There’s something very satisfying and rewarding about making your own croissants. It’s about knowing you put your own elbow grease into rolling out that cold, butter-filled dough, over and over. That the soreness you feel in your arms and upper back is a direct result of the chocolate-filled pastry you have baking in the oven. [...]
During a hot summer, what could be better for breakfast than a cool fruit smoothie? Recently, I’ve been partially to the combination of peaches and strawberries. It started when the peaches I picked up from the grocery store were small and quite hard. Not good for eating, but my blender could turn them into something [...]
Several years ago, I considered ordering a favorite print of mine transferred to canvas. Let’s face it – that would be the only way I could have a Monet hanging in my living room. As can happen, life got in the way, and my idea faded from memory.
It seems as if I’m growing zucchini myself. Each week, our produce box contains several zucchini, many of which are large and only good for baking. Last weekend I gave away a batch of muffins, and my freezer is overflowing with loaves of baked zucchini bread. Oh yeah, and I baked a cake. Now, I [...]