Baking is my first creative love beginning with the staff of life, bread. Oh how I enjoy kneading the dough until it's just the right consistency then there's that yeasty build up from the moment it goes into the oven when dough and heat combine preparing the bread for consumption. Waiting until the bread has… Continue reading Ruined: The Angel Food Cake Saga
In just a couple of weeks Debby Brown will be the featured speaker at the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show. Debby is funny, a great teacher, chopper of wood, and a lover of chocolate. She is the queen of ribbon candy bending it to her every whim. This morning (Sunday 9/29) I am off to Pieceful… Continue reading Travelogue & Upcoming
There are many, many thank you's this week. First, Trish and the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Committee, it was an honor to be invited to be the Featured Speaker. I really enjoyed spending the weekend at the show, sharing quilting, and teaching each one of the quilters who attended. Our quilts are the story of… Continue reading Thank YOU!
Do you remember the Best Hot Chocolate I Ever Made? Oh sweet memories of imbibing. The memory of making that hot chocolate is as fresh as the day I made it. The after affects are as present. A chocolate hangover, who knew? Now I do, and won't do that again. While we're having a rather… Continue reading Character = Depth
Last winter was cold, and as such hot chocolate an occasional necessity. One particularly chilly evening I pulled out all of the chocolate stops. Demerara sugar, cocoa powder, left over dark chocolate (yes, I know, what the heck!), vanilla, milk, and some cream leftover from making some holiday dessert. Into the sauce pan goes the… Continue reading The best hot chocolate I ever made! or Did I ever tell you about my chocolate hangover?