old fashioned blueberry muffins

old fashioned blueberry muffins

Having our girls and their guys with us for the weekend was the closest thing I can imagine heaven to be. Sixty hours of non-stop kissing, hugging, eating, Prosecco sipping, secret sharing, work venting, wedding planning chaos. It was perfect! … Continue reading

oatmeal date buttermilk muffins

oatmeal date buttermilk muffins

Oatmeal date buttermilk muffins on Saturday morning. Coffee for me. Tea for Ralph. Sharing the newspaper. Catching up with each other. Enjoying the glory of Saturday morning… OATMEAL DATE BUTTERMILK MUFFINS Preheat oven 350*F 2 cups large flake oatmeal 2 … Continue reading

standing prime rib roast of beef

standing prime rib roast of beef

I am standing in my daughter, Meaghan’s, kitchen lusting after her robust cook book collection. Me: How many cookbooks do you have? Meg: I have no idea. Do you want me to count them? She grins. Me: Do you use … Continue reading

doughboys and do-overs

doughboys and do-overs

I love beginning. I love the letter A, monday, the number one, a new moon, the first slice off a loaf of bread but most of all I love a new year. I get to try again. My obsession with … Continue reading

banana split bread and a dive bombing hummingbird

banana split bread and a dive bombing hummingbird

I love making banana bread. Not because it is effortless or because it’s delicious. Banana ‘anything’ completely appeals to my frugality. You have to use over ripe bananas. The more disgusting the bananas look; the better they will be in whatever you are baking. If a … Continue reading

raving lunatic

raving lunatic

I have been reduced to a raving lunatic. One of the challenges of cooking in three kitchens – Carmarthen St , the farm and the IbN – is remembering what ingredients I have in each one. This morning, on Carmarthen, I thought I was … Continue reading