It is a part of my month that makes me happy. I mean, it’s pie! I’m feeling a tad anxious because I usually have my pie crusts – all 14 (give or take a few) – made and in the freezer by now. Not so this year. Therefore, I have deemed today: Pie Crust Day Continue reading →
On Monday my entire house smelled like Thanksgiving! There were not one, but two stocks simmering away on my stove for much of the day. I prepared a vegetable version and a turkey version. I bought turkey thighs and legs and roasted them in the oven for the base of my turkey stock…that alone was enough to send Turkey Day aromas wafting throughout. While I waited Continue reading →
It’s a bit dreary here at home today. It’s raining; the temperatures are finally a tad cooler, though not as low as I’d prefer. However, it is closer to boot-wearing weather than sandal-wearing weather so you won’t hear me complain (too much!).
We have been traveling a lot the past few weeks. It was a refreshing change of pace to spend time in two of my favorite cities: Washington DC and New York City (seriously, who doesn’t love NY??). We also Continue reading →
Bread has such esteem in this world that it is often the tongue-in-cheek term for money. Valuable. Necessary. And the process of making it – the mixing, the kneading, the shaping – is soul enhancing. The kneading alone is an excellent way to work through angst and anger and frustrations. That in itself is enough of a reason for me to bake bread.
I have one thing I do in the kitchen that helps me stay on task and keeps me organized: I ALWAYS start with a sink full of hot, soapy water. I learned this trick from the days when I followed FlyLady. It is what keeps me sane no matter what I have going on. It could be as simple as preparing tonight’s dinner or as complicated as catering for a party for 75 people.