Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spring revisited

This morning there was snow on the ground again. It’s gone now, but there may be more again tomorrow. This push-pull between winter and spring is getting quite old. That’s all I’ll say about that. And I have a cold. … Continue reading

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Mmmm, brown sugar

Last night I baked again. This cookie recipe, Brown Sugar Drops, from The Joy of Cookies originated in the US. A recipe collected, favored and passed on by the great-grandmother of the author, Sharon Tyler Herbst, it calls for 1 … Continue reading

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Fanfare for the finished sweater

On Thursday this past week I finished the Bohus. A labor of love it was until it all went dark on me. The collar and the yoke were wondrous and challenging, and I may have worn it out a bit … Continue reading

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March meshugas

I’m going to warn you right up front that this particular post is full of randomness. Apologies and strong cautionary advice to look away immediately if you’re not fascinated by or tolerant of incoherence. Seriously. First, it’s Robert Frost’s birthday, … Continue reading

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Ah, butter

The latest in our wanderings through The Joy of Cookies yielded a little bit of awesomeness. Butter Drops, a cookie of US origins that became the basis of Toll House legend for Ruth Wakefield when she added chunks of chocolate … Continue reading

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Hope of spring

A cold hard winter’s last gift, yellow aconite. Promise of spring. Living in hope here. Starting doses of Zyrtec early next week. Tree pollen is on it’s way.

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Cookie adventures, continued

This installment from Sharon Tyler Herbst’s The Joy of Cookies is Almond Butter Fingers, or Mördegspinnar (from Sweden). I made these Sunday, 13 March, because life goes on even when it feels there should be a collective pause, a standing … Continue reading

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