}

The finished product.

Needless to say, we could use a good walk today to make up for the damage we’ve done.