There are things that I never thought of doing before, like making my own vanilla extract. (Too late.) That inspired making my own perfume. Culinary grade lavender oil is used more often at the homestead for pampering my li’ll sweetheart with foot soaks than in baking. Now with Mother’s Day approaching, it will serve another […]
ANZAC Biscuits have held a special place in my heart since Shawn introduced them to me years ago. ANZAC commemorates the Australia – New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed in Turkey on April 25, 1915, incidentally the day after start of the Armenian Genocide. ANZAC biscuits are so-named, because they were baked by mothers, girlfriends, […]
Dinner tonight is going to be Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, frankly because I love the sound of the words “40 cloves of garlic.” Who wouldn’t? In case you had any doubt that this is a good idea, Nigella Lawson endorses this practice, as do many others, including my Aunt Rozik whose an adventurous cook. […]
Spring is here and I’m in the kitchen today, asking myself one very important question: Do I really need all this stuff? For those of us who love to cook and bake, the idea of a functional kitchen may not earn approval from a Buddhist monk. We have an undeniable affliction: The uncontrollable need for kitchen […]
Dragon's Kiss Cocktail came about one Friday night when I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work. Brain-dead and ready for the long weekend, my stomach was grumbling like a caged beast. What usually happens in situations like this one is that I push the shopping cart up and down every ...