For those of you following the Canelé saga, my four shiny new molds arrived on Friday. I haven't made Canelés with them yet, but I've "seasoned" the molds by washing them, greasing them with vegetable oil, baking them in the oven for an hour, and then letting them cool slowly in the turned-off oven. I… Continue reading The molds are in the house
I certainly meant to post this last weekend, but somehow forgot. Actually, I've apparently forgotten more than once to post about this, but that's another story. Here's the subject: Canelés (also written as Cannelés), beautiful, humble little French pastries (originating in Bordeaux). FXcuisine.com describes them this way: "In essence, it is a vamped-up crepe batter… Continue reading The real deal
Not the most interesting post - I'm just testing out a new method of posting to the blog via the new Flock browser. I'll post something real next. Blogged with the Flock Browser
Sometimes Hyla likes to sleep somewhere other than her bed. Sometimes it's the loveseat downstairs, sometimes it's the guestroom, and sometimes it's just the floor of her own room. The first few times she decided to sleep elsewhere (and these decisions always seem to be made after I'm already asleep), when I went to wake… Continue reading Thanks for the note
Oh wait! Did I mention we have Wisteria planted along the back deck? Sure, people in the south know Wisteria as an invasive species, akin to kudzu. Why would we plant it? Well, around here, Wisteria doesn't survive very well, usually. This variety, however, was developed in Minnesota and is supposed to bloom well and… Continue reading Wisteria Hysteria
This posting is a long time coming - not only because the major landscaping work was done in April and I'm only now posting the photos, but because we didn't get to the landscaping until two years after we moved back into the house. What was our hurry? One of the hard things about moving… Continue reading Landscraping
Well, for another 12 hours or so, at least. A lot has been going on this spring, mostly good stuff, in the yard. Digging and grading and dumping topsoil and grass sprouting and gardens finally started. Now I get to just sit back and relax and reap the harvest, right? Well. I've uploaded a bunch… Continue reading Spring!
School's out for Hyla! As of last Friday. I guess this means that summer's here, though it's hard to tell with all this cool, dry, grey weather we're having (if we have grey skies, can't we at least have rain?!). But, yes, school is out so summer has officially begun at our house, which means… Continue reading Endings and beginnings