Blueberry Schlumpf

Blueberry Schlumpf

I didn’t get around to jotting down my Monday thoughts this week because very dear friends from the UK were here for the day with their eight year old twin girls. So instead we drove to Buxton’s General Store in the pickup truck to get…

Cake and Sewing

Cake and Sewing

My intention is that this post is about cake, specifically this great cake from Dorie Greenspan that was featured on the NYT Cooking site last week and that I just couldn’t resist trying. For starters, it is lemon and I do love most things lemon. It’s…

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.)…

Visiting Cakes

Visiting Cakes

I love the concept of visiting cakes. I can’t remember when I first read this term but it makes me nostalgic for a life I’ve never actually had. The closest I came was living in Ireland 20 years ago. A country that is quite a…

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…

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…

Crushed Raspberry Syllabub

Crushed Raspberry Syllabub

At the Inn I was always on the lookout for dessert ideas. In particular, I wanted to use fresh ingredients when they were available and so I was always stockpiling apple recipes for the fall, maple recipes for mud season, raspberry recipes for early summer…

Country Rhubarb Cake

Country Rhubarb Cake

I’m heading out for a vacation in the sun (well, currently a Nor’easter is getting in the way, first round of cancellations have occurred….fingers crossed) and so am starting to dream of Spring. I love the seasons, I wouldn’t want it any other way than…

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…

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…