Category: Cooking


Delectable Brownies

“What’s the point of having a book club if you don’t get to eat brownies and drink wine?” Jami Attenberg I started making these brownies years ago. It’s from the Bakers Unsweetened Chocolate package. They are easy to throw together and I always have these ingredients on hand. I get request for this recipe often which must mean they are tasty. I reduce the … Read More Delectable Brownies

Holy Cow Cinnamon Bread

Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life. Daniel Handler When my daughters were young, the whole family loved expensive, high-quality bread. We ate so much of it that one day I decided it would be a more affordable option to start making my own bread. I invested in a Korean Zojirushi full loaf bread … Read More Holy Cow Cinnamon Bread

Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

Always remember that, nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown – you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit. You’d be amazed how easily and repeatedly you can confuse the two. Get a big biscuit tin. Caitlin Moran  When I began to ponder writing a garden blog I thought of course I have to include recipes. … Read More Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies


Making Biscuits

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. Carl Sandburg Growing up, a lot of my summers were spent in Alabama. As anyone in ‘Bama will tell you, there is no better cure for the sweltering summer days than good fresh produce. We have such a long growing season that tomatoes and peaches in particular do beautifully in the hot sun. When I miss … Read More Making Biscuits


Snowflake cookies in March

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. Barbara Jordan Who doesn’t like cookies and milk. We have a tradition of baking snowflake cookies on snow days, which is not terribly original but very tasty. The Snowflake Cookie recipe … Read More Snowflake cookies in March