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Almost Wordless Not-Wednesday: Orange Appeal Salad Dressing

Friday, January 18th, 2019

♥ p.42

Elbow-Lick Sandwich Bread (BBB January 2019)

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

summary: recipe for Wild Yeast Elbow-Lick Sandwich Bread, based on the recipe for Sweet Potato Onion Bread in “Deep Run Roots” by Vivian Howard; slack dough; to add flour or not to add flour…. a Bread Baking Babes (BBB) project; Bread Baking Babes’ Elbow-Lick Sandwich Bread, January 2019 This stuff is special-chewy with deep flavor […] Continue reading »

T’s Shortbread Revisited

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

summary: revision of T’s shortbread; rice flour is the key; taking the lead from a recipe in “Beyond the Great Wall” by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford; new fridge magnet; time for more magnetic poetry; We just finished the last of T’s Christmas shortbread. (Waahhh!! Does that mean Christmas is over? ) As always, it […] Continue reading »

Almost Wordless Not-Wednesday: Fruitcake

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

One of our friends loves this card – she imagines that she doesn’t like fruitcake. Poor her! She clearly hasn’t tried Mum’s fruitcake! Every year, my sister P sends us cake made from (mostly) Mum’s recipe. We keep the cake until the following Christmas, because aged cake always tastes better.

Merry Christmastide to all!

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

summary: Merry Christmas to all! rationing; feasting anyway; indoor cat goes fishing; Orange Appeal mussels revisited with Pernod replacing the fennel; a tagine is the best; In keeping with tradition, we like to celebrate Christmas over a number of days. None of this “one night and we’re done” for us! Yesterday was Boxing Day and […] Continue reading »

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