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Strawberry Choux Cake

Strawberry Choux Cake

  I actually did it. I baked something recently just for the sake of it and enjoyed every minute of the experience–almost. Kitchen solitude for an entire day, going through the motions, cleaning as I worked–it was lovely. This confirms that starting a baking group […]

A Yank’s Dorset Apple Cake

A Yank’s Dorset Apple Cake

  I haven’t baked much of anything for the past few years unless a birthday or special occasion required it. It isn’t that I no longer enjoy baking; I consider it a relaxing activity — especially when I can take my time and get involved […]

Rosé Sangria with Summer Stone Fruit

Rosé Sangria with Summer Stone Fruit

I’ve been jonesin’ for Rosé since returning from Paris and I’m no wine expert, but I could be with the variety I’ve enjoyed over the years.  I’m just not interested in being an expert, preferring to enjoy what I’m sipping when I’m sipping it.   […]

Strawberry Key Lime Cream Cheese Cake

Strawberry Key Lime Cream Cheese Cake

At some point in our young lives, my sister made a cake.  This stands out because my sister doesn’t bake.  Food is a necessity to her, lucky woman, unless we’re talking about salsa or hot sauce.  Okay, apples, popcorn…she’s a grazer.  She’s petite and lean […]

Cranberry Apricot Almond Sweet Bread Twist

Cranberry Apricot Almond Sweet Bread Twist

  I hope this finds you well in spite of recent sobering events we are all trying to make sense of — if that is even possible.   I’m working to find inspiration in the most unlikely places and grasp tightly, acknowledging feelings of guilt for […]