25 September 2014

Beef and Bacon Pie - Classic Pub Food

The rant is nothing new here. Sit me down with a good bottle of beer and a good plate of pub food and I am in heaven. Well folks, here you go with another in my list of great recipes for pub fare.

24 September 2014

Random Recipes - Crusty White Bread

... a return to Random Recipes brings me to an artisan bread worthy of a good soup ...

22 September 2014

Triple Apple Cake

Look at this sticky, sweet/tart cake ! I was originally thinking that it should be served warm with a  big gob of vanilla ice cream along side, but ...

06 September 2014

An Aside ...

The quilting obsession is humming right along, thank-you. This is the latest completed project - 'Contrary Wife' quilt pattern, made into a fifty inch square lap quilt with a zigzag 'prairie points' edging.  I'm loving the blue, gold, and white palette ... and can't decide if I want to convert this to a wall hanging for my living room or use it as a couch quilt.

05 September 2014

Late Summer Breakfast

Broiled Peaches and Blackberries with Mascarpone Cheese

27 August 2014

Chive-y Cheddar Bread

I know what you're thinking ..."What the heck is she doing baking bread during the hottest week of the summer?"  It was six o'clock in the cool of the morning when I got the idea ... no, urge.

23 August 2014

Katherine Hepburn's Brownies and a Nice Little Story

Awhile back, I was poking around on the Internet looking for different brownie recipes when I came across one for 'Katherine Hepburn's Brownies'. Hmmm. What would they be like, I asked myself. Following the link, I found it tracked back to a New York Times food column with a basic cocoa and butter based recipe for an 8 x 8 inch pan-sized batch of chocolate bliss. A super moist and densely sweet dark brownie that's made with very little flour.

Just my kind of chocolate treat. Served with a dollop of ice cream, I could be in cocoa heaven ... so I'm making another batch of these brownies for a homecoming picnic that we're having at the house this weekend.

20 August 2014

An Aside ...

SB and I have retreated to the northern end of Vermont for a week of bicycling, sunning, and exploring ...

Like Champlain and his trusty native guide, my nose points toward the Lake and the sandy beach ... a perfect place to sit with my book and my hand sewing. Although, the view is a bit distracting and lends itself to daydreaming ...