Pavlova Wreath with Berries

Like clouds in edible form, pavlovas are delicate and ethereal, and can really rain on your parade if the circumstances allow. It's a meringue allowed to form the backbone of a dessert, so you'll want to treat it with care because it'll respond in kind. Warm the eggs before beginning your … Continue reading

A New Look + The Winter Market

It's done! Nearly eight years after starting this blog, I gave it a major design overhaul last week! And thank goodness; I just couldn't look at that raggedy old thing any longer. My lack of anything resembling technical knowledge kept me from tackling it for all those years, but I figured I'd give … Continue reading

Day 9, Scrambled Eggs

"Do you like eggs?" She laughed. She looked at me, so I laughed too. Wolfe scowled. "Confound it, are eggs comical? Do you know how to scramble eggs, Mrs. Valdon?" "Yes, of course." "To use Mr. Goodwin's favorite locution, one will get you ten that you don't. I'll scramble eggs for your … Continue reading

Pucker Up

I've been behind the curve on many things in my life: growing hips, getting married, watching The Wire...just to name a few. Knowing this, it shouldn't be much of a surprise (at least to me) that I'm only now discovering Meyer lemons, but it sort of is. Oh, it's not that I haven't tried to use … Continue reading

Sinful. Just… full of sin

I just looked over my last few posts and realized they're all about capital-C Comfort foods. Thick, rich chocolate pudding, mascarpone cream, spicy soup... while I'm on a roll, let's add one more to the list, shall we? Bacon Jam -- a wonderful motivator, I've found. As a reason for … Continue reading