Month: April 2018

Rollercoaster Mondays

Rollercoaster Mondays

My goodness, the rollercoaster of weather we are having here in Vermont! A lot of folks got snow again last night but the forecast says 80 for Wednesday. And so much rain. It is, for sure, going to be really, really green in just a…

Deep Dish Spring Pie

Deep Dish Spring Pie

Last weekend Spring arrived here in Vermont, late, but all at once. The day before spring arrived the heat was still on and there was fresh snow on the ground in the morning. It was disheartening. So I did one thing that I could do…

Emergency Cake

Emergency Cake

How could I not make this cake? It is labeled Emergency Cake. A cake emergency? As in, I need a cake now? I forgot to make something celebratory? Or, this situation calls for cake and only cake, stat? It was accompanied by a recipe for…

Spring Monday

Spring Monday

I don’t know what it was like where you live but spring arrived here in Vermont ALL AT ONCE this past weekend. Snow flakes were swirling Friday morning, but by Saturday morning? Everything you expect during spring; sunshine, buds appearing, the willow tree has that…

Pear Cardamom Bread

Pear Cardamom Bread

This experiment started, as perhaps all great experiments do, with something that needed to get used or it was going to waste. In this case, it was pears. You know how pears are perfectly perfect and delicious? For about 45 minutes? They are always too…

Mucky Monday

Mucky Monday

Hoo-wee is it miserable outside today. Rain and ice rain and sleet rain and snow ice. My house, car, driveway, road are all completely encased in a nice thick layer of ice. I know spring is out there because I just caught sight of a…

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

Well, we (as in the hubby) did a thing this week. On request, recipe provided, Coq au Vin was made. Hubby FOLLOWED ALL THE DIRECTIONS. Which, if you know him at all, never happens. But this was a special request and the pressure was on.…

Mom’s Muesli

Mom’s Muesli

Do you have any recipes that are so familiar they don’t even feel like recipes? I mean, this isn’t anything that’s cooked and is only eyeballed anyway. I guess this is how real chefs feel about all kinds of food they prepare. Baker-me is a…

Muddling Through Monday

Muddling Through Monday

I’ve been feeling a lot like this photo recently, wanting to make things. Is it Spring being so close? I’ve got three knitting projects on the go, two sewing projects in my head, though the fabric is pulled out and on the sewing table and…

Tunisian Orange Cake

Tunisian Orange Cake

We’re in mud season up here in Vermont. That crucial season when all the rains falls and all the snow melts, and you know it’s what will make the world achingly green in just a couple of weeks (even though there is snow in the…