Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ah and so it begins.  The cold is descending upon us, smothering our dreams of spaghetti straps and tan lines with parkas and functional scarves.  Many are fearful this means the end of our fun for the year.  From now on, we must stay inside, forever apart and wrapped in blankets.


Persephone, wondering if she can leave her cat fort when the temperature dips below 70

I, being from New England, strongly disagree with this sentiment.  I am excited to welcome in fall in the next few weeks and then winter in the coming months.  I am a winter baby and I intend to enjoy the heck out of tights, woolen sweaters, and wintery baked goods.

So, to welcome to new season and to prepare myself for the onslaught of baking that will soon be upon me, I made an apple spiced cake.  It was vaguely reminiscent of the apple cakes my grandmother always used to have freshly made, but with a lot more bourbon.  Although it does remind me to get Gummy’s apple cake recipe from her in short order…

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With some ice cream of course.

I’ve recently moved into a new apartment, brought my ice cream maker back from the dusty depths of Rhode Island, and I’m excited to start sharing baking stories once more.

This time around, I made a summer berry pudding from Melissa Clark and a variation of David Lebovitz’ ricotta ice cream. Everything, of course, turned out wonderful. I’m so awesome.

I served the berry pudding to a group of my friends the day I procured a new cat. Her name is Persephone and she is filled with personality. We refer to her as the Goddess of Sprung.


Sultry, yet terrifying

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