Category Archives: The Kitchen

Dutch Baby on a plate

Dutch Baby Recipe

Nothing adds a little sparkle to a mid-winter weekend like a perfect Dutch Baby (or pannekoeken) with fresh lemon and lots of really good coffee. For one* perfect Dutch Baby: Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit Whisk together: 2 eggs 1/2 c milk (or almond milk) pinch of salt 1/2 cup flour Place a pie plate or 9″ cake pan in the oven to heat – give it a few minutes Place 1 tbls butter in the pan in the oven – let it…

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Favorite Italian Bread Recipe

There’s no getting around that January is pretty deary for most of the northern hemisphere. A hunk of really good bread, crunchy crust and chewy inside, with some amazing soup goes a long way to perk a body up. And did I mention it was easy? Italian Bread – this is best done by hand without a mixer and there is no kneading required! 3 cups warm water (you should be able to stick your finger in it without yelping) 3 teaspoons yeast 3 teaspoons…

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Snow over meadow

A Festive Weekend

It snowed this weekend. Beautifully soft, it decorated the evergreens just enough to highlight the branches. Ella and I declared a snow day – she snorfled with her jingle bell collar on and chased balls in the yard while I settled in on the couch to do ahem… ‘research’ with a silly romance novel involving hot were-dragons. If the kids can have a day off school on a weekday then surely adults deserve a day free from (most) chores when it snows on the weekend!…

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