Posted in June 2012

Sweet and Sour

Sweet and Sour

The surprises keep coming. The Sweet – actual, edible cherries from our own tree! Based on what we saw in the grocery store, I think these are Rainier cherries. They certainly are sweet, and except that it takes a VERY long pole to get them down, they are accessible. Yum! The Sour – we planned … Continue reading

Fun with color

Fun with color

Red is not my color, never has been. But then I saw these red beads and couldn’t resist not only using them to make a bracelet, but actually wearing them. In my wardrobe there is exactly one red sweater set that I usually wear during Christmas/New Year holidays. But the weather was still cool enough … Continue reading

When Calla Lilies Attack

When Calla Lilies Attack

Seeing all the wonders of the garden this spring has been delightful, and one of the best surprises was the elegant calla lilies. There are two large and impressive groups of them along with several smaller offshoots that now dominate the front planting area. But yesterday I noticed a new and somewhat disturbing development. Scouts. … Continue reading

Made it! I think….

Made it! I think….

Today’s baking is done and – I think – successfully. The cranberry coffee cake? Just fine. Nice cake, good texture, not too sweet, with the cranberries for a bit of tart to offset the sweetness of the  brown sugar and cinnamon topping. Of course we had to test it – can’t run the risk of … Continue reading

Bake Time

Bake Time

It’s bake time tomorrow – making some goodies for an early morning seminar on Wednesday. The cranberry coffee cake I’ve made many times so I know it will be good. The challenge will be to duplicate those famously decadent Berger Cookies of Baltimore. Half cookie, half fudge, and totally addictive. With King Arthur’s help I’m … Continue reading