Experiences and experiments in making things from scratch--mostly baking, cooking, preserving, and crafting.

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  • A new blogging adventure
    on Jan 22, 2009
    I have good news. And some self-promotion. In February I am going to begin contributing monthly to the blog of Berkshire Grown, a local eating and farming advocacy group in the Berkshires. I'm really excited to begin this new venture, and hope it wil
  • On the mend
    on Jan 21, 2009
    Sorry that it's been a while since I've written. I seem to have the flu, unfortunately, so I've been trying to rest. I plan to write more later in the week or over the weekend. I have some exciting upcoming projects that I'd like to sh
  • One good loaf (turned muffin again) 07
    on Jan 15, 2009 in one good loaf
    One banana, sitting in a basket on the kitchen counter, was ready to get used or tossed in the garbage. I thought about making a smoothie with some yogurt and strawberries that my mom gave me last weekend. Or, I could try another tea loaf-turned-muff...
  • Gifts, belated
    on Jan 12, 2009
    I was finally able to create tags for my freezer jam, which I've been giving as gifts this year. (Since we were away over Christmas and Hanukkah, these gifts are a bit belated. For those of you who may be receiving them, sorry to spoil the surprise!)
  • Food movements: local foods, whole foods
    on Jan 9, 2009
    The local and whole foods movements are really growing. Lately I have noticed more articles, books, and talk about the subjects than ever before. Am I just looking for it, or are these food movements becoming hot topics? It seems that Americans are f...
  • Knit one
    on Jan 7, 2009 in crafting
    Over the weekend I finally knitting finished my second hat. I lost the original one in Boston when Steve's mum and sisters were visiting. So I made a new hat, and I'm just as pleased with this one as I was with the first.I followed the pattern f
  • Mexico and Belize craft
    on Jan 6, 2009 in travel
    One of the great parts about traveling in Mexico is the color - of the buildings, the flowers, and the local crafts. I just love these wool animals. They were hard to resist!I bought another scarf in Playa del Carmen, to add to my collection. It's th
  • Mexico and Belize drink
    on Jan 5, 2009 in travel
    CappuccinoMérida, MexicoCristal agua con gas (carbonated water) - my drink of choice on our tripValladolid, MexicoWatermelon juiceHotel Julamis, Mérida, MexicoHibiscus tea with watermelon infusion100% Natural, Playa del Carmen, MexicoFanta mineral...
  • One good loaf (turned muffin) 06
    on Jan 2, 2009 in one good loaf
    To embrace the winter season and to get back into baking from scratch, I made orange cranberry muffins this week. I had leftover Massachusetts cranberries leftover from a few weeks ago, and used a recipe from The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion c
  • A good new year
    on Jan 1, 2009
    Here are some more photos from the trip. The color brings me some warmth as the temperature hovers at 0°F today in western Massachusetts.I have also been reflecting on the new year, and have some new goals/resolutions for 2009. I've gone through pha
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