In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 6-9

By Jane March 30, 2020

Ayr emailed this to me & Lucia this morning – it’s his grandmother’s original recipe for Wacky Cake, which is going to be this Monday’s episode recipe!

Check back here for updated program schedule, ingredient lists, and video links for this week’s episodes of In Ayr’s Kitchen – I’ll be keeping it up-to-date as we go along. (For info on episodes 1-5, click here)

Episode 6 – Wacky cake (video link here)
Monday, March 30 @ 3pm
Ingredients if you want to follow along:
– flour
– sugar
– cocoa powder
– baking soda
– salt
– cold water
– vegetable oil (or other neutral cooking oil)
– vinegar
– vanilla

** NO SHOW on Tuesday, March 31 – it’s Brooke (the show’s camera person, and Ayr’s wife)’s birthday! Happy birthday Brooke!

Episode 7 – Greek lentil soup ft. cookbook author Crescent Dragonwagon! (video link here)
Wednesday, April 1 @ 3pm
Ingredients if you want to follow along:
– cooking oil
– lentils (we love Dave Oien’s lentils)
– vegetable stock or water
– 1 whole dried poblano (or 1 fresh jalapeño)
– spices: whole coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dried basil, oregano, and thyme, bay leaf
– veggies: potatoes, spinach (frozen or fresh), butternut squash (or any other winter squash that you like), onion, celery, garlic
– lemon
– salt & pepper

Episode 8 – Roman tomato soup & grilled cheese (video link here)
Thursday, April 2 @ 3pm
Ingredients if you want to follow along:
– canned whole tomatoes
– onion
– garlic
– potato
– carrots
– vegetable stock or water
– salt
– olive oil
– bread
– cheese (we love 1-year-aged cheddar from Grafton in Vermont)

Episode 9 – Refried beans, roasted veggies, salsa, and tortillas (video link here)
Friday, April 3 @ 3pm
Ingredients if you want to follow along:
Refried Beans:
– 1 lb beans (Ayr used pinto)
– 1 large onion
– 1 cup neutral oil (safflower, grapeseed, canola, etc.)
– Salt to taste
Tortilla:
– masa harina
– water
– salt
Roasted Vegetables:
– root vegetables, cleaned
– olive oil or other oil
Dried Pepper Salsa:
– 4-6 dried peppers
– 1/2 medium onion
– salt to taste
– 2 tbsp brown sugar
– vinegar to taste (Ayr used cider vinegar)
Pepita Salsa:
– 1 cup pepita (green pumpkin seeds)
– 1 lemon, juiced
– 3 cloves garlic
– 1/2 bunch cilantro
– 1 jalapeño, chopped
– salt to taste
Salsa Rosa:
– 1 can of tomatoes (26 ounces)
– 1 jalapeño (omit if sensitive to spice)
– salt to taste

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