Take a mom of 3, stir in 4 vegan cookbooks, add a rounded cup of staying at home, and mix with a hefty pinch of recipe testing!
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Biscotti and recipe testing ramblings...
For some reason these past couple of weeks I've been recharged with my recipe testing. Not that I wasn't doing any testing in the weeks or months prior, but lately I feel jazzed to test more than one recipe a day. Believe me, with the three kidlets this isn't always easy - or sensible. (My good friends know that I bake at the worst of times, I "bake away my stress"!)
And, there's an excitement that I have about trying a recipe, seeing it work out, and retesting, retesting, and finishing it off - YES! I've been charging through a couple of biscotti recipes. One I'm still tweaking, and the other, this Orange Almond Chip Biscotti is clued up nicely. I think!
I say "I think", because I can always retest and retest recipes. I have a hard time not testing it "one more time" just to be sure, or to try a variation in flavor or texture or to make without gluten, or soy, or something else. Yadda yadda.
Sometimes I just have to say "enough". So, I think with this Orange Almond Chip Biscotti, it's just right. Enough.
By any number of measures, America’s health is failing. We spend far more, per capita, on health care than any other society in the world, and yet two thirds of Americans are overweight, and over 15 million Americans have diabetes, a number that has been rising rapidly. We fall prey to heart disease as often as we did thirty years ago, and the War on Cancer, launched in the 1970’s, has been a miserable failure. Half of Americans have a health problem that requires taking a prescription drug every week, and over 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. (Source: The China Study)