A Very Basic Pancake Recipe

Pancakes are usually made when we have the time to linger over breakfast (a rarity on a farm), have houseguests, or if it just happens to be a rainy Saturday. We’ll make extra, to be enjoyed cold with a bit of jam, as a mid-afternoon treat. My pleasure in making these is the fact that…

Basic Freezer Cookies (Blueberry & Pumpkin Seed Version)

These are excellent cookies to have on hand in your freezer.  They are easy to make, and quick to bake.  We used to make them every Christmas with nuts and cherries, and there is something so wonderful about their simplicity.  So often during the holidays we work to create little masterpieces, so it is lovely…

Basic Pastry

Making a good pastry is one of life’s simple tasks.  The trick is it not to overthink it, or overwork it.  It is made from the most basic of ingredients: flour, fat, water & salt.  These can be enhanced with a bit of sugar & vinegar, but essentially that’s all that goes in a great…