My birthday is coming up in about a week and last weekend we had a shared family birthday celebration with my parents and cousins. I volunteered to bake my own birthday cake because I have been wanting to make this cake for a long while now. My husband (among other people though I can’t understand… Continue reading Chocolate peanut butter cake
I’m still in an America’s Test Kitchen rut, this time with their Best Almond Cake. It’s from the same episode as the British-Style Currant Scones. (Free registration is required to get both of these recipes.) I’ve been wanting to make an almond cake for a while. My husband is a big fan of marzipan and almond… Continue reading Best Almond Cake
Some time ago, perhaps after my first trip to Ireland but sometime before we went back to get married nearly two years later, I discovered and began reading Farmette, a lovely blog by Imen McDonnell. I was taken in by her story – after all, I too fell in love with an Irishman and married… Continue reading The Farmette Cookbook.
During our various travels in Ireland last year we watched a lot of BBC, mostly because that’s the bulk of what’s available on your basic hotel cable package. I can’t make a lot of sense of the TV schedule over there, mostly because I never have enough time to get accustomed to it and also… Continue reading Hungarian dobostorte.
Earlier this year we joined one of our local CSAs and I have to say we have really enjoyed it. The thing I was most concerned about – waste – did come to fruition somewhat, but overall I think it was worth the expense and we do plan to do it again next year. One… Continue reading Apple, pear and cranberry crisp.
Ambrosia is one of my favorite baking blogs, even if most of the items I see there remain (for me) aspirational rather than fully realized. I have however made her crumb cake, the dark chocolate caramel tart of course, the chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars and before the summer is out I’d like to… Continue reading Ice cream sandwich experiment.
After an unplanned stop at a farmer’s market this weekend I found myself with a bag of limes and a pint of gigantic blackberries. I wanted to make something with this particular citrus-and-berry combo, but what exactly? I briefly entertained the idea of cupcakes, but since our small house fire I haven’t had a cupcake… Continue reading Lime Blackberry Tart