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Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding

One of the first things I was tasked with ‘cooking’ was chocolate pudding from a box. I don’t know how old I was – I just remember feeling really put out at how much stirring was involved. Eventually I graduated to making pudding from scratch […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

During one long ago shopping trip, I found a ‘kit’ for making vanilla. I was used to making all kinds of things myself, but until then vanilla was not something I had considered. Intrigued, I bought said ‘kit’ – which was just a stoppered bottle […]

Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix

Today is the solstice: the first official day of winter and the shortest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Oddly enough, we’re expecting temperatures in the low 60s, but we’ve had the occasional snow storms already, and it won’t […]

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

A few years ago, we purchased a small Meyer Lemon tree. We keep it indoors in the winter, and move it outdoors in the summer. It has suffered from both neglect and over kindness, and has weathered its share of damaging hailstorms. Yet every year […]