April Food Swap

April Food Swap

I like blackberries. I like blackberry pie and cake and cobbler and jam and bread and frosting and marshmallows and sauce and syrup. I like blackberries sweet. I like blackberries savory. I like blackberries stewed, dried, frozen, baked…Toasted orange bread with fromage blanc and blackberry jam is a perfect breakfast. I could go on for … Continue reading

Butter, Can You Spare Some Time?

Butter, Can You Spare Some Time?

I make cultured butter. The first time I made butter was an accident. Like many first time butter makers, I got distracted while whipping cream. Viola! Butter. I simply scooped it out of the mixing bowl and dried it. I think I blotted it dry with paper towels. Later, I used that butter for a … Continue reading

Chocolate Liqueur

Chocolate Liqueur

I haven’t mentioned the February FSC Food Swap because well…it was “pre new blog”. It was my first food swap. One of my offerings was Chocolate Liqueur. February’s swap comes up now because yesterday I received two (count ‘em…two) emails asking about the “recipe” for the chocolate liqueur. There are several chocolate liqueur recipes floating … Continue reading

Lemon Thyme Scones

Lemon Thyme Scones

I love potlucks. You can tell a lot about a person just by the dish they offer the potluck table. Each dish is like an opportunity to peek inside a window. A secret protected by a sheer curtain isn’t really a secret. A covered dish presents the ultimate reveal. Sadly, I don’t get invited to … Continue reading

I want to know more about sourdough…

I want to know more about sourdough…

So – I’ve started a sourdough project. My original plan involved starting a few variations myself and getting some mature starters from other people. As it turns out, it is easier to get someone to share their Facebook password than their sourdough starter. Right now I have two variations started. The first has been fermenting … Continue reading

March Food Swap

March Food Swap

I went to my second From Scratch Club hosted Food Swap in Troy. The Albany Times Union recently ran a story about FSC and Food Swaps. Basically, everyone brings from scratch items to swap for other items. The items don’t have to be food. The couple next to me brought red grapefruit creme. It is … Continue reading

A new blog!

For hours I’ve been combing the theme banks looking for the perfect theme. I just realized it doesn’t matter what theme I use. I don’t have any posts! But…now I do. So back to checking out themes.