Sunday, December 16, 2012

CHILI - Two Ways!

The word is cold weather is finally coming. It didn't really happen this past week, but there are murmurs of snow flurries on Thursday. Not that I really need an excuse, but colder weather makes me think of chili! I love chili, particularly Midwestern chili, full of beans and tomatoes. I know some Texans get all heated up when they hear of their beloved dish being perverted by any vegetable/legume other than peppers, but this isn't Texas, and I like our chili just the way we do it.

My chili is meaty (featuring a combination of ground beef and ground turkey), full of beans, in a tomato-y base. Of course, there are onions and garlic galore, sweet and hot peppers, lots of warm spices like cumin, cayenne, and coriander, plus my own secret ingredients (if I tell you, then you wouldn't need me, would you?). Because I care about my vegetarian friends, I shall also be making a batch of meatless chili, with essentially the same ingredients, switching out the meat for a soy-based product, and the addition of some extra vegetables.

Unfortunately, my baking schedule is a bit busy, so there will only be chili this week! Fresh bread after the holidays, I promise!

You know the drill:

Chili is priced as follows (you can mix and match meaty and vegetarian!): 

1 quart/$8     2 quarts/$15      3 quarts/$22     4 quarts/$28

To order, email me: or Delivery/pickup will be towards the end of the week, before the weekend if possible. You can also message me on Facebook or you can text me if you have my number! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Potato Soups, Both Meaty and Vegan!

This week I'm thinking about potatoes. Creamy, comforting potatoes made into a hot soup to warm your chilled bones now that winter has made an appearance. I think two varieties are in order; one shall have smoky sausage and a touch of kale, the other shall be a simpler vegan affair. Both will start with leeks, onions, celery, and garlic to make a rich base for the potatoes, and I promise both will be delicious!

I have lots of baking to do this week for Christmas, so my bread this week will be simple cornbread mini-loaves. I favor the sweeter style of cornbread, fyi. 

Because of my schedule this week, I need to get all soups/breads delivered or picked up by Thursday evening. We can work it out (and if necessary I can freeze till next week)! To order, email me at: or


1 quart/$8           2 quarts/$15            3 quarts/$21           4 quarts/$28



Also, just a reminder that I'm available for holiday cooking and baking as well!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gypsy Soup

It's been rather warm the last few days, but I suspect by the weekend and early next week it will start feeling a bit more seasonal again. To that end, you will need soup! Staying on the vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free track, I'm offering my take on the Moosewood Cookbook classic, Gypsy Soup. I've made my own tweaks to their recipe, and this is one hearty soup that is full of things super good for you.  A rich vegetable broth will form the base, supplemented by a combo of winter squash and sweet potatoes, a touch of tomatoes, green peppers, chickpeas and more, depending on what looks good at the market. The soup is made even more savory by the use of some Indian-style spices for an ever-so-slight heat, and lots of complex flavors. This is one of my very favorite soups and I know you will feel satisfied after a steaming bowl. It will also freeze well if you'd like extras!

To accompany the soup, I'm making mini loaves of beer bread (approximately 3"x5.5") with a touch of walnuts and dried cranberries. Each loaf is enough for two people to each have a chunk of bread, but feel free to order more than one!

This week I would like to get soup delivered/picked up on Friday, Saturday at the latest, so I'm asking that orders be placed by Wednesday evening (and you know I always let you sneak under the wire, but why wait?). As usual, anyone can pick up, and delivery to the inner ring  is available. To order, just email me: or

Soup is priced as follows:
1 quart/$8   2 quarts/$15   3 quarts/$22   4 quarts/$28

Beer Bread loaves are $2.50/each

As always, I accept charge, cash, check, and Paypal. I'm looking forward to making you some soup! I missed everybody these last couple weeks!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tis the Season 2013 - Fa La La La La, La La La La!

This is basically a re-post of last year's TMK holiday offering. Everything listed here is available, plus other things like gooey butter cakes and cookies, peppermint bark, buckeye cookies, and on and on!

Too busy to do your own holiday cooking? Need something to take to a pot luck or to give as an edible gift? Need a cookie tray for your office holiday party? You've come to the right place! Tiny Montgomery Kitchen is here to help make your holidays less hectic. Just because it's not listed here, doesn't mean I can't make it for you. Also, any TMK soups can be had (minimum of 4 quarts if it's not the weekly soup). 
Email me to discuss your needs: or


8-inch deep dish cornmeal crust pizza
-Sweet or hot Italian sausage, sweet onion, mushroom, and mozzarella with a slightly spicy tomato sauce:  $16/($14.50 w/o sausage)

10-inch deep dish cornmeal crust pizza
-Sweet or hot Italian sausage, sweet onion, mushroom, and mozzarella with a slightly spicy tomato sauce:  $18/($16.50 w/o sausage)

Pizzas will be frozen, unbaked. (Special topping requests can most likely be accommodated - just ask!)

9"x12" pan of ziti with sweet or hot Italian sausage, marinara, and topped with a blend of cheeses, ready for baking: $25 (8-10 servings)

9"x12" pan of vegetable lasagne with a variety of cheeses, marinara, squash, onions, sundried tomatoes and olives, ready to bake. $25 (8-10 servings)

9"x12" pan of spinach and feta pie in flaky, buttery, crispy phyllo dough, pre-baked or ready to bake. $25 (8-10 servings)

1/2 pound of salted caramel chocolate pretzel bark: $8

1/2 pound salted dark chocolate coins: $8

1 doz. caramel or peanut butter swirl brownies: $12

Cookies (gooey butter, peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal, snickerdoodles): $10/doz., $25/3 doz.

Pick up can be arranged, as can delivery for an additional $2-3 (in the City/inner ring suburbs).

Email me for info/orders:

Rock n Roll Craft Show - So Much Fun!

What a fabulous weekend I had at Rock n Roll Craft Show! I took sweets and savories, and I made special grilled cheese sandwiches to order (The Wilson - provolone with sundried tomato/basil pesto, The Cherokee - white cheddar or jack with a guajillo chili spread, The Flad - Swiss with a spread made of apples and grainy mustard sauteed in butter), along with a different soup every day. I sold out every day and I sincerely thank everyone who had some of my food! You all made my heart swell. The foodie evidence:

Grilled cheese and lentil soup

Black bean/sweet potato and spicy potato empanadas 

Spinach and feta phyllo pie

Mini gingery apple strudels and chai cake balls

Peppermint bark and key lime muddy buddies