Homemade Hot Cross Buns

I've got a great recipe for homemade hot cross buns.  Also, I have a ton of exciting news! First: If you don't feel like making 30 hot cross buns with this recipe I'm bringing to Fiesta Friday today, after a long and regretted absence on my part, you can make two giant hot cross buns and just bake... Continue Reading →

As you my loyal readers know I have been on somewhat of a history kick for inane and slightly off-beat foodstuffs lately.  I'm not sure if it's because I haven't been able to eat any proper food (only softies) since my dental event, but I'm still on a roll.  Here is a very traditional Easter... Continue Reading →

Do you remember your grade school history? George Washington and his cherry tree, the Mayflower, making construction paper hats, that kind of thing . . . but did anybody tell you that John Adams began each day with a tankard of hard cider, that the Mayflower was loaded with barrels of beer, or that after... Continue Reading →

Happy Fat Tuesday! Farro-Rye “Donut” Holes

Beignets, a type of donut, are linked to the celebration of Mardi Gras.  Similarly, "Fat Tuesday" or Shrove Tuesday (today), is linked to fried dough in many Christian European traditions.  Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, which begins the Lenten Season marked historically by fasting, prayer and acts of repentance.  The decorations and... Continue Reading →

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