Happy Thanksgiving with the old joke

While going to graduate school and living for several years in London, Thanksgiving dinner was not neglected by me or other American students and business people. Typically I invited colleagues from S.O.A.S. who came from many different countries and had not experienced our holiday tradition. (Some of the return invitations provided me the experience of … More Happy Thanksgiving with the old joke

Tart Cherry & Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Crumble

For Veterans’ Day this year, I experimented with flavors in this quick bread, using whole rather than chopped dried tart cherries, chocolate chips, unsweetened applesauce for a smooth texture and a fresh orange crumble on top. It’s raining in Seattle today. (Surprise, surprise.) A great day for a slice of warm and a bit gooey … More Tart Cherry & Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Crumble

It’s National Dessert Day. Something Cherry, Lorena Gonzalez?

Having finished last night chronologically listing several months of photos meant to go in this blog with a paragraph or two and discovering that today is U.S. National Dessert Day and with Seattle prepping for a Mayoral election, I decided to do a quick post inspired by all those things. During the run-up to the … More It’s National Dessert Day. Something Cherry, Lorena Gonzalez?

Happy Birthday to Me

That’s right. It’s my birthday and I’ve baked myself a cake to share. Rather than a 3-layer banana nut cake, which is my favorite, it’s a sheet cake which is easier to share with more people. The nuts were left out because many here cannot have nuts and it has Buttermilk frosting rather than the … More Happy Birthday to Me

Eid Mubarak

To my friends and those celebrating Eid Al-Fitr as Ramadan 2021 ends beginning at sunset tonight in Seattle, May 12th, I wish you all a Blessed Eid. Today I made this Crazy Cake with Penuche frosting, a sprinkle of Sprouts’ Chocolate Gems and used my Arabic writing skills for the wish: Eid Mubarak. The cake … More Eid Mubarak