I’ve been writing this post since yesterday. This sentence is actually being written the day after I wrote the next paragraph, since I wanted to say this post took me longer than most posts do. No reason really, I just had some friends over yesterday and I served them a flourless chocolate cake, which, of… Continue reading Thoughts on Blogging About Food
Tonight’s entry is brought to you by the word “improvisation.” Inspired by a recipe I found while going through The Kitchn for perfectly portioned frittatas, I took my mom’s recipe for quiche and made a hybrid of the two recipes to create…ta-da! Quiche cupcakes! Well, really you can call anything you bake in a cupcake… Continue reading Quiche "Cupcakes"
I sit here, Edith Piaf crooning her classic, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien in my face via iTunes, completely relaxed after having cleaned my kitchen of the debris from tonight’s cooking, wearing one of my favorite hoodies…images of France in the 1940’s playing through my head…And as the song ends, Etta James comes on. I… Continue reading A Potluck of Sorts
Today seems to be a “wedding”-themed day, not that I am by any stretch of the imagination close to having a wedding day of my own. First, there was a discussion about weddings and wedding dresses this morning, which gave me the brilliant idea to look on eBay for when my time comes. I’m not… Continue reading Signs?
“Vanilla” is often associated with “boring.” Au contraire. Vanilla is anything but boring, as tonight’s baking will prove. Vanilla is so versatile that it allows for almost anything to be added to it and whatever you add to it often gets complimented by the vanilla flavoring in the background. Background, but important nonetheless. Boring, you… Continue reading Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes
My mind is a bit scattered this morning. I have conflicting feelings about certain things. Why does the heart want to hold on so badly when your brain knows it needs to let go? Does it know something that the brain doesn’t? Is the brain just a coward, not wanting to take risks? And somewhere… Continue reading What Next?
“If you cook with love and affection you will create magic in the kitchen.” — Alex Guarnaschelli, Executive Chef, Butter restaurant and Food Network TV personality. I heard her say it in a commercial and I liked it. It’s so reassuring that if you only put a certain amount of patience and enjoyment into whatever… Continue reading About A Kitchen, and Musings on the End Slices of Bread
My little army of Kisses. For some reason, Faith Hill’s This Kiss has been stuck in my head on and off since I saw Practical Magic airing on TBS or one of those channels…It was that scene when Sandra Bullock’s character is doing some gardening and suddenly the spell her aunts put on her to… Continue reading "This Kiss, This Kiss…"