Rhubarb compote

February 20, 2011 § 1 Comment

Rhubarb for sale means spring is coming soon! There’s even no snow on the ground, which creates the illusion that it’ll be warm soon, except by now I should really know better; it’s been known to snow here all the way through the middle of April.

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Sour-cream sultana scones

February 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

Baking is often considered to be almost a different skillset than cooking; where cooking is the frequently quick, dexterous art, baking is the precise, finicky “get measurements correct” science that many find off-putting. Not me, though — in some respects I think I like baking more, if only because it can be quite nice to simply mix ingredients, pop it in the oven, and come back to delicious treats; a sort of ‘hands-off’ luxury. But of course, I never like to not tweak, which is fine as long as I don’t get too upset that sometimes I might get an overly-dry biscuit or glutenous cake.

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Snow day cookies

February 2, 2011 § 1 Comment

My platonic ideal of a snow day cookie is one you can throw together basically at a moment’s notice, from items located in the pantry and refrigerator. So, in that spirit, since it’s snowing a lot outside right now and the wind is supposed to be gusting at upwards of 55 miles per hour, I present these super-easy oatmeal-chocolate-coconut-walnut cookies.

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