Month: January 2018

Staff Cookie Jar

Staff Cookie Jar

Not long before we sold the Inn I posted this photo on Instagram of the cookie jar, full of Chocolate Chunker cookies. I tagged it with ‘staff cookie jar is full again’ or something like that. A customer came in that night and, after her…

Monday Thoughts

Monday Thoughts

I feel like this regular Monday post needs a catchier title than just ‘Monday’. I almost typed Monday Musings, but that seems kitschy. Anyway, Monday Thoughts it is for today, but I’m not sold on it. It’s been a good week, Banoffi & Such had…

The Bear in the Garage

The Bear in the Garage

If you ever want to make a couple of folks from the city feel well and truly out of their element, invite them over to your house during hunting season. We moved to Vermont fully ready to immerse ourselves in country life. Very ready to…

Banoffi Pie

Banoffi Pie

I just want to say something about Banoffi Pie. Yes, I have misspelled it. It’s a banana and toffee concoction, it should be spelled Banoffee. As made up words go, that’s pretty obvious. But, I made this pie for the first time with a Welsh…

Monday

Monday

Ok, Monday list, here I come! A little later than hoped this morning, because we started the day taking our baby girl, Pippa the wonder dog, to the vet. Torn ACL. Just like an elite athlete. So now we have to walk her calmly on…

Old Cook Books

Old Cook Books

Old books are instantly attractive to me. The fact that they contain stories and CONTAIN STORIES is endlessly fascinating. I mean, distractingly so. This is true of all old books, the story or information contained inside being one thing. The story of who owned this…

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies and The Story of the Forgotten Flour

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies and The Story of the Forgotten Flour

One of my favorite stories from childhood is the one about the time I forgot to put the flour in a cake I was baking. No great disaster occurs in this story, so there is no need to feel anxious. It is a very strong…

Monday

Monday

I’m going to start Mondays by making lists. (I love making lists.) For a long time Mondays have been the chore day, the bill-paying, clear out the in-tray kind of day. And I think maybe they should stay that way. So I’ve paid my bills…

Slow Cooked Beef In Guinness

Slow Cooked Beef In Guinness

Now, I’m going to write this post and go ask my husband for the recipe so I can attach it here and he’s going to say, ‘hmmm, recipe?’ He’ll start talking about throwing in a bit of this and some more of that and making…