the art & adventures of tracy durnell


July 5, 2008



An aside: I irrationally get very annoyed when people swing extremely wide around me into the other lane while I'm riding my bike, assuming they think I am a horrible bike rider. "You don't need to give me THAT much room!" I think. This is silly because I AM a horrible bike rider, and they SHOULD give me that much room. Plus, when I'm driving, I give all bike riders a wide berth.

For the fourth of July, I made a feast: Deviled eggs, potato salad, peanut-butter noodle salad, beet salad with feta pecans and orange dressing, strawberry daiquiris, and cornmeal-whole wheat biscuits!

Cornmeal Whole Wheat Biscuits
1 1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c cornmeal
1/4 c flax meal (if you don't have, just use 1 1/2 c flour)
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
2 T sugar
5-6 T cold unsalted butter
1/2-3/4 t salt
3/4 c buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450. Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter till coarse breadcrumbs. (Optional: add 3/4 c grated cheese, bake at 425 instead.) Add 3/4 c buttermilk, mix into dry till just moistened. Gather dough and knead 5-10 times with floured hands. Roll 1/2" thick, cut 2" rounds. Bake 10-12 min. Yum!

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