Tag Archives: baking

Marionberry coffeecake

The crumbly crunchy sugar topping is perfect, even if it hurts me in the gym. The berries are enormous, and they created warm pockets of sweet deliciousness.  I used the base recipe from a box, and then adjusted it for … Continue reading

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Baking and construction

I rolled out the bread dough just slightly with my hands, and poured melted butter over it. Then I sprinkled a little sugar and cinnamon across it evenly, and then rolled it up and tucked it into a loaf pan. … Continue reading

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Romance in the air

It’s a celebration of love and sugar, so of course I love Valentine’s Day. I ignore the commercialism, the glut of fake emotion, the pressure and expectations of the day, and focus on what I consider to be a day … Continue reading

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Down on the farm

It was hard to leave the farm today; my skillset is perfect there. From roofing to cake decorating to teaching, it’s all finally useful somewhere like that. My brother and his wife have a lovely farm, but it’s old and … Continue reading

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I’m not over

I just finished my last shift at the bakery, and what a bittersweet relief it is. It will be great to be away from the sugar and the insanity, but I’ve met some amazing friends through there. However, it was … Continue reading

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Mid-winter mania

Phew, I was ready for that second wind. Sometimes doing a hard workout will help me relax, and other times it gets me jacked up on happy brain chemicals. Today was the latter. After the early class at the gym, … Continue reading

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Single track

I need some single track time. I just watched a video of some mountain bikers riding an epic trail and it was way out of my league but it got me fired up anyway. I love mountain biking out in … Continue reading

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Russian cake

Some edgy young Russian guys told me that I needed to try Russian cake, and how it was so much different. They were right. The cake I tried was life-changingly delicious. I love our cakes, but they are definitely American … Continue reading

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Get up offa that thing

I gave a stranger one of my cinnamon rolls yesterday, and immediately felt vulnerable. I always think that anyone who tastes my baking is going to instantly know everything about me; maybe because I put so much into it. But … Continue reading

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Comfort food

I struggle to follow recipes. Depending on my mood, they seem like suggestions sometimes, and other times they are throw down challenges. Either way I love to put my apron on, make some tea, and get messy in the kitchen. … Continue reading

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