I try to do at least one thing purely for myself each day, and baking has been a great comfort during these cold January days. I revisited this recipe for blueberry muffins, and they ended up being a perfect morning pick me up.
Hope you have been well! This has been the longest break I have had from this space. Lots of changes around here since my last post, including a new puppy, a new home, and a new baby. I hope to resume posting semi-regularly if the aforementioned small creatures will allow it.
Winter in Connecticut hasn’t been too bad yet, but that hasn’t stopped me from ordering a few new cashmere pieces to tide me over. I have bought one exceptional sweater each year for the past five or so years, and I now have a great collection of high quality pieces. One of my favorite places to buy from is Eric Bompard, which I first learned about on a trip to Paris many years ago. This sweater, and matching hat and scarf did not disappoint.
I have been much slower getting through books this year (and keeping up with this blog!). Here are the last 5 I finished.
As soon as I saw these, I knew I had to make them. I couldn’t find dried strawberries so I used blueberries instead. It was so delicious and simple that I think I will be making these often.
Also, this *large* pat of butter was completed unnecessary. The scones are perfectly buttery on their own.
I’m in the mood to revisit some of my favorite recipes, including this granola. It is simple yet flavorful, and makes breakfast more interesting. I paired it with coconut yogurt and a champagne mango, which tastes better than candy.
I know sourdough is so 2020, but I was thrilled when this loaf came out that I had to document it. I used the method described here, and it was far easier than I thought it would be.
I purchased a beautiful Astier de Villate candlestick from Catbird NYC, and I was so pleased with the special package that came. I love supporting small businesses, especially because their attention to detail is unmatched.