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Pumpkin butter

A recipe called for pumpkin butter, and Google showed me how to make it; it makes your house smell amazeballs, and let’s just say yummmmm – it has so many uses too! I have mad scientist plans to create a … Continue reading

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The recipe

Some combinations were never meant to be, but I get hungry and start throwing ingredients together in what seems like new and exciting ways. My taste buds are now super upset and screaming “take cooking classes FFS!”  Here’s some combinations … Continue reading

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Blueberry cobbler

After morning class, I washed my hands and started to bake. It’s that time of year, and I’m finally delighted at the upcoming holidays, for the first time in a long time. I had to practice with a new variation … Continue reading

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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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