My Granola Girl and I enjoyed a bit of bubbly a couple of nights early (actually, that's the dandelion wine, but it's got a nice light fizz to it), so I thought I'd share with you.
Happy New Year to one and all!
Making the world a better place -- one happy stomach at a time.
When the dark days of winter linger before the light begins to lengthen the days once more, I tend to cook or bake cheering foods that remind me of bright sunlight.
It's Christmas Day, and I have at last finished the holiday baking (started two months ago) with the last two loaves of julekage.
Christmas is two days away... can you hear the clock ticking?
True confession time, Dear Readers.
I returned home for lunch yesterday to discover a stack of boxes on my front step.
It's good to be the Baklava Queen. Really.
Six more days until Christmas.
Instead of throwing a lavish holiday buffet for the usual crowd this year, I talked with Phoenix and decided to host a simple Sunday brunch for her and Mr. Nice Guy. After all, they've enjoyed brunch with me before, and though I often share muffins and scones with them at work, they haven't yet had the chance to try many of my favorite breakfast foods.
I had a list when I visited both the grocery store and the co-op this morning, with no apparent need or desire to add anything to my selections.
It's been a while since I hauled out my trusty slow cooker, but I decided that yesterday was the time to use it along with some of the vegetable stock I made last weekend.
Local agriculture is getting some good press and more supporters these days!
The 2004 Ohio Survey, conducted by Jeff Sharp and Molly Bean Smith from Ohio State's Department of Human and Community Resource Development, found that 59 percent of the nearly 2,000 respondents said they would be willing to pay at least 10 percent more for foods grown locally.
Baby, it's cold outside!
It's wonderful to be able to go to the grocery store and have your pick of a wide selection of fruits and vegetables. Right?
I came home from work today, ready to tackle the last batch of cookies for this round of holiday baking: sunshine cookies.
Regular chores are falling by the wayside this weekend as I try to push ahead on my holiday cookie-baking.
It's been one whole year since I started this journal to share my love of food and cooking with others. And what a year it's been!
I finally had a free evening last night in which I felt rested enough to tackle holiday baking again, so I pulled out the recipe for my longtime favorite, ginger-pecan biscotti.