Holy Hot Cross Buns

Before Easter, Deb @everything.sourdough posted photos of her Sourdough Hot Cross Buns on Instagram. She mentioned that they are “traditionally eaten on Good Friday”. This piqued my interest. So I decided to do a bit of online research about the history of hot cross buns. Not surprisingly, there were numerous and fascinating websites to exploreContinue reading “Holy Hot Cross Buns”

Chocolate Embossed Linzers

“If at first you don’t succeed — try, try again.” When I retired from my position as a middle school librarian, I was gifted with a beautiful OmaMarta handcrafted embossed rolling pin from Estonia. I was so excited to begin using it but had no idea that embossing pastry would be challenging. However, as anContinue reading “Chocolate Embossed Linzers”

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

In these troubled days, have you ever wished that you could read a simple uplifting story about healing, forgiveness, and love? Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber is just that kind of novel. Sprinkles of mysterious magic bring warmth to the small Alabama town of Wicklow when an aspiring medical student named AnnaContinue reading “Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe”