Sipping Chocolate

Ever since reading Calico Captive as a teenager, I have been fascinated with the idea of sipping chocolate. This year I actually made it a couple times during the holidays, and may very well make it again as the winter progresses. It’s very good. So much depends on the chocolate you use, but I’ve actually… Continue reading Sipping Chocolate

Gluten free Peanut Butter Cups

I love peanut butter cups–that is, I love my peanut butter cups. So does Zorro. I always dig out the recipe and then realize in surprise that I don’t follow it. It’s not that there is anything wrong with the recipe, it’s just that I have a near-celiac friend and started converting things to gluten… Continue reading Gluten free Peanut Butter Cups

Gingerbread Star Wars

Full disclosure: This project was actually completed in 2013. But it’s still pretty epic.  There is that one picture of an AT-AT made by a baker in CA that has dominated the gingerbread geekdom and it really made me want to try making a geeky work of gingerbread myself. I’m really not sure if it… Continue reading Gingerbread Star Wars

Garden Mint Ice Cream

The most accurate title for this recipe would be Mint Hybrid Ice Cream (or mint throwback) because the mint I used is from my mother’s garden–and the result of free mingling of spearmint, chocolate-mint, and probably peppermint. I guess calling it Garden Mint is almost the same thing. I got the idea from David Lebovitz and… Continue reading Garden Mint Ice Cream

Ginger Chip Ice Cream

‘Tis the season for gingerbread and pies, but why not make a ginger ice cream to go with that pie?  Ginger Ice Cream and Pumpkin Pie were long lost lovers, you know. You should reunite them. I read a lot of ice cream recipes–including several ginger recipes before concocting one that cooked the eggs but… Continue reading Ginger Chip Ice Cream

Introductions

I write stories. That’s the big thing. I also draw. I’ve got some art and a variety of products for sale on Redbubble. Horses are my other hobby. Hobby…life passion…you know…I’m a pretty serious horse geek and over the past few years have been learning a lot about retraining mature horses. It’s a blast. I like… Continue reading Introductions