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Rhubarb Curd

Rhubarb Curd

I am in love, again.  This time I have a new-found passion for rhubarb curd.  It is tart and sweet and thick and rich and utterly delicious.  You can mix it with a citrus, make it plain, use it as a cake filling, whip it with […]

Soup and Bedtime

Soup and Bedtime

Why, oh why must bedtime be such a struggle?  It never fails, come time to brush teeth and get in bed, that’s when the badly behaved monsters come out.  Not just the kids, I take full responsibility for my part – impatience, thy name is […]

Love Words

Love Words

As I was getting ready to start the Great Sauerruben Project I heard my lovely sleeping son say, in his sleep, “I think this is it, mama.  Can you hold this for me, mama?”  My heart just melted a little and I am energized to deal with turnips!

Sauerruben

Sauerruben

I am so excited, I am about to make  my first, semi-experimental, batch of sauerruben.  It is basically sauerkraut made with turnips instead of, well, kraut (cabbage.)  I have my beautiful, clean, sweet hakurai turnips from the CSA waiting on the counter along with a […]

Almond Tea Cookies

Almond Tea Cookies

To paraphrase Shakespeare, tea cookies by any other name still taste as sweet.  Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Snowballs, Almond Tea Cookies – it’s all the same when you bite into this buttery, sugary, rich delight.  This recipe should make about 2 dozen, you […]