Rhubarb Lemon Sugar Cookies

You may remember that I am deeply enamored of the rhubarb plant and all the ways that it can be paired with sugar. I don’t know if it is because my roots are Midwestern, my tongue favors tartness, or because the stalks are a gorgeous red color, but I just cannot get enough rhubarb. Luckily…

Oh Rhubarb, How do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways!

Only something as amazing as seeing fresh rhubarb on the grocery store shelf could pull me out of my month-long blog hiatus to write. Not that I haven’t wanted to write! It’s just that I started a new job which has consumed even the illusion of having free time, so both the cooking and the…

Mother’s Day Baking

How was your mother’s day? Different than normal, I bet. Normally we’d try to take our mothers somewhere fun—like Bull Run Winery for wine or the Hillwood Estate for tea. This year, I turned to baking our mothers’ favorite cakes for them because just handing over our gifts didn’t seem like enough to fill the…

A Drink, Dessert, and Dinner: Coping with Quarantine

What are you doing to cope with quarantine? I find I’m drawn to posts that pose this question. I will read every comment in reply and generally marvel at all the interesting things people are doing. I’m most envious of all the comments about cooking and baking. It seems that for many people this quarantine…

Quarantine Baking

Those of you who know me know that it has been a rough month for my family. Mr. Foodie fell ill with what we feared was Covid-19 only to get a negative test after 12 days of having, we suspect, bacterial pneumonia, and we lost my paternal grandfather (age 92) this week. I find that…