Month: February 2018

Simple (or Not So Simple) Soda Bread

Simple (or Not So Simple) Soda Bread

I made a loaf of soda bread the other day, and thought, as I often do when making soda bread, why doesn’t everyone make soda bread all the time? It is criminally easy to make. Quick. Can be as plain as you want it to…

Mondays are a place to start

Mondays are a place to start

Good morning (ok, afternoon…) from a very spring-like Monday in Vermont. I’ve been out this morning, choosing the marble for the marble pastry slab I’ve been wanting since we left the inn (with it’s one huuuuge marble countertop). In reality I’ve love to redo our…

Spiced Bar Nuts (and small town friendship)

Spiced Bar Nuts (and small town friendship)

In general, I try very hard not to play favorites in life. I actually have a hard time choosing favorites, of anything. I don’t like being asked for my favorite song or favorite book. My favorite color is green – but not one particular shade…

Monday Funday

Monday Funday

Before I get started, for those of you paying attention, pup has had her ACL surgery and she’s doing just fine. Feeling pretty sorry for herself and keeping very low-key, but her own personality is still there. Now we just need to hop through the…

Homemade Granola (AKA Hippie Food Can Be Cool)

Homemade Granola (AKA Hippie Food Can Be Cool)

  I saw a review today for a book called Hippie Food and just the title made me laugh. I read the review, I have not read the book, but I’m here to say, these are my people. This is my food heritage, if I’m…

What Happens In The Kitchen….

What Happens In The Kitchen….

In the world of cooking for a living, bakers tend to be the loners. They usually have the unsociable hours. They get kitchens to themselves, they play music loud, or not at all. They make pots of coffee just for themselves. I am by no…

Monday Monday

Monday Monday

Let’s see, what are the things that got me thinking over the past week? Stranger Things. I’m always late to a party, especially when it’s a TV party, but hoo wee, we have been enjoying this show! The 80’s fashion, the music, the geeky kids…

Sunday Morning Coffeecake

Sunday Morning Coffeecake

The hubby is British. Born and raised in the north of England with an Irish mother and an English father. One of the best bits of being married to a person from another culture is all the hilarious misunderstandings we’ve had over the years. And…

Salmon Fishcakes (with not really a recipe)

Salmon Fishcakes (with not really a recipe)

When the hubby and I sat around dreaming about the Inn we were going to buy and the gastropub we were going to create, we had a whole list of pubs that we have loved over the years to draw inspiration from. (We were living…

Monday

Monday

Before I do my weekend brain dump here, I must start with – Philadelphia! Now, I am no true football fan. If I’m being very honest, I kind of don’t understand what is happening most of the time (I mean, I get the basic idea,…