spring, perhaps...

... or maybe an expectation of spring - waiting to awaken again: to feel sunshine that is not reflected, sunshine unfiltered through icicles. Not yet. We are promised one more storm, one more snowflake parade before we put away those woolen mittens.

For the time being, while we wait: keeping warm in the kitchen.


I don't bake, and I was able to pull this off. Follow instructions found here: Simple Scones. Adjust baking time and ingredients as you wish - this recipe is very forgiving, so it is perfect for non-baking crowd who is more apt to experiment with a dash of this and a pinch of that.

And to find out an exact measure of pinch, among many other things, turn to the pages of Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson. This book is a lovely meander through the kitchens old and new, and history of our culinary technology. Filled with interesting facts, and written in an easy conversational style, this book will entertain just about anyone. 

What have you been making (or reading) in the kitchen?

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