Category Archives: Miscellanea

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Fruits of Summer, a photo essay

As we enter into the final days of summer, I thought I’d share a collection of photos I made over the summer. In the summer time when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky… … Continue reading

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Pound Cake

INGREDIENTS 16oz (1lb) of unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened 16oz (1lb) cake flour 16oz (1lb) sugar 9 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + 1 TBS butter and a little flour for pan DIRECTIONS Preheat … Continue reading

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How to Make Butter

This whole butter-making thing got started when I decided to make a real, old-fashioned pound cake…  which was suppose to coincide with the reveal of my newly made-over-vintage-inspired kitchen… but there are a few things left to do in the … Continue reading

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Matryoshka Doll Measuring Cups

T recently bought me a set of these darling (and useful!) measuring cups. Considering his family’s adopted Russian heritage, how could he not buy these? (I’m hoping that the Matryoshka spoons will be “nesting” in my Christmas stocking.) From the … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Secret Recipes

This postcard was on PostSecret a few weeks ago. Now, I’ve never done this (really, I promise!)… but I can totally relate.  Instead of being sheisty, I just don’t give out  my one-of-a-kind-and-only-I-can-bake-it recipes.  (Take my famous infamous “Crack Cookies” for instance: that … Continue reading

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My Man Loves Me or, It’s OK to Buy Your Woman a KitchenAide Appliance

*WaaaaHOOOOO!!!* I am the proud new owner of a 5-quart, “Metallic Crome” KitchenAide Artisan Series stand mixer!!! I have been dreaming… lusting… pining away for this mixer for several months now. (If I’d known what I was missing, I would … Continue reading

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Stevia  (stevia rebaudianais) is a native South American plant whose leaves are edible; and, having a sweet flavour, can be used as a sugar substitute. I began using stevia about two years ago as a sugar substitute in my tea. … Continue reading