Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Gingerbread Adventure: Part 3

Each recipe brings new adventures and ideas. This one required different stove work and yielded a very different batter. Soft Molasses Gingerbread 1 cup molasses 1 egg ⅓ cup butter 2 cups flour 1-3/4 teaspoons soda 2 teaspoons ginger ½ … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Adventure: Part Two

In the interest of getting more recipes out there for you to try (I know that at least one person made the first recipe after I posted it), I’ll dispense with artsy photos and get right to this week’s recipe. … Continue reading

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Really? I didn’t title this? A State of Wonder: a review

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett My rating: 5 of 5 stars Patchett has a way of taking one inside her characters. Cleanly drawn, finely tuned, they are there, whole and unapologetic with their gifts and their flaws. This is … Continue reading

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The Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk: a review

A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk by Jan Coates My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve read many middle grade books about the Lost Boys of Sudan, looking for just that book which would appeal to just the right student, … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Adventure, Part One

The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, by Fannie Merritt Farmer, can be found in its entirety here. The first recipe, found on page 482 (see previous post for photo of page 482) is very straightforward and simple. Hot Water Gingerbread 1 cup … Continue reading

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