For most of November and all of December, I felt well and truly bogged down and overwhelmed but with the arrival of 2014, I’m feeling a welcome sense of lightness. I’ve been taking advantage of this wave of new energy by restarting my nearly nine-year-old personal blog (it doesn’t have much of a design at the moment, but the content is what’s important, I think) and trying to be more on top of the content I write here. Fingers crossed that I can keep it up! Now, links.
- Attention cheese lovers! Madame Fromage is hosting another Cheese Ball and this one isn’t just a party. It’s a cave raising to benefit Birchrun Hills Farm and their campaign to build a cheese cave on their property. There will be a world of cheese, a number of pickles and preserves (including a number from my pantry), and a very great deal of fun.
- When I was in Portland, I had the opportunity to visit the Multnomah Whisky Library and drink a transcendently good hot toddy. I’ve been dabbling in making my own at home and am loving this recipe from Deena at Mostly Foodstuffs.
- I do so love this recipe for savory slab pie from Smitten Kitchen. Such a good idea for brunches.
- An interesting discussion of mustard oil and its ingestability. It’s a traditional ingredient in mostarda, it’s not always easy to come by in the US.
- As someone without a fireplace or even a gas stove, I loved this technique for indoor s’mores.
- Cherry pecan chocolate granola bars. I wish there was in my hand this very second.
- I love this post about the subversive nature of apple butter.
- Struggle finding good ways to store your home preserves? Check out this Kickstarter from folks who have come up with a unique jar hanging system!
There’s no giveaway winner tonight because the current giveaway is still going on. If you haven’t entered yet, click over to this post and leave a comment.
Yes! Lets actually keep our New Year’s resolutions this year and not give up on blogging!
These pictures itself tells about the taste of the recipe.. Can’t wait to try it..
Loved the Mom’s Mason Jar Hanger . Very clever idea
A good toddy is almost worth wind, snow and otherwise wicked weather. I like mine with plenty of cardamom and other spices. I’m not sure if links are allowed. If so, this recipe is the king of toddy libations: http://theherbgardener.blogspot.com/2013/11/rum-toddy-redux.html
Hi, sweet friend! Thanks for linking to my s’mores! I’m so glad you enjoyed them 🙂
You are quite welcome!
My resolution is to can as much heart healthy veggies and fruit and other great foods for my husbands and my health as he had open heart surgery on dec 10, 2013. Thanks for the chance to win.