Saturday, January 26, 2013

weekending & double-doubles

eating a banana-cocoa-kefir popsicle while browsing some Jamie books from mom's fantastic all-alone date at the library

an array: fragrant peppermint pot, library treasures, pizza dough under the seersucker bowl cover, roasted beans in the mason jar (garlicky and spicey, a snack du moment here), fruit, roasted broccoli and corn for the quiche tomorrow, ready to go. I've been trying to precook for Sundays to make it more fully a day of rest, prayer and fun for us - the quiche has been made, and I used duck fat from our last roast instead of butter. It smells good!


green apple tibicos

on my way home from my library outing, I went to the grocery store to get milk. I was also pondering pizza toppings for tonight, but this is a small store and the veg selection this week is particularly pitiful. I had just enough cashola to get three lemons for $1.25. Lemons are like sunshine in my mouth. Pizza will have thin lemon slices, onions, potato and olives. anyway - that wasn't enough. I needed MORE LEMON. So I created double-doubles, the groundwork for which is in the picture above...

double-doubles, omnomnom
Double-Doubles (Amy's Chocolate-Lemon Cookies)

Preheat the oven to 350F.
1 c butter, soft
1 c sugar
--> beat, then beat in 2 room temp eggs. mix in 1 tsp lemon flavouring (I use an organic oil blend, sunflower and lemon) and 1 tsp vanilla.
--> mix in 1/2 tsp each salt and baking soda.
--> stir in:
2 1/2 c oats, quick (I have whole rolled oats so I grind them mostly into flour in the blender)
1 c flour - 2 tbsp (I used sprouted spelt)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 lemon, finely diced, seeds removed, put in a measuring cup (is about 1/4 c)
chocolate chips, about 3/4 c (to bring the +lemon measure up to 1 c)

Bake about 15 m, let cool on a wire rack.

Happy weekending! What's on your pizza??


  1. BBQ sauce is brilliant, Julia!

    I've never heard of double doubles...? But LEMON. LEMON YES!!!

    1. I invented them you crazy girl! Named after the coffee (two sugars and two creams), two kinds of lemon (oil and chunks) and chocolate (chips and powder), get it? :)

  2. Can I ask which books you got?

    1. The Jamie ones, you mean? We got Jamie's Kitchen and Happy Days With the Naked Chef this visit. We own Cook With Jamie, Jamie's Italy, and Jamie's America; we've borrowed Britain from friends, and a couple others from the library. I also really like Jamie At Home.

  3. I bought my first meyer lemon on monday. I am making these double doublez. Meyer lemons smell HEAVENLY. When Im stressed I take it out of the fridge, take a whiff, and I'm like ahhhhh. I just need chocolate chips. MMMMMM

    Amy you are an inventor. innovator. add that to your job description. ;) yesss.