Baked Sunday Mornings: Brewing a Cinnamon Mocha

Sometimes, when you do a baking blog, it’s nice to make something a little easier, sans oven. In an arena of lengthy ingredient lists and stages of processes (creaming butter, sifting flour, proofing yeast, zesting citrus, chopping nuts, rolling dough, frosting layers, etc.), a simple cup of hot, warm comfort is just the ticket during . . . → Read More: Baked Sunday Mornings: Brewing a Cinnamon Mocha

Simmering in the wake of hot chocolate

Sometimes it is necessary to fall under a spell. And my potion of choice recently has been hot chocolate. I have been inspired in the past and of late by a beautiful little film called Chocolat (2000), which has its own mystical properties. Based on the novel by Joanne Harris, it is the story of . . . → Read More: Simmering in the wake of hot chocolate

Celebrating a birthday…and a blog

“If you’re going to try, go all the way./otherwise, don’t even start.”

The words – from Charles Bukowski’s thrilling poem, “Roll the Dice” — cut sharp and deep and they loom, and if you have things you want to do, keep the words in mind to set a fire lapping at your heels. Go all . . . → Read More: Celebrating a birthday…and a blog