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mary-wilkinson's picture
Jun.14.2013
I  had to bake a cake. To celebrate the days of this week. To put a little statement on the energy and progress of my life. Of course it was chocolate. Decorated with pansies from the garden. Glossy from golden syrup ladled into the frosting. Rain came. In buckets. I watched it feeling a...
eva-schlesinger's picture
Apr.28.2013
In what was a culinary first for pastry chefs everywhere, Baking Expert Chef E has done it again. Chef E, who trained at the renowned Munchy Punchy Culinary Arts Academy, has created a sweet phenomenon. "You said it couldn't be done, but I say it can," she told reporters. On her cooking show, "...
eva-lesko-natiello's picture
Apr.08.2013
I have a confession to make. Years ago, I was semi-obsessed with Martha Stewart. “Semi” in that while I did drive past her farmhouse in Connecticut, I didn’t peer through her windows with binoculars (forgot them at home) to see if her magazine living room was in fact her real living room. I...
eva-schlesinger's picture
Mar.23.2013
I  recently joined a group for those who, like myself, are passionate potluck people. It's my new professional organization. I was going to make mandel bread, but on a whim decided to make mandel bread without the mandel. Instead of slivered almonds, I substituted cocoa, poppy seeds, and...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.09.2012
"We should bake some cookies," my wife said.  "I have an easy and healthy recipe." Okay.  If it's so easy, why am I involved?  I wash the car and she bakes the cookies.  Those are the rules.  "I'm sick and I don't want to touch anything." Is there a reason why we're baking...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.11.2012
I started the BIGA yesterday. Thanks to Carol Field's book, The Italian Baker. I was lucky to secure this book on Red Room, following a competition on writing about travels in Italy. I think I wrote about throwing my worn out high tops into the Med just as the toe of Italy met Sicily. It was a...
david-niall-wilson's picture
Aug.29.2012
I spent a lot of this past winter doing something pretty much out of character for me.  I baked pies.  I baked at least thirteen, and probably more between January and May, a quest that began innocently enough when I found a display of fresh Persimmons in the local grocery, and picked...
susan-brown's picture
Jun.24.2012
Anyone who's read this blog at pretty much any time in the past four years knows that I've been chronically short of money.  Things are improving a little now that I'm back as part of the regular workforce, but I'm working to bring in more income to pay off debts and such incurred over that...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jun.12.2012
Even though the sky threatened rain all day long it never came and so because of that I was in a constant state of indecision. This schizophrenic weather can cause a tad of fretfulness and pacing that tugs at my psyche and sometimes in-between the torrent of madness gently reminds me to stop and...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Apr.08.2012
  Sunday morning, light rain, bells, birds, lights on all night in the church next door.  "Vigil" I said to my Cate last night, me heading to bed and book (Wendy Cope, Family Values, newly purchased at the LRB bookstore; plus Molloy, brought from Paris, cover ringed with tea and...