Summer vacation started off with both a bang and a whimper. Actually, not so much a whimper as lots of weeping. Last Tuesday was the last day of the school year for both my husband, the teacher, and my son, Alex, the first grader. Very exciting. After school, our kids went across the street to… Continue reading The Lesson of the Carrots
Julia had gymnastics earlier today. I'm usually the one who brings her. I bring her, and I bring a book, and I sit in a corner of the outer room of chairs - they are the hard plastic ones out there, and not as comfortable as the nice squishy ones in the inner room, but… Continue reading I Am The Accident Waiting to Happen
I thought it would be fun to make English Muffins this morning. I have a couple of sourdough recipes, so I found one and threw the ingredients together, and, in my haste and my distractedness, I neglected to factor in the time needed for the batter to rise. And even when I thought -… Continue reading Impatience – A Cautionary Tale
I've added a new category - I might also include links to it under the recipe categories.
The category is "Learning from Mistakes" and I'm including it because in baking and cooking - just like in every other facet of life, we make mistakes, and the best thing to do with a mistake is to learn something from it.
You know how on TV those really good chefs hold an onion and slice away really fast? And the hand that holds the onion in place has the fingertips curled under so the side of the blade slides down the knuckles, and no blood is shed? I really need to work on that. Oh, I've… Continue reading A Little Tip
Maybe I was trying to accomplish too much. I was up til almost midnight baking, and one of the last things I did was mold the very last of the springerle dough. I had bought a few new molds - and for these I was using a hen and a rooster. Very nice detail in… Continue reading Oh well.