June 2009

bakewell tart… er, pudding (with strawberry jam)

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The June Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart… er… pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800’s in England. Rewind to June 1. That was the day I checked […]

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Found treasure

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I live in an apartment complex and from time to time, a neighbor leaves “junk” near the dumpster. For example, just the other day someone left a tray with matching stand. It looked like it was made of wicker and wood (bamboo or made to look like bamboo), and it looked pretty well used. I’m […]

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Back to basics

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I went backpacking at Henry Coe State Park this weekend with a couple of friends.  We hiked out five miles, camped overnight and hiked back the next day. There was about a 1200 foot elevation change in less than two miles.  Needless to say, my legs are tired.  But it was a great getaway and […]

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Happy Candy Month…

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Who comes up with these things? It seems like every month or every day has some special designation.  June it so-happens is National Candy Month. Why June? Because they said so. Who am I to disagree?  And so I have been celebrating with peanut butter M&Ms. And plain M&Ms… But then to keep us on […]

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Rhubarb madness

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After the sorbet, I was left with about a pound of rhubarb. My first thoughts led to pies and cakes, but I have been trying to eat lighter and have been craving refreshments more as the weather begins to warm up. And that was when I ran across the rosemary lemon rhubarb spritzer on Simple Recipes. […]

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