2018: Still Learning

I learned so much this year! I learned how to make and maintain sourdough starter, and how to bake with it. It smells divine and bakes delicious bread. After a lifetime of merely steaming asparagus, I learned different ways to cook it. Who knew it could share the plate and still be magnificent? Everyone but…

Vanilla Sugar

It doesn’t get much easier than this! So much flavor, so little effort! But what’s it for? Almost anything, really. It’s delicious on cereal, in tea or coffee, and can be used in any baked goods you fancy. Just that hint of vanilla flavor gives a delightful boost. In a cute jar, it also makes…

Ten Great Recipes You Probably Missed

2 years ago today, I posted my first recipe. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long! Many thanks to all of you for taking the time to read and comment on my posts. I hope you found something useful and had as much fun reading as I did writing. I know I’ve learned a…

Sunshine Blogger Award

I just had a bright ray of sunshine on this dreary, drizzly, chilly day. I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Many thanks to Liz Flynn of The Fruity Tart for nominating me. Check out her blog, I know you’ll love it as much as I do. Here are the award’s rules: 1.) Thank the…

What’s In a Name?

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” — Shakespeare “I know you can do this.” — Rory Williams Pond Sourdough: the pinnacle of bread-baking. Having mastered the art of coaxing a loaf of bread out of flour, water, salt, and purchased yeast, it was time for me to take on the challenge of…

Correction & Request

Well, this is embarrassing. I was making some Homemade Vegetable Broth this morning and decided that now was as good a time as any to add SI unit conversions for my international readers. Imagine my surprise and chagrin when I realized that the printable version of the recipe was missing a step. Just one step, but it…

Food For All

This may just be the most beautiful thing I’ve heard in a long time. The world needs more of this!