Art as Food: Henry Hewitt’s Pink Mountains, Waterfall, Rocks & Trees

As I’m winding down a tenancy while being down physically and still packing, I take pleasure in the paintings I’ve hung or placed in the house. that aren’t in crates. This painting caught my attention originally because I love pink mountains, another story of which I told previously.* (I know it doesn’t photograph well, but the … More Art as Food: Henry Hewitt’s Pink Mountains, Waterfall, Rocks & Trees

A Little Art As Food, with Naan Inside-Out Pizza. Faux. Non.

I took this photo to remember — when I’m moved out of this house — this area of my carefully curated, mostly thrift-store art, now with the addition of one painting after the subtraction of a stack of art books to boxes now holding the painting upright. The painting had been hanging on a bedroom … More A Little Art As Food, with Naan Inside-Out Pizza. Faux. Non.

Big Pan Frosted Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Brownies

Leftovers. There was maybe a cup and a half of leftover Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting from recent big batch made to frost Dutch Potato Cake. There was a pinch more than eight ounces left in a tin of Brown & Haley’s Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark, two ounces of which were used in a chewy yet … More Big Pan Frosted Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Brownies

Birthday by proxy: Dutch Potato Cake for My Brother Brian

Happy Birthday, Brian! Continuing my tradition of birthday cakes by proxy, the 23rd of March is his birthday and I baked a cake in his honor. I’m pretty sure that his fiancee will be providing one closer to home, but we won’t be sharing it, so I decided to make my great great grandmother’s recipe … More Birthday by proxy: Dutch Potato Cake for My Brother Brian

Happy Spring Caramel Custard with Raggedy Nutmeg

Also known as Flan and Creme Caramel, but with raggedy nutmeg. It’s a classic comfort food, usually with plain old ground nutmeg. I’m not flipping it over onto a serving dish, either. That custard gets to enjoy the company of the caramelized sugar right to the end. We both get comfort. He has new babysitters … More Happy Spring Caramel Custard with Raggedy Nutmeg

Gratitude Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie with Crumble Crust, Recipe

Plumber fellow who will be in a couple hours providing a bit of a fix to a serious problem under the kitchen sink said, a few days ago, “Yeah. I like to eat. I like baked stuff.” I’d told him that I often express gratitude by baking something which I know the intended recipient has on … More Gratitude Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie with Crumble Crust, Recipe