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Karl’s Avocado Toast

Several weeks ago, this dish was all the rage because Australian millionaire Tim Gurner suggested that it was the reason that young people couldn’t afford to buy a house. While I will admit that the price of avocados has gone up since I was that age, it is still not that expensive if you go to an ethnic store.  You can sometimes find them for $1 apiece at Marina Grocery—as opposed to $2.50 at Safeway.

Karl’s Avocado Toast

Karl’s Avocado Toast

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Karl’s  Cal-South American Empanadas

I am barbecuing Argentinean beef and I wanted some kind of starchy side dish. Although it is from the other end of the South American continent, I suggested Venezuelan arapas—basically a thick corn pancake—but for some reason Jan said “No.” She was more amenable to empanadas—stuffed pocket bread.

Karl’s  Cal-South American Empanadas

Karl’s Cal-South American Empanadas

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Karl’s Blueberry Scones

The last time I made blueberry scones Eilene did not like them. I had thought she simply did not like hot, cooked fruit. In talking to her, I found out that what she did not like was the soggy bread around the fruit. Using dried fruit was the solution.

Karl’s Blueberry Scones

Karl’s Blueberry Scones

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Karl’s Corn Crackers with Chili Pepper Salt

Jan was visiting her graduate friends in Santa Barbara last weekend. She brought me back some chili salt. She suggested that using it to top corn meal crackers would be something to do.

Karl’s Corn Crackers with Chili Pepper Salt

Karl’s Corn Crackers with Chili Pepper Salt
and (on right) Flor de Sel

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Karl’s Cumin Water Crackers

To go with the red lentil soup I was making for Jan’s friend, Jan asked me to make crackers. Her friend is allergic to dairy, so I could not make my usual butter crackers. I decided to change the spicing of my water crackers to match the soup by adding cumin.

Karl’s Cumin Water Crackers

Karl’s Cumin Water Crackers

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Karl’s Fry Bread

Jan had requested meatloaf for dinner and I wanted a bread-like side dish to go with it. Jan has problems with digesting fats and she generally avoids white flour breads. Knowing that Jan would probably eat only a bite or two of this bread—Jan would be happy with just the salad and the meat—freed me to make it how I would really like it to be.

Karl’s Fry Bread

Karl’s Fry Bread (on the left)

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Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Crackers

It is just Jan and me for a Saturday night. Eilene is off at a party, so Jan asked for something with mushrooms, like mushroom soup—something Eilene does not like. Soup calls for a salad and crackers.

Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Crackers

Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Crackers

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Karl’s Dubliner Guinness Bread

In past St. Patrick’s days, I would make quick Guinness beer bread. This year my wife bought me a Fourneau Bread Oven for my birthday, as a result, she gets the recipe updates, not me. She forwarded this one for St. Patrick’s Day for our Sunday dinner with the family. I, kind of, followed their recipe.

Karl’s Dubliner Guinness Bread

Karl’s Dubliner Guinness Bread

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Karl’s Rosemary Valentine Crackers

My wife and I generally do not celebrate Valentine’s Day. Our first date was on February second, and that is the day we  mark as ours—at the time, groundhogs were the furthest thing from our minds. This year, however, Jan took a fancy to a deli dinner with heart shaped crackers. Anything for my wife.

Karl’s Rosemary Valentine Crackers with Brie and Fig Jam

Karl’s Rosemary Valentine Crackers
with Brie and Fig Jam

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Karl’s Biscuits and Gravy

This posting is more of a “what do I do with the leftovers.” When I make a whole roast chicken we will usually eat only about half of it. If I have a left over breast, I will slice it for a Chinese chicken salad. If I have made the pan drippings into gravy, I have the joy of biscuits and gravy for breakfast, today with leftover fruit salad.

Karl’s Biscuits and Gravy

Karl’s Biscuits and Gravy

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