Friday, January 14, 2011

Fig and Walnut Biscotti, Fire Photos and Restoration

This recipe was posted on Facebook by Faithfulness Farm...its from Martha Stewart.....Fig and Walnut Biscotti....I've made biscotti before and have several recipes....and have been thinking of baking some again..biscotti is rather fun to easy and fun to bake..great with coffee in the morning or as a snack....this recipe will be a good way to use up some of our dried figs from our Brown Turkey fig tree....the recipe calls for Calimyrna fig. The anise seed is unusual probably really good, something I wouldn't have thought of....

           Walnut and Fig Biscotti
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon anise seed, chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest (from 1 large orange)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped dried Calimyrna figs (6 ounces)
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Read more at Fig and Walnut Biscotti
We've been enjoying sunshine and warmer the high 60s and low 70s..more our typical winter weather and its a good thing....getting the ground dried out before the next storm come.....
Our garage restoration continues....last night, two men came and textured the dry they'll be painting..tomorrow the painters come to paint the outside will be done soon...the side door went in yesterday and Alan put a deadbolt on knob yet but its getting there....the workers last night stayed until 9:00 p.m. so they are really hustling.....we still need a new fire door going into the house.....its not required any more but we had one (which did an excellent job by the way)...the door kept the fire and alot of the smoke out of the house......highly recommend getting one if you don't have a fire door..actually a fire door is just a heavy solid core door...we've replaced all the doors in our home with solid core doors.
There will be some new shelving put in as well as cabinets that were destroyed....and the garage floor will be epoxied and sealed....they're supposed to power wash the driveway also as there is some smoke damage....
I don't think I posted any photos of the night of the fire..Alan snapped a few photos....the firemen was so impressive and efficient....after wards, we went to each one individually and thanked them....5 fire trucks came as well as a hook and ladder truck (they were prepared for anything) and paramedics (which weren't needed, thank the Lord!)