Month: June 2018

Monday Musings

Monday Musings

I’m having one of those mornings when things feel just a little off kilter. Like this playhouse we found in Italy that was built in the 1500’s, though it was purposely built off balance. Anyway, I’m hoping it’s not a sign for the week, I’ve…

Noodling Around

Noodling Around

I got my baking mojo back this week. Not that I’d really lost it, but I feel like I’ve been busy and just doing the things that I need to get done and not just noodling around in the kitchen. This week I noodled. (I…

Daboo’s Hermits

Daboo’s Hermits

My intention was for this to be a recipe post. But, goodness gracious, this recipe has unlocked a lot of questions instead. Firstly, I think I’m right that my mother called her grandmother Daboo. This would have been her mother’s mother. Her father was an…

Melting on a Monday

Melting on a Monday

Good morning from our forecast for an ‘oppressively hot’ day. I spent most of my childhood summers in southern Indiana where ‘hazy, hot and humid’ wasn’t even a talking point, since it was assumed. The puppy has already been into the pond once today, we’re…

Blubarb Muffins

Blubarb Muffins

I should have seen this magical combination coming in my life. I’ve loved blueberries since I could eat solid food. I have a thing for rhubarb. Blueberry Rhubarb. Blubarb. (On the flip side, if spellcheck turns this into ‘Blurb’ one more time, I might lose my…

Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Good morning and welcome to a new week! My little baking business, Banoffi & Such, has been busy – with more cakes coming up for this week. A fun, you-decide-something-fun-to-make order. So I’m having coffee surrounded by a pile of cookbooks and thinking about cake.…

Irish Music Nights

Irish Music Nights

One of our very favorite things that happened while we owned the Inn were the years when Irish Music Nights came to be. We truly got lucky in those years. We had a neighbor across the road who liked to play Irish music and got…

Feeling Grateful on a Monday

Feeling Grateful on a Monday

I had a real count-my-blessings day yesterday, for various reasons. The day was far from perfect, but what day isn’t a mixture of good and bad and a whole lot of in-between. I caught myself just staring out at my backyard and thinking how lucky…

Lemon Visiting Cake

Lemon Visiting Cake

I made a lemon cake/bread yesterday to take with me when I go visiting this morning. It’s not the prettiest or most successful cake I have ever made. It will be very tasty, I’m sure of that. (Because of the recipe, not my particular talents.)…