Anywhoo....the coffee...yum....but the scones...simple and tasty!
I had a package of dried blueberries in the cupboard. I took 1/2 cup of them and put 1/2 cup of boiling water on them for about ten minutes. Then drained them. Set them aside.
Then I went to this recipe here, for Ginger Scones.
I did everything exactly the same, except that I used the blueberries instead of the crystallized ginger. I didn't have have milk, so I used heavy cream. Also, I added the cream first, then added the blueberries as the last step. Once in the oven, 12 minutes later I had fresh yummy scones!
And speaking of "The Blues..."
Last night I made Chicken Piccata, a yummy, lemony, buttery, tangy, tasty chicken dish. I didn't use a recipe last night and pretty much went from memory from the past when I've made it, so I may or may not have used garlic in the past...I'm guessing not, because what happened, just about had me calling the food police to make sure we were not going to die!
In a nutshell, chicken dusted with flour, sauteed in olive oil until golden brown and delicious. Remove. I tossed in three minced garlic cloves, quickly tossed that around to prevent burning. Added the juice of one lemon, some chopped parsley, stirred. Added a cup of broth, simmer to reduce. Add some capers and butter, pour of chicken. YUM.
OK, so what happened.
My Garlic Turned BLUE! I'm not kidding. My garlic turned BLUE BLUE BLUE! I've never seen this. OK, so a quick Google search gave me an answer and might have sent my name to the Justice Department?
Garlic contains anthocyanins, water-soluble pigments that turn blue or purple in an acid solution. While this color transformation tends to occur more often with immature garlic, it can differ among cloves within the same head of garlic. The garlic flavor remains unchanged, and it totally edible without bodily harm.OK, solved! I really was freaked out and my tasty dish looked silly with the blue dots in it. I think the past I didn't do garlic or I did shallots?!?!! But I don't remember. Maybe added the lemon juice later helps?