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The Crepe Escape

Today is Sunday.  It’s raining.  I slept in.  I cooked all morning, barefoot in my kitchen, to the sound of Patty Griffin and window raindrops.  I never put on pants.  And I just poured myself another strong cup of coffee spiked with something stronger.  My house smells of braised pork shoulder.  And there’s a bottle of champagne on standby.

Today is my favorite.

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DUTCH BABY, baby!!!

What’s not to like about a Dutch Baby?  (a.k.a German Pancake)  I mean… It’s a big ‘ole baked pancake!  Which, to me, just says: MORE BREADY-NESS.   YESSSS.  And they are such a cinch to make- basically consisting of eggs, flour, sugar, milk… all things pancake-y, plus some flavorings like vanilla and/or cinnamon, etc.  The batter is made right in the blender, then you just pour it into a preheated, buttered skillet (think popover) and baked until fluffy and golden brown and KILLER.

So . good.

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Tara’s Cake

So I have this friend, see?  And her sweet and beautiful tummy cannot tolerate wheat and other things.  But I love cooking for her.  And she loves her sweets like nobody I have ever known.  Which makes sense.  Because she’s my sweetness.

Her name is Tara.  And this is her cake.

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Think Globally. Eat Locally

I don’t even shop locally as often as I should.  It’s hard.  It isn’t always the most convenient.  We live in a world where we can go to one big building and leave with everything we need in life.  I do it.  We all do.  Nobody is perfect.  But if we can make an effort to try to support our local farmers and business as often as we can, we’d be doing a world of difference.

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Pineapple Parsnip Cupcakes with Mascarpone Buttercream . how I fed my fever

Oy boy.  Guys… I have had me a rough week.  I’ve been insanely ill, with something rendering me simply useless… except that I had to be useful and adult and mother and function while my husband was away.  It was a true testament to how amazing and strong the human mind is.  I just shut down and went into autopilot.  All day yesterday I slept.  All.  Day.  I did not/COULD not get out of bed.  But I woke up today without the high fever I’d had for several days straight and, although I’m not even close to 100%, I feel so much better and so very thankful to be…. here.  Just existing.

And in the vertical position.

Once I came to, so to speak, I realized that at some point during it all (towards the beginning when I was still upright and such) I had developed a new recipe.  And then executed it.

(???)

So, today I took their pretty picture for proof and am pleased to share them with you all!

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