Monthly Archives: November 2011

100 Years of Flooring: There and Back Again

We’re planning a rather unusual Yule tide celebration this year. Rather than decorating our house in evergreens and lights, we are decking the halls with construction equipment and tools to be used to install a brand new kitchen. Hurray! Our … Continue reading

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Good Cakes, Odd Settings

In my quest for baking opportunities, my cakes have appeared in a few odd locations — like this delicate lemon cake, which made its debut at a bonfire. Certainly the math is odd: 2 rental port-a-pots, 1 large pig barbecued, 1 small forest … Continue reading

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C’est fini

If a lack of leftovers testify to the taste of a dish, then my cake must have been awesome. Two slices of cake, a few trimmings and small pastry bag of icing are all that remain of the towering mountain … Continue reading

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Frosting and filling

One sweet step at a time. Over the weekend, I made lemon curd, which was added to the frosting that I blended today. The lemon curd came together in a few lazy minutes, but the frosting required courage, perseverance and faith. When I … Continue reading

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