Happy, new

Find the recipe for this unusual gingerbread cake at smitten kitchen. It must be the Guiness… Happy New Year!

Salty sweet

Cool evenings, time to start the oven. A peanut butter cookie jag is underway…  consolation for lost summer days & fading light. 1 1/4 cups unbleached flour 3/4 teas baking soda 1/2 teas baking powder 1/4 teas salt 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup smooth peanut...

May, flies

A crazy quilt of May moments has built up in my photo library… It started with banana bread curtesy of a talented friend, initiating the quest for the perfect, perfectly quick recipe.  Yum. It tastes best with coffee in my favorite and frequently spotted squirrel mug...

Wishing summer well… until next time

This time each year, we gather and bid a fond farewell to the sultry summer days, I will miss them so.  The crickets still sing me to sleep, but the calendar tells another tale.  Time to get ready for changes on the way, like it or not.  Where do these days disappear...

Abundantly summer

Cucumbers are popping up everywhere.  What to do?  Pickles, of course. Those easy summer ones… the recipes seem to be as plentiful as the cukes this time of year.  I spotted one on Etsy, a persian variety that sounds good… I’d like to try that.  But for...

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