I have beaten eggs to stiff peaks two days in a row now. I feel like a pro. I made ladyfingers yesterday, which require beating egg whites to stiff peaks. I did this at 7am. I needed to leave them out in the air to get stale, and I spent most of the day hoping … Continue reading Tiramisù
I was restless and excited yesterday in anticipation of the coming storm. We had hot cocoa in the pantry and firewood in the hamper, and I wanted to lean fully into cozy. I wanted to bake, and I wanted to bake bread. Specifically, I wanted to bake oat bread. My first appliance as a grown-up … Continue reading Back to bread
In a little over a week, I will join four women I’ve known for 30 years for an annual Girls’ weekend. We’re all trying to figure out what we want to drink in our few days together, and we decided we’ll each come up with a signature cocktail and bring the ingredients for it. We … Continue reading Seeking an autumn cocktail
I never make cutouts to top my pies, but I did today because the recipe told me to, and it made sense to leave a lot of open areas for steam, because strawberry-rhubarb pie usually ends up soupy, which drives me bananas. But I didn’t know how pretty it would turn out! I think this … Continue reading Look at this beautiful pie!
It’s 5:52 am. I’m up in the bleachers at the cavernous aquatic center, café Americano in a paper cup by my side. The white noise of the kick-splash from the swim team, the echo of the coach’s instructions from the pool deck, and the muffled beat of pop music (much better for afternoon than early … Continue reading I want fries
We’re having a bit of a pie crisis. Our daughter had her heart set on a strawberry rhubarb pie, which we made last year and it was everyone’s favorite. This year, I’ve been to 6 grocery stores and cannot find rhubarb anywhere. The Krogers say they haven’t been able to get it. The Food Lions … Continue reading How do I make mini apple crumble pies?