Boozy Cherries

Brandied Cherry Filling

Over the summer I put up some brandied cherries.  I recently pulled them out and made a batch of ready frosted cherry bars.  This only used about half the jar, so I turned the rest into this lovely version of a Black Forest Cake.  I was talked out of doing the whipped cream in favor … Continue reading

Farm Trek: Canner’s Log

Apple Jelly and Collards

Like any good diary of a journey, this one eventually descends into a self-made hell, just more quickly than most. Day One, Canner’s Log: Started the day off with a feeling of excitement as today was the weekly Farmer’s Market. Had been eyeing for 2-3 weeks now a couple of recipes for Apricot Jam and … Continue reading

The Memory of Bread

Yeasty Rolls

I am not likely an aberration, but I love bread right from the oven. I love the smell of it baking. I love the feel of warm bread in my hand. I love eating it with loads of melting butter, homemade jam or honey. I love to dip it in my soup. I love to … Continue reading

What kind of blogger are you anyway?

Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken

Lately I have been struggling simply to get a blog post up. Being creative and inspired has been hard. Why? Well, because I am focused on other stuff right now. That’s the simple truth of the matter. This past weekend, as if Easter wasn’t enough of a distraction, we had gorgeous weather here in Seattle. … Continue reading

Family Quotes

Chicken-Fried Steak and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

When I read “The legacy that wasn’t: wonton soup” by T. Susan Chang (an excerpt from A Spoonful of Promises) it really struck home. Susan was also attempting to learn about her heritage through food. She was attempting to recreate something purely from sensory memory. As adults, we have learned to rely on external cues … Continue reading

Where’s my Mojo?

S'mores Pie

I have been feeling uninspired lately. I just can’t seem to find something that I want to blog about. I blamed a lot of it on my camera being broken, which is true, and certainly plays a big part in blogging. Not having any photos makes food blogging a bit like just bragging: All talk … Continue reading

A Watched Pot

The Perfect Plum

The old saying goes “A watched pot never boils.” Well, it turns out that an unwatched pot will actually boil dry. Sigh. I thought that this year I would be so on top of it. I have been working on my Thanksgiving menu for a few weeks, in hopes that I would be able to … Continue reading


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