The Paris Library

Did you know that during WWII, the librarians at The American Library in Paris delivered books to their forbidden Jewish patrons right under the noses of their German occupiers? This captivating novel, The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles is filled with wartime suspense, the nuances of friendship, romance, betrayal, and fascinating historical information aboutContinue reading “The Paris Library”

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”

Discovering Flavorful Broth

This week I made Shitake Mushroom Noodle Soup with Peas Three Ways from Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen. The soup turned out to be a delicious mushroom-based soup that was even more flavorful the second day. Dorothy has introduced her followers to the method of making delicious stock or broth using food scraps and straining themContinue reading “Discovering Flavorful Broth”