my best for 2012

by Michelle

rolled meatloaf

January – the meatloaf that knocked my socks off!

chocolate raspberry buttercreams

February –  the squares that hooked Ralph.

cinnamon buns

over the top cinnamon buns

 Soda Bread

March –  Irish soda bread cooling on a cool window sill

Maple Pudding

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

Happy Easter

tiny flaky biscuits on parchment

grape tomato and chive sauce with johnny jump-up blossom

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

lemon thyme ice cream in pale blue ramekins

June –  ice cream on the veranda

sliced tarragon butter

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

pea shoot and quinoa salad pita pockets

July – I used pea shoots in everything

tagliata with pea shootsyou thought I was kidding

raspberry pie

July – nothing says summer like raspberry pie

strawberry ice cream

or strawberry ice cream

lavender shortbread

August – when the lavender blooms


and the vegetable garden is bursting with treats

cacio e pepe

October – a classic

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

pumpkin whoopie pies with maple cream

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

spicy applesauce cupcakes with brown-sugar cream-cheese frosting

as yummy as they look

Apple Cranberry Crunch

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

linguine with pesto

another classic

salted caramel dark chocolate shortbread bites

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

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party food – gooey, sticky fun

red velvet cinnamon cupcakes

red velvet cupcakes spiced up

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cozy Maritime winter seafood dinners

lobster chowder

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.