Starting Herbs from Seed: Bringing Some Spring into February

It’s been a long, dark, damp and cold winter this year, and I find myself wanting to spend most of my time hibernating in a warm cozy den of blankets, with a hot cup of tea set down close enough to grab without exposing more than an inch of forearm to the cold living room air. It doesn’t help matters that my husband is psychologically allergic to winter and turns into a crotchety get-off-my-lawn old man at the first hint of snow in the air.

A few weekends ago I found myself annoyed by a cold draft of air making its […]

A Practical Look at Kitchen Thermometers

From worst to best, a quick thermometer reference and temperature guide for cooking […]

Let Them Eat Cake!


And so it begins….

My eldest daughter, fruit of my loins, joy of my heart, is obsessed with the Twilight book series. I should probably clarify that by saying she is obsessed with the male lead character, which means that my baby girl is now officially a “tween” and my life will never be the same (or sane) again. She recently celebrated her eleventh birthday, and I decided to bake her a cake.  So I looked to the internet for my inspiration and I found it here, at . To those of you unfamiliar with the twilight series, my cake probably looks […]