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Did I share these Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

May 30, 2012


I have been very busy in the kitchen lately. This is not new. A food blogger is almost always caught with her arms full in the kitchen… stirring with one arm, chopping with another, and pushing a camera shutter with the third. Oh, wait… It takes a lot of organization and I suppose some spur […]

Is it gratifying to cook Coconut Oats?

March 30, 2012


Some people love to cook. It is their go-to task, the thing they do to relax, the thing that brings them real joy at the  end of the day.  Trying to discover the source of that inherent, “joy of cooking” is one of the goals I had in mind as I began to explore the psychology of […]

What’s there to decide about Cinnamon Rolls?

February 14, 2012


I made a decision earlier this year. A new year’s resolution in fact: to learn how to work with yeast. So far, I have made pizza dough, naan, and these here cinnamon rolls. I’m doing pretty good! I realized though the decision to follow through on such a resolution has required me to make a […]

Have Baked Eggs set the bar?

January 31, 2012


Some strange, but lovely and relatively talented cook has taken up residence in my kitchen. She feeds us good food. On Saturday, she served us fluffy pancakes, drizzled with a crimson triple berry sauce, warm maple syrup, and a dollop of butter melting down the sides. She made red wine braised short ribs, falling off the bone atop a pile of roasted garlic […]

When will my quest for the Perfect Muffin end?

September 29, 2011


Let me just check here… I’ll pull out my trusty calculator, let me just punch a few numbers… tap, tap, tap… Oh, right, ok, that would be… um, Never! Here’s why. My husband has been getting up earlier and earlier to put more hours in at work. He is already famous for refusing to eat breakfast, […]

Would you wait for a Fig and Date Salad?

September 20, 2011


I waited and waited all Summer long for that tree in our backyard to yield some sweet, plump little figs. They are finally here, just as Fall starts to set in. Today is gray and rainy, with an electrifying chill in the air. It feels dramatic, this change of the seasons. Experiencing such a shift […]

Does basil only make this Tomato Tart look prettier?

September 13, 2011


Don’t you think the basil adds a nice touch to this tomato tart? These could be before and after pictures for Extreme Makeover: Pastry Edition. Perception is important when preparing foods. The thing has to look edible, after all. Herbs and spices are perfect tools for making food look pretty. I think rosemary is nice, lemon […]