March 8, 2020

For the answer to that ages old quandary I am learning to listen to millennials. Millenials have a unique view of life which comes from a bit too much pampering and protection balanced with first world problems, a sense of despair, and, for some, a reluctance to adult....

January 16, 2019

The Kitchen’s dream was to stroll Pike’s Place Market; catch a flying fish; slowly sip a cup of Market Spice Tea, and maybe even eat a greasy basket of fish and chips. I wanted to visit every foodie vendor, chat with the butcher, the baker, and maybe even chat up the c...

October 9, 2018

Crisp mornings. Cold nights. Falling leaves and dreams of fall bakes. It is the time of year when The Kitchen wanders the local orchard one weekend and meanders through the pumpkin patch the next. Cookbooks are piled high and Mimi is penning her holiday bake lists and...

September 15, 2018

Pies began to take on a New World character - they were large, round, abundantly filled and beautifully crusted. American pie became a staple on every table. Pie came to symbolize home, comfort, and security. Few things feel more welcoming to an American than a dish of...

August 2, 2018

I began my summer scone adventure with a "no problem" attitude. What could be so hard about making a scone?

July 29, 2018

We lived by the rhythms of the season and enjoyed the eager anticipation of the arrival of the first spring produce. Fall heralded the arrival of the apples, squash, and late harvest season pumpkin.  I appreciate these conveniences but I pose the question, is the right...

June 26, 2018

I think my Day Job students understand the gray that permeates my usual cheerful countenance. Someone, who will likely remain nameless. left a love note on my desk. She said I was her sunshine and I make her happy when the skies are gray. My Day Job Students make me ha...

June 19, 2018

Once upon a scone in a land not so very far away an old Scottish lass asked an English lady to describe the perfect scone. Is the perfect scone a complex affair resplendent in such fine attire as a caramel glaze? Is it filled with candied bacon, dried fruits, or asiago...

February 23, 2018

Snow means the whole world comes to a standstill in my odd little corner of the world. Just one inch means that school is cancelled, cars are abandoned along city streets, and the frightened natives empty grocery store shelves of emergency supplies in anticipation of b...

January 8, 2018

I want what everyone else wants. I want to eat what I want when I want, feel great, and never put on an ounce. If I do have to go on a diet then I want to lose 22 pounds in 48 hours eating all I want.

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