OK. I admit it right at the start. This is a proud Mom post. Yesterday DD#2 came home from school and asked me would it be OK for her to bake some of the All Bran Bread. I was delighted and e-mailed her the link to my blog post with the recipe. Then off she went to the kitchen with her laptop. She had a couple of questions about where a couple of the ingredients lived, but that was it. Several hours later, this loaf is what she produced. Isn't it beautiful? It tasted great, too. I used a couple of slices today to make my pimento cheese sandwich for lunch.
Good job, baby! Your first time to ever attempt baking bread and it was a resounding success. I'm very proud of you.
P.S. After she finished baking, she made sure to tell me and note on the grocery list that we need more whole wheat flour. That was nice. I also love the way she has no fear or trepidation of doing anything in the kitchen. If she decides she wants to make something, she can get a recipe and go after it.
Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
I don't like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo priestess, I would conduct my rituals there. -- Pearl Bailey Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table. -- Charles Pierre Monselet, French author (1825-1888).
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. --Sir Thomas More You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. --Edith Head A dinner chosen according to one's needs, tastes, and moods, well prepared and well served, is a joy to all senses and an impelling incentive to sound sleep, good health, and long life. Therefore, at least once a day, preferably in the quiet cool of the evening, one should throw all care to the winds, relax completely, and dine leisurely and well. --Count Arnaud Cazenave
Welcome to my blog. I love to cook. I love to garden. I collect art deco. And my camera is like Karl Malden's American Express card. I don't leave home without it. Most of my photographs are of food, dishes, our farm & our travels.
In June of 2005 I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease where the DNA of the bone marrow gets messed up & stops producing blood cells. 18 July 2009 I had a bone marrow transplant. Currently I am still under treatment. I have had some dysplasia show up again in one of my cell lines and have begun a new round of chemotherapy. Mainly I try to focus on the positive.
Blogging lets me keep my family up to date & lets me share recipes, photographs & my love of cooking and dishes. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy posting.