After two weeks in a row baking special requests, this week I was directionless. I had absolutely no idea what to bake. I flipped through my recipe books, and while nothing was really jumping out at me, I was kinda leaning towards a triple chocolate chip cookie (stay tuned, we’ll get to it eventually). But again, while chocolate chip cookies always sound good, I wasn’t really excited about them. And then I saw a recipe for gingersnaps. It’s definitely gingersnap weather. This is one of those cookies that I always associate with winter and Christmastime, and we’re definitely hitting winter weather here. We just had a huge rainstorm, and it’s been windy all day today. It’s this time of year that I start to crave ginger cookies. (more…)
You may have noticed this site has been absent for awhile. A looooong while! I’m so sorry about that. Is anyone even still out there? If so, thank you so much for your patience.
My site had a wee problem that was way beyond my abilities to fix. I was able to rope in a friend of mine to help out (thanks J!), but unfortunately we both work full time, so it all had to be squeezed in evenings and weekends. Which meant that it just dragged on (and on and on). But now it’s done and we’re back!!
I’ll be posting a new recipe later today, and probably at least a couple times a week as I try to catch up – the site may have been down, but I’ve still been baking every week. And I have so many cookies to share with you all.
If you’ve read many of my posts, you’ll know that I generally prefer savoury things over sweet (which is really weird for someone with a baking blog, right?). I mean I love chocolate (loooooooove), and cakes and cookies and pies are always welcome, but I’m not a big fan of purely sugary sweets. I’ll pass on most candies. If I’m asked to choose between fruit or a vegetable? I’ll almost always go for the vegetable. I could eat an entire bag of fresh peas in one sitting, but if you offer me some cherries, I might have one or two if I have any at all.
I grew up in a small town with a lot of fruit orchards, and almost everyone had apple and cherry trees on their property. I distinctly remember my best friend and I climbing and parking ourselves up the cherry tree for the day, eating every cherry within reach (and hoping her parents didn’t see us and yell at us to come down and stop eating all their cherries). I don’t know if my tastes changed as I grew up, or if I just got it all out of my system when I was younger. Regardless, when I see fresh cherries at the farmers market, it just doesn’t really excite me. Meh. Which is unfortunate, because there are a lot of them, and I can acknowledge that they look amazing right now at their peak. (more…)