Soulful Baker by Julie Jones–a review

Soulful Baker by Julie Jones is a loving tribute to baking made beautiful by Julie Jones. I’ve followed Julie Jones and her soulful excursions making pies, tarts, cakes, and bakes for some time. Beautifully decorated desserts made with natural ingredients, and pastry recipes perfectly extraordinaire. There is simply nothing more beautiful than the story behind … More Soulful Baker by Julie Jones–a review

Sundays in our home

Every Sunday in our home is roasted chicken day. It’s also fresh baked cookies day, in preparation for the work week. I begin to prepare dinner around 2:30 p.m. every Sunday and I’m out of the kitchen, usually, by 7 p.m. after clean-up. This time of year brings with it a lot of baking– I … More Sundays in our home

Cherry Clafouti

Every summer, usually around August, my husband and I head for Door County WI. This year was no exception and we arrived during cherry picking season. Between the Cherry Cobblers and Cherry Crunch, I thought for sure I wouldn’t need another cherry dessert. That was until a friend of ours suggested Cherry Clafouti. Here is … More Cherry Clafouti

Figs

First how can you tell if your fig is ripe, overripe, or just right when you see figs for sale in the market? Pick the fig up and smell it near the stem to see if it smells sweet–honey like. If it does it is ripe. Unlike avocado’s figs do not ripen once you get … More Figs

Lemon Shaker Tart

This weekend my husband and I are looking forward to celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary. Wow, you know sometimes when I say that it seems like just yesterday, and then other times when I remember everything we’ve been through together I think ” No, 21 years is about right.” We’ve actually been with each other … More Lemon Shaker Tart

Lavender

I’m growing lavender! This statement makes me so happy. Literally, I grin from ear to ear mainly because I’ve spent so much money buying other people’s lavender. I’ve accomplished growing quite a lot of lavender, from seed, in containers on my deck. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s very rewarding. The lavender I planted is … More Lavender

Lemon Cheesecake bars

My husband and I have spent the last two Saturdays walking at the Necedah Wildlife Refuge. He took this beautiful picture this past Saturday. It’s so peaceful here and for avid birdwatchers like us a virtual paradise. I have a lot more time on the weekends to walk, birdwatch, even bake now that I am no … More Lemon Cheesecake bars

I love lemons!

Source In our household lemons are used almost every day. Fresh squeezed lemonade year round is one of my favorite beverages. With Valentines Day coming up, I’m thinking of making a lemon meringue pie. Yellow has really been my color lately.  With my camera out of commission for a week or so, until I can … More I love lemons!