Archive for February, 2009

For the Love of Chocolate: Daring Bakers February 2009

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Remember back when I joined Iron Cupcake and said I wanted a challenge? Well, that wasn’t enough for me. I had to go all out – I am now a Daring Baker. It took me a while to get my confidence up, and I’m glad I waited until AFTER those terrifying French Yule Logs in [...]

Crepe Wednesday, Anyone?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I really wanted to post this yesterday, a.k.a. Pancake Day, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, a.k.a. Mardi Gras.  But, unfortunately for me, I live in Maine, and we got hit with a big, stupid storm on Sunday night (that absolutely NO ONE seemed to see coming) and had our power knocked out from then until early this [...]

Delicious Medicine

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Winter. Ugh. I’m so over it. Aside from the gray, dreary skies, the frozen, dirty ground, the dry, itchy skin and ALL THAT SNOW, there’s a ton of nasty viruses giong around. Pretty much everyone I know has been sick lately, mostly all with stomach issues. I was sick a while ago with one of [...]

And the Marshmallows Just Keep Coming

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

I haven’t been doing an awful lot of new things that I can post about yet.  I tried to make key lime tartelettes and pots de creme last night, but that didn’t go as planned.  Lesson learned: never do your shopping according to one recipe and then use a different recipe.  Also, don’t have over [...]

Iron Cupcake Earth: Coffee I

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Don’t let this recipe color your opinion of me.  Yes, it is the fifth Iron Cupcake entry of mine in a row that contains alcohol.  I promise I am not an alcoholic!  In fact, I rarely even drink anymore and would generally much rather bake with any alcohol I do have.  The only reason this [...]

Eating Sunshine for Breakfast

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

This is just a quick post about my first adventures in jam/jelly/preserves-making.  It’s not something I’m going to be getting into regularly, as the threat of botulism is a scary one, but this recipe is safe and easy.

Marsh of the Penguins

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Confession: I’m a terrible vegetarian.

Don’t You Just Love the Word Marshmallow?

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

I guess it’s been almost a week since I posted anything! Oops! I’ve been having somewhat tea-themed adventures, and while the cookies I made weren’t exactly what I was looking for, I did make some lovely matcha marshmallows. I’d been looking around for a good marshmallow recipe to start with that didn’t use three packets [...]