Bake On

What started out feeling like a cold blustery day in January turned into the most gorgeous cool, crisp summer day. It almost feels like fall outside and I’m actually about ready to head out for a run!

California weather never fails to befuddle me. How awesome is the word “befuddle” anyways?

For lunch today I made an egg salad sandwich with one hardboiled egg mixed with Athenos black peppercorn feta cheese, a spoonful of canola mayonnaise, a bit of dijon mustard and a pinch of pepper and sea salt.

And then I had some Siggi’s yogurt with a bit of my granola and blueberries for a snack:

Dinner teaser:

Sorry, I know I used to be a healthy food blogger but I’m on a biscuit kick and cannot be stopped. I’m on an endless quest to produce the PERFECT buttermilk biscuit and until I do, will bake on. Crisco and all. And yes, I’m prepared to sacrifice my sanity and waistline for this project; that’s how deeply I care.
The real question is, what am I serving tonight with my biscuits?

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  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight
    July 27, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    you are my favorite! I love your biscuits, your granola and your life. It’s always a treat to read your blog 🙂 SO refreshing!

  • Vaala ?
    July 27, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    You rock!

  • BethT
    July 27, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I wish you’d help me with my biscuits. I believe you also promised to help me with pizza crust…

  • Courtney (Delightful Devours)
    July 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Yum! I still can’t wait to find out whats in store for dinner!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    July 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    fried chicken! biscuits, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and greens 🙂 you know how to do it right!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    July 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you are serving with the biscuits. I’m hoping chicken and gravy!

  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine
    July 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Gurl amen to you and the biscuits! Keep doing what you like. 🙂

  • Becki @ HikeBikeEat
    July 27, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Sometimes all you need is a little (or a couple pounds of) butter in your life.

  • alex
    July 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I’m up in SF too, and it definitely started off like one of our typical July days(gloomy & winterlike), but now the sun is shinning and all is good! Can’t wait to see what you make to go along with those gorgeous biscuits!

  • Robyn @ New Every Morning
    July 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Truly, those biscuits look simply mouth-watering! I am imagining taking one, still warm from the oven, splitting it in half, buttering it, and eating it with some baked beans.

    Is it wrong to want to lick the computer screen, now? 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    July 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    If it’s not with some sort of fried chicken, I’d be appalled 🙂

  • Mastering Public Health
    July 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Will be checking out to see the final verdict! Thanks for always keeping it interesting.

  • MMiller
    July 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    You make it ok to eat what you want! All in balance! I expect to see chicken and gravy with those biscuits too!

  • Susan
    July 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I like you better as a biscuity food blogger so bring them on! My husband would be jealous – he too is trying to perfect his recipe and yours look really tall and golden and delicious!

  • Amanda
    July 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I love to take advantage of those unseasonably cool days to go running 🙂

  • Amanda
    July 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    p.s. I live in Wisconsin, so we get those a lot too.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    July 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    The perfect biscuit. I love it. 😀

    And I can’t wait to see what you pull out for dinner. 😀

  • crunchy granola gal
    July 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I’m gonna guess that dinner involves pork. I just have a feeling…

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    July 27, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Ohhh – biscuits!! Yay!

  • amanda
    July 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Those biscuits would go great with fried chicken and loaded mashed potatoes.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    July 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Crisco, that’s b.a. for a healthy food blogger 😉 Go for it.
    Btw, I made your lentil loaf today and was blown away by it!!

  • eatmovelove
    July 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Sorry?! Why. It’s buttermilk. buiscuits. Needs no explanation Jenna.
    You are a Baker.
    You delight me with your posts.
    Don’t ever stop 🙂

  • Angela (ohsheglows)
    July 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I guess chicken pot pie!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    July 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    oooh I cant waitto see what you come up with for dinner!!!

  • sarah (this is it)
    July 27, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I would just love an unseasonably cool, crisp hour, please!
    The temperature is supposed to be 90 in the Northeast tomorrow and I am in need of a little less heat. Your photos make me miss fall…so much!!

  • Stacy
    July 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I tried to make your biscuits this weekend and mine looked no where near as fluffy and large as yours! What gives? I followed everything you said to a T 🙁

  • Laura
    July 27, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    those biscuits are so browned on the top–almost look like you popped them under the broiler for a few minutes.

  • Cate
    July 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I love the word, “befuddle,” too.
    My guess is fried chicken. Always perfect with biscuits! But if your biscuits are really good, as I’m sure they will be, do you need anything else? Maybe some butter and honey?

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    July 27, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    What a simple, but genius egg salad recipe! That’s a perfect lunch – I think I shall copy it 🙂

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day
    July 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Seriously, what is up with the CA weather? I wore a jacket all day long and had cravings for turkey and pumpkin bread.

  • Susan
    July 27, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    LARD VS. CRISCO, the secret is in the shortening, the reality is it HAS to be lard (eww, I know it sounds so gross), not crisco shortening, otherwise they turn out like bricks…and I know this because of my husband’s Mothers, Mothers recipe, and they keep it a secret and it’s a big deal…blah, blah, blah. My husband makes these Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are awesome right out of the oven still warm…
    4 cups of flour
    2 tbsps bakng powder
    1 tsps baking soda
    1 tsps salt
    2 tbsps brown sugar
    1/2 cup LARD (he swears by this)
    fork in 1/2 quart of Buttermilk
    Sorry Honey I shared, but I just had to add my two cents worth…they are just too good.

    • susan
      July 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

      BTW – when I say lard, I mean the supermarket modern box stuff (sorry not sure of any US brand names), not the old fashioned farm style stuff that is rendered fat from hogs. iMost supermarket lard is not produced by rendering pork fat, and is therefore undistinguishable from vegetable shortening.

  • Tina
    July 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    You’re still an amazing food and healthy living blogger to me. I know I felt the same way during my first trimester though. I couldn’t stomach so many healthy foods so I felt like a foodie fraud.

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    July 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Perhaps fried chicken, or chicken pot pie with the biscuits on top. Or sausage gravy and fried eggs; or kale and ham hocks; or fried catfish and collard greens.

    Love to see the leaves turning in the pix. Wine country is incredible in autumn/towards Oct.

    Jenna, check out the 2nd post on ‘Paris annual Flash Mob White Dinner.’ Esp the 2010 Youtube video. OMG! How did I not know about this? Will find a way to go. It’s in June–so perhaps one B-day you’ll go too!

  • janna @ janna's keeping it real
    July 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    “serving with”??? what does it matter?! as long as you have biscuits, you’re golden!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    July 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Those look like some pretty perfect biscuits.

    & you’re still healthy, by me!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    July 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I have always kind of hated egg salad, however, your implementation of feta makes that sandwich sound delicious! I might have to try that, your brilliant addition may be the key ingredient that allows me to cross over.

  • Kendel @ Eating Abroad
    July 28, 2010 at 3:03 am

    I haven’t had an egg salad sandwich in ages. Looks good!

  • Emily @ For Sweets Sake
    July 28, 2010 at 5:32 am

    I am sooo jealous of your cool weather! I don’t think I can handle any more of this Florida heat!