Homemade applesauce spice cake with caramel glaze is on the menu for June! I picked up some Golden Delicious apples at the Farmer’s Market last Thursday for this cake because applesauce added to a cake batter makes your cake very moist. When baking, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples are best because they are tart and hold their flavor well. I’m excited to try this cake out with fresh produce. (more…)
The Burien Community Animal Resource & Education Society, or C.A.R.E.S., will hold a fundraiser Saturday night, January 26, 8:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Production Shop, 14634 8th Ave SW.
Debra George, who heads C.A.R.E., invites the public and merchants to donate items for their auction at the fundraiser. To donate, call them at (206) 812-2737 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can drop off items at C.A.R.E.S., 909 SW 151st Street, Burien.
The event’s name, “Open Bite Nite” is a play on words as at least nine young standup comedians will perform open mic.
“It’s going to be fun,” said George. “We’ll have a no-host bar, and appetizers. We will have a VIP section and are looking for a sponsor. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help offset day to day costs. (more…)
I recently picked some Nashi Pears (Asian Pears) from my friend’s tree. If you have a tree or know someone with one, bread pudding is a great way to use a few.
Bread puddings are very simple to make. You can add and change ingredients to accommodate to your taste or craving. Chocolate or different fruit could be added to this recipe.
What you’ll need:
Bowl, whisk, 2-quart baking dish, medium saucepan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To begin, thinly slice your Nashi pears. Slice the brioche loaf. With each slice, diagonally cut into fourths (so you have four triangles). You can pick up a loaf of brioche at Grand Central Bakery on 152nd Street in Burien.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Generously butter your baking dish. Lay half of your brioche pieces on bottom of dish. Next, layer half of your pear slices. Then repeat with the rest of brioche and pears. With last layer of pears, I placed them in a spiral pattern. Feel free to arrange them anyway you would like.
Pour egg mixture evenly over the layers.
Bake for 60-70 minutes, the brioche should be puffy and the egg mixture, just set.
Let cool before serving.
While your bread pudding is baking, you can make the sauce.
In a saucepan, over medium heat, bring the heavy cream to light boil. Add the brown sugar and stir until sugar is disolved and texture is smooth, about 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in butter, brandy, and vanilla.
Serve with caramel drizzled over each serving of warm bread pudding.
Nashi Pear Brioche Bread Pudding
2 Nashi Pears
7 ounces Brioche
3 Whole Eggs
1 1/2 cup Whole Milk
1 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Caramel Brandy Sauce
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
3 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Brandy
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Joanna Damey is a life long Highline local and is married to Corry Damey, who graduated from The Art Institute of Seattle and works in Burien as a graphic designer. Joanna works as a baker at Le Panier, located in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle.
Discover Burien has just announced that they will be putting on ‘Financing in a Challenging Economy’ on June 29, 2011. This event is in partnership with Discover Burien member and host, Cox Financial.
This is another of Discover Burien’s Business Education Seminar Talks (BEST) that are accessible to both Discover Burien members and non members. The cost of the event is $10 for members and $15 for non members. The concept behind BEST is to give Burien residents access to experts to help improve areas of their businesses as well as personal life. This event will be held on June 29th, from 9:30 to 10:30am in the 1st floor multipurpose room at Burien City Hall.
“June’s Business Educational Seminar is presented by Brian Frederick, CFP of Cox Financial, who will be teaching ways to help you find your way it [a challenging economy] all.” These events are created after being requested by Discover Burien members. If you have an idea for an event, you can submit it by clicking here.
Read the full press release below.
Financing in a Challenging Economy
June 29, 2011
Burien City Hall
400 SW 152nd St.
Burien, WA. 98166
Each week Michael Stein-Ross contributes Sustain, a column about community & sustainability in Burien.
For this week’s column I wanted to share the thoughts of a local couple who I very much admire. Bill Opfermann and Rebecca Dare are not the type of sustainability and community activists who would be formally recognized by the city for their leadership, nor are they the type of people who would seek such recognition. While some people know who they are, many many more have been affected by their work without knowing it. They are Sustainable Burien board members and keep an incredibly busy schedule, so it was a real treat to be able to sit in their dining room for a comfortable chat. I’ve transcribed some of the highlights below. (more…)
If you have a dog or a cat and live in Burien, you have until the end of this month to renew or purchase your pet license from the city.
According to the City of Burien, all dog and cat owners in Burien will need to purchase or renew their pet license by June 30. This includes residents who currently have pet licenses with King County. (more…)