chocolate peanut butter crockpot granola

peanut butter granola2

I’m going to skip all the preamble here and just say, please make this granola ASAP. Put the ingredients on your shopping list BEFORE you shut down your computer. This is seriously yummy granola. It’s can’t-wait-to-get-out-of-bed-in-the-morning good.


a very French tart

tomato tart

This week I happened to hear an interview with Chuck Close, considered to be one of the world’s greatest contemporary portrait painters.  (more…)

#100happydays: chocolate peanut butter brownie molten pots

kurt vonnegut and an almond rhubarb cake

almond rhubarb cake“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” From ―Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country. (more…)

chocolate and fig shortbread

chocolate and fig shortbread (2) 

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” (more…)

homemade environmentally-friendly weed killer


You can make this weed-killer with ingredients straight out of the pantry. Speaking of which – my new pantry finally arrived and here it is…. (more…)

stilton and pecan shortbreads

stilton and pecan shortbreads
 “Maybe I should make a coulibiac of salmon with a whole salmon.”



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