my best for 2012

rolled meatloaf

January – the meatloaf that knocked my socks off!

February –  the squares that hooked Ralph.

over the top cinnamon buns

March –  Irish soda bread cooling on a cool window sill

April – it ain’t a poor man’s pudding anymore

tiny flaky biscuits on parchment

May – the colors of Spring captured with pasta and grape tomato and chive sauce

June –  ice cream on the veranda

tarragon butter recipe for the lemon and chive butter photograph – oops!

July – I used pea shoots in everything

you thought I was kidding

July – nothing says summer like raspberry pie

or strawberry ice cream

August – when the lavender blooms

and the vegetable garden is bursting with treats

October – a classic

chunky chicken and apple soup with luscious cheddar au gratin  – quite a mouthful!

November – the best thing to do with a pumpkin is whoopie pies

as yummy as they look

it wouldn’t be autumn if I didn’t bake some apples – this is my favorite photograph this year

another classic

December – salt, chocolate, caramel and shortbread, need I say more?

party food – gooey, sticky fun

red velvet cupcakes spiced up

cozy Maritime winter seafood dinners

It’s been lovely sharing recipes and bits and pieces of my life over the past year. I look forward to our time together, the same way I look forward to spending time with old friends.  I suppose to someone outside of the bloggingsphere that would sound strange but you know what I mean…

Thank for reading.