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Comfort Food

There is something innately comforting about mushrooms. The comfort factor doubles when you add heavy cream and butter and white wine… am I right? Last Sunday I took the afternoon to chop and sweat and simmer mushrooms to my heart’s content, and then I poured some tender loving care onto a pot of herbed basmati rice — I can’t decide what I enjoyed more, the eating or the cooking. 667 more words

Recipe Reviews

No. 4 Lemon Curd Layer Cake

The Cake Ladies Cookbook, that inspired the Baking Challenge, is still missing, it must have been lost in our recent move.  I went on Amazon to trigger my memory of the book cover so I could rummage through the remaining boxes in a frantic search for the book.   210 more words


I am super excited about this week’s entry. There have been many firsts and I am anxious to share them with you. We will get to the Crack Toast in just a moment. 322 more words


Best Banana Bread

I used to be an awful baker.  I so desperately wanted to be a good baker, however when I was little I didn’t know how to read a recipe and thought 3/4 cup meant 3-4 cups so that led to awful experiences.   213 more words

Sydney Life

Gratitude and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

“Soup is a lot like family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.” — Novelist Margaret Kennedy…

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Recipe Reviews


It’s Fall and I am finally ready to turn the oven back on. Like putting on close-toed shoes or pants for the first time in months, it’s taking some getting used to. 403 more words