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Bread basket case.

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Lots of coal making, lots of heat, Warm face, warm hands, warm feet. — “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely” from My Fair Lady No, it wouldn’t be lovely. Warm hands kill pie crusts. They destroy biscuits, ruin scones, and wreck marriages. The butter melts, the water in the butter activates the gluten, and next thing you […]

Farmer boy.

Monday, September 25th, 2006

As I inspected plums at the farmer’s market, a truck full of produce drove slowly past me. In my peripheral vision I saw the driver lean out and look in my direction. I ignored him. Or at least I tried to until he said, “Hey, nice melons.” I know I should have been offended, but […]

SHF #23: Chocolate-filled peanut butter scones.

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

When Alanna of A Veggie Venture invited me to participate in this month’s Sugar High Friday, my mind immediately went to scones. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make a peanut butter version for a while, but after all the time I’d spent perfecting my own scone, I didn’t feel like experimenting with […]

Crimson coins: shredded beef and scallion soup.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Once upon a time, a poor widow answered a knock on her cottage door and found a wanderer begging for a bite to eat. Despite having little food left for herself, she scraped up what was left in her pantry and made a soup with the last of her butter. The wanderer, only pretending to […]

Asian pear pie: Annie battles the pastry demon.

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

I made my first pie crust at the tender age of 14 armed with a local church cookbook, a rolling pin, and a stick of margarine. Yes, margarine. Did I mention that I was 14? My dough, instead of becoming a circle, become California, Texas, and at the worst point, both halves of Michigan. The […]


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