Monthly Archives: December 2011

Merry-Happy-Happy yadda yadda

We are between Christmas Day and New Year’s here (obviously), recovering from a late night celebration of the now-15 year-old’s birthday (less obvious), and despite the fact I’ve a paper due on Tuesday next week and am singularly behind in … Continue reading

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You can’t go wrong with a cuppa buttah

Soft chocolate chippers are our latest foray into Sharon Tyler Herbst’s The Joy of Cookies and they are Yum.My. Besides the aforementioned butter, and the usual suspects (flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and eggs) there is a cup each … Continue reading

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I am in hell at the mall

Bruce dropped me here so that I could wrap up the Christmas shopping whilst he met with a client in Palmyra. I’m trying to make the best of what’s left of my time here, and take the edge off a … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough…

…the tough bake cookies. Orange Congo squares, to be precise. This has been a difficult couple of weeks, being constrained for time (my own fault, over-booking, etc.) and there seems to be no end in sight. And over-used hands are … Continue reading

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A two-fer

First up, chocolate-dipped sablés (or Sablés de Caen, if you prefer the French name), or as I like to think of them, black is the colour of my true love’s heart. Not that there’s anything amiss in Camelot. It is … Continue reading

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Canadian Apple-Oat Bars, etc.

What? The 7th of December? Already? Where have I been? I have baked. Cake-like from British Columbia, these are spicy and good. They are not too sweet, and so some of us here are tempted to have them with coffee … Continue reading

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